Archive for December, 2014

Christmas UFO

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Merry belated Christmas and a Happy New Year! Where has this year gone?! My good intentions to do a better job of posting here certainly didn’t materialize. Better luck next year? I don’t make resolutions, just strive to do as much as I can!

I was looking through some old UFO’s in search of a certain one that I didn’t find –  but I did find a couple of Christmas ones that are over twenty years old! I decided it’s high time I did something about that and finished the smaller of the two,Christmasufo1

and actually used it this year..


Another Finished Piece from Asilomar

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Robin finished her Yellowstone scene! I think she did a great job, adding just enough to make it real, but leaving out enough to keep it from being too busy. I love how the lines of the sky and the hills oppose each other adding interest and how the clouds reflect in the water. Her quilting adds the finishing touch to this memory of her trip to Yellowstone.


Posting this brings back memories for me, too, of the wonderful week spent at Asilomar for Empty Spools and the fun times we had in the workshop. I’m looking forward to doing it over again at the Hudson River Valley Art workshops in April – join me?

Topeka Art Guild Holiday Show

Friday, December 5th, 2014

I’ve been working on a few small items to enter in the Topeka Art Guild’s annual Holiday sale. This year they asked that nothing be over $100, so I didn’t do the usual piecing, but rather machine quilted commercially printed fabrics.

“Parrot”, 12 x 12″ has already sold! It is framed without glass because I think it is important to let the tactile qualities of the work be a focal point, and this one has lots of quilting and texture.


There are also two musical jewelry boxes with quilted inserts under glass for practicality. The first one is from the same fabric as the parrot.  They both play “These are a Few Of My Favorite Things”.


Two related abandoned farm scenes in matching frames round out my offerings this year; “Farm For Sale” and “Old Blue Car”. Only $30 each!


I will be working the reception this evening for First Friday and I hope to get a good crowd and lots of sales because there are some really wonderful pieces there this year. Do come, if you are in the area!