Archive for March, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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Feeling Motivated

Monday, March 28th, 2016

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We had a really nice Easter week-end and I am feeling pretty good, right now. I am managing my pain quite well, sleeping all night and looking forward to May and a new knee. I am also feeling some creative mojo creeping into my brain. I stopped in at my studio and picked up these fabrics last week. I want to make my SAQA 12 x 12 donation quilt using the fabrics I bought from Elin Noble mixed with some of my hand dyes. I have a preliminary layout:

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I also have a great idea for a larger quilt that I would like to get done before my surgery. The plan I have would allow me to do a lot of the work while sitting at my work table here at home, in my ergonomic chair. Standing for even short periods is very difficult for me.

Yesterday was a great family day. We had Easter brunch at Stephanie’s. She made her traditional cinnamon rolls shaped like a lamb, quiche, salad and bacon. Then the whole family showed up here for dinner. I planned a menu that would not require me to be on my feet a lot. I made roasted salmon, potatoes and asparagus. Clay made a salad. Since Steph’s birthday is later this week, we decided to celebrate yesterday. I made her a special cake with all her favorite flavors in it – a butternut squash spice cake.

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It was Paige’s 4th birthday on Saturday and we were sorry to miss spending it with her. I stole this photo from her mom’s instagram feed. Isn’t she adorable?  I did get to facetime with her and sing happy birthday.

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Her present isn’t quite done. I have the back of the Pooh sweater done and am starting the front.

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So, life goes on here and it is not too bad.

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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Textile Printing Class Wrap-up

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

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Last night was our fifth and final printing and collage class. There was still some printing going on, but most people tried to put together a stitched composition. Barbara made some stuffed fish that are swimming with some one dimensional fish. Nicely done!

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Adia had done several prints on pieces of canvas. She cut them up and started on a collage. We convinced her to remove some items.

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Here is her final composition.

Liz helped her fussy cut her ferns.

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The father and daughter duo, Scott and Tiffany, were hard at work.

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Tiffany ended up with a composition featuring an elephant.

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Marilyn was working on an underwater scene with colorful fish and water plants.

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Ann ended up with a trio of birdy prints.

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I really enjoyed teaching this class with my friend, Allan Oliver, but I am glad it is over. I came home, totally exhausted and in the worst pain. I woke up at 5 with pain and could not go back to sleep. I was at might wits end, but I had my STASH friends coming for our monthly get-together and lunch so I had to suck it up and get busy. We were chatting away when Mr C interrupted to tell me that Kaiser had called and wanted to schedule my knee replacement surgery. Who0pee!! I called them this afternoon and got all scheduled for May 9th. I could have gone the week before, but Mr C has a colonoscopy scheduled and I need to be able to drive him. I wonder if April is going to take forever or fly by!!

I am wondering if I can pull myself together to get two quilts done for upcoming shows since I will be out of commission for a bit. Stay tuned.

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

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