Monday, April 21, 2014

A Small Finish

I was able to get this done Easter morning.  I just realized that there is a downside to having a teenage driver...I don't have as much sit and wait time.  Hmmm.  I will have to find a different way to get all my small projects done.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Off-Topic Crazy Animals Sketch

My kids told me to post this photo.  I am taking an online class with some friends and one of the assignments is drawing and painting a quirky animal totem pole.  I am so behind that I have no clue what week that assignments was...Anyway, I had some time and an ad from my New Mexico magazine made me want to try. This was my quick sketch.  My kids added the microphone and the pocket protector...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Some Pottery

I have been working on my middle child's quilt and gave myself a break yesterday.  I stitched some more pottery and was looking forward to moving a little quicker on this piece.  No such luck.  The rest of the pots need basketweave.  The only good part is that it is easy to work when I am tired.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Crazy Quilt Block





Well, I think this is done.  Now I can get back to Ghost Dancer and Elizabeth and Heirloom....

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Taking Over My Life.....

I have spent most of my spare time working on this block.  As I look at it, I see that is has lots more work.  The bottom section is too light; it needs beads, or flowers or something.  The upper left corner(above my brazilian flower)is blank.  Also need more on the striped fabric.  The seam to the bottom left is blank and needs some ribbon or something.  All this takes time, but I am loving the process.  

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mail Art Play Day

I needed to get some cards made so my dd and I played this afternoon.  The white card on the top is just gessoed.  The next two have a few layers, but are not done yet.  The two on the left are finished and ready for a message and to be mailed.  It was fun and great to bounce ideas off my artsy daughter.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crazy Quilt Mistakes

 This first block is a reject.  I was really beginning to like it and see great potential, but I found several of my seams were falling apart.  Lesson learned:don't over trim the seams!
This is my next attempt.  I have a big piece of lace to add and lots of beads. (Surprised?) These blocks are taking over all my stitching time and I find myself unable to sleep because I am thinking of what I need to add to the block...
  I need to get back to Ghost Dancer as it is so close to being finished.