Archive for November, 2013

Piecing Zeus

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Progress is slow on the new dog portrait. I think I will need to simplify the background which seems too busy right now. I have been pretty busy lately with other things and have had trouble finding blocks of time to really get on a roll with this quilt.

PiecingZeus

Yesterday I went to the Sewing & Quilting Expo in Overland Park, KS because I had committed to work at the SAQA booth there. The day turned out to be rainy, turning colder with the threat of icy conditions in the evening so, had I not signed up to work I would probably have opted out of the hour and a half drive and stayed home. I enjoyed the two SAQA exhibits, Deux and Georgialina ( a SAQA Regional exhibit from Georgia & S Carolina. Saw some gorgeous work. met some new people and reconnected with some old friends. We also had a meeting of regional SAQA members and did some brainstorming about future plans. It was a good day. By the time I made it safely home, just before 6, there was ice on the gate and some patches on the bridges. Today everything is coated in ice – it’s pretty but not to my liking. The birds are attacking the feeders and I am ready to go attack the work in progress!

Catching Up

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Sorry to have been so out of touch! I have been having computer problems again. Problems getting on-line and problems loading photos.

Things have been pretty busy around here since last I posted. I finished the Alaska pieces (I made two)

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and started the next big project, which will be another dog portrait featuring four dogs this time.

PiecedKom

The weather has been lovely most days with beautiful blue skies and moderate temperatures enticing me to spend some time outside. Still there is so much to do before winter sets in and that is about to happen next week I think! We have also enjoyed a few rainy spells which are indeed welcome as we are so behind on moisture. A very windy day took most of the leaves from the trees so yesterday we were able to remove the cover from the pond, put that away and clean the filters. We are in the process of having a tornado shelter installed and right now things are a muddy mess but hopefully that will be taken care of soon. It should look OK once I can landscape around it.