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Betty (owner of The Silver Thimble) & Me

on June 23, 2013 - 4:12pm

Betty, Owner of the Silver Thimble, hosted me and an enthusiastic group of Ketchikan quilters who were very welcoming! 

Home again!

on June 23, 2013 - 4:08pm

My sister Rosalind and I are home after a spectacular cruise on Alaska's Inside Passage! We left from Seward & returned there, so no flying this time. Along the way, we visited quilt shops and met some fabulous quilters and shop owners - Southeast Alaska has a very strong quilting world.

Surreal Squirrels

on May 30, 2013 - 3:03pm

Just finished my squirrel art, which I'm calling Surreal Squirrels. We have wild ones around our house and I lure them in with unsalted peanuts so that I can get pictures.

New line of round ornaments!

on May 25, 2013 - 9:43pm

McGowan Manufacturing is producing a new line of round, tempered glass ornaments. Stores in Alaska can contact Terri Storter, Tweedie & Storter, to order!

Answers to Riddle on Facebook today-Bonnie Raitt!

on May 19, 2013 - 6:24pm

A dear friend reminded me of this quote. I love Bonnie Raitt and her incredible journey to fulfilling her dreams. We all stumble sometimes, maybe stray off the path, get distracted or discouraged....but rest assured, we WILL get there eventually.

Answers to Riddle on Facebook today-Winston Churchill???

on May 19, 2013 - 6:18pm

Okay, some might say that Winston Churchill is a bit of a stretch...but I believe we can find encouragement and inspiration anywhere. It's all around us, waiting for us to see it! Winston said, 

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”  We know that life is full

Answers to Riddle on Facebook today-Jiminy Cricket???

on May 19, 2013 - 6:12pm

And how does he relate to my talk? Dear, sweet Jiminy Cricket...the conscience & mentor of Pinocchio! How I loved that little creature, and he dressed so elegantly too! Remember the song, "When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme." That is what I believe wholeheartedly.

Answers to Riddle on Facebook today-Meryl Streep???

on May 19, 2013 - 6:07pm

Riddle: How does Meryl Streep relate to my talk? Did any of you see her in The Devil Wears Prada? There's a scene in that movie where she and her assistants talk about the origins of each year's color palette - and how far-reaching those decisions go.

Seams Like Home talk, Part 2

on May 19, 2013 - 4:24pm

Here I am showing off the tote bag my sister made of the fabric.  It holds my Mac laptop, my Nook in the raven pocket, and my Iphone in the running moose pocket! Here is also a pic of the ladies shopping my products - I was thrilled to be asked to sign a bunch of books for them.

1st Talk, Seams Like Home Fabrics

on May 19, 2013 - 4:20pm

My first talk and Powerpoint, Watercolor to Fabric, hosted by Maret at Seams Like Home fabric store in Anchorage, went really well in spite of my nervousness. For over 30 years I've presented, but with a brush in my hand, painting! This was different!

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