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And It Isn’t Even Spring

We are having a very tolerable winter, I must say. Today the temps were in the 50s and there were clear enough skies to see Mt. Hood, hardly every happens in the winter. I accompanied Mr C to Trinity this morning. He was working the pantry food handouts. I had some arts stuff to take care of. We took Scooter with us and I walked him around NW Portland. There is a part of me that would love to live down there and walk to everything and be part of the hustle and bustle of the downtown.

Scooter was such a good boy and got lots of loving from the folks coming and going from Trinity. I also enjoyed listening to the conversation between the homeless and Mr C and Lydia. It was a complete departure from what I would normally do and I enjoyed it. It is part of my plan for the new year — get out of my rut.

This afternoon, I finished yesterdays 3 x3 by sandwiching it and doing some simple stitching.

I also did some felting for today’s 3 X3. It is up at the top of the post. I used red prefelt for the background. I have to admit to a love affair with felting fibers together. My friend Terry thinks they look like something the cat threw up!! LOL But, I love the melding of fibers and colors and then adding simple embellishments. So, I am very happy with this little piece.

This is what I did tonight:

These are the pages of my Sketchbook Project for this year. The deadline to send these in must be coming up. The watercolors that I have done are just backgrounds for stitching that I want to do on each page. Some of the stitching will be done by hand, but most will be free motion machine stitching. I hope it works!!

Tomorrow, I hope to finish cleaning my studio. I want to pull off the felt from my main design wall and redo it. It is kinda grungy looking after five and a half years.


3 Responses to “And It Isn’t Even Spring”

  1. Vicki Miller says:

    I loce your little felted piece at the top -lovely colours

  2. Judy says:

    I cannot believe that you’ve been in your Portland home for 5-1/2 years!!! OMG!!! Where has the time gone????? I like what you are doing with your daily work. The felting really appeals to me….and yes, I have seen fur balls that look similar, but I LOVE felting! Yours is lovely!
    Does this warmer winter worry you? We’ve had a few cold days this past week, but it is warming again, and I fear our winter is just about over. Global warming really worries me.

    My Boys send love to Your Boy!


  3. I’m glad Mr. C is feeling better today.