Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Finished Another One

Finished 23 and Everyone Else. I am working on something a bit different, 2 quilts that will be housed in an Artists Box. working title is Grandma is in the Kitchen Grandpa is in the Parlor.

Other than that I am thinking about packing for the Quilt National opening, it is their 40th anniversary and big doings are planned. My friend Sandy is driving Miss Daisy. We plan on fun. Film at 11. Well, maybe a link to YouTube also.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

23 & Everyone Else

I am thinking about all the ads for 23 & Me. It seems the "in" thing to find out your ancestry, who you are and how you got there, kind of thoughts. The bigger question we need to ask ourselves is why we are here. There is no easy test for that, it involves deep thought and soul searching.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Working, working, working

Sometimes you start with a very basic idea. After some study, things are moved around, removed, adjusted, sewn down, trimmed and studied again.

Then you think some more! And you study, things are moved around, removed, adjusted, sewn down, trimmed and studied again. I love the process.
And here is the little man, in the sun hoping a squirrel might be blinded by the sun and run into him. Good luck Bobby.

Monday, April 22, 2019

How I Spent the Day

A brief interlude with Bobby. He does get up and run around a bit. Eventually. Sometimes.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Jump In . . .

The Gene Pool!

My paternal great grandmother and two of her ten children. Love the upholstery fabric that was recycled from an interior decorating firm. Sometimes when they know it will be reused they seek out people. This came from a meeting of our critique group the Tens. One member was contacted and asked to pick up a 3 foot stack of good sized fabric. I think we all got something to work with, I got the upholstery fabric, another member got the sheers to play with.

Love the giant bow tie on my great uncle.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Hackneys

Sometimes a piece goes together like butter and toast. Like Annie Hall Meets Aunt Kitty.

But then there are pieces that are vexing. And I hate to quit on something. I figure if I struggle and it doesn't come out as I would like I at least learn something.

Thus The Hackneys are kicking my behind. I had them printed on gauze, first mistake, they were kind of dull and dark. Then I painted them with a yellow/orange paint, mmm, okay. Then I stitched a grid on them and played with some metallic thread, still dull. So, I cropped them in tight and started to do some hand stitching. They're are coming more alive. For now.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Annie Hall Meets Aunt Kitty

Or maybe Aunt Kitty influenced Annie Hall. I am thinking this photo maybe from the 1920's or early 30s. Actually she was holding a fishing pole and there was a large fish hanging next to her. My Great Aunt the trophy fisherwoman!

Love the drapery fabric behind her. I am going to add a bit of color, I think. Red and blue on some of the postage stamps.