Cypress Craftsman | My New Project!

Cypress Craftsman | My New Project!

All has been quiet on the blog because I’ve been busy with extreme empty nesting: My husband is now living in DeKalb, IL as the director of the School of Music at Northern Illinois University. Liam is again spending the summer at the Aspen Music Festival; when he’s done he’ll drive east, hang out with Andrew… Continue Reading

Extreme Empty Nesting

Extreme Empty Nesting

A lot has been going on in my personal life this year, and it’s past time to share some of it. After 15 years as Dean of the School of Music at the University of Redlands, my husband is headed to DeKalb, IL to become the director of the School of Music at Northern Illinois… Continue Reading

Show Report | Festival of Arts 2019

Show Report | Festival of Arts 2019

Ok, well this year’s Festival of Arts is done and dusted! Setup this year was really tough as hubby was out of town all week so Logan had to be my helper. He did get out of school for the day, but it took me from 10-5 to get the whole booth set up. I… Continue Reading

Redlands Festival of Arts is This Weekend!

Redlands Festival of Arts is This Weekend!

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, from 10 am to 5 pm. There’s a huge festival in downtown Redlands on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. I’ll be at the in shady Smiley Park between the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California, adjacent to the Redlands Bowl and Redlands Police Annex… Continue Reading

Show Prep

Show Prep

Well, a lot has been going on here, and I’ve got a big show this weekend!  Here’s where my goals are: May Goals Girl Scouts Indigo Dyeing Patio Class May 5      100% FMQ Club May 15      100% Glendora Fiber Guild Lecture May 17      100% Increase scarf stock May 23… Continue Reading

Meetup | May Goals

Meetup | May Goals

And so, it’s May! Thank goodness this is the third year of the cycle where I don’t teach May Term! I’ll spend a week totally gone, we’ll be in Nashville for Liam’s graduation, then we’re driving a minivan full of stuff to Chicago to store with family for the summer (THANK YOU COUSIN MARY!!!!), he’ll… Continue Reading

Liam’s Senior Recital

Liam’s Senior Recital

I’ve got some catching up to do!!! Back in late March we all Travelled to Nashville for Liam’s senior recital – Liam played stupendously! The most difficult piece was a Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano that Liam transcribed for trombone and piano, it was truly divine! He then played the Nino Rota concerto and the… Continue Reading

Redlands Sewing Center Preview Day is Wednesday!

Redlands Sewing Center Preview Day is Wednesday!

Coming up this week is the Redlands Sewing Center’s Club and Class preview day, where all the instructors talk about their clubs and classes, showing off the projects that you make in them. This year it’s this Wednesday, May 1st, presentations starting at 10 am, 2 pm and 6 pm. The cool thing about this… Continue Reading