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Taking up a quilt challenge

This has been a busy few weeks, as I decided to teach myself advanced piecing techniques by doing two simultaneous challenges: #100days100blocks2017 on Instagram, and the Houston Modern Quilt Guild‘s 2017 Mystery Quilt.  Here’s my progress on the Mystery Quilt:    #hmqgsewandtell @paintedhippo #hmgqmysteryquilt A post shared by Houston Modern Quilt Guild (@houstonmqg) on May […]
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Painting Gabi the Beagle on Silk

So, the bad news is that on February 23, our adorable beagle, Gabi, died. She had bad asthma and some other health problems, and apparently encountered something on our walk that hit her lungs so badly she couldn’t recover. It was a quick end, which I guess is better than something long and drawn out, […]
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An Awesome of Wonder Women

Comicpalooza is a big deal for geeks and nerds here in Houston – the Convention Center gets overrun with cosplayers, gamers, and media fans. Some of my friends and I decided last year that we would do a great group cosplay of Wonder Woman – Wonder Woman through the ages, as an activist and fashion […]
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We’re just quilting all day long

Quilt Festival Day 1 was full of free motion on Bernina machines.  Really great class.  The most useful part was specific tutorial on diagnosing tension problems. Awesome. Today’s class is about creative businesses.
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San Antonio Album

Erin and I spent last weekend in San Antonio. We toured Mission Trail, taking pictures and painting. I got a couple of great paintings out of it. I’ve got some great photos up now, including this one of the mission cat at Espada.