Saturday, February 15, 2014


 I did some mindless stitching today.
Took a piece of discharge fabric and
stitched logs. Than I worked on the
African piece. Too busy. Need to
chop down and add some solid color
borders. Maybe cream burlap
Still fighting the cortisone shots.
Not feeling too creative.
Have a nice peaceful week-end.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Studio clean up

 Sorry I took a couple of days off.
The steroids shots to my knees made me feel bad
for 3 days. I sketched out an idea for a new quilt
My neighbors wood pile behind the fence. I
will be expanding this for a SAQA entry.
Remember the fabric I thought I did not have
any more. Well I cleaned the studio and found
another yard. I am putting the big quilt to the
side for 3 weeks while I get some deadlines met.
So today I decided to clean up a bit before
starting a new project. Happy surprise.
 This is where I am now.
I will go back to it later.
I  have until the end of October to finish it.
Meanwhile I want to enter some of the International
Quilt  Show categories and also one for SAQA.
Well now with a clean studio I can think again.
Amazing how it gets to a point of being too messy.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sun and shadows

 The sun makes such pretty patterns on the snow.
Delicate tracings of the branches
blue grey on the snow.
 Today I fused leaves on branches all day.
It seems to take hundreds of leaves per tree.
 This last photo of an icicle is unique.
A sideways icicle.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thoughts about spring

There must be an end to winter sometime.
At least by March 15th.
My thoughts have turned to birds, branches and leaves.
I am going to do a larger version of the bird
on a branch for some show this year.
I will take a break from the big quilt to make
something for SAQA.
I am thinking of log piles or wood grains.
Today I go off to the knee Doc for another shot.
So I will disappear for 24 hours until the
swelling goes down.
Than I am good for another 3 months.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Why didn't I think of that.

One of the members of  the Art Quilt site sent me a E-mail .
Scan it and print it on your printer.
Simple solution to my problem.
I have a scanner and a large format printer,
I even have some pre coated fabric from Darhma.
What a brilliant idea.
I will act on that today.
Off to the studio to continue the project.