Lot's of hours spent stitching......but moving along happily on a commission piece.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Saturday, March 18, 2023
It's fun to explore a style I rarely work with. These deep and brightly colored hand-dyed cottons have been calling to me for years. The addition of the black and white sashing really made them pop.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Annually, the middle of March marks 'New York's Asia Art Week'. Though this style is not my norm, a large stash of Japanese fabrics gifted to me by a friend led to many, many designs. Here are several that are currently available for sale at Woolworth Walk Gallery, Asheville, NC. Check my online gallery for complete descriptions.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Friday, March 10, 2023
After way too much of 'the husband's' 2022 year long health drama, a lull allowed me to attend our annual PTA (Professional Textile Artists) retreat, ongoing since 2009.
Bliss.....laughter galore, great food, ample bubbly, and a sewing marathon made it perfect.
Barbara worked on several projects.....here's one
And here's another......
Cathy was working on this happy and oh so colorful 9 patch piece. I should have gotten close-ups of her hand stitched accents.....just right additions!
Our meals were perfection again this year....we finally got smart and used paper products to reduce our kitchen chores.....okay it's not environmentally friendly, we get that!! This is Shrimp Gumbo, and homemade brioche buns with what else?!? Yes, bubbly.....
After several different approaches to meals over the years....finally the last two years Leigh Anne and Barbara pre-made most of our delicious meals. Leigh Anne is an excellent and enthusiastic chef....she and her husband are embarking on their own food truck which will be stationed across from the Virginia Quilt Museum. Don't miss it if you are ever in that area!! (We may use paper plates but we do recycle....photo taken lunch time day 2.)
Marene's project had us all drooling......aren't you??
Thursday, March 2, 2023
I expected the Scan N Cut to be a plug in and go.....ha ha. These machines are so darn complex, taking a hammer to it had occurred to me many times.
All I wanted it for was to be able to scan in a design, mostly nature based like trees/birds/weeds etc. And then have the machine cut it out pre-fused fabric to be used for appliqué...thus saving my ever problematic shoulder.
Thanks to follower Darlene and others.....I learned about several SNC Facebook groups. Members of 'Everything Scan N Cut with Jennifer Brodie' hand held me through the most basic problems to a head scratcher....
I believe I'm on my way to better results as seen in these photos......