Friday, 18 December 2009

Frosty Day

I'm a typical Canadian obssessing about the weather... only -10 today! It was -44 on Monday, so I am glad to get outdoors again.

I am posting Trevor's quilt today. I have been working on the quilting of it. I traced some music into the panels and will begin quilting and painting it this weekend. I'm excited to see the results. I think Trevor will like it no matter what happens. The music idea was suggested during a critiquing session at the Fibre Art Network retreat I attended in October. As did a suggestion of music... Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland. I found a few bars that appealed visually and in they went.

The rest of the photos are from a walk this morning. What a great day!

And these are some Angel Prints I found...

Monday, 7 December 2009


It is early afternoon and has warmed up ten degrees to -20 Celcius. Rosie and I are cheered by this and went for a wander through the forest to take pictures of the frost. It was not long before Rosie was lifting her little paws and heading back down the trail toward home. Short walk!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Sunflowers - Sunshine

It is a sunny winter day today and makes me think of summer. I made some sunflowers this week and here they are to share with you.

I've been using grosgrain ribbon as binding and it is working like a charm! I've also been tackling some machine quilting and having a little success at that... pictures coming soon.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Busy Week

I have been busy creating this week! I just haven't blogged for a few days. I will put some pictures up on the weekend. I've been working very hard on thinking that machine quilting larger quilts is fun... but really it isn't. I almost started having fun... but then my thread kept breaking. I changed my needle to a larger one, but that only delayed the thread breaking by a few stitches. Back to reading up on machine quilting...

On a whim, I made more sunflower quilts tonight. I will take pictures of them tomorrow and list them on Etsy. And I think it is time for more snowflakes out of wool... can't get enough of that needle punching, even though I've given myself tennis elbow!

Exciting news about Inchies! I participated in the Inchie Exchange and today I received some Inchies in the mail. They are absolutely beautiful... Christmas red with beads and sparkle. They came all the way from South Australia! I'll take photos of those tomorrow too.

Hope everyone is taking time to relax during the rush of Christmas. Creativity is a great way to take time out for yourself.