Line in the Sand

Here’s the finished piece for the BirdZeed January Challenge. “Line” was the inspiration word.  For this piece, I began by thinking of phrases about lines: “Walk the Line,” “Tow the Line,” and “Line in the Sand,” which is the one that Robyn mentioned in her blog post about the Alamo in San Antonio. “Line in […]

Photo Friday – Fruit

My photography class has ended, but now I am taking Sketching & Watercolor – Journal Style with Jane LaFazio so for the next few weeks, I’ll have some of that work to post here. This week’s lesson was in drawing and painting fruit. What I did does actually look like fruit so mission accomplished!  The colors […]

Two Rows of Names

I’ve been working steadily this week on my “Victims” quilt (which may explain why I am in such a mood of melancholy).  I now have two rows completed to share. When it’s done, the quilt will be about as long as it is wide now.  

Off to a Good Start

January is not even close to over yet and I already have my UFO completed for the American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge. #apqresolution I had one of these place mats made already so I only needed to finish three. And, it’s only January and I already have an item ready for my guild’s show […]

Hello World!

Remember last week in my Creative Play Newsletter when I talked about how the Universe doesn’t always work from the same project plan? Boy, is the Universe having a good laugh at my expense this week!  My husband is away this week for work so I had an ambitious To Do List full of energetic […]

New Year, New Project

Yeah, I do have enough to do but I felt like doing something new and taking a class so I signed up for one. It’s with Jane LaFazio (Jane is a watercolor, mixed media and quilt artist..) and it’s called Sketching and Watercolor: Journal Style.  Neither sketching nor watercolor painting are things that I am any good […]

Design Wall Tuesday in Provence

Here’s what’s on my design wall today: Is it a little busy? Yes. Do I care? No. Why not?  It’s for a back.  It’s for the back of a quilt that I am making for myself. It’s going to be the back of The Quilt Show 2016 BOM that I did.)  The fabrics are precious […]

2016 Year in Review

I’ve seen a few “Year in Review” blog posts lately and decided that it is a great idea.  I have long done that in my personal life and it seems like a good practice for my quilting work too so here goes: One of my biggest quilting accomplishments this year has to be publishing “Ravaging […]