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Steiner Cabin Tour

Starting in the 1920’s, on the slopes of Oregon’s Mt Hood, hundreds of vacation cabins were built. One of the most prolific builders was Henry Steiner. Today there are around 30 existing Steiner cabins. And once a year, if you are lucky, you can get tickets to tour of some of the cabins. Other than items […]
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The Moon and the Sun

It was a coincidence that during the same week as the total eclipse, I was working on a ‘Moon’ swing coat. ‘Moon’ because of the white circles. White circles in kimono silks are spaces left blank so that a family crest can be added. I’ve been an astronomy nerd since forever, so there was no question […]
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New Work for ACC SF 2017

It’s coming up soon! The American Craft Show in San Fransisco, August 4, 5 and 6. That’s the weekend after next! I’m sewing up a storm finishing new pieces for the show. But that’s not all there is to do. There’s all the other stuff. Like photograph the work. So when someone asks about a […]
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Midsummer Tea with Junko

Tea with Junko and Lynn at a neiborhood coffee shop. Junko, always in a beautiful kimono, this time honoring the Japanese festival Tanabata, the Star Festival. The Star Festival celebrates the once a year meeting of two deities, lovers that had been separated by the Milky Way. Angry that his daughter had neglected her loom […]
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Trip to Warm Springs

Kahneeta Hot Springs Resort, located on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, sits in a gorgeous, beautiful, awe inspiring landscape. Just driving to the resort! Mind bending rock formations. I need a geologist in the back seat to help explain what I’m seeing. Located on the dry side of the state, blue, blue […]
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SAM, Peonies and New Projects

I love walking into art museums with no particular agenda. Last weekend I was able to do just that at the Seattle Art Museum. One step in, right in the main lobby, was ‘Middle Fork’ an amazing piece by John Grade. A sculpture of a 140 year old hemlock from the Middle Fork area of the […]
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Spring Fever

Finally! Spring is here! Since the early 1940s, only one other year has been wetter than this one. It’s been rain, rain, rain, followed by more rain. And then some more. [shhhh, this is a secret: I do not mind the rain. I’ve been just fine inside, right in front of my sewing machine.] But, […]
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Workshop in Winter Park

I left Portland, where it was the end of winter, a few buds here and there and hints of spring. And landed in Florida, with 90 degree days, a warm sun shinning and orchids thriving on the back patio. Louise Cutting had arranged 2 [!] retreats, each with fabulous groups of eager sewers. We set […]
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Winter Park Workshop

Hosted by the amazing Louise Cutting, next week I’ll be teaching a workshop in beautiful Winter Park, Florida. Teaching is an excellent brain exercise. You have to break down each part of the process into an understandable and logical order. Normally three or four steps ahead of where I am, I’ll need to slow down and […]
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Ready for 2017 ACC Baltimore

Just around the corner! It’s the American Craft Council’s annual show in Baltimore. I’ve been at my sewing machine, head down, kimono silk flying, scissors snipping, pins and needles everywhere and finally, in the end, a new group of jackets and coats. Like this one below, cut and reassembled to emphasize the gorgeous red and […]
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