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T-Shirt Memory Quilt

Finally got out those old t-shirts and made something with them! These are from my hikes, walks, and rowing days of yesteryear.

And of course, the “sensitive artist” t-shirt was placed on the back in case anyone decided they didn’t like the quilt…ha! What’s not to like? Lots of color. Nothing matches. Perfect. And in case you too need a “sensitive artist” t-shirt, the designer is Fred Babb. I picked up this shirt at a museum when traveling to Sacramento years ago.

Striped fabrics are really fun to work with, and lo and behold, when I went into my stash I found quite a few. Amazingly I still have a lot of striped fabrics left, even after making this colorful quilt. Who knew?

Yes, I’ll keep working on stash busting!

Posted in Life!

Where am I?

Nancy and Lisa CBR 2012In California!

Today I’m rowing with the River City Women’s Crew Team. They start at 5 am….yep, that’s early for this late-sleeping Oregon girl. But I make exceptions when the need arises. Nancy, a former high school teammate, rows for River City and we’ve re-connected in recent years. This will be my first time rowing with their team at their regular practice. Should be pretty darn fun! And their coach, Raul, is a hoot.

So by the time you get out of bed and read this, I’ll be heading to the showers, and then to a great cup of coffee somewhere in downtown Sacramento.

Happy quilting (or whatever you are doing today)!

 

Posted in Life!, Local

April Flowers

2014 April Garden FlowersSpring has finally sprung! Enjoy this beautiful weather we are having!

I’m the regatta director for the 20th Annual Covered Bridge Regatta and so my weekend will be filled with all-things-rowing. Today the fun begins as we set get set up for the arrival of 36 teams across California, Oregon and Washington. Oh wait, two boat trailers arrived last night! And so it begins…….

Happy quilting!