Some Things Just Can’t Be Finished

This is one of those things. I did finish this “shlanket” night before last. This is Outline by Beata Jezek from Hedgehog Fibres. Both of them are, the pink and blue one being the first I started knitting and the red/pink/gold one I like. The lightish one, no. Last night, while putzing around with it,…

Do More

I’m in this magazine, Uppercase #33. My part is small, but you can see my work at the bottom left of the fifth page of Heat and Fire, which begins on page 85. The preview of the magazine isΒ here. My work has been published before and each time is as exciting as the last. What…

Playing with Value

It’s been years since I have gone into a quilt shop and looked at fabric, in real life. I bought fabric on-line, if I bought fabric for quilts. I have been knitting and sewing clothing for the last few years. I only decided to quilt again in 2015 and then I dyed my own fabrics….

Recognizable

Years ago, way back in the 90s, I was making art quilts for show. I had a lot of inspiration, imagination and I had an amazing source of quilt fabrics from which to choose. I even traveled from St. Clair Shores to Ann Arbor at least every other month to glean fabrics from my absolute…

Believable

Wanderlust is always upon me. For years I wanted to move after about 8 years of living in one place – except for some places I lived when I wanted to move within 6 months of living there, like Canada. Oddly enough, now that I am in this house, this 102 year old house, I…

Another New Project …..

I don’t need to start something new. I need to finish at least one of the 5 projects already on my needles. But see, this yarn is sitting here and it’s pretty and I want to knit with it. So I am. So there. This is Lark by Quince and Co. in Canvas. When I…

February

February lasts forever. This is a fact of life. I wish there was a way to get it out of the calendar each year so we in the frozen north wouldn’t have to live through it. But yet I persist in making things to make the time fly ………… There are always thousands of patterns…

Sunshine

The sun decided she should come up this morning and show her face. We haven’t seen her for a while here. Along with the sun, there’s the promise of temperatures in the 40s. It feels like spring. I accomplished something yesterday. Yay! I quilted my diamond quilt by machine. I went to attach the walking…

Working

These two pieces of fabric make up my Diamond quilt top. Today I’m going to machine quilt it. I’m nervous. At one point I had a Bernina with the BSR and I quilted 4 king-size quilts and one twin size on it. It wasn’t easy and I don’t think the stitch regulator helped me all…

Penguono Feathers Removed, Quilting To Do and Books Read

Guess I don’t have to write anything now because my title says it all. Too bad, I’m going to write anyway. It’s colder than a witch’s tit here today. I mean I’m super tired of wanting to turn the boiler on and then telling myself to save the oil for later on. It’s been super…

Too Busy

I wish this were the way it looks outside today. Unless you’re living under a cabbage, you know we’re having a snowstorm in the northeast. For some reason the weather people act like this is something that doesn’t happen in the winter. I refer you to this: This is Maine and It’s Gonna Snow Enjoy…

Baby Comes Home Today

Eek! I’m so excited. Today I get to bring home my new toy, the Bernette Chicago 7. I had wanted the Chicago 5, primarily because I don’t do machine embroidery and the Chicago 7 does. Unfortunately I waited too long and the Chicago 5 is no longer available. Fortunately I waited until the Chicago 7…