Saturday, June 29, 2013

Kitty update II

 This is "Dora" who may have a new name now.  She has moved to her new forever home with a local family that has two other kitties.  She was selected from the threesome by their teenaged daughter.

So now there are two kittens:

This is Sophie.

And this is Toby.

Kittens at rest.

And kittens at play.

And this is a current picture of their Mommy.  We successfully trapped her with a Have-a-heart trap and our vet spayed her.

We've named her Millie, and she's living in our barn.  She seems glad to see us and is happy to have her kitty food delivered to her, but isn't trusting us enough yet to let us get too close to her.
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Kitty Update

We were worried that Suki might attack the kittens and arranged short, supervised visits.    Fortunately, she never went beyond some hissing and growling, which they ignored.

Then she tried pretending they weren't there.  But they just want to figure out a way to play with her.  Now she just avoids them!

They're very interested in everything and anything.  They like to watch the shower water against the glass doors and are fascinated by the shower drain.

They spend all their time together, even nap-time.

They've discovered the warmth of laying on my laptop, and unfortunately for me, how much fun it is to play with all the computer cords....

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Flowers in bloom

Flowers around our perennial gardens...


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Monday, June 10, 2013

Artwork at Bausch & Lomb

 I'm very pleased that several of my pieces are on display at the Global Eye Health Center in Rochester, NY, part of the Bausch & Lomb Rotating Art Program which is organized by Jean Giesel and her team.

My large quilts are given lots of space on the walls in the corridor East of the Cafeteria.

"Jacob's Coat" is hung on a feature wall.

"Jet Trails #8" is inside the Executive Conference Room.

And "Icicles" is on the opposite wall of the Conference Room.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pictures from Project Iron Quilter

One of the GVQC club members has posted more pictures of the day's activities and all the completed quilts. 

The link is

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Project Iron Quilter

A Project Iron Quilter contest was held again this year at GVQC's quilt show. 

Like Project Runway, our contestants have a short time to "shop" for the fabric they'll use, but instead of from a store, they pick through fabrics donated by Club members.

To go with the show's theme of Magical Threads, the contestants were challenged to make a quilt with the theme "A Disappearing Act."

The total time for the contest is 3 1/2 hours, and the contestants must complete a quilt at least 18" by 18".    The piece must be quilted and have a binding or finished edges.

Jeanne Simpson was our MC and did a great job encouraging the contestants and keeping the spectators informed.

All the contestants finished their quilts within the allotted time, and there were many diverse and wonderful interpretations of the theme.

Our judge, Carol Soderlund, selected the top three quilts.  Third prize went to Joyce Martelli, Second to Kathy Everett, and First to Ann Hawkins.  Congratulations go to all the contestants for an excellent job done!

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