Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Ash and I went to an opening at the Getty Center. The evening view was as beautiful as the art inside. Theron does a photo shoot

He got Oli in on the act

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Recently I've been on a quest for oilcloth. Not the vinyl-coated colorful stuff used as table cloths, but canvas infused with linseed oil and wax. Funny, it's very easy to find clothing but not plain yardage. I told a friend of mine who used to be a fabric designer and she just rolled her eyes and groaned - it's a bit of a scavenger hunt.
This is what I've found out:
- you get better search results with the term "oilskin"
- you will delve into the world of civil war re-enactors, pirates, and renaissance faires
- the British version is called "thornproof"
- you can expect to pay between $14-17 a yard for 52"-60" fabric

Here are some links to purchase:

Tentsmiths - one color, dark brown, 6 oz. Very nice people. I'm waiting for a sample, they answered my email immediately.
Period Fabric - three yard minimum, doesn't say what weight, dark green and brown
The Scarlet Scarab - lots of colors, both 6 and 12 oz weights
Panther Primitives - They have a lot of great stuff, very fun
In Britain Croft Mill - ex Barbour waxed cotton, very nice, great price, unless you want to ship it to the States, then the cost multiplies at least 5 times.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Please let me not be led into the temptation of eating an entire sleeve of fresh Girl Scout Thin Mints even though there are 3 boxes in the kitchen, nor let me come anywhere near a Wendy's bacon and blue cheese burger, even though I generally don't like burgers and would prefer it without the burger or the bun anyway.

Monday, March 08, 2010

At Last

I've been off because my computer finally died for real. But thanks to Grandma and Grandpa in Santa Maria I replaced it with something even better, more lovable, and most importantly, beautiful. This is so me, is it not?

In other news, I'm in the process of organizing a baby quilt for our friend Abby, and squares are coming in from all over the country and one from outside. I received this package from our friend, Jesse, who is in Iraq establishing a school for conservation. I collected stamps as a child and I still get so excited about them.
The quilt participants are all people we worked with in NY and it's been so fun being in touch with everyone. More pictures to come...