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SAQA Donation Quilt

Thursday, May 29th, 2014


I finished this piece, Sky Blue Pink, just in time to get it shipped to SAQA by the deadline and then, boom, today, they extended the deadline to June 15th. Well, it is done and it gave me something to do while I have been nursing a crappy, achy virus. I did copious handstitching on this. I only used my sewing machine to do the edges.

I used some of the fabric that I snow dyed last winter — cheesecloth and cotton.


First I did random seed stitching on the cheesecloth.


Then I used a running stitch to finish the other sections, following the undulations of the cheesecloth section.


I was hoping to get to my studio today to do some printing for the Printed Fabric Bee, but instead, I have stayed in my jammies and watched tv and dozed away the day. Hope I will be better tomorrow. That is the good thing about a virus, you usually wake up and feel fine after a day or two.

Making Progress

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

That is my beautiful daughter, Lisa, in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living. It is an article about collecting. She just finished posting a collection a day on a blog. The photos have been published in a book, due out soon.

A very exciting time for her and of course the Mom is enjoying a vicarious thrill.

Yesterday, I bought a new MacBook. It looks just like my old one, but it is driving me nuts! I spent an hour on the phone with a Mac genius to get my Mail working properly. The Trackpad is driving me nuts because it has a popup menu which is supposed to help, but I don’t like it. It is a big learning curve.

I also got a new camera. I had to get a new tripod because the attachment for my old one was on one of the cameras that was stolen. I upgraded to a Nikon D3100. It is very similar to the D3000, but has better video capability.

So, then I downloaded photos to my new laptop and fought with IPhoto which was being very cantankerous. I still need to upload photos for the Twelve X Twelve reveal and write a blog post.

I am exhausted with all of this. I am still not sleeping or eating well.  I am so far behind in my goals for this month. But, I am making progress. My new iPhone is coming tomorrow. Hope that doesn’t give me fits, too. I have decided to wait until next month to replace the iPad as the next generation is due out.

Here is a photo of my best friend, Scooter. He and Mr C are keeping me sane. This is the first photo I took with my new camera.

Shibori Circles

Monday, February 1st, 2010

I had a meeting this morning and a class tonight for which I crammed this afternoon, but I read the wrong lesson, oh well! I am still happy that I had time to cut some more circles for the second irrigation circle piece.

My studio is a mess because I have been auditioning fabrics for the backgrounds.

I am trying to stay calm and just keep working because I have so many deadlines coming up. So now, I am going back to the slow cloth — the hand stitched silk circles.

Back to Reality

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

We arrived home on Tuesday night, and it has been difficult to get back in the swing of things. I had quilt show entries to get done; housekeeping to do as I have a meeting here tomorrow morning. Ya da Ya da! Part of me is longing to be where this is the philosophy!

Here are few photos from the last couple of days. We had an absolutely gorgeous last day on Monday. We took a 4 mile round trip hike down to Tunnel Beach, so called because in the winter the surf often forms tunnels for the expert surfers. But, it was pretty calm when we were there.

Here is the sunset on Monday evening, not spectacular, but very lovely.

On our way to the airport, we stopped at an overlook of one of the wildlife refuges. It was so lush.

While on Kauai, I did lots of reading and some hand stitching on my silk irrigation circles. You can see a sneak peak up above and here. It is slow going. I am not sure that I can get this done in time for the High Fiber Diet show.

Scooter stayed at a dog boarding/day care out in the country. I think he had a great time, but he was a mess. His long coat was matted and dirty. No one was brushing him!! So I took him to the groomer today, and now he looks as if he was on a crash diet. She even had to trim his bushy tail!

I am going to do a little reading  — I am so close to finishing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Then, it is PR!!

Winding Things Up

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Here is the linen embroidery thread that I dyed with Colorhue dyes; all dry and wound on bobbins. I am so happy with the results.

Here is the bamboo thread:

I was so thrilled to find the DMC bobbin winder and bobbins. No more tangled embroidery threads.

I am almost finished packing for our early morning departure for paradise. I have 3 books and the hand-stitching on the quilt to keep me from getting bored. I have a camera and my battery charger with extra batteries to for the hunt for the green flash. I have two bathing suits which I may never wear. I only own one pair of shorts. I am so not a direct sunlight person. I have my sunhat, sunscreen and two pairs of sunglasses. What else do I need?

I have wifi at the cottage so I will be checking in with reports on our escapades. Better finish the packing and get some sleep. I must be up at 5:30 am.