Monthly Archives: January 2011

One Moment | Concert Time

Liam’s had lots of concerts lately, this weekend it was with Intermezzo, the younger branch of the Claremont Young Musician’s Orchestra. This is quite a select group of young players, ages 8-17, who audition every fall and spend most sunday afternoons together rehearsing. Here they are playing in a beautiful “small” Bridges Hall in Pomona College. (Those of you who follow me on twitter/Facebook may remember some very distressed messages from me this past Thursday. I had to pick up Liam from Disneyland where his school band had played a concert and then stayed to play. Some mis-communication led to Liam arriving at the pickup point without his trombone, resulting in some stressful moments driving in horrible traffic to get him to the hall for the dress rehearsal…there are 2 different Bridges Hall of Music on the campus…sigh…) Anyway, it’s beautiful!


Logan, Andrew and I had 2 hours to kill before concert time…with the rain and darkness, a bit of time spent in Panera was in order.


The 2 weekends before last, Liam was in All Southern Honor Orchestra, which meant lots of driving for me as the rehearsals were just inland from Newport Beach (over an hour). The day of the concert, Logan, Andrew and I again had 2 hours to kill – this time a quick trip to the beach was in order!

Liam is keeping up hopping! Very much like my childhood – I too was in all sorts of youth orchestras and bands, my Mom and I did lots and lots of driving. My moment(s)? I love that Liam is beginning to have these experiences, he’s getting to play with better and better groups, which I know feeds the drive to continue to keep playing (and can be a lot of fun). ALSO! My husband is an equal partner in the driving to the rehearsals, and we often get to attend the concerts together, with Logan in tow. Quite different from my childhood…something I really, really am glad is different!
om [one moment] meet up

alamodestuff Linda has started a weekly meetup based on taking a moment each week to really notice something as you go about your daily grind life. I need to do this. You may want to too – read more about it here:

A Preview of Coming Attractions!

Quilting Arts TV has released video previews of their new season, here are the previews for my two episodes: Episode 703 Episode 709 More info on how to either purchase this season (or past) as well as a station finder that should give you dates and times for airing on your local PBS station can… Continue Reading

Glorious Weather

Well, I’m sure you don’t need me to gloat over how lovely the weather’s been here, whilst most of the US is covered in snow and freezing temperatures. So instead, I’ll crow about a new cool app I found for my Droid. No longer do I have to be jealous of you iPhone folks with… Continue Reading

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A Commission for 96 Scarves!

Last week I got a call from a woman who has chatted with me (and purchased a gift or two) a few times in my booth at a local art fair. She is on a planning committee of a local golf association -they are planning a large golf tournament that ends with a lunch at the country… Continue Reading

Business Bookkeeping…MY Way!

Well, I spent the weekend sniffling, sneezing, coughing and…doing my taxes! The first year that I actually ran Candied Fabrics as a real business, I had a real tax guy do my taxes, but when he moved out of town, I thought I’d try to do it myself, and By George, with the help of Turbo… Continue Reading

One Moment | Listening to Myself

One really helpful thing about blogging is that I find myself writing about things that I may not have noticed BB (before blogging). More than once I’ve pointed out that I need to slow down, not work myself too hard. Believe it or not, I’ve been listening. I’ve come downstairs to hang with my hubby in front… Continue Reading

Color Choices: My Family Room

One of subjects I’m going to try to talk more about here on this blog is color…why I choose the colors I do, how I make them, where I get my inspirations. I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to do this, but color is so important important me, I realize that I should try… Continue Reading

Queensland Flood Appeal Auctions

I just wanted to let you know that there’s all sorts of incredible handmade goods being auctioned off to benefit the victims of the flooding in Australia. Although I often donate some of my work to help out, sometimes you gotta just speak with your dollars, so I’ve been bidding on all sorts of beautiful… Continue Reading