Floating At Dawn

    Floating At Dawn pattern on Etsy   I live in the heart of wine country in Northern California where balloon rides are quite common.  In the early morning, when we go out running at one of our local parks, we can see them rising up one by one. Of course, I had my trusty camera with me to take a few photos of the balloons dotting the sky… Read More

Pinwheel Vanes

    Pinwheel Vanes pattern on Etsy   A couple of months ago my dear little cat Montague had to spend a week at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital.  I worked on this quilt for him while he was away.  Once he was back home, he was to sleep alone at night for a couple of weeks.  Since he loves to sleep with us, he was more than a little lonely. .. Read More

The Dancing Wind

  Pinwheel Star pattern on Etsy   Like the unpredictable wind, The Dancing Wind mini quilt turned out to be nothing like the quilt I had originally envisioned.  I usually have a very good idea of the direction of my work starting from pattern writing all the way to the binding.  Then, once in a while,  a project comes along where it changes itself every step of the way.  Over the.. Read More

Colour Play

  During one rainy weekend in March, I started painting this old stone building on a meadow.  I may have unintentionally echoed the grey sky outside with my newly-acquired Sennelier paint.  The tiniest little dab of paint flowed effortlessly though the water.  Everything else was painted with Derwent Inktense pencils.  I was trying out those pencils on different kinds of paper.  They seem to work best on smooth surfaces.  So.. Read More