Saturday, June 25, 2011

whoops! there goes June!

It's been busy, even without getting any sewing or quilting done (at least for myself!) but I've had lots of fun and good family time anyway...
I have a set of scrap blocks ready for sashing.... not these, but the ones I swapped for... 
that will be ready for you to see soon.. really, I mean it!

and a really fun party!  note these photos are intentionally small so as not to insult the 'models'....
and note these are all completely out of sequence, too!

Pinata hats for all!

the Birthday Girl in her new t'shirt!

rolling in the grass is still fun!

the mystery guy guest....
Hope your summer is fun, too!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Talent Tuesday

Postcards made last month for 4x6ers swap - Buildings theme
Today is a good day to expand an existing talent. 

Whether you like to sew, paint, jog, swim, bike, or whatever.  Push yourself just a little out of your comfort zone today.  Experiment with a new recipe, try a different route, speak to someone you have never spoken to before.
I'm taking an art class today... in watercolors.  I haven't had an art class since I was 14, so this is scary! 

I might find out that I know a lot less than I thought I did.  Maybe I really can't learn everything from the internet.  Who knows?  I'm going to try - really give it a shot.

And tomorrow, I'm going to try gelatin printing.  I've already mixed the gelatin in a pan - it is in the fridge getting firmer by the minute.  I'm giddy with anticipation.  Will it really work?

I won't know for sure until I try!  The theme for the next 4x6ers swap is 'Free Choice'.... I wonder where the muse will lead me?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hello Summer, here I am!

Hello again,

I'm trying to figure out for the 50th year why time seems to go so much faster in the June-August months than any other time of year...although the whole year does seem to whip around faster all the time.

Time seems to go especially fast during June - what with birthday parties, weddings, graduations, baby showers, family visits and pot lucks.  And I left out vacations... which I'm still planning for July to coincide with the Knoxville Quilt Show, of course!

I'm going to be taking a class with one of my very favorite bloggers/designers, Laura Wasilowski, who really knows how to have a good time!
Laura Wasilowski
Click the link above to get to Laura's website.  See the quilts in her gallery - fun, fun, fun!

this is one of my designs... still not finished, of course!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Setacolor painting on cotton - results show

 left to right - pearl white, cobalt, marine, green, violet, oriental red, vermillion, buttercup, lemon
 results on the porch rail - wanted to shoot the pics on the clothesline, but the wind picked up!
that's the shadow of my arm crossing my 'spray painted' shirt and the painted fabbies on the rail.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday is DYE DAY!!!

It looks like today is THE DAY!!
I've been studying Mickey Lawler's SKYDYES book on fabric painting for some time now... I have my full set of Setacolors, buckets, sponges, brushes, a bolt of white fabric, a waterproof apron, rubber gloves and perfect weather!  Actually, the weather has been the most difficult, since it always seems too hot, too cold, too windy... but today is cool, clear, and calm.  Today is IT.
Don't try to call me - my hands are busy.... see you tomorrow!