So, my “Day of Sun and Fun” at the beach was kind of a washout – rained most of the day. BUT, the opening at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery in Westerly, R. I. (ACGOW) was a lot more fun – well attended and as usual amazing food. One of my pieces was among the many award winners. I took home the Louise Gibson Award for Craft for “Spring Is Here”. Another fiber piece that won an award was Judith Larzelere’s “Cascading Blue”. You will also enjoy two pieces by John Cardin “Bathing In the Purple Rain” and my favorite “What Strangeness in My Garden”. John dyes all of his own fabrics and is on Facebook if you would like to see what he is up to on a daily basis. So if you do get down to Westerly before the end of the show on May 29th, 2016 check out all of the art. Note: There is also a new bookstore/coffee bar directly across from the gallery. Oh, and Happy Mother’s Day – if she was still on this earth I would once again thank my talented mother Rose, for instilling and nurturing the fabric and stitching gene in me. For many years when my family lived in Manchester, New Hampshire she worked at a fabric outlet named “Beacon Way” and she was the go to seamstress and sales woman at The Modern Bride & Formal Shop on Main Street. Kudos to my Mom!