Saturday, September 23, 2023
Friday, September 22, 2023
I rarely cook from scratch any more and I frequently eat just one thing for dinner - broccoli, a baked potato, watermelon, salad, chicken thigh. Sometimes frozen meals - mac & cheese, meatballs (I like TJoe's cocktail meatballs). Occasionally I go out to dinner, alone or with friends, when I usually choose a fish meal. Infrequently I will cook fish at home - salmon, scallops, shrimp - but I don't do it well, so I leave it to the professionals! These are all at restaurants EXCEPT the sushi was made by Nancy Ota and the Indian meal came from the parents of the boys I drive to school once a week.
Monday, September 18, 2023
I don't know how many people live in areas where missile launches can be seen. Here in SCalifornia we are treated to views of launches from Vandenberg Air Force base up the coast near Lompoc, CA. This one was Thursday, Sep 14th, at about 7:15pm, just as the sun set. KoKo and I were on our evening walk so we had a good view. I have seen a number of launches over the years, the first was sometime in the late 1970s and, like many first timers I couldn't figure out what was happening. It is like a crack in the sky. This is the first time I have seen the missile continuing after it has left the contrail behind.
The SAQA auction continues with the quilts in section one on offer at $750 starting on Monday 09-18-23. The price goes down each day.
Here are four more 12X12 quilts that I added to the Collection in years past. I think the first two are so interesting in their similarity since they were made by two different artists in different years, on opposite sides of the world and using different techniques.They have nice balance and values. They hang nicely together.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
"Fish Dinner" Sheila Gaquin - Washington 2018 12X12
Commercial cottons. Machine applique, Machine quilted.
Although I usually choose realistic images, sometimes there are a few
"original" birds that appeal. Here are a couple "Wild Birds".
" Nite Song" Nanette Fleischman 2009 12X12