Monday, March 15, 2010

Catching up

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Most of my time since my last post has been spent in the caring & feeding of my DH. Even Broc helped me hold him down. Below is a yummy Caprese salad that I made the other day. Little tomatoes, fresh basil & mozzarella, with a good balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It’s like a taste of summer on a plate.
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With much trepidation, on Friday I left him to his own devices, while I flew to Delta Junction (via Fairbanks) to teach for an evening & a day. Paula picked me up in FBX, & took me to her spectacular home, on the way to DJ.
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The first evening we did “Quilted Clocks”. The group was very creative, & we had a great time.
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The next day we did “Threadplay” All day.  The students were great.
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We also ate well.
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Lonnie Miller (center) organized the whole weekend, & I stayed at her house. Her daughter in the apron & her friend made a great lunch for us all.
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This was the view from the class room of the river valley & Alaska Range.
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The last few pictures are details of my latest quilt, made for the Fiberactions Challenge. You can read about the story behind it here.
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The ravens are made entirely from thread.
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Anita said...

Wow, Deb, I love those clocks! I need to make one. Are those fabric beads I see dangling under one of the clocks. Fabulous, and what a view.

Delighted Hands said...

Nice catching up post! Great photos.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I love your raven story being put into a quilt. You did a beautiful job on it, I love the ravens, the thread work is so realistic.
Glad your classes turned out so good. Hope Warren is doing well. It's a shame you had to miss Fiber Fest.

Steph said...

That story about the Raven is neat, I talk to them all the time too, I have done that since I can remember. I don't know why I do but I do.

jenclair said...

Glad the operation went well and that your hubby is recovering! Love the ravens--beautiful. :) I have one of your little thread flowers that you sent a couple of years ago!

quiltmom said...

The thread work in your ravens is fantastic Deb.
Hope that Warren's recovery is going well.
Your salad looked absolutely delicious. It made me want to go and make one.


CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deb, Hope your DH knee is healing well. Your quilt cloaks class made some truly beautiful quilt cloaks. The thread play creations were all very neat. Of course I alway love seeing photos of Alaska. Hugs Judy

Rian said...

I have been lamenting the lack of a clock in my studio and thinking, "one of these days I have to get a clock for my studio." Well, what a great (and timely) idea! Thanks!

Gina said...

Loved the raven story and your quilt is gorgeous! Great clocks!

Jane said...

Catching up for me too. Hopefully Warren wasn't any worse from wear by letting you get away for a bit (Brocoli looks like a good standbye nurse)What an awesome cabin home to stay at for your class. Echoing everyone about your raven work... Beautiful. I've been checking out the last few quilts you've finished... you've got quite a relationship going on with your machine