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Archive for January, 2017

I’ve Got This

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Whew! I recovered from my very bad sinus infection and finally got to the studio to work on this. It is now being quilted here at home. It is simple straight line quilting so I should finish it tomorrow, photograph it on Tuesday and submit it.

I used some snow dyed fabric from a couple of years ago (or more) for the hope background. I was able to use up a lot of the murky, not quite black fabric that I dyed last year for the main background. I wanted the hope segment to be a beacon beaming out from the murky darkness of the current political morass of this country. And considering the amount of citizen involvement this week-end, I am feeling some hope.

I found this fabric in my stash of backing fabric. I think it works perfectly.

Since I have been ill and indisposed and then working like crazy to get the hope quilt done, I am a bit behind on my silk stitch along.

Here they are with the latest stitches.

Having this to work on in the evening really helps to center me and calm me down.

All I’ve Got is Hope

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

I felt enough better to spend some time at my studio this afternoon and got this far on my hope poster. I will go back tomorrow and hopefully get it to the quilting stage.

I have gotten behind on my silk stitch along. Here is the progress so far.

I am so glad I had this to work on while I have been down with the crud.

An Unexpected Delay

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

We did this. Walked with 100,000 others in the Woman’s March in Portland. I got soaked and chilled to the bone. Now, I am down with the flu or a sinus infection. More photos from our day. The whole Portland family.

This was my view most of the march!!

Despite getting sick, I am so happy that I did this. It was an exhilarating experience. The new administration is scary, but we have the majority and eventually, we will prevail.

I went to the studio to work on an idea I had for a poster quilt for a SAQA show, using the word hope.

Now, I don’t know if I will be able to finish it in time.

The day after the march, I had an SDA meeting at Oregon College of Art and Craft. And, I entertained the whole family for taco supper and birthday cake to celebrate Mr C’s and Lisa’s January birthdays.

I got a bit behind in my silk stitch along. I haven’t even felt like doing hand stitching. Today, I added bullion know flowers in the grass.


More Making While Snowed In

Monday, January 16th, 2017

We are hoping that this is our last day of below freezing weather. We are due for warmer temps and torrential rains and flooding, now. I guess I am glad we live on a hill! We did get out and about this week-end. We found that our car, which has 4 wheel drive, handles the snowy and icy roads quite well.

I finished the Arty Oven Mitts that I started. They needed a binding around the opening.

I also have made some good progress on knitting two more pink pussy hats. I think I can finish them by Saturday. I made the ribbing white for one of them because I did not have enough yarn of that color for a whole hat. I think it will look great.

I have made progress on the Silk Stitch Along with Laura Wasalowski. First is my practice piece. Just a reminder that I am using the same colors on each piece. They look so different in some cases.

Tomorrow, I am going to do some work on my Indigo Moon house. It needs a more rigid interior. Here is a photo of it. We are going to share 3-D work at a SAQA meeting on Wednesday.



Snowed In and Making

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

We are still snowed in here in Portland. Schools will be closed again tomorrow. We ventured down the hill to the grocery store this afternoon. The streets are all packed snow. By Monday, we are supposed to finally get above freezing with rain and it will soon disappear. Today the sun came out and it was beautiful to see the trees and buildings shrouded in snow.

I am so glad that I have lots of projects to work on. I have two sides of one of my oven mitts ready to stitch together.

I did free motion quilting first and what a mess. I ripped it all out and did some more sensible straight line quilting.

I have both trees finished for my silk stitch along with Laura Wasalowski. And I have been working on two more pink pussy hats. The top embroidery is my practice piece and the other one, I try to remedy the mistakes I had in the first.

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