Sunday, March 11, 2012

I'm Babbling

I won the quilt I was bidding on!  The title is Autumn Came Too Soon, and the quilter is Lisa Dobson.    Artist Statement: My mother-in law suffered from early onset Alzheimer’s. Fall and then winter came too soon in her life. 

Isn't it lovely?  I'm thrilled to add it to my collection.  Did you guess right, Michele?

I love Penny Beren's stitchery (Tanglewood Threads).

More guerrilla art! I found these on Annette's blog, Thread Addict.  Too funny!

Annette has more pics on this post.

An interesting article about Daylight Savings Time.

Started a new book, All Woman and Springtime by Brandon W. Jones.  It's an Advanced Reader's Copy from Algonquin, and so far, is very good.  Book description:  "This spellbinding debut, reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, depicts—with chilling accuracy—life behind North Korea’s iron curtain."  I know it is going to get very tense, but the characters are well drawn, and the insight into life in North Korea is compelling.

I'm still enjoying Moonwalking with Einstein, but the books of essays (all three of them) are being seriously neglected.

The Triad is acting unusually crazy!  They sound like elephants clumping through the house at top speed with occasional "meows" and odd screeching.  Edgar must be bored and torturing his sisters.


  1. Jenclair- thanks for the link to Annette's blog...what fun those knitters are! :)

  2. Love it! Congratulations!!!! I was very close but you know what they say about horsehoes! I had the theme and the feeling right! Such beautiful quilting in this, too...wonderful!

  3. Glad you got the quilt you were bidding on. It's gorgeous! Love it. I love that guerilla art, too!

  4. Nancy - Isn't this knitter creative? I just love the humor in her art!

    Michele? - Yes, the theme, the feeling, and the artist statement were definite draws on this beautiful little quilt!

    Stephie - Thanks, Stephie! I love the quilt and was glad I had the winning bid.

    Whoever the guerrilla knitter is, she is so talented.

  5. What a gorgeous quilt - I love every bit of it; the colours, the stitching.. congrats to you on winning it!!

  6. Loralei - :) It is beautiful, isn't it? Can't wait to see Lisa's work in person. Receiving a lovely piece of art and knowing that the proceeds go to research--now, that makes me very happy!

  7. Thanks to both you and quilt-maker Lisa Dodson from AAQI! I am on the board of directors and we could not do it without our quilt-makers and our quilt buyers! Have you checked out our new "Patrons of Our Art" section? ( Here we celebrate our buyers, both large and small, and the reasons they buy our little works of art. Stop on by and tell your story . . . and again, thanks so much!!


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