Tuesday, April 28, 2009
My husband spent last weekend turkey hunting for the first time. My mother-in-law gave me a break Saturday afternoon and took the kids for 7 hours. I haven't had seven hours home alone in much longer than I can remember. Despite having a rather cruddy cold, I had to do something creative. First I painted a bunch of watercolor paper. Very fun to just play with the colors. I had the entire kitchen floor covered with paper! These were also painted on both sides so I could use them for bookmarks.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I've been busy creating quite the pile of inchies for a couple swaps. Now I just need to put the backing on them. I didn't have any fabric that would work, so I quickly dyed some up in the microwave with some Rit dye I had hanging around. I love how it turned out and it was so easy! Judy Coates Perez wrote an article about it for Quilting Arts. I highly recommend you check it out!
I also need to put the backing on some ATCs for another swap. The theme is "music." I named these "Song of my Hidden Heart." The horizontal ribbons reminded me of sheet music and the round washers of notes. I really know nothing about music, but I guess that is also the nature of the songs hidden so deep within our hearts. Its time to learn!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Forgive me -- family life has been a little busy and I haven't had the energy to do much posting lately. Back on April 1st we had our "Window" reveal on Twelve by Twelve. We left the same day for a quick trip down to sunny California, so I didn't get a chance to mention it over here. Make sure to pop over and check out everyone's wonderful quilts. Our next challenge is "Identity." I have some ideas brewing, but in a very chaotic state at the moment. We'll see what develops.
Most of my latest projects are half finished. I'm working on something for Art Fiber Fest this June. The theme is "Orbs" so I have been exploring circles. I'm usually very angular. It's good to explore a new direction. I've also made a few bookmarks and some note cards. I've been enjoying just playing without much pressure.