Saturday, February 27, 2010

tsunami watch



"felt like winter" postcard by sonja

we had a really looong day today and the tsunami did not damage us .
just tested our readiness .
life indeed is fragile and we sometimes get to rearrange our priorities when
nature prevails.

and so today we hosted some dear long-time beach friends and took the day off to just be..
and happy to say my friend MEG M. in Japan was also spared...

my heart goes out to Chile and Haiti .
from sonja in a tiny spot in the pacific ocean




Tuesday, February 23, 2010

plumeria baby pillows


ALOHA! the two baby pillows are finished . i painted a batch of flowers a few weeks ago  and i made them a size i have not made before. these little sweeties are about 9" by 14" as the new grandmother requested. they came out so swell i made a second set! i machine quilted free motion on my mature  Bernina 830 record, a machine i bought refurbished and is a very fine workhorse of a machine  for quilting especially and it is all mechanical . these baby pillows are finished with an envelope back which means the incert can fold out for washing . and grandma Velma loved them! she got to pick out her choice of two sets and i got a great big hug! sometimes a customer will come to me with a twist or idea or varation that is a great place to go next with the art adventure!

the plumeria is the first flower i made when i started out my project of quilting the paintings i do , back in the early 1980's. now i have to look up that quote by Georgia O'Keeffe  about flowers and friends and taking the time to do so .
i am  still learning so much and watching flowers as they are amazing teachers .
aloha, Sonja