Archive for January, 2009

Dinner with Trish

Last night I had a fabulous dinner with friend and fellow PAQA member Trish Williams at La Sardine. La Sardine is a wonderful French bistro in my building that has Prix Fix night on Tuesdays, where you can have a 3 course gourmet meal for $25. YUM! After we finished every last drop we realized […]

Must Have Cardigan

The Must Have Cardigan #2 progresses, I have now completed the body, knitting the fronts and back in one piece.I love cables! I am so glad I am finally at the level of knitting that I do not have to consult the chart for every line and can blissfully knit away knowing what I should […]

Michelle meets the new President

Friend and fellow member of PAQA, Michelle Hardman went to Barack Obama’s inauguration. Michelle worked tirelessly for the Obama campaign traveling to several states to get out the vote message. Michelle also organized getting art quilts hung in the Chicago Obama campaign office. Michelle is wearing a scarf created especially for the events by Susan […]

Busy but not much to show

So it seems like I have not been doing much, but I really have. It’s just not a whole lot I can show you.In the non creative realm I have been trying to tackle the excessive files we have accumulated in the file cabinets. I don’t think we need every phone bill from the last […]

Oh Happy Day!

This is the home page from the White House website. Isn’t that a glorious thing? This is a proud day for America. I can only imagine the world is also sharing our happiness with this change of administration, it has been a long eight years. It was snowing here in Chicago but even that couldn’t […]

-18° F?

How can it get that cold? that was the temperature at 6 am. The wind chill last night was -40°, now it has warmed up to a balmy -13°. The interesting thing about temps that cold is how crystal clear the air is. It is like the lenses in your glasses have been changed to […]

International Quilt Festival Chicago

Are you going to quilt festival this spring? I will be teaching two classes at IQF Chicago in April. On Thursday April 16th, I am teaching a three hour class on Tsukineko Inks. I will demonstrate two different methods for working with the inks; the dry brush method using the fantastix foam applicators, blending colors […]

Fiberart for a Cause

This is my donation piece for Virginia Spiegel‘s fund raiser Fiberart for a Cause. It is an Invitational Reverse Auction of Fiberart, March 24 – 26, 2009. Each artist donates a fiber artwork with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society. 5 1/2” x 9 1/2” To make this, I painted […]

Caught in the act.

How could anyone resist a soft pile of freshly dyed cotton batting to snuggle up in? Unfortunately for Abby, that batting needed to be used for something else. A project for RIT dye.