Monthly Archives: July 2014

Giveaway! August/September Quilting Arts Magazine + 4 Half Yards of “Faux Snow” Dyed Fabric!

Giveaway! August/September Quilting Arts Magazine + 4 Half Yards of “Faux Snow” Dyed Fabric!

I’ve got so much to celebrate that I thought I’d share my happiness with one lucky commenter! My 17 year old trombone-playing son Liam is touring the country with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, and this coming Wednesday, July 30, they’ll be playing at the Grand Tetons Music Festival. So, we’re hitting the… Continue Reading

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

Liam posted this (fuzzy) picture on Facebook yesterday: with the caption “So this is what happens when you practice”. I know I’ve been blogging a lot about Liam lately; I promise I won’t post about each of the 8 concerts the NYO-USA plays on this concert tour that started Sunday, but I had to share… Continue Reading

5 Pillows for Jess and Jim

5 Pillows for Jess and Jim

I’ve been sharing the process of making a set of pillows for my cousin Jess and her hubby Jim, now it’s time for the TADAH! Here they are all grouped together on my couch: Although they won’t all be on one couch like that. The 2 long, skinny pillows are for a long, skinny bench… Continue Reading

Postcard from New York: NYO-USA Rehearsals

Postcard from New York: NYO-USA Rehearsals

Well, Liam’s been in Purchase, NY (on the campus of SUNY Purchase) for a week and a half rehearsing with NYO-USA. But it hasn’t been all rehearsing! One of the fun things they’ve been doing is each section has made a video to introduce each section…here’s the one the low brass did, Liam’s right in… Continue Reading

July Goals Check-in

July Goals Check-in

We’ve been trucking along here in Redlands! Liam’s been gone for a week now at the start of his NYO-USA residency, and I have to say that I’m spending way too much time wondering how he’s doing; I’m hoping that this part goes away soon! Actually, since I’m talking about this, I’ll say that I… Continue Reading