Saturday, December 13, 2014

Progress

 I don't think I have seen the top of this surface
since February. Making some headway.
Nice to have a clean slate to start the New Year.
 This is how far we are in washing fabrics.
The bottom 2 shelves of the left hand cabinet are
still not done. Plus I have a cabinet of commercial
fabrics that haven't been touched.
Bigger job than I thought.
 I also rehung the walls to show this years production.
I am thinking of having a little open house.
Looking forward to the week-end. We are celebrating
our oldest sons 50th birthday.
Time does fly.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Some of my favorite things.

My favorite spot in my home.
Sitting at my machine.
In the studio creating new art.
Almost have it cleaned and ready to go for another year.
 The river that flows through our county.
It has been a cornerstone in our history.
Water inspires me love the reflections.
Dreamy fall photo.
Last but not least TREES,
I have always had an affinity for trees.
As a child I spent hours in tree forts up in the
oak trees playing and dreaming.
It seems like most of my art has trees in it.
They inspire me, shade me and are beautiful.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Washing all the fabric in the studio.



Last month I decided to wash all my fabrics to remove
the chemicals used in processing.
What an endeavor.
One I have too much fabric.
It is making me think twice about going into a fabric store.
I will need to live to the ripe old age of 100 to use it all.
Two it has been a challenge not to stop and start creating
something. The beautiful fabrics give me ideas and they
flow under my iron. The urge to stop and start making
is hard to resist. I am about half way now.
I am determined to finish by the end of the year.
After all January 1st is when I start next years quilts.
I have a flower theme show and the Chair show in
August. Today my helper and I will do the Christmas
stockings. We will stay away from the irons for a week.
While off to stuff stockings.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

93 years young

This is the new painting my friend Doris B. Myers did for
the winter d├ęcor in the Farmhouse Restaurant. Doris is 93
and she still has it. This is a 48 by 40 painting.
Huge.
Not an easy size to handle.
I hope someday I can paint this good.
If you are in Indiana and headed south on I-65
look for the Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure.
The Restaurant is part of this property.
Stop in for a good meal and take a look at the art.