Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Dad in His Youth

My Dad in His Youth, originally uploaded by confections.
One of my mother's favorite photos of my Dad, circa 1950, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

My Dad and His Four Brothers, Circa 1930
My Dad and his four brothers, taken about 1930. Left to right: Ralph Alphonse, Vincent Nicholas, Alfred Michael, John Clement (my Dad), and Frank Cletus.

My grandmother and grandfather called three of their five sons by their middle names, so my uncles were: Uncle Ralph, Uncle Vince, my Dad (Uncle Clem to my cousins), Uncle Clete, and Uncle Mike. My Uncle Clete is the only one still alive.

My Dad with One of His World War II Buddies, circa 1969
My Dad (on the right) with one of his World War II buddies, Ray Wilken. Ray and his wife had come into town for a visit and they sat around the dining room table and caught up on their lives. Circa spring of 1969.

Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mid-May Fiber Day with Friends

Yarn, books, spinning, tea, coffee, friends...

Lattes at Peet's

Treasures from The Grove, San Diego

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Moda Jelly Roll: Rural Jardin by French General

An inspiring Jelly Roll by Moda: Rural Jardin by French General's Kaari Meng. It consists of 2.5" wide strips of this new line of fabric. I'm not sure yet what I will do with this new addition to my stash: a log cabin doll quilt, some Ragamuffin yarn? For the time being, I'm just enjoying its potential in my on-deck circle.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Petite Blythe Muchacha Zukin....

My latest Petite Blythe, Muchacha Zukin; here she is surrounded by new fabrics from my stash. I especially love her bonnet, embellished with little felt flowers ♥

Petite Blythe Muchacha Zukin's Bonnet
Petite Blythe and Stash Fabrics