Monday, July 26, 2010

Mermaid Visions - With a Little Help from my Friends

You may be wondering about the Mermaid logo we're using.
My friend Lisa is an amazing artist, so when we first started dreaming of the Mermaid, she was the one I immediately thought of for artistic assistance. She and I have always been on the same wavelength, and she has always been there to ride the waves of my wild ideas with me, no matter how crazy. I knew she'd understand what I wanted, and this time was no different. She drew several mermaids and helped me understand the mechanics of how exactly to make everyone else see her the way she is in my imagination. We brainstormed and drew together, revising each others' work until the Mermaid was ready. And actually, her tail was perfected on a plane coming home from Cancun! So with Richard's computer expertise and a boatload of patience, the Mermaid has become almost real - and now you all can see her as I do.
It took a village to build this mermaid!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Almost ready!

We've been home less than a week from the Sisters Quilt Show, and the website is almost ready for sales. We're really enjoying working together on the process of setting up the online shop. Keep watching the website to see when we're up for sales.
We're both teachers, so this is our big summer vacation blitz to get everything ready.
In California, schools begin in mid August, so we just have a few fleeting weeks before summer is over. And of course, we just HAVE to fit in a little family fun travel time!
Richard is my techno-wizard, working tirelessly at tweaking the site. I'm his helper, but I've been sneaking off when he's not looking to work on the life size mermaid. Her tail is almost finished, and her hair and face are almost ready. I'm excited to show her off as soon as she's presentable. All this silly computer time is cutting into my mermaid construction!
Happy quilting!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

We just returned from an amazing trip to Sisters, Oregon to see the quilt show. The whole town works together to display 1300 quilts. There are quilts on every wall throughout this tiny town of 2000 people! Every organization helps by working and serving food for the jillions of people who come from all over the nation. What an incredible logistical achievement!

Quilts everywhere!

There were quilts hanging outside every building. Aren't they pretty?

What an amazing quilt show!

It's a beautiful little town.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Jigsaw Puzzles

On these warm days, sometimes it's nice to take a break from quilting and relax with a jigsaw puzzle. We have a variety of pretty designs I'm sure you'll enjoy.