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This and That

Thursday, March 21st, 2013



Have you heard that Google Reader is going away? I know some people have been bemoaning the fact. I have started using Feedly and I really like it. The iPad and iPhone apps are really great, too – better than Flipbook.

It has been a crazy couple of days.  I had SAQA meeting here yesterday. That meant some spiffing up time by Mr C and I. Not to mention getting seating set  up for about 20 people and making 3 pots of coffee.  We had a good meeting. One of our members gave some great information about thread. I learned some things.

Today, I went in for my quarterly blood work and wow, are my numbers down. I am not sure how low my cholesterol should go, but it is now 127! Mr C says I should start eating eggs!

Tonight, I went to see an exhibit of art quilts by a group of 5 women I know. They also showed the documentary, “Stitched,” which was a lot of fun to watch since I know a lot of the featured people.

I completed stitching another row of 3 x3s. I have 3 rows done, so far.



I have been working on the silk quilt, too. But am not going to show any more photos of that.

Here is my drawing for today – one of my favorite foods.

drawing 3-21-13



Something Finished?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013



I think I have finished the painted edge of the gallery frame for Fiesta. The painting is quite primitive, but so is my stitching!! I think it looks pretty good. I want to seal it with some gel medium once it is dry.

I didn’t get much done on the big silk piece. I decided I didn’t want to scrimp so I quickly order some more rainbow dyed silk today. Hope it gets here, soon.

Today, I went out to do some errands. I had to return some things to Macys that didn’t fit and pick up some jewelry that needed some repairs. After I left the mall, I stopped at Fred Meyer to do some grocery shopping. I heard an announcement over the PA system saying would the owner of a beige Lexus with license plate 430CJN please come to customer service. Scared the heck out of me. I thought maybe somebody had done a smash and grab or backed into my car. It turns out that some good Samaritan noticed that I had a flat tire and wanted to be sure that I knew. A quick call to Mr C and he came and took care of the tire while I took his car home with the groceries. I am very grateful to that person because I think I would not have noticed it.

Here is today’s drawing with some watercolor enhancement.

drawing 3-19-13


I thought I would show you the original.



Tomorrow, I have the monthly SAQA meeting here at my house. I am so impressed with how dedicated the members are. We get a pretty good attendance every month.

This and That

Monday, March 11th, 2013


Do any of my readers remember this piece. It is a 12 x 12 quilt that I made for one of the challenges. I made two and this one was voted out. I have always loved it. The SDA members show for the conference in June specifies a 12 x 12 quilt mounted on a gallery frame. I think this will be perfect for San Antonio. I named it Fiesta back when I made it. I am going to paint the frame to complement the quilt. The deadline is April 1 along with several other deadlines around the same time. What else is new.

There is not much new to report around here. I have spent the day cleaning house and doing laundry, preparing for a visit from Jane Davila, who is coming to lecture and teach for my guild. Can’t wait to spend a few days with this talented woman.

This week-end, I printed a bunch of name-tags for my guild on Lutradur. This is Portland and I think we should have reusable nametags. Members can write their name on the name tag and turn it in at the end of the meeting to pick up again at the next one.



I have a couple of ho hum drawings.

drawing 3-10-13


drawing 3-11-13

I am not sure how much blogging I will do in the next few days as I will be busy.


Night and Day

Thursday, March 7th, 2013



Yesterday was one of those days. The weather was atrocious — dark, dreary, cold and persistent rain. I had a lot of work to do sitting at my computer and I got the headache of all headaches — the one I get occasionally. I don’t know what brings them on — a change in air pressure, allergies, stress? I just know that by 7 pm all I wanted to do was go to bed. I gave in for an hour or so and didn’t really sleep. So I got up and watched a couple of episodes of House of Cards with Mr C.

Today? I woke up to delicious sunshine. Headache almost gone. Energy level was back. I had a great day. Like night and day.

I am making progress on making the parts for my big quilt.



I am also making better progress on stitching the 3 x 3s together now that I have a better assortment of beads and thread. I am only on the second row, but this row is moving along much faster.



I only have one sketch tonight. It is of my Bernina. I love it. I think this style of sketching suits me better than trying to be so literal.



drawing 3-7-13


I have made some pretty good process on knitting Paige’s sweater. The pattern is so complicated, but I think I have finally got it down.



Just call me the multi-tasking queen!!





Short and Sweet

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013





My modus operandi these days is to do my SDA work in the morning and hope to get to the studio in the afternoon. Today, I made a foray to a bead shop. I realized that I did not have enough different colors of beads in the sizes I need or beading thread. So now I am set for a while. After doing the grocery shopping for a few days, the day was pretty much gone. I did finish attaching the first row of 3 x 3s.



Here is a detail. You can click on these to see them larger.



And here is my simple drawing for the day.

drawing 3-5-13


My husband and I are hooked on the Netflix mini-series House of Cards. Messed up politicians.  Got to give it my attention.