Thursday, January 19, 2017

Flow Acrylic Painting




Flow acrylic painting has captured my imagination this winter and I'm working on achieving these pretty "cells," the rounded shapes with narrow borders. It's tricky business getting the paints mixed to the correct consistency, and getting the right variety of paints so that they interact in interesting ways (like forming cells). It's very messy too! This painting is one of my most successful ones. I have a lot of duds, but I just paint over them.  
I haven't given up quilting; this is just a little side-trip.
I hope your new year is off to a good start.



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Husband Gives His Bride a Wedding Quilt!


This beautiful bride's husband bought my Bunting quilt for her. What a sweet wedding keepsake! He asked for a personalized label with their names and wedding date. I love it when my Etsy customers send a photo. 

They were married in December and had a nice honeymoon in Europe. I hope this quilt sees them through many happy years together. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Big Year for Thread Use!



Biggest year yet for thread usage! 46 Spools! 

This is the least scientific measure out there because the spools are different sizes and I don't start with new spools at the beginning of the year. But still. I usually use about 20 spools/year, so 2016 was a very good year for sewing. 

Do you have a spool count for the year?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!


I hope your new year is even better than you can imagine.
Including lots of good quilting time!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

I hope you have a wonderful day and Santa brings you a month of sewing Sundays and a boatload of fabric. Best wishes!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fingers Embroidered Collar


This whimsical collar by Vivetta in Italy is featured on Moda Operandi
It's not a shirt; it's a dickey to be worn under another garment. 
The price is $295 and they are sold out!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Fantasy Christmas Coat!


I love this Christmas fantasy coat made by my friend Barbara at Amber Studios in New Jersey.
Everything about it delights me: the use of real pine foliage, the shaggy woodland collar, the felted flowers, the combination of orange and pink, and the tiny waist too. I would wear this coat in the snowy forest when I bring apples to the fawns. I picture a scene from The Chronicles of Narnia. See all Barbara's creations here.
I hope you're having a merry Christmas season!