Archive for July, 2006

Fabric dyeing

I have been dyeing more green fabric to work on two other agave quilts. I still have not resolved the background of the excisting agave quilt, so maybe if I just move forward with the other two I will figure it out. I have been dyeing fabric with this pouring method lately, it seems to […]

Sweater Progress

The cables progress and look like they might actually become a sweater. This one is made from cotton. It is very soft and feels great, it will be perfect for the fall. I am going to have to try making another cable sweater out of wool for the cold Chicago winter. The Frieda green sweater […]

Salmon Creek, California

Believe it or not, this is where we used to live when I was a teenager. It’s 75 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 1. Three miles north of Bodega Bay (of Alfred Hitchcocks “The Birds” fame). I was thrilled to find this picture on the internet yesterday, the 500 square foot cinder block […]

Look Em, I’m making cables!

I was so impressed with Emily Parson‘s fabulous black cable sweater a few months ago. I was determined to learn to make cables too. I started this with the leftovers from my last sweater (that I still have not done the finishing on) just to see if I could do it. What do you know, […]

There’s a Place Called Mars…

There’s a Place Called Mars…will be going to World Quilt Show New England in Manchester, New Hampshire. I am glad this quilt will hang there because the song that this quilt is based on was taught to Girl Scouts all over New England in the early 1960’s. My sister learned the song when we were […]

Lotus blossom tank

I finished this top from the summer issue of Interweave knits. I added a velvet ribbon under the bust on mine because once again I made it a little big. (Not hugely big like the last sweater) I knit a whole other top at the same time as this one from another interweave pattern from […]

Abby Poo bags designed by Nina

My daughter Nina presented me with her new product design, a personalized doggie doo bag dispenser for Abby, (shown holding the prototype at right). I am amazed at how professional her mock up is, and her illustration of Abby is so cute. One more thing for her portfolio, at the rate she is going, she […]

yearly window cleaning

today I was surprised by seeing a man on a little wooden seat dangling outside my window using a suction cup to hang on to the window. We were supposed to take out all our screens on the lower half of the window but we have 25 window screens that are over 3 feet tall […]