Monday, May 27, 2013


Grayson is on his way back from a weekend in 
California with his cousins.

Posing in the front yard:
Grayson (the BIG one )
with Cece on his back 
and Haiden in the tuxedo (!)

I know they had a GREAT time!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

french knots

Last week, my brother and I drove a BIG truck filled to the brim 
with the contents of the last storage unit of my mom's things from Austin to Santa Fe.
They are in my garage.
Two days later (Friday) our son Grayson hopped in the truck 
to accompany my brother to LA to help empty the rest of the things.

On the first leg, I spent many hours stitching these little french knots:

It is a 12 hour trip in a car (!) but took us closer to 14 hours.
We were happy to get home and John decided to take an extra day
to enjoy a little of Santa Fe while he had the chance....
...and recouperate before getting on the road again.

Grayson flies home on Monday.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy MOTHERS' Day

This is a wish for all you MOTHERS out there
for a happy day today.
Above is one of my mom's paintings from years ago.
I think it is absolutely beautiful -
filled with forget-me-nots

This is a tribute to my mom (below)
with me (age 2?) sitting with her discussing books.
I have always loved this photo of us.

Thanks Mom, for being who you are and allowing me
 to be who I am... from a very young age.
I bet I was a challenge and I am SURE I gave you grief
from time to time.
As a mom now, I appreciate you even more than ever.

Hope your day is lovely and filled with happy memories.
See you on Saturday morning....

Thursday, May 9, 2013


These are part of my latest collection of fabric:


They are still unfinished .....sigh...... but I am working on them every, single day.
It has been a BEAR!

click HERE to see the other four designs

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


so, last weekend I painted 20 bunches of lavender
They are on metal that my pal, Jodi cut out.

They look so good all together, drying in the sun.
I don't have a photo of the ones with the twine
tied around the stems as if they were real bunches.
.... even better .....

Lavender will be blooming soon around here...
and all summer long.
I can't wait!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Track Star

Last Saturday, Grayson was in a track meet in Albuquerque.
Here he is getting into place:
 taking off:
 sailing over the bar:
a shot from the other side:

this was his first year to do track & field
he did the High Jump (highest 5'6") and the Long Jump
and he ran the 100 mtr and 200 mtr

not bad for a "newbie"
sure was fun to watch him go.....
I'll miss that.....