Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
This is the open end of the perennial garden, and the blue thistles are in full bloom.
From this side of the perennial garden, you can see the pergola.
This is one of the entrances to the zen garden.
Back at the lily pond, a nest has fallen out of the flame vine bush.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
No, Attie isn't the guest of honor even though she looks like she's the queen bee.
Pat organized a little celebration in honor of both her daughters' educational progress.
Marla just graduated from McGill University.
And June finished Johns Hopkins last year. She's headed back to Iowa for her second year of vet school.
There were many good things to eat on the desert table, but many of us were waiting for Pat to cut into her famous carrot cake.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Several of the gang (known as the "Peeps") gathered in the studio for some show & tell and some sewing.
Priscilla showed us these Dahomey Appliqued pieces from the West African county now named Benin.
Pat brought in some of the pieces she has made for the challenge issued by Jeanne Simpson to make 20 x 12" quilts for a theme each week.
You can see more at www.quilt2012.blogspot.com.
Pat also showed us some samples she made in preparation for a new project for which she'll be using recycled materials.
She wants to work in a much larger scale, however, and Bev and Anne sprung into action with some ideas on making and using streamers from the scraps of material.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A few of us from our high school class got together for lunch at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua.
It was busy, but we found a table on the patio and enjoyed the lake view even though it was cloudy.
After looking at everyone's family pictures, the next agenda was taking more pictures.
The group photo: Mary Ann, Carolyn, Judy, Jim, me, Sharon, Marnie.
After lunch, we visited Judy's mom, Alice Blazey, who was our 8th grade English teacher. Alice is 102 and going strong!
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Ricky was very generous with his time for pictures and autographs.
This is Beth Brandkamp with her sister, Gail, who came from Colorado to attend the Seminar.
Jenna Darlak modeled the jacket she made from one of Prscilla's saris in her class at the studio recently.
The Bobbin Case had a booth at the Seminar and was very busy showing the newest Bernina sewing machines that were just announced.
There was a quilt show of quilts made by Ricky, Alex, and Libby, as well as quilts in Ricky's personal collection.
Ricky's father pieced the feathered star in this quilt when he was in his 80's, and Ricky finished it.
I liked this piece very much (and not just because of its SouthWestern image). It's "Anasazi Enigma" by Liz Heywood.