I’m happy to say that this month’s UFO for the American Patchwork & Quilting UFO Challenge has only been a UFO for a year (or maybe two?) and even better yet, it’s something that I made for myself. It’s a travel sewing kit from the tutorial on the “lots of pink here” blog. Now that […]
I was really looking forward to this week’s lesson for the Jane LaFazio sketching class. This week: shoes! I chose to sketch the Electric Purple Chucks that I bought myself as part of my 40th birthday presents. They’ve become my favorites. But, they are not as dirty as they look in the painting; I just […]
Many years ago, I was the charity quilt coordinator for my guild. In that role, I was the recipient of many, many donated UFOs. What absolutely surprised me was how much I loved dealing with other people’s UFOs. I have rarely felt as creative as I did when staring at a stack of blocks and […]
Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s also Creative Play Date Day. I’m not feeling very creative today because I am still getting over the plague that my daughter brought home from school so I decided I would just play today. For me that means working on personal quilts rather than professional ones, like this one: This is […]
I have been thinking about the nature of creativity for years, but nothing has helped me understand the topic more than having a child. My daughter created fearlessly from the moment she could first hold a crayon. But, judging from the stacks of papers other parents took home with them from day care, she’s just […]
The Muse seems to be stuck on political work lately. This new piece is no different. This piece is entitled “Welcome Mat” and it is roughly the size of one at 20″ x 30.” I used fusible, raw edge applique to add the Arabic letters, which say “Ahlan wa Sahlan,” meaning “Welcome.” I studied Arabic […]
Here’s my project from Week 2 of the sketching and watercolor class with Jane LaFazio. Happily, they do actually look like leaves, but my watercolor painting still needs a little work. Still, stretching myself a bit with a new medium is great fun even if these paintings will never see the light of day.
Do you remember the movie “Groundhog Day”? Bill Murray had to keep doing his day over again and that inspired me to write this post today. If I had a quilting do over, what would I do? It was easy to pick a quilt because I am currently doing it over. This is my wedding […]