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Old Fiber Friends

September 21, 2010

I’ve been visiting someone who purchased two of my art quilts in the past. It was nice to see the old friends. Do they still look good? Yes, I believe they do.

Four Patch

Pilgrimage

It’s nice to see them in their environment and how nicely they fit. The owner has moved to a new home and they fit into the new place as well as where they used to live. Just goes to show that if you like it, it works. No matchy-matchy for me.

Talk About Serendipity!

April 12, 2010

I’ve just returned from attending the wonderful wedding of my son, Jamie and his new wife, Natascha, in Florida. While there I visited an old quilting friend, Ellen White, who told me about the following events that occurred to her.

About a year and a half ago, she took the Fantasy Flower Workshop from me (actually she arranged the workshop) and made this small wall quilt inspired by a photograph of an amaryllis.

Ellen took the quilt to the Bead Chick bead shop in St. Augustine to look for beads to add as embellishment and became friends with the owner who asked her to join Ancient City Artisans Guild. She did. The Guild had a booth at RAM, Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville in which she sold large, beautiful quilted purses. Along came the shop buyer from the Cummer Museum, who saw the purses and Ellen now sells her art, purses, and small quilts, at the museum shop.

Ellen says that just by taking my workshop she owes it all to me. I say it’s serendipity. But Ellen, your work is great and your rewards are well deserved. Keep up the good work. (I should have photographed one of the purses. Phooey!)

UPDATE: Ellen sent some pictures of her purses. So cool.

55th Reunion

June 3, 2008

Memorial Day weekend was the 55th reunion of my high school graduating class. I promised my classmates that I would put the group picture of us and our spouses on my blog. It’s good that this is a small picture so you can’t clearly tell how old we are. Ha ha! It was a great week-end of old friendships and memories. Here’s to the Class of ’53! Out of a class of 56 there are 15 of us in this picture, but there were more at the luncheon on Saturday and at the Alumni Banquet Saturday night. May everyone be blessed with such fond memories