Thursday, December 30, 2010

Free Admission at AIC

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404
(312) 443-3600

Museum Hours
Monday–Wednesday, 10:30–5:00
Thursday, 10:30–8:00 (Free Admission 5:00–8:00)
Friday, 10:30–8:00
Saturday–Sunday, 10:30–5:00

Free Winter Weekdays
From January 3 through February 4, the museum is offering free admission, every weekday, all day long (late evenings included)!

Visitors enjoy free admission from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. every Thursday thanks to Target Free Thursday Evenings.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ingredients in hand ....

My two sons gave me a pretty wrapped gift. On top was this lovely dragonfly - I set it on a tree branch.

Inside the package were all the 'ingredients' to stitch the
Mary Hannah Gipson sampler.

When I saw Ruth Ann Russell's research and graph, I was itching to stitch.

The article and pattern are in the

Winter 2010


Wednesday, December 08, 2010


blogging at
Moonsilk Stitches
gave me this
wonderful ornament!

She understands my
weakness for BUTTONS.

What a treasure, thx so much.

Monday, December 06, 2010

happily hooking

This is a kit from
The Quilt Shop
in Middlebury, IN.

GF Beth (w/o blog)
purchased the kit,
and gave up on it.

I've been moving
right along ...

More progress on the
quilt block pattern, too.

I'm liking these colors!

After awhile I get
a rhythm going +
don't want to put
the project down.

Friday, December 03, 2010

locker hooking

Back in November, GF Mel + I
took a locker hooking class.

This is my project (so far).
I like the pastel colors - maybe I should have chosen
holiday colors, like red, green, fancy gold material.

Maybe next time!

I learned a lot in the class
+ have enjoyed watching this pattern grow.

-------- My youngest son is allowing me to use his digital camera as mine seems to have finally bit the dust. Maybe Santa will toss one down the chimney this month!


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