Sunday, June 28, 2020

Stay-Cation in Overdrive




First veggie farm box with Blue Hummingbird Coffee. The corn was divine!

So happy about the Supreme Court Ruling for DACA! 

All lives matter, when black lives matter

Strawberry Summer Cake. A Smitten Kitchen recipe, oh so delicious!

I highly recommend the book 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand

Happy Father’s Day! We are usually in San Francisco for this weekend. Zoom was the next best thing! 

I made strawberry blackberry jam!

It’s been 100 days of staying safe at home

One of my Instagram followers had these cup and saucer bird feeders custom made for me!
We have been doing a lot more work in the garden, which has been fun

Cinnamon Swirl Sourdough bread

Bought a new Moleskine art sketchbook. Disappointed in the flimsy pages. Ink comes through to the back

There are days that I just sit down and cry over the mess our country is in. 


I made orange grapefruit marmalade jam, which was a first for me

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Still Staying Safe at Home


Still safe at home during the Pandemic

Barbie has her own sewing station!

I’ve been making a lot of sourdough bread lately. It doesn’t last long in our house 

I look forward to weekly zoom meetings with my art group

I had my studio professionally deep cleaned this week

I am listening and educating myself about racism 

I am reading White Fragility and would highly recommend it

One of my favorite plants and the butterflies and hummingbirds love it

We hit the three month mark in staying home

I mad my first batch of sourdough pull apart rolls

Rearranging our raised beds

New blooms

Full steam ahead with organizing photos and memorabilia of family history

Got a terrific farm box of fruit, so I made Pluot jam. Yum.



I am tired of hearing people say that Covid is just the flu and people should just get over it. We are in a Pandemic. A very contagious virus. Please wear a mask. We’re continuing to stay home and safe. Be safe.

Monday, June 15, 2020

End of May and into June


It’s hard to believe that over 100,000 Americans have died from the Coronavirus. Wear as Mask. #blacklivesmatter

Our first outing together! Had a social distancing coffee break with a friend

You can watch our interview on their Facebook page. Talking about my fabric line Hopscotch!

Filling our weekends with a lot of gardening!

Barbie has her own sewing station! I made sure this was behind me during my FB interview!

I am listening and educating myself about racism

Today, I only had words without drawings. America was founded on the principle that ALL PEOPLE are created EQUAL




Our first drive through experience 

We need more testing in Orange County!

An unexpected rainy day! My garden was smiling!

We hosted our first social distancing dinner and we all wore masks when we weren’t eating! 

Monday, June 08, 2020

Playing Catch-Up


It seems I’ve fallen behind in posting. Now playing catch up!

We are still safe at home and have gotten into a good routine. FaceTime has been terrific!

Did a little Pandemic cleaning and reorganizing of my pens

I am having a social distancing lunch with my friend, Libby Williamson. We stay in our cars 

Our Starbucks drive thru finally opened and my new Moleskine Art Sketchbooks arrived! 

Got a new iPhone and it has 3 cameras! 

I have finally perfected my sourdough recipe and am making bread more often

This is Lion’s Ear. Isn’t it cool! I love the color Orange

Gardening has been the best way to pass the time and get more exercise! 


My life is gardening, swimming, reading, baking and going to my studio for a change of scenery

We played the card game Skip-Bo on the patio

This is the first time I have been able to grow Lilacs! Their fragrance is amazing

My friend Libby and I decided to meet every week! This is good for my soul

I haven been working on family history at my studio. It is nice to be able to spread out