A New Titanium Knee

I have been recovering from a new titanium knee!! Lots of therapy and I am almost ready to walk my dogs again on my own. Three big dogs are a bit scary when you are not sure of your strength and stability. Here is a picture of them waiting for me to get up and take them.

At this moment I can take one at a time. which they do not understand at all. Three fifteen minute walks around the neighborhood a day is all I am allowed at this time.

Not much sewing going on as my studio is up a flight of stares. But I took my painted canvases down stairs before the surgery and I have been making stitched painting still life to keep my creativity going. Summer is coming to an end! It has been beautiful weather in northern California and I am well away from all of the fires. Firewood has been delivered so I am ready for the winter to settle in and start some new quilts.

love and hugs

It Is The Middle of Summer!

It is the middle of summer! Very hot in some places but rarely over 70 here (Fortuna California) but sunny and beautiful . I love living here. July is a busy month. Teaching at the Quilters Affair in Sisters Oregon then home for a week then off to San Diego for the opening of my show at the Visions Quilt museum the 21st. The next morning I fly to Syracuse to teach at Quilting by the Lake!!

I will have a total knee replacement on August 1st then 5 weeks at home to do my therapy and get caught up on stuff around the house.

I hope you have a great creative summer

Summer Is Almost Here!

Summer is almost here!! My garden is waking up and the lawn always seems to need to be mowed. It is a messy garden but I love it.

My sisters and I just got back from memorial day weekend at Trinity lake in Northern California. We have a houseboat there and spent three days sewing red white and blue quilts for our Veterans. Here are pictures of the weekend.

We have a lot of fun and get to honor the vets that keep us all safe. We will get these quilted up and give them to Crystal at the veterans center at College of the Redwoods to give vets in need of a little quilted love.

The first two weekends in June I will have my studio set up at the quilt store STITCH in Ferndale as part of the Humboldt county studio tour. stop by if you are around I will be painting and stitching on my current projects, 20 quilts are hung for your viewing pleasure. more images to come once we are all set up.

Then my family reunion is at the end of the month. This year we are going to Zepher cove at Lake Tahoe, where they have Art Quilt Tahoe. love the location and we have a huge building with 15 bedrooms all to ourselves. So I am looking forward to that.

Have a happy June and enjoy the flowers!!​