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Sittin’ and Stitchin’

I decided to seed stitch the planets in my alternate universe. I am wondering if I can get this done before we leave next week. So, I am watching mindless TV and stitching and stitching.

I used one of my discharge samples for my fiber sketch today. It is a bit silly, glittery and fun. I call it Star Struck. I used some organza and glitter. I managed to spill half the container of glitter on the floor.

I got to spend an hour with both of my brilliant daughters this morning. Lisa flew in to town and borrowed one of our cars to drive to Grant’s Pass, where she is teaching a drawing and painting class for Ace Camps. Steph came over, and it was so nice to have a sharing time of what we are all up to. Lisa, of course, wins the medal for doing the most.

I added a lovely piece to my fiber art collection today. I purchased this piece by Natalya Aikens from the SAQA auction. Can’t wait to see this in person.

4 Responses to “Sittin’ and Stitchin’”

  1. jenclair says:

    The stitching is perfect, adding such great texture!

  2. Pam says:

    I love the seed stitching. I’ve only done that on two of my quilts – it’s very hard on fingers if you have a lot of layers and time consuming. But totally worth it, it adds so much to your project.

    Congratulations on getting Nayalya’s quilt. She’s great!

  3. As a knitter, was glad I could see seed stitch up close in your work. Different yet similar intent to raise the surface. Been appreciating your alternate universe images…think most artists feel some form of living elsewhere.

    Tonight we go to a Neighborhood Quilting Project designed by a graduate art student I met at PSU. We’re helping to sew block together–fabric from her neighbors in Portland’s Brooklyn form a “map” of where she lives.

  4. Jeannie says:

    I was eyeing Natalya’s art work and poof! it was gone! I am so glad you purchased it. Her work is amazing. Have a great weekend.