Today I am dyeing silk scarves.  I made a couple of shibori scarves and a couple of dyed chiffon scarves that will get discharged and perhaps also printed on in the next couple of days.  Two more are rusting as I write.

Today my camera won’t let me unload the pictures from it and that is frustrating…I have pics of a new bag I want to put in this post.

Today I cut corn off the cobs.  It’s the end of the corn and many of the ears had shriveled kernels.  I threw those away as they would be tough.  I cooked the corn for my hubby’s supper.

Today I dyed out in my patio…what a great place to work and a great day to be there.  Wish I had time to spend to really do some dyeing and printing, but time is at a premium this week…playtime will come later.

Today I found two salamanders in a 5 gallon bucket by the patio…don’t know why they were there. I thought my husband did it, but he said he didn’t.  I think the little one died later this afternoon.  How weird…maybe they were hiding out from the neighborhood cats…

Finished piece of art now showing in a “Green” exhibit at Rend Lake.

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Of Stones and Walls

Back To Work…

After a few days out of town with one day on the lake….

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…I am back getting to work…time is short as I have a show in less than two weeks.  I spent Sunday evening and yesterday getting some cloth ready to make into little bags…it was fun getting back to  surface design and matching zippers to the cloth…some samples but there is more…

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I am starting to list my bags in my  etsy shop here if you want to shop.

Life In August

I’m such a slacker on this blog!  I really didn’t have much of anything interesting to report.  I have been getting ready to teach and vend, so have not been making any art, that’s for sure.  I have some new products to sell and the class I taught last weekend was machine quilting.  What’s there to say about that?

I do have a sample that I quilted with my Featherweight machine.  That might be interesting to see.

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A complaint I have about stitching this way on the Featherweight, and it may be a problem unique only to mine and not to other machines, is that when the needle goes down in the hole a second time, a pretty noticeable knot appears (at least with black thread on white cloth).  But I made the sample to show my class that it is possible to do this on a Featherweight.

I love Kathy Sandbach’s books on machine quilting.  The one I used for the class was Show Me How To Machine Quilt.  She has developed a method of creating unique continuous line designs in stitch for quilts with diagrams showing how to start and continue. It’s a great book especially if you are looking to go beyond stippling and other filler designs. I have some left over from the class.  They are $16.95 plus shipping.  They are not up on the website yet.

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Another piece of news:  I now have Rayna Gillman’s book for sale on my website!  See here.

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Well, I guess that’s all for today…hopefully it won’t be so long between posts this time!