Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 2017

My wonderful Mom passed away on August 5, 2017.  I was so very blessed with the kindest, most loving Mom ever.  She has been my inspiration, my best friend and the joy of my life.  I can not imagine my life without her.  She always encouraged me in my art and stood with me all my life.  She has been with me through everything from my first steps, school, marriage, sadly divorce and always the person I went to talk to about everything.
 She told me the day she brought me home from the hospital that I looked at her and smiled.  I will always smile when I remember my most wonderful Mom.
She will be missed by all whose life she touched especially her four daughters myself, Linda, Mary and Anne.
God has another angel and I know my Dad is happy to have his wife back at his side.

My Mom celebrating 88 years on February 4, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Summer is going too fast!

I can not believe it is almost August already!  The summer has gone by so fast already!  I spent most of July at shows.  I had a wonderful 9 days exhibiting and painting at the Kutztown Folk Festival!  What a great show seeing everyone, my collectors and fellow artisans. We had mostly nice weather and there was so much to see and do.  I enjoyed my morning walk seeing the farm animals, beautiful quilts, enjoying all the wonderful arts and crafts and even some of the great Pennsylvania German food!
 I enjoyed my show last weekend in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Another favorite show, the Quilt Odyssey.  Beautiful quilts and lots to shop for in fabric, sewing and quilting supplies.  Enjoy the rest of Summer.  I am looking forward to studio time, sketching outdoors and my daily walks at the park near my home!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Welcome June!

The month of June brings roses and the first summer flowers!  June in Pennsylvania is cooler then usual this year.  The weather is not as warm and sunny as in other year's past.  There is more rain then normal reminding me of the years I lived in Oregon.  Hoping for better weather soon.
I am getting ready for my summer shows.  The Kutztown Folk festival starts soon and I have so much to do to be ready!
Enjoy the month of June!
"June Bridal Quilt"

"Rose Sampler"

Monday, May 1, 2017

Welcome May!

The beautiful month of May.  All the flowers are in full bloom.  Trees come alive again with blossoms and leaves.  The wildflowers and bulbs awaken in the fields and garden.  Beautiful daffodils, tulips, iris and countless others fill the senses with fragrance and color!
Baby foxes are seen in the woods surrounding my studio. Warmer days and sunshine are here to stay!
Enjoy the beautiful month of May!
                                                               "May Baskets"

Friday, April 7, 2017

April showers bring May Flowers!

Lots of April Showers since the month started.  I see daffodils and crocus, hyacinth and a few budding trees.  The cold holds on between warm days.  I had a great show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania last week.  I enjoyed seeing everyone and having my first show of 2017!
 I am looking forward to Easter!  Right now I am finally in my studio and hope to get some painting done. 
Happy Spring! Happy Easter!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy Spring!

Spring is just around the corner!  The March snow is melting and daffodils and crocus are peeking through what is left of the snow.  We thought Winter had passed us by here in Pennsylvania until a surprise snow storm one week before the official start of Spring!  So shoveling muscles got a workout and Winter snow photographs were taken! 
  I set up my show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania tomorrow, March 28, 2017.  I hope you can come by and see me I will be sharing photos on my facebook page.  I hope to get out and see the beautiful Amish Countryside if I can!!
  Easter is around the corner too!  I love seeing green grass, spring flowers and looking forward to my budding blossoms of dogwood trees!
Enjoy the Spring Season!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Welcome March!

"Irish Shamrocks"

"Spring Awakening"

March is here!  I am seeing the first crocus and snowdrops along with daffodils on my daily walk.  Each day is a weather surprise from one day of record highs to the mid 70's and still having cold days barely above freezing and wind chills that make me grab my hat and gloves!
I am ready for the warm weather and hope it is here to stay very soon.  I am finishing my winter studio paintings and getting ready for my show season.
My first show is coming soon.  I will be at the Lancaster Quilt Show March 29 - April 1, 2017.  I am at the Continental Inn location. Located at 2285 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Enjoy the month of March!  I am looking forward to St. Patrick's Day and the first day of Spring!