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!
Finished the therapy quilt. It is called "Last Dance".
Here are some of the blocks I've done since the Judy Niemeyer workshop last Monday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Therapy blocks, playing with scraps of hand dyed and painted fabric, mostly my own and a few are from friends. The challenge will be to put it together.

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!
This one is done. It was fast, easy and one of those quilts you make just to put fabrics together.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thelma, the mother turkey that roams our field every day, brought her chicks to the feeder at the window the other morning. They are so cute! We've also had a fox at the feeder several times, so I hope they make it.

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.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

PERLEY June 15, 2003- June 7, 2009
My constant companion is gone. I am shattered.

Friday, June 5, 2009

It's getting there. Still in big pieces on the wall, I think I have to add some lighter fabric to the "geese" border. In some spots the point of the star get lost. But I'm inspired to finish now.