November 14, 2010
We have been so busy with life that I have let this page slip. I would say I was sorry but now that I have grand kids, they are taking up my time and energy. We had a wonderful winter in California last year from October through April and we will be heading back for a quick trip soon. We are trying to decide what to do with our life now. 2011 will be Bob's busiest year for teaching and we are thinking of selling the house and downsizing to California. IF we end up doing that we will have to sell a lot of Bob's possessions. One that comes to mind is his George (APQS) sewing machine and table. We would be downsizing to a one bedroom apt. from a 3 bedroom with a full basement studio. Needless to say a lot of tools and supplies will have to go.
Bob had a great time teaching in Australia. The students were eager to learn and one class made him a discharged jacket with some of the material they had discharged in class. He plans on wearing it in his future classes.
Check back around Christmas. We will be back from California and I will post some pictures from Australia.
December 16, 2009
Then the list might say: · 4 - three inch squares in each of the following colors: 4 warm, 4 cool, and 4 neutral. See the example to the left. They can be your favorite warm, cool, and neutral. You will be doing exercises that require the squares to be affixed to a fabric sandwich. They can be attached with “wonder under” or spray adhesive.
We moved (for the winter only but our winter started in October) to California. I am thinking I could stay here forever. Our son has a small condo that is not selling right now so he asked us to come out and this way we can spend time with the grand children. We went from no grand kids a few years ago to soon having 5. We now have 3 step grandkids ages 13, 11, and 9 and then they had a boy a year ago July and another boy is on the way, due in January.
The condo is only 560 square feet. Rather small. Bob is teaching several classes out here in California so he brought many quilts to show as examples in class. He also bought his George sewing machine and his Bernina. So the entire condo is his studio now. I have a small corner of the bedroom for my computers and printers. But that is all I need. Especially when it is the of December and the windows are open and we are comfortable on the coldest day with just a light jacket or sweatshirt. Tim is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the LA Kings Hockey team so we get to go to as many home hockey games as we want. We are having a great time out here and Bob still has time to do his quilting. We do miss being able to run up to Chicago to see our daughter Amy and her husband. That's about all for now. I won't wait so long before my next blog.
June 20, 2009
April 8, 2009
I am still looking for work. Who knows what will happen with that. Bob is looking for students to take classes at the studio here. The few classes he taught have been very successful and the students very pleased. I need to put testimonials up I guess.
March 6, 2009
The classes were held in a building called VAPA (Visual Arts Performing Arts) The building was made of wood that has weathered and looks great.