Friday, November 4, 2011

A Week of Yardwork

     At the end of the week, I stopped to wonder where did my week go?   I finished that small piece on Halloween but hadn't sewn since then.  I spent the majority of the week cutting down my perennials , shrubs and grasses and raking up leaves. I had high hopes for lots of after school assistance from my able bodied teens. However , they had winter sports practices starting already so that didn't help me out...oh well.

     I did venture to two fiber arts lectures or meetings. The first one was last Saturday and I heard a three hour lecture from Terri Watson and Beth Ann Williams on machine quilting covering both domestic and long arm quilting. It was nicely presented and they had oodles of luscious samples. I wouldn't hesitate at all to have Terri quilt one of my pieces in the future. Very talented women and I enjoyed it.

     The second event was a meeting of the Lakeshore Fiber Arts group in Holland. They were doing a mini workshop on various surface design techniques: gelatin mono-printing, crayon rubbings with various plates and a bit of Notan using black and white paper. I didn't get to try the techniques as I needed to leave early but plan on trying them next week. Very enjoyable just to spend a few hours with friends from Holland and new to me fiber artists from the area.

     So, at the end of the week as I finally ventured upstairs  and opened up the blinds, I am still caught by the beauty of the sun shining in on my fabric. Such lovely sunshine and such lovely color at the end of the week and I am glad I stopped to breathe and appreciate it.


And clean it up to start  again.  Many things in process but need to make progress.



The yard will be done this weekend so hope to return to sewing next week. I picked up something fun and want to do it next week.

Be creative, my friends!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Colleen, I just tripped over your blog for the first time. I am looking forward to exploring it further. Glad you liked the lecture...I really felt scattered, thank goodness Beth Ann pulls it all together in the end...lol!
    Terri

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