Thursday, January 18, 2018

Love My Lanai Light

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It took me a long time to find this light. I previously had a pink and white light similar to this one.
It didn’t match the colors when I redecorated the lanai.
I actually jerry-rigged this which started as a hard wired hanging light. I just used the basic shade and attached the leaf/flower streamers to the shade in the manner it was supposed to be done! But it was one of those things where you felt like to had to climb inside and turn you hands inside out and get pricked by the pin like attaching parts.
I then used the original cone and light cord, etc. from the previous lamp.
I have it on a timer to come on as it gets dark and shut off a little before bedtime.
I love to see it either from the lanai or through the glass doors.
I have not fully enjoyed it for the last several days as it has been very cold. The cold radiates right through the glass doors and I have to shut the honeycomb blinds in the evening.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

An Awesome Favorite Miniature

Rainbow log cabin
This miniature was a work in progress for years. The thing that kept me from finishing it was the fact that the binding had to changed color each time the color of the border changed. I finally decided it was now or never a little while ago.
I used the technique I developed call Magnificent Miniature Graph Patchwork to create this. Each log is 1/4 inch wide. The finished piece is about the size of a piece of notebook paper.
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It is hand quilted by me from the days when I hand quilted!
I am so pleased to have it finished after so many years.
I am including some links on this post to other blog posts sharing some of my miniatures.


http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-miniatures-variation-of-technique.html

http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/2009/09/this-is-another-miniature-done-with.html
http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/2009/09/magnificent-miniature-patchwork-quilts.html
There are more so if you are  interested in seeing them just click on Miniature Quilts in the right hand column.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Delightful Story Without Names (And No Pictures)

I live a serendipitous life and love when special people appear to make an otherwise boring time interesting and memorable.
On a recent flight most of the passengers were even older than me…yes, that is possible!
I was sitting in my usual aisle seat and the other two seats were empty.
The flight attendant was helping a very young girl who was flying unattended for the first time find a seat. I asked if she would like to sit in my row.
She took the window seat.
She looked a little scared, yet confident.
I asked her how old she was and what her name was. I told her my name.
I showed her pictures of some of my grandchildren that were the closest to her age.
That broke the ice. She was one of the most delightful children I have ever met.
She shared her home made chocolate chip cookies with me. We both agreed they were far better than the treat the airline was giving out.
She gave me her Dad’s business card and I gave her one of mine.
She really got excited when I started to show her some of my Ice Dyed Mandalas. I told her about my upcoming show, Florida Ice.
After the flight I received a message from her Mom telling me how excited she was about the show and that she told her mom  “Mom, We have to come to it”. I sure hope they do.
I know this little girl is going to have an amazing life and will accomplish great things.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Florida Ice–Show Details!

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I was waiting until all details had been confirmed to share this blog post with everyone.
My show will open March 16, 2018 at the Ocala, Florida City Hall.
There will be an opening reception from 12:30-2 p.m. on March 16th.
The show closes on April 26, 2018.
The city hall is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
It is a beautiful building which will highlight my work. These are my Ice Tapestries that started as white cloth and I have dyed using my own unique method of ice dyeing.
There is a large free parking lot.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Greetings From Edon, Ohio

We lived in Edon, Ohio from 1961-1963.
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I found these postcards on eBay a few years ago and I love the style of them. They are from 1909 and 1917. The postage to send them was a penny!
I have many fond memories of the short time we lived there. Almost 10 years ago I reconnected with our long lost couple friends from there. Sally and I now live 15 miles from each other and see each other often. Grace was able to come from Omaha, Nebraska to visit us a few years ago.
More recently I found a mail list from the area and joined. I am now in close touch with several people from Edon. Only one still lives there. All of us treasure those years. People were very welcoming and friendly.
It was a great place to live. When we lived there the population was around 500. As of the 2010 census the population was slightly over 800.
So here’s to you my Edon friends: Sally Rue, Grace and Vern Thomsen, Nancy Herman Dunnavan, Karen Jones, Carol Darr Moore and Dan Thiel.
55 years and counting since we left Edon!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Record Clock

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This is my new clock from ReVisions Gallery in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
It is made entirely of old records or discs.
The artist is Deborah Dickenson.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Honey, I’m Home….Again!

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My reservation has been honored here at Seldom Inn

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Thanks Andy and Tina for picking me up at the airport in your Cadillac.
Here we are having dinner at the Olive Garden on the way home.
An enjoyable time seeing both of you.