Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Dancing the Embroidery Dance

Santa brought me an extra sewing machine! One with a gazillion embroidery stitches. Now I have to view the video and study the manual. Very excited because I can bring my old one to ny and keep the new one in my studio. Any tips on machine embroidery are welcome since I know nothing about it.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Two feet under and shoveling fast

Eastern Long Island got dumped with snow last night. Here's a few pix I snapped around the yard.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

2009 Breast Cancer Strength and Memory Quilt

This is the quilt I made for work as a breast cancer fundraiser during the November breast cancer awareness month. I took orders from anyone in the hospital who wanted to buy a square (well, donate $ to the American Cancer Society and get a quilt square as a bonus.) I scanned in the pretty pink floral that they were using on all their fundraising materials and used it as a backgroud on some of the squares. I ironed cotton to freezer paper, cut it to 8.5 x 11, and fed it thru the inkjet printer and, viola!, instant quilt squares. My challenge was that I could NOT sew it, I had to use wonder under and glue and a hot glue gun and some nasty glue backed felt left over from last year that someone else ordered. The carpentry shop made a nice wood and glass case for it so it won't get wrecked by time, NY soot and dirty hands. (Picture is kind of blurry because of the glass case.)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Lot On My Mind

This is a little piece I did one day when I was feeling kind of overwhelmed and pulled in 1000 directions at the same time. I called it "A Lot On My Mind" for obvious reasons. And it, for a change, is NOT a self portrait, just a generic woman of no particular age...but I AM working on a self portrait for the QA InnerAnimal Challenge. Want to guess what my inner animal is?