|The year began with moving my mom to an assisted living facility and cleaning out my parents house that they lived in for more than 50 years.
|In mid-January, a beautiful bundle of joy was born "Will" my grand nephew. I brought my mom to the hospital to meet him. My dad would have loved to be here for his birth, but alas, he was looking down from heaven at this amazing event.
|I was honored to be a part of the first eMag 'Surface Explorations" for Quilting Arts, and my part was about stenciling on art quilts
|'The Sketchbook Challenge' book as released! I have an accordion book of watercolored houses in this book. I am honored to be included!
|My parents house sold in the summer! Bittersweet.
|Dinner at Eight Artists presents "Rituals" a 42-piece collection at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach. Leslie Tucker Jenison, Yvonne Porcella and me stand in front of Yvonne's art quilt
|Our daughter, Jen graduated from UCLA in Theatre Studies with a minor in English, with her brothers by her side
|Annual family vacation to Ashland, Oregon - where we take our family picture every year for our Christmas card. The photo highlights our true selves
|I packed up and moved out of my studio in an office park with dentists and doctors, that faced a busy street - 630 square feet divided up into 5 rooms.
|and in the same issue, an article about Havel's Scissors and how amazing they are to cut work with
|A trip to Kauai with my man to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary
|Festival in Houston 'The Mother of Girl Scouts' which was in the second installation of "I Remember Mama" exhibit several years ago. This was for a special Girl Scout exhibit celebrating 100 years! I was so honored to be asked!
|Working in Open Studios, free motion machine quilting at Festival in Houston was a total blast!
|Leslie Tucker Jenison and I posing by the Quilt Expo sign, because our Dinner at Eight Artists special exhibit 'Rituals' will be shown in the Netherlands in early May 2013, yay!
|Panel Discussion with moderator, Lesley Riley about finding your own voice in your art
|Some members of The Sketchbook Challenge together in Houston: me, Judy Coates Perez, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Sue Bleiweiss, Lyric Kinard, and Lesely Riley! I am honored to work with such amazing women!
|'Home is Where Your Story Begins' made for the Quilt Alliance contest in 2012, won first place and raised money for the Alliance in December on eBay bringing in a record amount of $1,675
|Holiday House 'how to' on the Havel's Scissors site
|What's for Dinner? I am using this 1950's electric oven to cook my Company Potatoes!