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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

I Can Do This

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

I was on the verge of a meltdown tonight.  I have a very full schedule for the next two days. An important Artists Among Us coordinators meeting. I had to put together a slide show from all of those who have expressed an interest. We will be doing the jurying tomorrow. There are documents to go to those who get in that have not been approved, and I am supposed to send an e-mail to those who get in by March 2nd. I am leaving Friday morning for an SDA symposium in Seattle.

I want so much to have undivided time to work on my neighborhood walk piece. I am behind on my timeline for that. I have the elements fused (see above) but no screenprinting has been done.

Add to the mix that I have to pick up M & M from school tomorrow and supervise homework, make dinner and get them to school with lunch on Thursday morning. Oh, and then I have a dental hygienist appointment sometime on Thursday -can’t remember when.

I got the slide show done and printed an excel file of all the entrants before dinner. After dinner, I thought I just want to curl up and watch junk tv. But, I went down to the studio and made a 3 x3, committed to the layout for the Mr C and Scooter piece and lightly fused it. Hung it up on the design wall. Took it down and made some adjustments. The printing and sewing will have to wait until next week.

I worked on some of the documents for AAU and printed out what I have done so far for my partners in crime to look at tomorrow. And…..sighed a sigh of relief. I can do this!!

Here is todays blue 3 x 3:


Making Progress

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I can’t believe that I am coming to the end of the blue month. Only two more days. I have to round up all my yellow fabric. I have a feeling that yellow is going to be very challenging.

After a morning with the laptop formatting and sending Constant Contact e-mails, I got to the studio this afternoon. I think I fixed the transition from spring to summer.

I printed all of the organza trees.

And fused and trimmed them.

Tomorrow, I will get every thing fused, do some screen printing and hopefully, I can start stitching on Thursday. Wednesday is a busy day with meetings, picking up M & M and having them stay over night. Steph is taking Jack on a little overnight to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood for his birthday, which isn’t until March, but we had to coordinate my schedule and theirs so that the kidlets could stay with us.

Speaking of kidlets, I got these adorable tiny knitted goodies from Cindi Goodwin, who lives in Florida. We both have little girl grandchildren due next month. These hats are so tiny, I think our baby girl won’t wear them for long. Her dad is 6′ 5″ and her Mom is close to 6″!

I couldn’t sleep last night — not sure why. I moved into the guest bedroom so as not to disturb Mr C. I am feeling very sleepy tonight so I am hoping for a nice winter’s nap.

I Love Trees

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Was it the middle of the night or was it while I was walking with Scooter? I just new I had to have bigger and more elegant trees in my walking with Mr C and Scooter quilt. That is one of the beauties of my neighborhood — the trees which have a different beauty for every season. I played around in photoshop most of the afternoon, stylizing photos of trees to get the image I wanted. This is the winter tree.

Here is spring –

Summer –

And autumn –

They are printed on organza. After I add Mistyfuse to the back, I will trim around them. They are making me very happy.

Here is today’s 3 x3. It is a memory of how it looked at 4:30 when I took Scooter for a walk – blue skies and sunshine, after a morning of rain. Really beautiful.

It was stitched very quickly because I was busy with trees and the Oscars.

I enjoyed The Artist, which we saw last night, but I didn’t think it was Oscar worthy. I am a bit mystified by all the hype. I really thought George Clooney should get best actor. But what do I know!!

Multi-Tasking Kind of Day

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Here is yesterday’s 3 x 3 — a reverse applique circle and seed stitching. I was running out of time today, so I grabbed a piece of silk indigo shibori and did the zigzag free motion quilting.

Here is the fused background with winter at the top.

I think I need to work on the blending between spring and summer. My other dilemma was that the photos printed on organza were not showing up very well. I went to Mill Ends, to look for something to put behind them that would still have some transparency. I found some cotton organdy. Light bulb went on. I reprinted the photos on the cotton organdy and am much happier.

Above you see the differencce. The bottom print is on the cotton. The others on organza.

Here are the photos all printed on the cotton organdy. I still need to add misty fuse and trim them.

I also made a few more thermofax screens for the background.


And leaves:





For dinner tonight, I made a delicious white bean and turkey chili. It was so good. The last two times we have gone out to dinner, I have been so disappointed with my main course. I am a much better cook that some restaurant chefs, I have decided.

In a few minutes, we are going to our local, vintage movie theater to see The Artist.

I hope you are enjoying your week-end, too.