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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Putting The Leftovers To Use

I've been taking my odds and ends of yarn, using a join as I go pattern, and I'm making a ruana. Can't hardly wait to wear it.

Mug Shots

I've been working on mugs. I want to be able to make a good looking, good feeling coil built mug. I'm starting to see improvement. 

Sunday, February 06, 2011

New Work In My Etsy Shop

Click the title, and you will be magically transported to my etsy store. 

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Snow Day #3 = Art Day #3

I remember several years ago a friend telling us he knew how to embroider. He had gotten one of the childhood diseases (this was long before the modern vaccines) and his mother asked him which pattern he wanted embroidered on his pillowcase. He selected a pattern, and his mother told him that pattern was too hard. If he really wanted that pattern, he'd have to embroider it himself. He spent the next few days happily embroidering away. 
We've just had three "snow days" because the local electric company couldn't produce enough electricity to go around. Rolling blackouts can't stop art from being made and I spent three days happily beading. 

Friday, February 04, 2011

Another Beaded Pendant

How to keep busy on a snow day. 

I've Been Turning Snow Days Into Art Days

Yes, that's a swarovski crystal in the middle of the pendant. I've got to get some black velvet ribbon when it thaws out enough to go shopping. 
Today is the third snow day in a row that we've had. It's not snowing; it's very cold and two of the generators for El Paso Electric are frozen and we've got rolling blackouts.  Today will be another art day for me. 

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

My Heritage Emerges

This is a quilt I started some time ago and never finished. It needs a binding, a sleeve and a label on the back. 

Red and White Quilt

I finished the quilting on the red and white quilt. There are close up shots of the hand and machine quilting. The machine quilting is done with a silver thread. 

I am thinking of calling this one Root of Memory. I was going for a root with shoots, but then I realized I'd drawn a root with the Hebrew letter shin. 

I'll have to figure out how I want to bind the quilt. I'm not sure if I want red binding, white binding, or a color I haven't thought of yet. 

Snow Day!!!!!

We don't often get snow in the desert. Today is one of those rare times when not only did it snow, but it's too cold out for the snow to melt. Still, quail have to eat.