Getting back into the swing

I’ve really struggled the last couple months with some health issues that have really kept me down – nothing major except not being able to sleep, talk, or eat without coughing my head off. Well, it looks like I’m on the mend, and I’m back to my art.

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Dyeing Scraps

Last week I visited my friend Dawn, who is a local artist. Dawn loves to work with scraps. She had told me awhile back that she had some scraps for me to dye for both of us. Of course, I wasn’t expecting it to be three large bags!

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Ukraine Spotlight Auction Quilt

The SAQA Spotlight Auction is coming up soon, and I thought I’d like to donate a quilt for this event. The size for these quilts is  6 x 8 inches, which would be easy for me to finish. They will be displayed in mats with a 4.5″ x 6.5” opening,  and placed in clear cellophane…

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Wonderfil Variegated Splendor Thread Grab Bag

I usually don’t fall for this type of promotion, but recently Wonderfil had a promotion of grab bags of 10 spools of thread for a great price. I don’t have many variegated thread in my stash so I though I’d grab one of these bags. What’s interesting about variegated thread is you never know how…

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Calling my muse

Well, it’s been pretty quiet around here. My muse might have missed the flight back home from Hawaii in January. She sure hasn’t been in my studio. So I thought maybe I could call her back if I started going through my fabric. I spent a day going through most of my fabric pieces, and…

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Hawaiian Inspiration

When we travel, I’m always taking pictures of things that inspire me. This trip was no different. You know I love to print with leaves, so I’m always on the hunt for new leaves. These,  especially the one in the middle, I absolutely love and wish I could have put them in my suitcase to…

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Getting Started With Hearts

Last December I read a post on Mel Beach’s blog about the I found a Quilted Heart Project and her November heART challenge. Check out her post here. In that post she has links to her set up and the four weeks. First of all, this was all about using stuff she already have in…

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