Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

 Somebody is enjoying their new Christmas present.
 New hats knitted for my son Ryland and his room mates and friends.  I tried so hard to use up some of my stash, but it didn't even make a dent.
 As promised, pictures of my doodle quilting. I am a super strong advocate of free motion quilting and this book is just crazy with ideas of how to quilt all over with many different designs that all sort of bump into each other. So I practice.

 Just a reminder....don't drink too much tonight and drive safely.
If this works, it is a video of my husband coming down my brother in laws fire pole that goes directly into his "man cave".

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

This is a pretty bad picture of my postcard in the newest Quilting Arts Magazine. The article and challenge was called "Staycation". I took it pretty literally, like what do you do with your art at home when you are on vacation, and I do a lot of dyeing fabric. I was pretty surprised to see it published, I am not that impressed with it myself.
 Here are my two boys, Ryland looking bad ass in his grandfathers blue polyester suit from the 70's and Styles wearing a stylish plaid sports jacket from the same source.  Ryland recently came home from Santa Cruz to go through some of his stuff, hence the boxes and mess.
 Okay this picture is weird. This is Otis revisiting his childhood home. It is a fish "house" that I made for him when he was just a kitten. Back then he fit in it easily, now not so much. But he did seem to remember it well.  Now it lays on its side and he sleeps on top of it.