Saturday, September 30, 2017

Don’t Miss Monday On My Blog

You may or may not have read that I will be offering some of my original design quilts for sale this Monday, October 2 at greatly reduced prices.
Autumn In Hill Country is one of the quilts you will have an opportunity to own. Can you relate to this quilt as you look around where you live or previously lived?

Spider Mum is another one that I will offer at a reduced price on Monday.
My quilts are all original designs and my mastery of using color is evident in all of them.
Don’t miss your chance to own one of my originals at an amazing price.
There will also be a special discount if you purchase more than one.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Quilt Sale Coming Soon!

I have decided to give the opportunity to own one of my quilts to those of you who would like one at a discounted price.
Keep  watching my blog and Facebook.
I plan on starting Monday to offer them to you to purchase at a great discount.
Of course it will be first come, first served.
STAY TUNED and don’t miss out.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

So What Is Happening In My Studio

I am working hard (OK, not real hard) finishing many pieces that have been in progress.
Some might be as much as 30 years old.
I have some that are even older…some of those that I am not super excited to finish are 40 years old which is when I became a serious quilter.
These are all miniatures. I developed a technique for making miniatures. I taught it throughout the US. The strips are 1/4 inch wide.
This quilt started with fabric I painted and you can see it in the 9 patches. The sashing came from one fabric dyer and the border fabric from another. It just needs the binding to finish it.
The top quilt in the picture just needs binding. The other needs quilting and is on my list to have hand quilted.
It will be a great feeling to have these pieces finished.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

My Birthday Present From Me

Yesterday I posted a picture of this chair on my Facebook page and the response was overwhelming. It is so gorgeous from all sides. I wish I could put it in the center of the room so we could enjoy it from all sides.
It was hand painted by Monne Haug, a Kenosha, Wisconsin artist. In addition to being beautiful it is extremely comfortable.
This is the front view of the chair. Notice how she has painted the legs, 3 different greens, one for each section of the legs. …but wait, there’s more.
This is a view of the right side of the chair.
Here is the back of the chair.
And lastly, the left side.
I know you will understand why I wanted this in the middle of the room so all sides could be appreciated.
My plan was to put in in the place I moved out the black leather recliner.
Enter Kim….she had a idea how to move things so it would be visible and appreciated from all sides.
We  worked together. She suggested the location and did the final placement of the chair and cabinet. I found this small cabinet in a bedroom, made the arrangement in the copper pot and added a few accessories. To complement the chair I only shopped my house.
I am so pleased not only with the chair but that it is such a beautiful addition to the room.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Can You Believe This?

Exactly one year to the day and minute the mileage on my car read 2000 miles more than last year.
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This is what I had to say on this date last year:
Exactly three years ago today at this exact time I was on my way home from the car dealership with my new car.
It is now safe in my garage and just turned 6000 miles.
If I drive it again I'll spoil this third birthday surprise for the car

Yes, I have owned it now for 4 years.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

My Studio And My Work–An On Going Process

I am always tweaking my lists, projects and studio organization.
At the present time my studio is full of works in progress waiting to be completed and an assortment of other fiber related things.
My cutting table has pieces of leftovers from projects that I will use to create new work. It also has many  things for various other uses.
There are several projects waiting for attention on my main sewing machine!
I went through a lot of boxes and bins and pulled out small projects to finish when I have short stretches of time to sew.
These are some of the quilts that are in line to be quilted soon along with other supplies, finished work in the background and other stuff.
Yes, this is what a working studio looks like when I am creating and trying to finish things. It is definitely NOT meant to be a gallery or show room at this time.