Thursday, September 12, 2013

Growing Up in a New Place

     It is time.  I finally have a website.  I know it will evolve over time. I have also moved any blogging I do to this site as well.  So join me there and let me know you found me.

     Now I need to figure out a few more things at my new home! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Promise is a Promise

     I promised myself that I would get the carpet cleaned in my studio when summer was over. For the past six years, I have made that promise. And this year, I am keeping that promise to myself. I spent this afternoon moving all the loose items in my studio out. Now, tomorrow, I will have my husband help me move the rest of the smaller furniture out.

     I will move a machine down on the kitchen table so I am not interrupted. It's my first day with the kids in school and I easily could have procrastinated on the carpet cleaning.  My list of what I want to accomplish before Artprize is very long. I also got a little help from a friend, Terri Watson. She is quilting two of my pieces and I can't wait to get them back. I will share when they come back.


Monday, August 26, 2013

Behind The Scenes

     Sometimes others say it better than you do.

Luke Haynes at work.

     Working on finishing several oldies right now. And moving 2 daughters into college.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Art Delivered

        It has been a summer of travels. We returned last week from Vermont.

       Within 12 hours of being home, I jumped right into the AQS show which was being held in Grand Rapids. I took two classes there and then volunteered with the takedown process which really was eyeopening. The volunteers put the quilts in their shipping boxes. It was very evident that long cardboard boxes get squished in the mailing process. The tubes remained intact and ready to ship the quilts back to their owners.

      Lesson learned: If you aren't able to use a square box, use a heavy duty mailing tube. Do not take multiple boxes taped together to make a long tube.

      Yesterday, I delivered my Rooflines #10 for Artprize 2013. I purchased a large tube from U-Line. It didn't quite fit in my car until I put the top down. I pushed it in between the seats and delivered it without a problem to my venue, Artprize Cathedral Square. Artprize begins on Wednesday September 18th this year.  Exciting times ahead.

This weekend we travel to Iowa to drop my daughter off for college. I am trying not think of how much I will miss her! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Last Hurrah

     I had given myself an assignment last time.

     Make something. Check.

     I really made the made the most of my last week here.  I finally made an indigo pot and dyed some samples I made after viewing this new DVD. Great DVD on stitch resist technique .

 Beautiful scarf from Hank and Spool shop which I will add some hand stitch to. This was my functional item. I also have another baby quilt pieced made from scraps that will go to a guild charity.

I also overdyed a few duds and dyed some nice greys for my neutral pile.

      And lastly, I made a huge mess and was really rusty on design. I took out another pile of scraps and spun aimlessly for two days. Then I cleaned it all up and packed it in the car to go.

I will see you after I settle back into Michigan! It has been a really great summer.