Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Finally, here I am by my booth:
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I seem to go through 'quilt-phobia' each time I start to free-motion quilt... I wonder if anyone else has that problem? It's like.... OOOOOOH, NOOOOOO! I ruined it! Well, after quilting the sand, I decided to use a satin stitch to highlight the clouds, and after doing one section, I said... OOOH, NOOOO! It's too dark and heavy! So, I got to spend lots of time picking out the stitches, and now there are 2 sets of holes where the stitching went in:
I'm hoping they won't show up too much! I'm going to use grey thread to stitch over the lines this time....
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Second, I have been working more on a commission quilt for a friend. I posted a picture of the background awhile back, but it has changed quite a bit, so I figured it was time for an update:
I am now ready to begin the decorative stitching and quilting process, and I think it's going to be a lot of fun!
Monday, October 6, 2008
You are The Sun
Happiness, Content, Joy.
The meanings for the Sun are fairly simple and consistent.
Young, healthy, new, fresh. The brain is working, things that were muddled come clear, everything falls into place, and everything seems to go your way.
The Sun is ruled by the Sun, of course. This is the light that comes after the long dark night, Apollo to the Moon's Diana. A positive card, it promises you your day in the sun. Glory, gain, triumph, pleasure, truth, success. As the moon symbolized inspiration from the unconscious, from dreams, this card symbolizes discoveries made fully consciousness and wide awake. You have an understanding and enjoyment of science and math, beautifully constructed music, carefully reasoned philosophy. It is a card of intellect, clarity of mind, and feelings of youthful energy.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
They're a pretty noisy bunch, and tend to push aside the smaller birds. But they only stay a short while, then they are off on another adventure! We get a flock of smaller black birds that are fun to watch too, but I haven't been able to get their picture yet. It's almost time to switch from loose seed to the seed blocks for snowy weather! We actually got some snow on the peaks yesterday... and I turned on the furnace this morning for the first time since about May!
I spent some time working on a commission quilt this weekend, as well as finishing up some shirts for a client. Then I used up a bunch of dye on some long-sleeve T-shirts. I have a craft show next weekend, and figured it won't hurt to have a few extras. Now I'm all out of my hangers, so guess it's time to wait until I've sold some of my existing stock, which has grown a lot this year!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
It was a little tricky to assemble, but with the help of my hubby, we got it done and I started putting stuff into it. I printed out a really neat guide to get me started, and I had already begun to amass coffee grounds, peelings, egg shells, etc. Of course, the yard has so many things I can add. The guide is great for identifying whether the items to be composted add carbon or nitrogen to the mix (chemistry was never my strong suit!), and gives recommendations on the order you should layer the matter. I'm really excited, and can't wait to be able to use the compost next spring! So now, I have eliminated a whole bunch of stuff from the landfill, and added nurishment to the garden, all for a very reasonable cost... wow! Putter... putter....