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Copenhagen

I’m still trying to return to my own time zone and embrace our usual routine. But it is hard. I always have a hard time going home. Gary, his sister and I decided that we needed to make a trip to Copenhagen where his niece, husband and daughter are living.  We had no idea that […]

Creative Art: A Shared Projection of Individual Perspectives

Illustration: John Hopper. Perranporth beach, Cornwall, 2014. Individuality is an important part of who we are, our uniqueness is an expression, a creative perspective of the self. Although much is talked of the negativity that can be the ego, I think personally, that characteristics and experience of the individual are important. Show More Summary

Ahem, while I’ve been away…

Please pardon me while I try to re-enter life after returning from vacation. We visited some family in Copenhagen and then took a detour through Iceland on the way home.  More photos coming soon.  The above photo is Copenhagen along the lakes in the center of the city.Filed under: Traveling Pants

Castle Blocks

August is my month to organize, gather blocks & create a quilt for the Faith Circle of Do.Good. Stitches.  We make quilts and send them to Restore Innocence, an organization that rescues girls from human trafficking.  I am asking my fellow block makers to make this Castle Block for me. I would venture to guess […]

The Role of the Creative Artist

Illustration: 'Ustavki' of women's blouses embroidered with wool from Jasina, Subcarpathia. What is and has been the role of the creative artist? In a way, we are conduits of the past. We store, interpret, and pass on the discoveries and interpretations of our ancestors. Show More Summary

Wild but not lost

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I will be away from here, and Facebook and most everywhere through August. In September I will be changing things up a bit. Opening a new shop among other things. For now just concentrating on Diaries, there is a link...

MY FIRST EVER PAYING CUSTOMER

I have a client at our office that asked me months ago about making her a t-shirt quilt. Then she ended up bringing me around 50 shirts so I had to pick 12 to use. I'm not fond of t-shirt quilts as I feel they simply take too much time for the outcome. Show More Summary

FINALLY QUILT PICTURES

This weekend I finally had time and felt well enough to sew. I have so many pending and promised projects that I wonder if I'll ever be finished or at least caught up. Here's a baby quilt for my son-in-law to give one of his co-workers. Show More Summary

Piecing 101: Accurate Cutting

When it comes to quilt making, accurate cutting can be just as important as accurate sewing.  Especially when there are a million tiny little pieces! The first thing you will want to do even before cutting is to press & straighten your fabric.  This just sets the foundation for better overall success. (photo courtesy of […]

This old heart

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Here is Old Nine. Hanging by a thread. A cloth that reminds me how much I like nine and that I could spend the rest of my life expressing that. It reminds me also, how long I have been doing...

NEW KITTY SEEMS RIGHT AT HOME

Wasn't feeling well yesterday after the doctor and decided to take a nap. Woke up to find her sharing the pillow. I have some quilts in the works so hopefully the pictures will be here soon. Have to scrub the house this weekend but then it's back to sewing.

GRAND DOG TURNS 1

Well last week was Azeroth's (AKA little dog) first birthday. Since he eats everything in sight he received a elk horn and a rubber bone for a gift. We'll see how long those last. Love that little dog but he is still crazy. Here are his pictures, then and now.

I'M STILL HERE

I can't believe I've been gone from here for a month. Right after finishing the bedroom I had so many plans and quilts I wanted to get finished. However, the devil had other plans. I got the flu July 5 and it really threw me for a loop health wise. Show More Summary

Garden in July

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Even with a rough and late start. Even with the lack of big rain. Even with the lack of tending due to the broken toe. There is food. What I planted is sort of mingled with what grew on its...

Practicing touch

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

It took 7 months but I think we are there. Feral no more. alternative video link if you see no player Right after this he let me pick him up.

The Woven Work of Stanley Bulbach

Illustration: Stanley Bulbach. 'Agate Stream'. It is always interesting to see how different creative individuals approach their work and their medium, but it is often just as interesting to see where these individuals originated, where they gained their core influences, and what sent them along their unique creative path. Show More Summary

Wonder Clips vs. Binding Clips

This may be blasphemous to say in the quilting world…  and I’m certain I am in the crazy minority…  but I am not a big fan of the Wonder Clips.  They are all the rage right now. Let me explain myself and you can judge me if you like.  See how the red half of […]

Looking Closer at Weave

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Considering Weave has begun to be like pulling an old self out of the closet. I yell Wake Up, Wake up! My current self has had a lot of practice ignoring wake-up calls. Note to self. As an older person,...

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