Saturday, July 26, 2014

Annual Mikey Mini Vacation

On a mini vacation with BFF Mikey; we went to the Gilroy Garlic Festival yesterday. Saw lots of crafty things, booths with various garlic goods, games for the kiddies -- it was HOT, as in 104 degrees HOT! We gave up on that about noon:30, grabbed some lunch and strolled in a (comparatively) cooler outlet mall and did a little shopping.

Today we're tooling around downtown San Jose to see what's around the Hilton.

This is the Adobe building right across the street -- that patch of color is where the doors are....

Wouldn't this be a fun thing to see first thing on a work day? Fun doors, windows and awnings (aka rain or sun shelters)!

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Location:San Jose CA

Monday, July 21, 2014

We'll Probably Never See This Again!

I needed some pictures of my sewing setup and table placement for Craftsy, so I had to clean everything off to take the pictures. You don't even want to know what the rest of the room looks like! The above is how I set it up when I want to do large quilts --- need a lot of empty space so those quilts bank up against the walls as I sew them.

Looks like this when I get a big quilt coming through....

For smaller quilts, I condense the space so that the quilt doesn't lay out flat; I still want it "bunching up" against my barriers, the pretty boxes and the hard cover to my sewing machine.

This is what that setup looks like in use with a lap size quilt.

So now everything is all neat and pretty -- any bets on how long it will stay that way?

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Location:Palmdale CA

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's a Wrap!

Finishing the Craftsy taping with mixed feelings -- on the one hand, it was going so well, I didn't want it to end; but on the other hand, we needed to get the work done and get on to the next project in our lives!

A big thanks to Tiffany, the makeup artist who did her magic so I wouldn't break the camera....I know, old joke.....

It was fun seeing my name on the door of my very own dressing room -- star, no less!

And the room itself was adorable, even with all of my "stuff" thrown all over it. The floor was the absolute worst, open suitcases with quilt and clothing spilling out of them, so I just didn't go there with the camera.

Meant to get a picture of the crew members, but we finished all the shots, cleaned up the mess in a tornado of activity and I was back in my hotel this afternoon for a nap!

I have a 9am date with a shuttle driver who will take me to the Denver airport to meet my good friend Southwest Airlines.

Adventures to be continued.....

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

More Fun with Craftsy and Something I Haven't Seen in a LONG Time!

Day 2 of our class shoot went very well and the time just flew by. My producer JC and camera people Rob and Dana are just awesome to work with and so good at their jobs. One of the best outcomes is being able to brainstorm with them and coming up with new ways to present my teaching material. Their questions and suggestions have encouraged me to examine the way I say things and we've come up with some great ideas!

And look! Look! Look! Rain! You probably all know that California is in a severe drought condition, nowhere more so than the desert area where I live. It rained SO hard and I wanted to go out and run in it, but the hair and makeup person probably would not have looked kindly on this sort of behavior on my part. This was taken looking out the glass door of the Craftsy studio.

Tomorrow's our last day; just a couple of sections to go and I'm on my way back home to sunny, dry California.....

Monday, July 14, 2014

Why Exactly Am I in Denver, You Ask?

After posting a couple of locally colorful photos of downtown Denver on Facebook yesterday, several people e-mailed, texted or called to ask what I was doing there -- was I teaching for a guild? A quilt shop? A sewing machine dealer? I was being a little secretive about this trip instead of coming right out and saying what I was doing.

Well, I'm here taping a class for Craftsy! This was my first of three days of the shoot and it is going very well. The Craftsy people are knowledgeable, easy to work with and fun! I can't ask for more than that....

So after the day's work, I changed to sneakers, ate some lobster and shrimp enchiladas (YUM!) at Rock Bottom Brewery and then walked the 15 block promenade up down and all around in a big oval.

I took some photos of the promenade while I was walking around:

This one was taken about 7:40pm, still pretty light outside but cloudy. The temperature was perfect for walking.

Then as it started to get darker all the lights went on down the whole 15 block length of the promenade. It's really pretty!

Now I'll get a good night's sleep and have lots of energy for Day 2 of my Craftsy class shoot!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Good friends, food and fireworks -- all good ways to celebrate the birth of our country! Inspires me to show one more picture of a quilt I quilted earlier this year to benefit a Salt Lake City charity:

Or, since that picture was taken pre-quilting, maybe more than one:

Enjoy your long weekend, everyone!

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Location:Happy 4th!

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