Friday, November 21, 2014

Progress on Farmhouse Christmas Quilt.

I got a lot accomplished yesterday,
I should be able to finish up on Saturday.
I added the gold leaf to the mid ground trees and
that made it pop. Than a large tree in the foreground
should make it work. The quilt is about 36 inches tall
and 45 inches wide. I am going to add some gold to the
large tree and sew a few gold leaf beads on the branches.
I will make one large gold oak leaf and put the on the
lower right side and sign my name under the leaf.
Than to make another one this size and a smaller one.
Need to be done by December 1st or sooner.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Farmhouse Christmas Quilt

 I was able to squeeze an hour in on the Farmhouse quilt.
Now a day of ironing fabric.
I am determined to wash and iron all my fabrics
to get rid of chemical smells in my studio.
I have a helper coming on Wednesdays until we are done.
 I have to decide which border I want on the quilt.
Both will be used as I will be making 2 quilts.
The border fabrics are winter theme fabrics.
I am adding a touch of batik in the border.
The walls of the restaurant are orangery red
so I thought a hint of color was good.
Another cold day in Indiana.
A soup day I think. Must go to the freezer and
pick out toady's meal.
Rough life I have isn't it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Quilt

I got a good start on the new quilt yesterday.
Today I will start adding the borders.
I will then add a couple of trees bleeding into the
border. I think this will make it a more interesting
quilt. Today is bitter cold and I don't want to go
outside but I must. Massage day.
I think this will be a cold winter.
It is starting too early.
Have a good day I am off to the studio.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Snowy days ahead.

 It came early this year.
Cold and snow.
I am ready to hibernate in the studio though.
Saturday I blocked in two new art quilts.
I need something larger for the Farmhouse Restaurant.
Nice winter borders and a snow scene in the center.
One will probably be my favorite view here at
Cedar Ridge. The western border.
Will change the art over the first week of December.
I usually don't get going until January so I am
getting an early start on new project.
My next show Chairs keep running through my head.
Lots of cool ideas.
Our FibR group is also doing a Flower theme the same dates.
Lots of pretty things to design.
Well off to the studio this cold Monday morning.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sunrise-Sunset Swiftly flow the days.

 Our first measurable snow is coming tonight.
This year has gone so fast.
Hard to believe 2015 is just around the corner.
Life goes so fast.
 Today I am going to start a winter series of quilts
with dairy cows in them.
I need something for the Farmhouse Restaurant for winter.
Cows in snow will be perfect.
Always like a new project.
I have only 2 weeks to get it together.
Better get to work.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


How True.
Yesterday was a miserable day to finish up my
Christmas shopping. Rain, windy and cold.
I came home and made some hot chocolate first thing.
Warmed up enough to make some oatmeal for supper.
Today is another day in sorting out the studio and
ironing fabric. Friday is the Holiday show and my set
up looks good. It went up in one hour.
Everything priced and ready for purchase.
Well I better get busy cleaning.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Winter is coming

 Its that time of year when winter comes roaring in.
Our first artic blast will be here this afternoon.
I am looking forward to hibernating in my studio.
I have so many ideas running through my head
right now and cannot wait to start.
I got a lot done in cleaning the studio yesterday.
It is looking so much better.
Making the big quilt made quite a mess.
I should be able to finish up by next week-end.
 Today is for setting up my display in the Carnegie center.
Friday night and Saturday is the Holiday Show.
I have several small art quilts and 36 quilt cards.
Saturday  my grandson Hunter helped me organize
the freezers. I was wondering where all my containers
went. Well they are in the freezer with meals in them.
Food for at least 6 months in there.
Once I get done cleaning and start creating I will
only have to go to the freezer each morning and
choose a meal for the day and spend my time
making ART.