a heckuva time!

It’s been a very long time indeed since I last wrote. Life intercedes, and here are some of the reasons why…

First and foremost- family! this is the first time we’ve all been together (along with daughter-in-law, the photographer) since November 2008, and the first time the Chilean contingent has seen Iowa City since the passing of their father in September of that year.

Plus all the other distractions: Ian Bennett returning from 11 months in the Philippines and China, doing video editing and production. Badly needed maintenance on a 1918 home, and incumbent life-sorting. DowntownBeat, a rival for my blogging attention. Curiosities and show-stoppers in the garden, travels to give talks on art quilting, and more…

 Curiosities & show-stoppers in the garden
Finally, time for studio work again.