You see I started this top quilt for my niece in December 09. Nothing much eventuated during April and September this year. Then the rush was on to finish it. My second niece is going to boarding school next year. Remember I made this for my other niece.
So I'm banking on the fact that she is stuck in the country and too busy enjoying her menagerie of ducks. horses and poddy lambs, rather than sitting at a computer to stumble across this. It will be her Christmas present. And in a few more years I'll have my nephew to make one for.
Then there was the over due promise to make something for my own. We wanted to make some changes to his room so that it would look a little less 'babyish'. Black and green were the colours agreed upon and I mixed it up with some other highlights and lots of linen. Farewell tractor quilt. More can be seen on my flickr stream. I used a lot of my stash, so that made me happy.
Now that's two out of the five that I had on the go. And I promised I wouldn't start a new one.....
but I just had to see how this little paper image I made awhile back would translate to fabric. I'm using some vintage kimono fabrics and I just need to buy some more greys. I can't imagine it will take too long......well...
The Incredible Print Show 3 opened on the weekend in New Hampshire, US. My work arrived safely and the photos of the entire show from preparation to opening night look fantastic. I'm annoyed that I couldn't send my works framed as they don't have that impact on the wall, but the costs and risks would have been just too great.
However I'm so honoured that Susan asked me to participate and to have my works hanging the same space as Heather's, Lisa's, and Jenn Ski's amongst others I have admired for quite some time.
School's out for summer. I always find the first week and last week of holidays so difficult.
I've been down and out with pharangytis and have now passed it on to Ari.
So I've closed the studio door for the year. All except any mailing and last minute orders from people. Would love to be in there, creating away. But it is just too hard to manage and remain a calm and happy person to live with.
We haven't seen a blue sky in over a week and it is so muggy. Hanging out indoors, directing traffic jams in my loungeroom, baking biscuits from this recipe....yes I'm baking, a miracle... making the house all Christmasy. We have been making origami stars from scrap paper for our window. Inspired by Alarna's Little Jane St.
And waiting to hear news of all sorts, but trying not to think about any of it.
This last week has been one of frustration and sickness.
I've just been keeping my head above the surface.
Any energy and spare time has been projected into work orders.
There has been no creativity, except for some sewing whilst crashed out on the couch.
I've been thinking alot about gardens and flora. We are in the process of cleaning ours with the help of my inlaws. I don't have any time to paint at the moment, but I do have time to research some ideas for a rainy day house project.