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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Where have I been?

Roxy says we've just been hanging around! Silly dog! Life is easy for a dog in our house! Can't say she's been working too terribly hard!! I can't believe it's been a month since I posted! Wasn't it just Thanksgiving yesterday? Good Grief! Well, Thanksgiving was a nice quiet holiday for us and even though it was the 2 of us plus the dogs, we had a big turkey and all the fixins! It was really a very relaxing restful day, and I haven't seen one since!! The very next day it was time to decorate and get back to work! But we enjoyed it while it lasted. Christmas is now definitely upon us and we are getting ready to leave for the kids homes in Sacramento by this weekend. Yes, dogs and all. Sadly though, we won't have Cindy with us anymore. She was not doing well, and it was time to stop her suffering. We will miss her, as we had her for almost 16 years. She lived a long happy life, and now Roxy and Peanut will have to do their best to help us heal.
In case you haven't found this issue on the news stands yet, my Geisha Palace quilt was featured in the Feb/Mar 2010 issue of Quilt Magazine! You can find it on page 30. This quilt is really fairly easy to do. A couple of templates, but they are large so it is easy to put together. The fabric is Memoirs of a Geisha by Benartex.

I've had some requests to put pics on my blog that show different colorways of the Spiral Tree Skirt. So here you go, this is from a class I taught last month at Quiltique in Henderson, NV.
This is a 3 hr class, and as you can see, the students are making great progress in a hurry. In no particular order, you can see Sarah, Karan, Chelsea, Cindy, Jan and Patti, Dixie and Margaret! Beautiful girls!!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Hi Diane,

So sorry to hear about Candy - they just wrap their little paws around our hearts and it's hard to let go.

I would love to take the tree skirt class, but it's a bit of a commute for me - do you have an online course?

Merry Christmas to you and yours,

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas!

Ariane said...

I like your tree skirt pattern. I know I am late for Christmas decorating, but I would love to know more about the pattern. I saw the one from your class in figgy pudding.

quiltwoman said...

What an incredible blog! I am continuously amazed at not only your energy level, but your energy to design level!! hmmm...that would make me ...lazy?....

Twilight Christmas