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More Making While Snowed In

Monday, January 16th, 2017

We are hoping that this is our last day of below freezing weather. We are due for warmer temps and torrential rains and flooding, now. I guess I am glad we live on a hill! We did get out and about this week-end. We found that our car, which has 4 wheel drive, handles the snowy and icy roads quite well.

I finished the Arty Oven Mitts that I started. They needed a binding around the opening.

I also have made some good progress on knitting two more pink pussy hats. I think I can finish them by Saturday. I made the ribbing white for one of them because I did not have enough yarn of that color for a whole hat. I think it will look great.

I have made progress on the Silk Stitch Along with Laura Wasalowski. First is my practice piece. Just a reminder that I am using the same colors on each piece. They look so different in some cases.

Tomorrow, I am going to do some work on my Indigo Moon house. It needs a more rigid interior. Here is a photo of it. We are going to share 3-D work at a SAQA meeting on Wednesday.

 

 

Snowed In and Making

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

We are still snowed in here in Portland. Schools will be closed again tomorrow. We ventured down the hill to the grocery store this afternoon. The streets are all packed snow. By Monday, we are supposed to finally get above freezing with rain and it will soon disappear. Today the sun came out and it was beautiful to see the trees and buildings shrouded in snow.

I am so glad that I have lots of projects to work on. I have two sides of one of my oven mitts ready to stitch together.

I did free motion quilting first and what a mess. I ripped it all out and did some more sensible straight line quilting.

I have both trees finished for my silk stitch along with Laura Wasalowski. And I have been working on two more pink pussy hats. The top embroidery is my practice piece and the other one, I try to remedy the mistakes I had in the first.

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Stitching and Knitting and Coping

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

It is snowing again in Portland. This is a photo taken from our dining room window tonight. I was so happy to get out and take a long walk with Mr C and Scooter and not worry about slip sliding. Schools are closed again. Trinity is closed and we will not have our lovely Wednesday night community meal and classes.

I have been getting some stuff done. I finished the first round of stitching on the background up above. I started stitching on the second one tonight. It is interesting to see how the same color thread looks different on the two backgrounds. It probably doesn’t show in the photos.

I also cut and pieced some more fabrics to make two more arty oven mitts.

I knitted a pink pussy hat to wear to the Portland Woman’s march on January 21. I used the Prisma app on the photo. It makes a photo look more arty!! I am knitting two more hats, hoping some family members will wear them.

I have lots to do while I am snowed in. But, I really am getting tired of this winter weather. I did not sign up for this.

Arty Oven Mitt

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

 

I had so much fun making this arty oven mitt. I selected some heavier fabrics from my stash of scraps: bark cloth, upholstery fabric, drapery fabric.

I pieced them into two sections large enough to cut the glove.

Then I layered them with Insul-Bright and some cotton ticking for lining and quilted the sandwiches together.

Next I cut out the glove shapes and stitched them together. I just have to bind the open edge.

I have done the first set of stitches on the silk backgrounds for the silk stitch alongĀ  with Laura Wasalowski. We were told to do a simple horizon line.

It has been good to have projects to work on because the weather here has been miserable. It has been below freezing for a week and then it snowed, sleeted and rain so everything is coated in ice. I am getting cabin fever.

Persevering

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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It is sometimes hard for me to get out of bed, get dressed and put on a happy face. I am still grieving the current political situation. I don’t see much ahead for so many folks in this country but doom and gloom. But, we have to carry on, don’t we.

For my long time readers, you may find this hard to believe, but that is my grandson, Miles, who turned 15 on Sunday. He has grown into such a fine and brainy young man. He is getting straight A’s in highschool. We all got together for dinner at a ramen restaurant and then that delicious mud pie, made by his Mom.

Before that, Mr C and I headed down to Oregon Wine Country for a benefit for Quilts for Empowerment to help Kenyan women who are getting their lives back together after surgery for fistula, a complication of child birth. You may remember that I took some of their embroideries and made quilts which were in a silent auction.

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I finally finished my jellyfish stitching for my SAQA trunk show entry.

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I also finished the one that I did in the wrong orientation.

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I am feeling ready to dig in at the studio and to make some quilts to send out in the world. High Fiber Diet has a theme called, Heat Wave. The main color is to be orange. I pulled some fabrics today and I have an idea. I am almost excited about it, but have a little fear and trepidation as it has been a while since I have done a large piece for a show.

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I did some major food shopping and tomorrow, I will get some pies and cranberry chutney made for dinner at Steph’s on Thursday. I am also doing the turkey. I keep thinking it is the last year for me to do the big bird, but no one wants to take it on!!

So, we keep on keeping on and wait to see what happens.