These photos were all taken today with my Easy Macro Lens, which I bought recently at Photojojo. $15. It's a lens embedded in a sturdy rubber band, which wraps around my iPhone, but it works! What do you think?
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Now that our little senior doxie is too old to go on neighborhood walks, I am spending more time with her in our back yard. While I make sure she does her business, I also have been doing some trimming and weeding. I've become a little obsessed with oxalis - it's overwhelming when I look at the whole yard, but if I take it one weed at a time, then a handful of weeds at a time, I can keep at it. Maybe someday it will look like I made a dent. ;-)
I have also been able to go on longer walks on my own, not slowed down by the dog. It feels good, although I miss my walks with Gingie-Baby, really I do.
All the weeding outside has spread indoors, to my art studio. The fabric from recent projects has been mostly put away, and the remainder is in a basket rather than the floor. I was going to show you a photo of the basket, but it might tell too much about my last quilt, so I won't.
I am also trying to organize my sewing and knitting patterns.
I know, it still looks messy, but at least they're not all over the floor. And they'll be easier to finish organizing now.
I am working on a small quilt, too. Handwork now, machine quilting soon! I will show it soon.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
I finished the two quilts I was working so hard on and have been sewing some clothing. Matching granddaughter dresses for Sammy and Val.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Apologies, dear readers. I have taken too long to post. But here I am, popping my head up to share my art once again.
Here is the quilt I made for my guild's challenge, which was All Creatures Great and Small. Surprise! I made another tortoise quilt. I call this one "Gramps in the Garden." Because of the tight deadline and other things I had to do, I incorporated some motifs I already had done or at least partly done: flying geesestrips, die-cut flowers, hexie flowers. I imagined my tortoise waking up from hibernation to stroll around the garden, on a beautiful Spring day.
There was an exhibit of the challenge at my guild's May meeting. I was on the committee, helping to stuff challenge packets, hang quilts, etc. My quilt didn't win any awards, but the judge had some nice things to say about my quilt, and what the heck, I am happy to have it.
Now I am putting the finishing touches on still another quilt. I can't talk about it yet, but I've been having fun with the process. What is more fun than playing with beautiful fabrics?
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
So nice to pay a visit to Central NY. Our adorable Sammy is in school now, but we get to see her at dinner.