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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Still cleaning

Because I don't have anything to show other than the rooms I've cleaned, I thought I'd post one of my older pieces which I had on my flash drive. This is 'Aisha - She is Life' that I created for the MQAI exhibit (Africa was the theme) in 2004. I found a picture of a pattern which was about 1" x 2" in an embroidery/needlework catalog. Well, I didn't want the entire kit, so I just took the picture and enlarged it, traced onto my fabric and then painted the fabric (excluding the borders) with thickened dyes. Of course after quilting, I had to add beads, right! I also took a huge assortment of fibers and braided them to stitch down for her hair. You might see detail if you click on the picture.
Well, I'm still cleaning! Did lots of paperwork yesterday, ran to grocery store (again) and a visit to the Dr. So today, it's back to cleaning! I'm anxious to get started on my sewing room so I can locate my hand work! I do have the KISS challenge to finish by the end of this month! So I better get busy on my day!


  1. The minute I saw the name, I was reminded of H. Rider Haggard's book "She" which I read with delight in high school!
    Love your piece----and you know, some days you just have to do grunt work and have no recent pics to post. (seems I've had a lot of that lately......)
    Glad you made it home safely!


  2. Robbie - glad you are home! Hey mark your calendar for May 1 and come downtown... I will be with Christine when she brings wares to town for the Flint Handmade show. We would love to see you!

  3. Good luck in your lcenaing!! Beautiful quilt. :D

  4. I love this portrait -- she is just beautiful.

    Are you happy to be home yet? Cleaning is such a bore, bet you'll be glad when you're finished...


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