Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Inaugural Weekend

A whirlwind weekend and a full house. My daughter Kenja arrived in DC from Phoenix, AZ at midnight on the 18th. Earlier that day she received the Martin Luther King, Jr.  award from the city of Phoenix for her work in fostering diversity.  The next day, my niece Ryan arrived from Harlem, NYC.  Both came to celebrate the second inauguration of President Obama. Early Monday morning, they headed for the mall with my 9-year-old granddaughter Truly in tow.  It was cold but not nearly as frigid as it was in 2008.  Nevertheless, my husband and I decided to watch the ceremony on TV this time.  The trio returned beaming and exhausted but the day of  celebration was not quite over. With a house full of family and friends, we toasted Kenja's 40th birthday that evening.

Kenja is not a quilter, yet, she designed and sewed the panel below 22 years ago while in high school.  It started off as a geometry project to demonstrate the illusion of three dimension.  Her math teacher was impressed and entered it in a juried art show at the public library. The librarian was equally impressed and entered the panel in a national contest at the Smithsonian Institution.  Kenja's creation won first prize in the high school art category.

A Geometry Assignment Turned Prize Winning Artwork 


It's okay to be  proud.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thank Goodness for Helping Hands

Linda is patiently teaching me the ins and outs of blogging.  She's knows I'm eager yet a tad forgetful.  After several OPPS! flying solo, I think it best to stick with posting pics. 

Next lesson? How to place a photo below the text.  Oh, dear.... a remedial. Thank goodness for Linda's helping hands. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

When It Rains..... Just Sew

It's a dreary January Tuesday and my friend Linda is here to help brighten the day. First, she's giving me a tutorial about blogging - still haven't got the hang of it . Next, we're heading to the studio to SEW!

I completed a crescent moon quilt for friends in town from Sedona, Arizona who love the color purple, well, lavender really.  Tell me what you think.

Nights of the Purple Moon

As always, Quilt in Color,