Thursday, June 30, 2011

This is my newest shoulder purse. I printed the design on linen/cotton fabric.  It is lined, backside is upholstery fabric.  Perfect for cell phone, keys, cash, lipstick.
Quote- "I feel like a tiny bird with a BIG song to sing." 
        Jerry Van Amerongen    

I'm sewing again, digging into my stash, fun stuff.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

This past week I have been on a creative vacation, can't seem to get it together.  Christine is always painting--never seems to have have mental creative blocks.  You gotta love the dune buggy.. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

 This week has been busy.  Father's Day BBQtopping off with this delicious heath bar ice cream cake from Stone Cold (downtown Santa Cruz). 

Michelle and Jason's friend Lorenzo who has spent the last 5 years here at the University of California, Santa Cruz is heading to Bonn, Germany for his new position at the University in Bonn. Last get together before he leaves next Wednesday.  Dr Lorenzo we will miss you!  He will be traveling to his home in Italy to see family before he starts work.    Pictured --Michele, Michelle(my daughter), Dr. Lorenzo, Savhanna and Jessica.

I found out yesterday(Thursday) that I am the lucky winner of some art from Claire(artist and blogger I follow).  I am so excited can hardly wait to see what I get.  Check out her great art, just click on blogs I follow, Claire Barone.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wing Ding competition in Santa Cruz.  There were prizes for indivdual, corporate and most original.  Michelle(my daughter) and Jason (soon to be son-in-law) entered this for the first time.  They worked to perfect their receipe.  Looks really yummy!

Their booth--"Day of the chicken wing."


They received 1st place for individual competition.

1st place for the most original.  Double excited.  Here they are shown with Jason's daughter Savhanna, Michelle, Jason and their rewards.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Picture taken of the bridge over the Vitara river in Prague.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Just had to post this -- I love it.  Christine's piece of art for an upcoming show.  Fabulous.  You can check out her art by going to her website.  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Taken in Jasna Gora basilica in Czestochowa, Poland.  Really beautiful.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Just finished this, added a little yarn to give it some dimension. 
I have a quote that I would like to share.
"The wisest mind has something yet to learn." 
George Santayana
I have a very wise mind, as I have a lot to learn. 
Have a great week end.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I took this picture inside the Wieliczka Salt Mines in southern Poland.  All carved from salt, amazing.  This is part of the chapel where they still hold mass.  Poland is still in my mind,  a lot of hardship and  and sorrow.  It was a very memorable trip.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

this is another picutre I took in Central Europe. I really like the window treatment.  So European and beautiful.  I took a lot of pictures of windows, dozens. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

This is a picture I took in Munich a few years back when we were on a tour of central Europe.  I thought I'd share some of my travel pictures that I have taken over the years.  It's fun to look back and see some of my favorites.  This is one of many.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

This is a great clock that was given to me my neighbor.  I just love it.    
Funny how I can remember things from years ago---I had a teacher in 7th grade (Mrs. Mclean) that my dad also had when he was in 7th grade(years before me).  There was a large clock on the wall above the door at Peter Burnett Jr High in Sant Jose, CA.  Above the clock was printed in large letters--TIME PASSES, WILL YOU?  I have never forgotten that.  I can't remember last week but I can remember things from my youth.  I'm again, watching the rain and wishing for some sun.