Saturday, August 30, 2008


So as you know tomorrow is Kristie's 30 ten and Freddie's 37. Many happy returns!
Lily and I formulated an evil plan and I arrived in the fatherland after 2 planes, 4 trains and 24 hours. Fred was surprised if a bit chastising. I love it when a crazy ass plan comes together!
Thanks to my gang and all who had a hand in this fun and crazy surprise.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


We were joined this past week by Andy's dear friend Elizabeth. She and her family moved to Seattle a few years ago and we all miss them all very much. We are so glad she could come to town and hang with "the children of the corn" as she calls us.

There was of course a SIG reunion of sorts for most of the weekend.

Then thanks to Rick's intense powers of observation and adorable gift giving skills, the girls each had a coke and a smile.

and finally after a day and a half at Andy's high school Eli and I embroidered some fantastic fish onto her new mega high top converse.

They are now officially bad ass!

She's off to Hailey's for the rest of her trip. we miss her already.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Love is....

So, 15 years ago today Zach and I made it all legit! What a fantastic idea that was. I am grateful everyday that we are lucky enough to have each other. Here's to 60 more!

Friday, August 15, 2008


Here is my new piece. I am taking it down town to the arts council gallery this morning to hang it in a group textile show. I can't wait to see the other artist's work in this show. They are all so talented and I am glad to be hanging with them. I will be interested to see how it looks at a greater distance, since there is no space in our house where you can stand back and look at it.

Monday, August 11, 2008

first day of school

Today is Andy first day of her senior year. Here are 2 shots just for some perspective, one from kindergarten and one form this morning. She is even more adorable than ever. It would seem that posing for first day of school pix makes her stand a certain way....

Saturday, August 2, 2008


There are many birthdays approaching in Aug. Margo, Damian, Griffin, and on the last day Kristie and my bro Fred. Now Fred said he wanted pants made from the fantastic peacock fabric I found, but neither time travel to the 70s nor living in Germany would make that acceptable. So I've chosen to embrace the their current language and make them a markt bag. I lined the inside with heat and bond so damp veggies are no sweat. They should be able to carry anything they need home in this roomy new bag. Now I just need to get it mailed. Let me know if ya'll need anything else from this side of the ocean and I'll put it in your box.