Monthly Archives: June 2012

One of a Kind Sketchbook How to Part 2 | Free Motion Stitching and Assembly

My final guest post for the Quilting Arts blog “Quilting Daily” illustrates how to Free Motion Machine Sketch the Mum motif, and then make this simple sketchbook cover.

In the previous post, I detail how to make this awesome multicolored fabric that is the base of the sketchbook. The multi-color fabric is combined with some single color fabric (details on how to dye that can be found here). There are complete instructions to construct cover for a 7″ x 10″ coil-bound sketchbook that closes securely with an elastic.

This sketchbook would make an awesome present, or make it for yourself! Click here for all the details!


20 Years and Counting

20 Years ago today, Andrew and I were walking down the aisle: Look how happy we are! Hubby is busy all week with the Annual Pokorny Low Brass Seminar that he organizes and hosts at the UoR School of Music, so we won’t celebrate until Sunday, or sometime next week; but celebrate we will in… Continue Reading

Postcards from Lake Almanor | Friends from Reno

On our last day of vacation, two friends I’ve made through the blogosphere, Linda from Almodestuff and Angie of Angie Allen Illustration and Stationary came down from Reno with their kids (well, Linda’s oldest had to work…but 3 of the 4) for a visit. My family and Angie’s got to visit 2 years ago when… Continue Reading

Postcards from Lake Almanor | Sunset Fishing

The day after all 3 of my guys got skunked in the fishing department, they had a fantastic catch! Andrew had figured out the best place (where the Hamilton branch outlet meets the the lake) and time (right before/during/after sunset). I took a bunch of pix, and had such a hard time deciding which ones… Continue Reading

Postcards From Lake Almanor | Views from the Boat

We’ve spent lots of time in the boat that we rented, fishing. Which as you know, involves lots of looking for the right place to fish, the tying on of lures, the untangling of lines, the moving to a new spot, the need for snacks, the need for bathrooms, etc… We’ve seen some goose families,… Continue Reading

Post Cards from Lake Almanor | Our View this Week

Hello! We’re all having a wonderful week decompressing, recharging, playing cards, reading books and fishing! Here are some pix of the views from our cabin, and all the awesome places to sit outside and enjoy being surrounded by the smell of pine trees, the sounds of birds, squirrels and the waterfall!   Continue Reading