Saturday, February 27, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
A few years ago, on Design Matters TV, Laura Kemshall had a video of how she cut her hand dyed fabrics for a project. So, I took a piece of my snow dyed fabric and cut it into 1.5"x 4.5" pieces to make a rail fence pattern!
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
I need different shades of brown and gold..and of course I didn't have exactly what I wanted. Now I'm hoping the ones I ordered can be used...I guess if not this project then another project...
So here I sit waiting for beads to arrive to start. But that's ok...I have another project I started! Yep, Type A personality!
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
I had to do something with the snow dyed fabrics I posted about (here).
I found several pictures of The Bird of Paradise flower, which I think is pretty cool and has similar colors that are in some of my snow dyed pieces.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Yes, I am hung up on using black and white for bindings. That's due to my bud, Mary, who does so many great quilt piece of art work. She uses b/w often in her work and she's also to blame for me cutting up old quilts for other uses! HA Mary cuts up her quilts all the time!
This piece is all paper (with exception of binding) and measures 10"x10".
I used this type of card for inserting Valentines several years ago. This picture shows my fiber Valentine inserts from 2019. I got this idea from Mary Ann Van Soest! Thanks, Mary Ann!) I think using some of my printed papers will fill the insert and hopefully look nice to receive. Not sure if I'll do any stitching on the papers or not. Time will tell!
Saturday, February 13, 2021
isn't a quick process (takes me 2 hrs from start to finish - cleanup)...but my daughter, Dawn, and hubby offered some good shortcuts.
It's always hard to cook 6lbs of ground turkey (stirring is a bugger!) so my daughter suggested to use the instant pot to cook the turkey! I can only fit 2lbs at a time and so after 3 sessions the ground turkey is cooked.
Part of the cooking process is chopping up the ground cooked turkey...again, hard on the arms/hands...so hubby suggested I use my food processor! Well, guess what, that works like a charm! I put a pound in at a time, then transfer to my large cooking pot! Once all are chopped I can add my veggies (spinach, carrots, zucchini) and rice to the turkey! Mix it all up and done (after 2 hours)! Now the girls have their food for about 10-2 weeks. Works for me!
This is my sewing room right now
...I'm cutting up some of my snow dyes...thinking of doing an appliqued small piece...but I've changed my mind twice already on a pattern so who knows what or if I'll end up with something...
I'm also doing some more mono printing! HA Just can't stop!!