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Reception at Life and Limb

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Twelve of the diptychs from the book, A Year of Mornings, were enlarged and beautifully framed. If you click on the photo above, you can see the photos better. We bought the top photo on the left. It has the back of Mia with her braid.

This little gallery/shop has lots of great stuff and they specialize in cacti!

That wall with the trees is really amazing.

Here are Steph and Jack chatting with a patron!!

And here is the adorable MAV — Maria — the co-conspirator.

Mia and Miles were playing out on the sidewalk. I took this photo through the glass and so you see a reflection of the gallery.

I enjoy being the mom of the artist. I am so proud of what the two girls have accomplished.

I found the perfect thread this morning for quilting the water. I wanted some teal and orange. I found a Superior King Tut that was perfect.

I started the quilting of the sky which is a little more complicated, but I am loving how it looks. I may have this finished and ready for binding or facing by tomorrow night.


Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

I have finished my final project for Lizzie’s class. Now, I have to write my own critique based on the design principles that we learned. I used red linen for the red lines and the binding. This is such a happy quilt. I love it. For these complex collages, I like to do a simple grid quilting. Here it is. If the binding looks a little wonky, it is because it is not hand stitched on the back – only pinned.


Here is a close-up. You can see how I did the quilting. I had some thread that was variegated red, orange and blue. It was perfect.


I didn’t make it to WW’s today because I had the Columbia Stitchery Guild meeting. I don’t think I lost weight, anyway.

Jean Cacicedo was very entertaining. She talked about good design with some props and a slide show. She is a one-of-a-kind clothing designer. Her coats made from felted wool are to die for!!

Tomorrow I must get organized to leave home for a few days. The STASH group is going on their annual retreat to the Oregon Coast. Whoopee!!

Construction Quilting

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Tonight, Mr C and I dined at a new restaurant near us — A Cena in Sellwood. We shared a salad of grilled romaine wrapped in pancetta with roasted cipollini onions and a dressing of warm pancetta zabaglione. For a main course, I had white bean gnocchi with rosemary-orange lamb stew. This was so fabulous that I didn’t mind at all that I might have gone over my daily WW points. Mr C had seared scallops with potato cake and foi gras and truffle sauce. We haven’t eaten out in a while, and this meal was worth the wait.

Some of my readers shared my consternation of how to quilt the focus fabric in the new quilt. The quilting that I removed yesterday was my attempt to quilt echoing the magenta lines. it just didn’t work. I knew that I needed to do something more organized. So I decided to do a grid with curvy lines and I really like the effect. It works with the other design, but doesn’t fight with it.


Here is another sneak peek.


On this fabric, I used a more subtle thread and quilted wonky vertical lines.


Have a nice week-end!!