We finished half of the center of the 2nd quilt Gordon commissioned me to support him making. I never work from pattern or try to get a specific color. this has been a big learning curve for me… but we are moving along. and here is Gordon Kyle holding up his painting/cutout in front of [...]
I pieced this quilt top last month from fabric freshly dyed here in San Migurl de Allende, Mexico (the crosses in turquoise and rust, the funky triangles which are chemical resist, another really cool dye technique.) as well as fabric I brought from my studio in Madison Wi. I have been thinking about the [...]
I am a purple-aphobe, I admit it. I don’t know how it happened but I came to hate purple. Maybe because it is the favorite color of many quilters and I am a poophead! I know! I read when I was in the fifth grade that purple was the favorite color of schitzophrenics [...]
What a crazy geek-ified day I am having! John Nunnelly was here giving me a computer lesson. It often happens he skype’s his brother Luke who is a whomping mega geek who runs a company that does Search Engine Optimization to ask a question about this rinky dink little project we are working on and [...]
My web guru, John has become enamored of tie dye and I have been teaching him and his gal, Alissa. We went to the sunday flea market and bought shirts to dye. Before they got there I whipped out another sun face for a baby blanket commissioned by my art patron John Hardiman. They are [...]
Driving home from visiting a sick friend I saw this procession… these guys are dancers and they are celebrating OUR LORD OF THE CONQUEST… They will be dancing for 3 days in the Jardin, our Zocalo here in San Miguel de Allende.
I never seemed to find the knife guy. One day I heard a funny whistle and wondered what is that? and saw the knife sharpener walking by his son blowing a whistle to alert neighbors of his approach. I ran out and nabbed him. He sharpened all my knives and scissors for about 10 bucks [...]
It does make it easy to find this place on the road to Dolores Hidalgo. Look for the truck. stop and see some cool stuff!
One of my favorite events here in San Miguel de Allende is the tuesday market… a huge flea market that has a lot of everything. piles of clothes from the states for a dollar, fish frying, the best gorditas on earth, junk (called “yonke” on the car junk yards), plastic buckets, metal pans for frying [...]
Here at Casa Celeste there is not too much light! i have done everything possible to make more of it in the house. I rent this sweet house when I am gone from April through December. Here is a picture from our Valentine making party of Alex Rotaru, Baby Dog and me from the [...]