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Haiti Earthquake Relief

Haiti Earthquake Relief

Posted 13 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 8 Comments

Over this past weekend I started knitting some hats experimenting with a new pattern.  With each hat I imagined sending one  to Adam, Nathan, and Bryce….all cold-country cousins.  But this morning as I was watching reports about the earthquake in Haiti, and realizing how lucky we were this past weekend when we rocked and rolled [...]

Three Quilts Today

Three Quilts Today

Posted 11 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 11 Comments

Apparently, I have a lot for quilts to show you.  Believe me, the house is FULL of fiber art. Paint Chips 49″x50″ $350 Red Tail Lights 26″ x 31″ $175 Color Can’t Hurt You 30″ x 36″ $175

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Posted 09 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | No Comments

In 2003, Sandi Globus from Ocean Wave Quilts challenged me to make a quilt using the colors in this Frida Kahlo self-potrait (below) — salmon, ochre, olive, burgandy, with a touch of scarlett.  Earlier that year I had taken a class from Margaret Miller in which she was testing her angle-play techniques for her up-coming [...]

Colors remind me of Egypt

Colors remind me of Egypt

Posted 08 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 3 Comments

I’ve never been there, but these colors just felt like Egypt to me.  The quilt is 49 x 56 and has a nice border that is not showing in the picture.      This quilt happened because I had a few leftover blocks from a quilt I had made for my nephew Nathan.    I only had a [...]

Moons and Flying Geese

Moons and Flying Geese

Posted 07 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | No Comments

Hand-dyed fabric and quilt created in August 2002. If I take a picture of every sell-able quilt in the house then perhaps I can set up my own Etsy store. Ha!   This is all cotton and measures 41″ x 41″.  $400

Just a  bagatelle…

Just a bagatelle…

Posted 06 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 1 Comment

I do a lot of knitting, and sometimes the projects do not work out as I originally intended.  Before Christmas I knit a colorful bag that I  “fulled” (fiber term for shrinking). This bag was intended as a disguise and protection for a Kindle. The Kindle-cover recipient didn’t much care for the creation.   Never [...]

The house is FULL of quilts

The house is FULL of quilts

Posted 06 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 2 Comments

This is post number one for me on this new blog site…therefore this is a test. This morning I picked up four quilts that had been hanging at Plaza Design in Arcata. Nothing sold…price too high? no interest? lousy holiday economy? Whatever. They are back at home, and instead of just folding them up and [...]

New Year, New Look

New Year, New Look

Posted 26 December 2009 | By | Categories: Clay, Donna, Durry | 2 Comments

Thanks to Clay we have a new look and a new mission.  We have combined the old durryjones site and the old “Today In…” site.  This way both of us can post stuff we think is worth your while.  I’ll still have genealogy and woodworking stuff.  Donna will be able to add all those pictures. [...]

Silly Recipe

Silly Recipe

Posted 26 November 2008 | By | Categories: Donna, Food | 1 Comment

I had an abundance of leeks from “the farm”, and we have this great cookbook by Molly Katzen –The Vegetable Dishes I can’t Live Without.  Did I *really* need a printed recipe to accomplish this appetizer?  Sliced leeks with a bit of olive oil, baked in a 275 degree oven for more than an hour.  [...]

Having Fun at the Museum of Science and Industry

Having Fun at the Museum of Science and Industry

Posted 02 November 2008 | By | Categories: Clay, Donna, Durry, Family, Travels | No Comments

Whispering to Durry in some magic, scientific booth. This museum has changed a lot since we were all last there in 1982.  I’m remembering this as the main entrance.  Now we enter from below the whole complex.  Still no sign of Mon ChiChi. Waiting for the bus, and looking a little tired. The museum is [...]