Occasionally. While sorting through the scrap wood that we picked up from my son's wood shop (that we used for kindling), I find things like this. They are beautiful I save them.
Cloth by jude. Tangle by Soul-o. He is planning a series.
Page. Not book. Page. Curious. I used a dictionary. Looked up page. Because this year is a lot about turning a page. One side of a leaf of paper. Can be used as a measurement of documenting or recording quantity....
A little bit like Sleepy Hollow here yesterday. The slow steady drizzle accelerated the uncovering. The dampness made it feel colder than it was. Gooseberry blushing.
Un rolled. Evidence of rolled remains. I looked and immediately thought about the snow's melting. How what was there is still there. Underneath But not really. How there is motion in stillness. I really like how the red corner folde...
Today sees the release of issue 3 of the Inspirational magazine. This issue is a bumper one as it is more twice the size of earlier issues, with over twice as many pages, and twice as many colour photos. It also has, on top of the eight articles featuring the work of artists, an extra article entitled Artists and Nature. Show More Summary
Today the boundaries of season are in focus. Clearly visible with the dramatic change in temperature here for now. Soul-o is outside. Walking the perimeter of the glacier. His circles ever widening as the ice recedes in the warm sun...
March always brings a sense of transition. Or clarifies it. And then reminds me, really, that to reach for and hold an understanding of change is a growing need. Season reassures. The turn turn turn of it. How it splits...
My friend Lynn has an awesome new fabric line out called INKED, produced by Red Rooster Fabrics. Last October I went to my first Quilt Market to help her out in her booth. Well, now her fabric has launched … Continue reading ?
Well… that took a little bit longer than I had anticipated. The first side section of my Random Sampler is now done. Whew! I decided to stick with the loosely imagined garden theme that was going on. I had originally made three Basket blocks and one Wagon Wheel block. So I made another Wagon Wheel […]
Here’s this week’s video! Skill Level:Confident Beginner Time Commitment: Afternoon + Cost: About $10 for Mask Ease and either a home made screen or store-bought screen and frame. Here’s the complete tutorial on how to use Mask Ease!! Project Hours: … Continue reading ?
Skill Level:Intermediate (see below for why!) Time Commitment: Afternoon Cost: About $12 for the Extravorganza for 5 sheets Here’s this week’s video! So Extravorganza is a product made by Jaquard, and it’s pretty readily available from your art supply … Continue reading ?
Off to visit my boy. He is a woodworker. Since he is closing his current wood shop, we will pick up his remaining scrap. For burning. I salvaged these two pieces from the last load. Tiny wood worlds.
Today’s the day where you can donate $100 and get a random piece of fiber art from 100 fabulous fiber artists! I’m one of them! The piece above is the one I am donating. Get on over to http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html and check … Continue reading ?
This week’s Technique of the Week is inspired by my friend Kathy York! Check out this week’s video for info on how I made this! Skill Level:Intermediate Time Commitment: Weekend + Cost: Around $4 for a bag of polyfil … Continue reading ?
When Julie contacted me and asked me to be part of her blog hop for her fabulous new book, I was SO excited! Julie is a fabulous surface design artist, no doubt about that. But to get a sneak peek … Continue reading ?...
My friend Jamie Fingal has a super cute new line from Hoffman Fabrics called “Autumn is for Birds”, and Jamie invited me to be part of her blog hop to make something out of her adorable fabrics. I have to … Continue reading ...
Here’s this week’s video on Custom Rust Dyeing! Check it out! Skill Level:Intermediate Time Commitment: Weekend + Cost: Under $10 for the Quick Rust Steel The trick to this wonderful project is this cool product called Quick Rust Steel from … Continue reading ?
Here’s this week’s Technique of the Week Video! Skill Level: Beginner Time Commitment: Afternoon Cost: Under $10 for the stickers and paint This week’s technique is from the December/January 2009/2010 issue of Quilting Arts. While in Houston I had the … Continue reading ?
Well after all that backyard renovation, the front yard needed a little touch up. Thank you Lord for tax season over time pay. I added a new outdoor rug and chair cushions for the front cabana. The sheets are for the cats.