Friday, April 09, 2021
Thursday, April 08, 2021
I've finally started getting ready for the BAMQ Put A Ring On It class that's coming up this Saturday.
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
We took a nice stroll on West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz with Meg. Sometimes we go for months without seeing the ocean which is pretty dumb since we live only ten miles away.
This arch is just down the coast from Natural Bridges state park. The bridges there are much bigger than this one. Actually now it should be just Natural Bridge, because one of them collapsed.
There was one hawk looking over Lighthouse Field.
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
There's just something about having to wait that makes me look up, notice how cool the ceiling is and take a picture. And then playing with making it black and white to see how different it looks. (and to see if it'd make a good quilt design)
Friday, April 02, 2021
I woke up today thinking it was Saturday for some reason, so I'm all discombobulated. So how about a Flower Friday? These are my favorite flower pictures from the last few months.
Grape hyacinth, the color the shape, the size and their dependability makes them a favorite.
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
This monthly cornucopia scheduled post thing is working out pretty well, so on into March I go. Collecting links and so on to share at the end of the month. The picture is of a drink I make when I feel like I'm getting a cold, sliced lemons, the juice of one lemon, chopped up fresh ginger, some pressed ginger juice, green tea, and honey.
The 100 Day Project, I've seen a lot of folks doing this over on Instagram, if you need some art inspiration go check out the hashtag #100dayproject. I haven't decided whether to do one this year or what to do. Maybe I'll do another 100 quilt block project, or something else like journal pages or something like that. It feels weird to start it in the middle of the year or month for some reason, I suppose I should just settle on something and do it.
If you're missing going to see art in person, check out this exhibit, Sources of Solace, yes it's online and it's not the same, but the art is very very moving and I felt better after taking the time to go through the exhibit.
Art Gallery Fabrics has a lot of really nice (and free!) quilt and sewing patterns, I particularly like this one pillow made from flying geese. They also have a board on pinterest with 20+ free spring sewing patterns, there's some beautiful stuff to make illustrated there.
I learned a whole lot from Fashion Revolution's post Women's Rights and the fashion industry. #WhoMadeMyClothes indeed!
Such beautiful indigo dyed and hand woven silks at 7Weaves. I love seeing the process pictures.
If you need a few short stories to read, it's hard to beat reading the entries from the SOA (Society of Actuaries) Speculative Fiction contest. Some really interesting stuff in there.
A great and easy way to make your own chai tea mix using these instructions from our local garden store.