Friday, May 28, 2010

Here is a closeup view of the piece.
This piece sold this Labor Day weekend, to a woman from the East Coast. She bought it for her Daughter.

Finished the "Owl Moon" piece. Haven't decided if I am going to take it to the Gallery now or wait until our show next summer..hmmm decisions..I am pleased with how it turned out. My muse had taken a few days off and I was struggling, but I feel like keeping on with the beading again, although when the weather is as beautiful as it was today, its a real struggle to stay in and work. I need to get a kit together again so I can bead outside on the beautiful days, don't want to miss out on the sunshine.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Well, after a three day battle, I have finished another doll. She battled me tooth and toenail, but I won. She's cute I think. I will be talking my dolls to a doll show tomorrow with Irene. Irene is taking her antique dolls and I am talking my "Art" dolls. Should be fun.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We three walked the docks for awhile and watched the fishing crews getting their boats ready to set sail. Joey enjoyed the walk, he sniffed his way along, I know his nose must get tired. He loves to explore when he comes to stay with us.

Jack and I and our Step-puppy Joey went for a walk out on the Spit this evening. It was such a beautiful day. I worked all day, but kept straying to the back door of the Gallery to enjoy the sunshine and the gorgeous view. I don't work tomorrow, so I hope that it is as beautiful a day as today was. We stopped in at the Restaurant at Lands End for a cup of Chocolate and this sail boat was coming by so I stepped out on the deck to get a photo. Turned out beautiful.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Christoper had a hunting dog which he dearly loved and his Parents now have the dog. The dog on this Cab reminds me of Chris's dog. Although the dog on the cab is a prettier dog. I can see Chris smiling as I say that. We all miss him so very much. The May squares are done, and on time thank goodness. I know the time frame is mine alone, but I feel like I have to have them done before the month is over. I started out behind, caught up and I want to stay that way.

I finished the two journal pages for May. Ryans has three flower cabs that represent his children and like the new buds in spring, his children are sprouting up. They will not forget their Father because the family will keep his memory alive for them. Day after tomorrow will mark one year since we lost him.

And this is what I am working on now. I haven't decided yet what I am going to use for the fringe and neck strap, I love the owl, it is such a beautiful piece. The colors of the owl inspired me to use the beads and of course I had to add some tourquoise in the design also. I can't seem to help myself, I just love tourquoise so much. I believe the stone is my muse, it seems to always be hanging around. Come to think of it, I seem to use moon faces in a lot of my work also. Hmmmm wonder what it all means.

This bag was one I made as a sample for a class that I gave several years ago using Robin's book as inspiration. This was such a fun class, everyone seemed to enjoy it. I also incorporated her 5 question process and had them incorporate the five words into a poem. So fun. I also used her 5 questions in a class I gave on Altered books and had them use their poem on the last page of the book.

Well, I finished piecing the quilt I have been working on. After going to five fabric and quilting stores I gave up looking for the fabric I needed. I started the quilt five years ago and so of course the fabric is no longer available. I spent two hours on the computer last night going through different quilt and fabric sites and looked through all the discontinued fabrics they had available and still did not find any, so is what it is. I will post a picture of the quilt later. I also finished the cuff that I have been working amazon cuff....I used a vintage button in the middle of the turquoise donut and almost four strands of coral chips. Large but lovely. I am also posting a snapshot of the piece that I am working on for the show next summer. So many projects....sometimes I overwhelm myself...I need to learn to focus on one project at a time...yeah right!!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

What a beautiful day we had today for Mothers day. The sun was so beautiful. After Church today Jack and I had breakfast at the Lodge and then walked through the Quilt Show. Beautiful quilts. Saw some patterns that I would love to have, if I can find out where they bought their fabric and patterns. Actually its not a pattern, but three panels that were used in a beautiful Oriental Quilt. Then we came home and planted our tomato plants in the "Topsy Turvy" bag. Now we just have to wait and see...I love fried green tomatoes....can't wait.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Today was a very busy day at the Gallery. Made the day go by rather quickly. We had two groups of children from the Russian village of 'Old Believers" at the head of the bay, come in for a tour of the art work. Rowan is the manager at the Gallery and she came in and did the tour for the kids. What a great job she did. The kids all seemed to enjoy it quite a lot.
Came home and once more looked for the quilt squares I had made for the quilt I'm working on. they seem to have vanished into thin air...guess I'm losing my mind. Anyway, I sat down and made more squares, now I just have to add the sashing in between the squares and I will have the strip finished and can add it to the others. One more to go and the body of the quilt will be finished, then I just have to do the sashing around the outside. So far I have made over 20 quilts of various sizes. I love to make baby quilts the most. I made this jacket and booties for our Great Granddaughter Dahlia for Christmas two years ago. This year I made her a rag doll. Well its late and I need to get to bed before long. Tomorrow will be a great day, I have decided. God willing.