Archive for September, 2011

Finger painting on my iphone

The other night I was poking around on my phone and realized I hadn’t played with the Brushes app in almost a year. Brushes is a painting app that you can either just paint an image from memory, make something up or work over an existing photo by randomly choosing different brush styles and sizes […]

Pumpkin time is here!

Fall is in the air! The weathers turning, it’s cool outside and we actually got some sprinkles of rain today in drought stricken Northern California. I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of year and I love having the symbols of fall, like pumpkins and gourds, decorating my house. A few years ago ,I began making […]

New handwarmers for fall

I still have a few projects that I am working on that are not all that creative and art focussed so I am getting my fill of creating in the evenings with some more knitting. I started this pair of handwarmers last winter, I had one knit and about an inch and a half of […]

Check out my latest article in Quilting Arts

I recently wrote an article on the way I prepare my work for quilting for the October/November 2011 issue of Quilting Arts magazine focussing on Stitch. In my article I talk about my thought process for planning the quilting designs, my preference for batting, my tried and true method of basting and marking a top with strategic design […]

Cuban Dinner

Last night I prepared one of my favorite meals with friends; Cuban black beans, rice, roast pork and pickled red onions for garnish. My friend Alexa came over and made mojitos and brought a cabbage slaw with avocado and jalepeño and a mango sorbet for dessert. Everything was delicious, so I thought I would share […]

Latest happenings at Harpo

A week ago, taping began on the new Rosie show. Thursday I heard a commotion and looked off the balcony to see a crowd gathered on the corner. Evidently Oprah and Rosie were down there unveiling the new sign. Tweet

This is what I really want to do right now

When those first few signs of fall are evident, I always want to break out the knitting and start a new project. I really love to knit because it engages a totally different part of my brain than painting and quilting and frankly I have a hard time just relaxing without something in my hands. […]

Color is Amazing!

Earlier this year my daughter Indigo came across an interesting example showing how one color can be extremely affected by another color, she created this series of images to illustrate this particular phenomenon. In the image above, it appears that the eye on the left is blue, matching the blue circle on the upper right, […]

Taping Quilting Arts TV season 900

Susan Bruebaker Knapp, Elin Waterston, Me, and Candy Glendening, after a wonderful dinner at Taza Lebanese Grill These are the artists who were taping on Tuesday and Wednesday in Cleveland. Susan and I emailed before hand and arranged to meet at the airport on Monday and Candy’s flight also happened to arrive when mine did, […]