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Tuesday, June 25, 2002  
I'll be the one in a tiara and pearls
Tomorrow we head off to Vermont - this year it's my Mother, my friend Sue and myself. Pat is stuck at work but may attend at some point. Anyway, I think Sue and I may have started a little tradition last year when we both white gloved at the opening wearing a tiara. My tiaras and pearls are packed, I have a change or two of clothes and way more fabric than a person can use in five days. If I run out, there's always the vendors! Mom and Sue are taking classes but me, I'm opting for quality time with my sewing machine. Hope to move that pink and green quilt along a bit.

Anyway, it's a huge deal and there's a big pile o'stuff to put into the car and I better leave room for Mom and her stuff.

Need a tiara of your own? I have gotten a few at Amy Lee Designs. I don't get a cut (how unqueenly would that be???), but do tell her where you heard about her!

Here's a photo of my purple shoes in amongst things at the Apple Store. Looks like a muppet show - name things that are purple! Photo by Matthew Vilmany and I touched it up.

Written at: 6/25/2002 11:10:00 PM

Sunday, June 23, 2002  
And why are we drinking SWITCH-el?

Should you make the switch to Mac? Most likely yes, says Mossberg.

(disclaimer: I didn't start out with this thought - it just sorta happened! Honest!)

Written at: 6/23/2002 07:45:00 PM

From a hand-written index card given to me at a dance years ago, in response to some serious pleading on my part:
1 cup cider vinegar
2 cups white sugar
2 tsp ground ginger
1 gallon cool water.

Mix and serve to men in hayfield.
If you're not working in the hayfields, drink served over ice. You can certainly half this or double it and adjust the sweetness to taste. If you are working in the hayfields, common wisdom is that drinking things that are just barely cool is better for you, so omit the ice. Enjoy!

Written at: 6/23/2002 07:25:00 PM

Friday, June 21, 2002  
Although there were some decidedly low points today, there were also some good points. One is when I found my iPod after coming home from work. I was pretty sure where it would be, but it was still a good thing to have it back in hand. :-)

Next -- got a pair of PURPLE Converse All*Stars sneakers. Couldn't decide if I wanted pink or purple. Finally asked for pink but they didn't have any, so it was clearly a sign that I need purple shoes. How cool is that?

Finally, got my left earring back in. Last night I knew that something had happened there - whether I slept weird on it or it got caught in hair or what -- it was definitely sore. I thought I'd change it out and put in a new pair. Oooops - couldn't get it back in. Today I wore one dangly on the side I could still use. So now I have my little diamonds in both those holes and I'll go back to square one with that one. Not sure why I'm having such a problem there getting it to heal.

Anyway, it's hot hot hot here today and I'm mightily glad it's friday. How 'bout you?

Written at: 6/21/2002 08:34:00 PM

Last night I was pretty pooped. I did iron some of those little squares for the pink/green quilt. And I thought about the in-between squares, and wondered if I had enough different large scale mottle-ly greens to get any sort of gradation going there. Should it be all green? Same value darker pinks/greens? I'll probably end up trying both before deciding. About all I did decide was that putting a small circle into each of the "plain" squares would not be a good thing. What a relief, LOL!

Written at: 6/21/2002 08:27:00 AM

Wednesday, June 19, 2002  
I worked late tonight but I could hardly wait to get home. I know I could have been doing OH so many other things, but tonight I just knew I would be working on my June journal quilt. Pretty much done. Perhaps a little more stitching, but we'll see. This is based on Yeats' "The Two Trees" which I was reminded of last night while listening to my iPod.

Written at: 6/19/2002 02:59:00 AM

Sunday, June 16, 2002  
Ah - first post-show weekend. Friday night I put away a lot of the show stuff, some of it into nice new plastic containers. I really should own stock in rubbermaid, and I've said that for years. Maybe when I become a stock owner again and I stick with my plan to diversify?

Anyway, yesterday I managed to do some grocery shopping - chicken, stuff for spaghetti and meatballs. Renewed some things like my port supply and got some chambord. Also got some salsa to take to Vermont. I did bake the chicken yesterday but we ended up going out for Indian/pakistani food. Don't have to ask me twice! :-) I also decanted some quite old vodka in which I'd soaked red raspberries. I'd removed the berries quite literally years ago, but there was a small bit of sludge at the bottom. I poured out the top part as quickly and neatly as I could and then filtered the rest. Didn't lose much which is good because it's DARN good. Wow. Today I made the sauce and the meatballs. Mmmmm Ground up the fennel myself. Actually, I crushed it in my pestle. Whoooosh goes the fennel smell through my sinuses.

After a big storm front went by (I was up towards Stephentown when it hit, it's rather cool and sunshiny. A nice break from all the grey. That's it from this part of the world I guess. One big sensory experience.

Written at: 6/16/2002 05:20:00 PM

Thursday, June 13, 2002  
More photos of NYQuilts! 2002

Written at: 6/13/2002 10:14:00 PM


I'm proud of the entire NYQuilts! show and all the people who made it possible, from quilters to volunteers. I was just a little proud of this quilt - my first october sky quilt which did good, despite some little problems. Click the photo for a larger view.

Here's a photo of my friend Pat's quilt - love the plaid effect she created!

I put some of the first photos I took (mainly during set up) here

Written at: 6/13/2002 01:07:00 AM

Wednesday, June 05, 2002  
NYQuilts! is here again! Set up starts today. The show itself (340+ quilts, vendors, free lectures - go here for complete info) starts Friday night with a preview and then goes to Sunday. 9-5 each day at the Robison Athletic Center on the Sage College campus in Troy NY. I can't wait to see the America From The Heart quilts - 125 touring quilts made in the 6 weeks following Sept. 11.

See you there!

Written at: 6/05/2002 08:42:00 AM

Saturday, June 01, 2002  
Bornfamous wanted to know how the radio show went -- FABulous!

the two hosts Susan and Joe had not only read the info they'd asked us to send, but they'd digested it and were really ready for us. Minutes before we were to go live, we went into the booth, showed them some quilts and then we were live! They had a nice intro and then it was just chatting with both of them. It went pretty fast. OK, at one point I did say something silly like "I know you can't see it out there, but my mother is flipping through the book of quilt photos." Susan especially did a good job describing what she was seeing.

They repeated the name and date of the show umpteen times which made us all really happy. And we left with cassette copies of the show! How cool is that?

Written at: 6/01/2002 01:31:00 PM

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