I’m sitting here warming up with the last of the homemade soup. I know it’s dark out, but I just came in from snow dyeing some fabric. All day I’ve been thinking about this while checking out blogs from the 2014 Grow Your Blog Party. (Check out my fabulous fifty giveaway in the post below.) Found some various white cotton and scoured it. Prepared 3 colors of procion dye and headed out to my little dye/garden shack. Could just see to set up and pack snow around the fabric. Could not see what I was doing while squirting the dye. Ran and got my camera and set it on night vision. Then came in to see what it looks like. Last time I did this in the laundry room and the snow melted fairly slow. This time it will take much longer since the temperature will be the same as outside. If I get impatient I will bring it inside in a day or two.
Hi! My name is Dolores! Welcome to my blog. I love gardening, photography and art. Mainly, I am a quilt artist. Most of my work is original pieces. My daughter’s artwork has been featured in many of my quilts . I do a lot of applique, free motion quilting and thread painting. This is where I post about my artwork and my process. You can see the steps I go through to improve or learn new skills, or see a quilt come together I hope you enjoy browsing around my studio and my garden. Be sure to follow me if you enjoy your visit.
My daughter set the prize list to the 12 days of Christmas:
In honor of my birthday I’m giving you this day:
One bag of sequins
A bag of Chenille short cuts
Ten assorted beads
Hat pin and thimble
Three scrabble tiles
Fifteen bits of fabric
Two ribbon flowers
Five shiny shells
One tiny ruler
Five fun buttons
And a lovely homemade bookmark
To win just leave a comment and contact information. I will be drawing from all comments left on this post before February 14th and announcing the winner on the fifteenth.
50 prizes:: 1 – bag of garment quality sequins, 3 scrabble tiles, ten 4” batik fabric squares, 1 purple thimble, a package of June Tailor Chenille short cuts, 4 adorable inchies, 5 random buttons, 5 shiny shell beads, 1 tiny measuring ruler, 2 ribbon flowers, 5 pieces of fabric (size 10 inches to fat quarter size), 10 assorted beads, 1 -red hat pin and a red and black homemade bookmark.
Have a wonderful time blogging! I hope to meet lots of new friends through this blog party. Leave a comment and I’ll try to visit soon! :0)
I am very excited about finally getting my EQ7 up and running again. I have not been able to open it for months. Finally got my Apple to recognize and allow Parallel. Didn’t have these problems until I updated to newer versions of everything. This is my mock up for my Matryoshka doll quilt. Now if I can just get my printer to take the fabric sheets without eating them, I’ll be able to print faces for my dolls.
It is going to be a great day!
As usual I started out the new year with a new word and cleaning my sewing studio. This years word is choice. Last year’s was evolve. I think I have improved some of my skills and am hoping to continue improving my drawing skills. Choice is my word this year because there are so many — choose to find time for art, chose to keep things organized or not, choose to practice and hone new skills … I chose to recover my chair while I was cleaning. I really like it. The main cleaning is done, but the small sorting goes on.
I have finally made the commitment to unstitch my goddess for my mother earth quilt. Taking out tight stitches in 2 pieces of 1 inch foam stacked and fabric was tedious. I love the new results and can now finish quilting the background and adding the beaded spiderweb. Then for the trees and 3-D leaves.
I celebrated my 50th birthday early by having a half century celebration party. The party was to thank all those who have made my life what it is. The menu was lasagna, spaghetti, garlic bread and vegetable soup. I also baked two chocolate cakes from scratch and made chocolate molded pretzels. Family brought fruit and veggie trays. We had a great time. Guests were to entertain me. Even my grandson stood on a bench and sang in front of everyone. I wrote and sang my own old age song to the tune of My Favorite Things. (Side note – the malox version going around the web was not written by or sung by Julie Andrews)