Sunday, January 29, 2006

Senior Day

Yesterday was Senior Day at the college swim meet to honor those on the team who swam 4 years. (You are only allowed to participate in a sport for 4 years.) These are the girls; Kelly, Meghan, Colleen, Chrissy, Beth and Carrie. Only 3 of the girls will actually graduate this May.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Blessed are those who post on their blogs regularly

I was reading Melody's Blog post from yesterday, "Prayer in the Studio", what a hoot!!!.... fabric destiny. A place for every piece under heaven, or should that be a piece for every place?

Anyway....So forgive me ring master for I have sinned, the last post to my blog was 12 days ago. I have been busy attending 7 high school swim meets, 5 high school basketball games, 2 cheerleading competitions, 2 college swim meets and 1 official college visit. Oh, and waiting 8 hours one day for the TV repair man, (it's under warranty). By mid-March, the Winter sports season will be over, and I shall have more time perfect fitting pieces in their perfect places.

Carpe Diem

Friday, January 13, 2006

Welcome Home

Yeah... my machine is home again, only a $120 repair bill, parts and labor. Somehow, a hugh amount of thread got wound around the take up lever and actually over time, it wore a groove in the metal which caused the machine to just stop sewing.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Shadow Play

I've been reading this book, Casting Shadows by Colleen Wise.

I purchased wooden shapes at Michaels crafts, they were 25 cents each to use as the "shadows". I prepared in a squirt bottle a 50/50 bleach water mixture, tested a few fabrics. These are the Discharge test strips...

The blue and green fabrics on the right are the ones I chose.
Stop Bath...

Blue fabric...

The Green fabric...
"Moon Shadow"

Monday, January 02, 2006

Quilting UFO

I spent the majority of today quilting my "Unusual Lone Star"'s looking pretty good. I used a 12 wt. cotton black thread, red and a gold metallic so far...

The first picture is the back, the second is part of the front.Just as I was completing the star portion, my machine just stopped...I'm not sure if it's the motor or mechanical, guess I'll be stopping by my Bernina dealer tomorrow!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all!

May we all be inspired to create great works of Art in 2006 as well as have a happy and healthy year.