Thank you, neighbor!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Thank you, neighbor!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
R had to climb higher than the neighbor’s house to get to the right spot in the tree while his son held one of the ropes that would support R if he came down before he planned to.
you can get an idea of how long it is and how it slants towards the ground.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Here is the block 4 at the early stage again:
That's when I had first started and was finding it difficult to find my way through this block. It had a painful couple of weeks as I second guessed myself and thought I should start all over as great grandmother simply wasn't talking to me. But I kept trying new ideas and working on the thistle truly helped as the Ghiordes knot (aka turkey work which is the embroidery stitch the actual bloom was stitched in) takes quite a long time to do. Finally I seemed to have a bit of an inkling of what might work so I plugged away at it. Here it is now:
Clearly there is quite a bit of work left to be done, but I am having a very good time now and don't mind working on this, the fourth block of my first crazy quilt.
Monday, May 20, 2013
|White Bleeding Heart|
- Do it.
- Write 5 days a week because the more often you write, the easier it becomes.
- Write as often as you can about things you really enjoy.
- Open yourself - let glimpses of the private you out (for example, the entries about my painting from the first dabs on canvas to the finished work).
- Open yourself to learning through writing (for example, verbalizing what is happening with the painting and what I'm trying to do forces me to really think about the process of learning to paint).
- Ask for feedback and accept what people say as another step in your learning process.
- Allow yourself the freedom to enjoy the activity of writing and the benefits of keeping track of what is important to you.
- Be CAREFUL. Do not give away too much personal information.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
At least I have Sharon to help me and look at how she's moved me from my first paintings to what I'm doing now! I'm in good hands.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
You will also appreciate knowing that this little wall hanging was taken from ME's UFO pile. She sewed the set-in triangles during Qlt Camp, and by now I'm sure she has the borders on, too!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
It did my heart good to see Joan again; I think it was a year ago when ME and I first met her. This time she was working on an English paper piecing project. It is the currently very popular hexagons, and the diamonds Joan stitched at the bottom really make this quite a special piece. In the second photograph the colors are truer. Joan has been working on this in odd moments for about a month.
You may remember that I mentioned Maria yesterday. She's the one who made that awesome label for Patricia. She is working on a machine applique piece called "Sweet Liberty", and I really hope I have that name right. This wall hanging is constructed in several pieces and put together at the end. Maria, please bring the finished work to the September gathering. I know there will be several current campers who will want to see the finished piece. Don't you love the cake?
Pat is also known for turning out several works in a short amount of time. Here's another bold, graphic quilt in progress: