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wandering on a road to an unknown destination
self actualization in a discovery mode

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What Am I Doing?

I am trying to postpone working on this!!!!
It is going to be a 'tea party' with a grandma and three grandaughters.  I am sure you can tell (LOL).
I have been doing a lot of it in my head and I can assure you this is far from what it will look like when done.  So while I am 'head working', I have been doing squares for a boomswap which is fun, mindless design. Fortunately or unfortunately, I am almost done with the swap blocks and am now going to have to attacked this more complex project.  Why do I put people in my quilts? People are sooo much more difficult than say, turtles.  I am whining already....

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Just finished my swap quilt for "Another Little Quilt Swap".  It is a swap that is organized by Kate North, a women from England and is truly international! In the last swap my quilt was received by Kate and I received a quilt from an artist in the Netherlands.  You can find the info on the swap by googling 'Another Little Quilt Swap'. I really enjoy participating in it and the way it is set up is awesome.  Check it out.

Promo done...onto my piece...

I am determine in the next 12 months to utilize the odd bits that I just can't seem to throw away into worthy keepable pieces.  The criteria for the swap this time is just that the piece must be 12"x12".  I had a silk painted face that I had done without any resist, just as a lark when the dyes were out, that was just about the right size. The face was somewhat irregular but something just kept me from throwing her away.  Lord knows I tried, but I just couldn't trash her.  So here she is reworked.  She looks a bit tired so I gave her a chair to rest on.  Hence the name of the piece is "Time to Rest"!

I won an award!

My Houston quilt "Army Brat" won 'honorable mention', so I am of course thrilled!  Still can not post a picture until after the show opens.  Happy dance, Happy dance.

Monday, August 13, 2012

I AM IN !!!!!!!

I recently found out that my piece I was working on for Houston, was accepted.  I am not allowed to post a photo until after the show opens.  Will do so then.  Yay, for me.  If you are able to go to the show, look for my piece, "Army Brat" in the Festival Gallery of Art Quilts section.  Am very pleased.  It was a challenge to say the least because of mechanical problems with my machines.  But I perservered and it was worth it.

Grandkids Turn

So, this is the time of year that I do the 'fall collection' for my grandaughters.  Three weeks later, I think they are going to be surprized and very, very, happy.  At least I hope so.  Of course, I had to make some matching outfits for their doll/babies.  All in all, it was a fun experience and now I will get back to other things.  They will soon be too 'old' for Grandma's clothes and I will miss getting to provide a reason for their smiles.