Friday, November 20, 2009

Recent Creative Pursuits

I've been creatively busy. Can't tell you about everything, but these photos show some of the things I've been up to.  I made some Christmas cookies, inspired by the stocking I made recently. (No, they're not edible. They're fabric ornaments.)

I made new changes to my summertime cat's face. I think it's finally finished this time. As usual, Matilda (not Olive, the cat who inspired the quilt) had to get in the picture.

Here's the view from our hotel in Pacific Beach last weekend, when we were visiting our son. I played with it in Photoshop a little, can you tell?

Here I'm trying to find inspiration in the koi swimming in the dirty pond next to my gym.

I've been working on finishing the Christmas cards I started in the Experimentations in Letter Press class. The words of the inside message were done in class, and I made a block print of the Christmas Cactus design.

I made a few of this design, too. The "Noel" is Letter Press. The red design is screen printed using paper snowflakes. Each paper snowflake wore out after about 12 cards, so I needed to use two snowflakes. I still need to glue them onto cards.

Man, these cards are work! Can't wait to get back to quilts.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

First Place, Large Wall Quilt, Pieced

Did I remember to take any photos of "Garden of Earthly Delights" at Flying Geese's show this weekend, with its blue ribbon? Nope. So I took one at home.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Flying Geese Quilt Show 2009

Here I am at the Clothing Dolls and More Special Exhibit at the Flying Geese Quilt Show this weekend at Soka University.  The show exceeded our expectations attendance-wise, so we are grateful in this economy.

It was wonderful that so many of my friends showed up, and I enjoyed seeing each and every one of you!

Here's the ballot box I made for my exhibit. Just remnant mystery fabric I bought at Joann's years ago and didn't know what to do with. I'm happy how it turned out. A little boy at the show wanted to vote for it.
I' m also excited that my "Garden of Earthly Delights" quilt won First Place in the Large Wall Quilts, Pieced. It's currently wearing a pretty blue ribbon.