Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Work is madness and I find I have little time and energy to do much when I get home. I did manage to make myself a handy bag to haul all my necessary junk around in. Its a nice size, not too big. Not too small. With an outside and an inside pocket and most importantly a zipper top to keep everything inside staying inside! The photo makes the outside pocket look a bit slanted but in actuality it is straight. The photo is before it was filled with the essentials of daily goodies. Thanksgiving was busy with a house full of people and family visiting from out of town. I guess normal will resume sometime in January.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
since it looks like it will be quite a while untill I can get to painting the background fabric for the earlier posted drawing I will show the first in the series of these quilts. this is Red Raven . about 18x22 inches. satin stitch on painted cotton background with bugle beads .
Saturday, November 11, 2006
With all the quilts I have that need finishing I truly don't need to start another one, but...
I have enlarged the drawing of this and am tweaking the bits and parts that need it. This is the part where I wish I had an overhead projector! I resized it with the paint program on the computer. This translated into 9 pages that I glued together matching up the lines. Once it is thus enlarged and hanging on the wall I can see all the things that need changes or delineation. Letting it hang where I can see it for a few days helps in deciding just what it needs or sometimes, does not need. Sometimes adding colors and notations. After I get it to the point where I am happy with the line drawing then it will be transferred to fabric. Of course that is saying that I have fabric ready. I don't. Yet. So while this is firming up in my mind I will finish all the quilts that need the final touches. Well maybe not all of them!
Stage three will be choosing fabric and then transfering the drawing.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Anne, from Grains in the Wind, posted a white on white quilted piece she had done and it reminded me that I had done something similar to it some time ago. So I dug it out and took some photos of it. I was never really satisfied with the way it was turning out and ended up just setting it aside. As I revisit it I think it just might make some neat postcards. Something to keep in mind when I want to jump start the creative process on a day when the muse seems to be on vacation. These are details from the larger piece. And the link to Annes blog is
Thursday, November 02, 2006
If I could I would be sitting in the room just to see all this wonderful impressionist art being auctioned. I love these Klimt paintings! They have a quilt like quality to them dont you think? There are so many beautiful works to see. I could spend hours and hours just browsing the catalog! Check out the Christys site for some very nice eye candy.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Night muse is done. She will be on her way to her new home next week. I played around with borders and bindings and then decided on a blanket stitched edge. It ties into all the hand work I think.
I will miss her. I have a tough time parting with my work. Probably because I take such a long time finishing it. However I have started the process for the next one. The drawing on the top is the beginning. I will keep you posted with periodic progress on her. Stage one is done.