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Gifts From Our Growers Lap Quilt

The Monterey County Fair has a yearly theme and one year the theme was “Lettuce Entertain You”. Well, that just seemed fun so I cobbled together a fun lap quilt that I called, “Gifts From Our Growers”.  This small quilt won an Honorable Mention and a lovely ribbon.   Fabrics…

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Hugin and Munin

It was almost a desperate journey. We had traveled every winter for three years in search of snow only to be foiled by rain or sun. This winter past was shaping up to be the same. The road to Yosemite was cold but snow-free. I remember the moment we rounded…

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Speed Carving – Pumpkins

I have a confession to make! This past Halloween I decided to show off for the large group of kids at our neighborhood block party. Yep! I spread a large black plastic bag out and sat down on it with my giant pumpkin… and a steak knife and soup spoon.…

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Light On My Foot

This photo says so much. 1.   Shoes that are black, strappy, pointy, high-heeled are my favorite. I even wear them to the beach. 2.   I have a vision of the world that is quirky and eclectic. 3.   Con-trails or… ehem… chem.-trails… criss-cross the sky in deliberate patterns. 4.   I live…

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Americana Checker Board

There is a fabric out there for everything so when I decided to make a quick gift for Independence Day, I was delighted find Colonial colors: midnight blue with tiny white stars, deep red basket weave, and an antiqued parchment with “Father, I cannot tell a lie…” George Washington quote.…

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PLAY WITH FOOD – Pumpkin Carving

PLAY WITH FOOD – Pumpkin Carving When it comes to pumpkin carving, I’ve decided to push my limits so when I came across the book, PLAY WITH FOOD by Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann, I was instantly ready for the challenge. The main technique illustrated throughout the book is to…

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The most famous photo of the Loch Ness Monster. I have friends who believe reports that Nessie is dead, but there is something inside of me that says, NO!

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My Lovely Orchid

  My Lovely Orchid I love this photo because it reminds me of what incredible beauty awaits in the next bloom. It was a gift and I enjoyed it’s iridiscent blooms for many weeks. Suddenly they fell off and the plant seemed nearly dead. I found a book on orchid and…

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