Monday, June 22, 2009
Here's another one I started at Asilomar in the "Series" workshop. I did some quilting on it (not shown yet) and have been trying to quilt the circles with some metallic thread that keeps bunching up on the back. I will have to figure this out since I really like the thread. I don't love this quilt as much as the previous one, but maybe if I keep at it, I'll be able to bond with it.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I finished this one from the Empty Spools seminar with Jeanette DeNicolis Meyer. I took the workshop "Working In A Series" hoping to gain some confidence in my own work. I don't think I started out that way, but once I got there....So I had lots of advice, and "you should..." and it was all good, but I had to struggle to stay on track and do my own thing, good or bad. So I am very proud of this one. I used all my own hand dyed fabric and I like it very much. It just evolved, and when I did the quilting last night I was really into it and listening to CCR, hence the name "Green River." I am taking it to Portsmouth Fabric today to hopefully be included in the 30th anniversary celebration display on the Brick Wall Gallery. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Finished this wall hanging this weekend. Now I'll have to paint the dining room and kitchen to really make things pop! We've had the paint for 2 years and painted one wall right before Christmas. It really looks great and now we need to finish! I have so many UFO's that it is good to finish something. (Wish there were about 60 hours in a day.) I got a bag o' buttons at Quilted Threads in Henniker and stacked some lime green and purple ones in the flowers. Fun.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This pile of fabrics will someday become a beautiful (I hope) paper pieced quilt. I am taking a workshop tomorrow with Judy Niemeyer and I am using the "Total Eclipse" pattern. I favor batiks, but thought these (mostly) Kaffe prints would be fun. Certainly a whole day of just sewing will be fun!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
I am devastated by Perley's death yesterday. He was sitting in my lap, we were watching the birds, having coffee. I went downstairs an hour later and he was dead on the floor. Only 6 years old! He went to work with me every day, sat in the window. If I put the music on, he wouldn't stop begging until I picked him up and we had a few dances. Then he'd settle in for the day, all content. If I muttered to myself, he'd answer me. I just don't know what happened to him. It could have been a stroke. But I am afraid that he may have been knocked about and trampled by the dogs he loved and trusted so much. When they heard someone at the door and jumped up and ran to see, he may have gotten caught up. It's hard for me to deal with them today, I just don't know. Maybe tomorrow. It's quiet in the studio today.