Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I guess I took a vacation from blogging!

It was not my plan, but . . . . STUFF HAPPENS.

I moved. Big job. Still not finished with everything.

Our mom moved. Still helping her unpack.

MY COMPUTER DIED (violin music, please) a death so horrible that all - ALL - data is lost.

And the voices you hear in the background??? The sisters . . . .
"Want a little cheese with that whine?"

That's all for today. Getting to work.

P.S. I'd post a picture , but NO Pictures. Waaaaaaaaahhhh.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Susan Moved.
Our Mother Moved. And is moving again.
Nancy drove cross country from California to Minnesota for a visit.
Georgia drove cross country from California to Minnesota for a visit.

(Two separate visits - had they been on the same route they could have waved as they passed each other coming and going.)

That's just the highlights from the past few weeks.

Kids, sisters, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sons, daughters . . . . . . . .

It's the same everywhere. Issues. Relationships. Communication. Drama. Comings and goings.

And, we hope . . . . . laughter.

Our customers love this Dysfunctional Family bag.
The fabric is very hard to find and we have a short supply.
A unique bag.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Night Thoughts

It's raining outside.

I love the sound of the rain drops on my window.

I'm listening to a CD, made for me by a friend. Yo Yo Ma. Lovely piece with vocal - "Simple Gifts."

I performed that many times, but, alas, not with Yo Yo Ma.

My studio is coming together. Too many things for my scaled down room.

Excited to get back to work.

Sweet boy Jordan. Can't decide his favorite: the sound of rain, or Yo Yo Ma.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


I Googled "Patriotic Photos" this morning, thinking I'd find some nice picture for the blog.

Found It!!

See how my mind goes to fabric??

No, we don't have this fabric, it's just a photo I found online. If you find it anywhere, let us know.

Here in Minnesota, it is not looking like a very nice day for picnics, grilling, swimming and fireworks. It was pouring down rain when I woke up, is now gray and cloudy and SO HUMID, it feels like a tropical rainforest.

Have fun today. I'm cranking up the air conditioning.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Usually we have 2 sisters in California and 1 in Minnesota. We've flipped that this past week as Nancy and son, Michael, are visiting in Minnesota. We've had fun doing family things:

. taking Susan to get her car fixed
. picking up huge boxes of photo copies and delivering them to our resident attorney
. accompanying our Mom to Free Pie Day
. sitting in a parking lot during a torrential rain and lightening storm
. enjoying a decadent dessert at a local restaurant
. enjoying a great breakfast at a local restaurant
. enjoying a great dinner at a local restaurant

And, there was a sailing race, an outdoor band concert, an air show, a tornado warning!

Good times in Minnesota - and a few super-sized mosquito bites.

We did not sew.

Nancy has some cute wristlets on the site - finished before her vacation. Georgia has a little different design - both are adorable. Take a look:

Friday, June 25, 2010


Georgia lives in the mountains in northern California. She has a 45-minute drive to the nearest town to buy groceries, get some gas, pick up books at the library or buy fabric! The winding road passes many beautiful vinyards and wineries providing great scenery for Georgia (and visiting sisters) throughout the growing season. The wineries in her area are gaining popularity and are destinations for day trips for tourists as well as neighbors in the area.

Here's a new bag in our shop, created by Georgia, inspired by the local wine country.