Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cosmetic World

Skin care certainly has changed so I need to hustle over to a cosmetic counter to get the lastest remedies.  I ask you, what's a grandmother to do?!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Another beautiful quilt

 Because of the weather and some family illness, I haven't been able to get out and about to take some new photos to share. Another quilt from the Evergreen Quilters at Unity Unitarian Church in St. Paul is the latest selection for your viewing pleasure.

This yellow beauty made by Ellen Wold is called "Summer Lanterns" and measures 56"x 56"—wouldn't you love to have this beauty?! If you missed photos of previous quilts I have posted, go here and here and here. The quilt photos are so much better than those of snow and ice, right?!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Because my posting of photos has been spotty of late,  I decided to include you in my decision of which snapshots I should publish so you could see what has been occurring in my life.  Which one do you think should or could be the most representative of my personal world?

April is the cruelest month…in St. Paul, Minnesota (with more predicted this week!) 

March in Magical Mazatlán, México

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Raffle Quilt

Is this going to be "The Year of the Quilt" for me? As I explained in an earlier post about the work of the Unity Unitarian Evergreen Quilters annual event and raffle, I try each year to be the winner on a handsome quilt by buying raffle tickets.  Perhaps I will finally be the winner? I will be the first to tell you if I get lucky!!

Monday, April 09, 2018

A Big Moon!!

Yesterday I introduced an annual event by the Evergreen Quilters at Unity-Unitarian Church in St Paul, Minnesota.  The quilts are all beautiful works of art.  Here is another wall hanging, created by Leah Doherty and  titled "Big Moon" measuring 34"x 36".

Sunday, April 08, 2018

The Artist Herself!!

Every year about this time The Evergreen Quilters of Unity-Unitarian Church in St Paul exhibit many original quilts and wall hangings. In addition after some Sunday services, the quilters' table in the parish hall will have a variety of quilting items for sale. A large quilt made by many of the women is currently hanging in the foyer of the church and will be awarded at the end of the month to the winning raffle ticket holder. All proceeds are donated to several local non-profit organizations including Hallie Q. Brown Foodshelf, The Family Place, Jeremiah Program as well as 
Obama Elementary School.
These two wall hangings, "Evergreen Dreams" and "Blue Vase" are creations of Jeannie Spears, seen above. Jeannie has been a longtime quilter and is as lovely a person as are her creations!

Friday, April 06, 2018

Bonsai Room

Winter Snow Forecast
I'll go where the flowers bloom
Como's Bonsai Room

Another snow blast is forecast for this week-end, and I just cannot wait for colour in my life.  Back again to the Bonsai Room at the Conservatory at Como Park in Saint Paul.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Chihuly Chandelier

This wonderful glass chandelier, a creation of Dale Chihuly, hangs high in the foyer that is jointly shared by The Children's Theatre and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. I was there to take a one day a week,  four-week class/tour on contemporary American Art in the MIA.  More on that follows next week.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Enough Already!

Photo taken the afternoon of April 3, 2018. Any bets on when this is going to stop?!
I'd rather be in Mazatlán!