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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Finding Balance

Lately I have been struggling with finding balance between “Life” and “Studio”. Do you ever have that problem? I have decided to take each day as it comes and be at peace with it, and maybe, just maybe, I will be able to spend a few hours each week in the studio.

Our new little dog, Oreo, is a joy and has become a great encourager for me to go to the Studio. Everyday he runs to the studio and tells me it is time to work. Unfortunately, most days I have to tell him it isn’t time yet. He just loves to sleep at my feet while I am quilting.


He is such a love and tries to help me work on the computer too.









The latest pieces of work to come out of the studio are this versatile piece, “Fall 2016”. The colors remind me of a Fall morning with the changing colors and the left over colors of summer. It can be hung on the wall or lay it on a table as an accent piece. It measures 8”x17.5” and is available in my Etsy shop.

The big project I am working on is a modern quilt. It isn’t a large quilt, but one that can hang on the wall or accent a table. I used the Rising Star pattern for the blue stars and love the way the triangles are quilting.


I’m off to work in the studio and get more quilting done. Enjoy your day and make it a creative one!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Dyeing Day with my Grand-girls

This past weekend I had a great time with two of my grand-girls. One of the first things they wanted to do (besides play with our new dog) was to dye shirts for themselves, one for mom and a onesie for their new brother. And I couldn't resist and dyed one for me too.

We showed them different styles of dyeing and the Shibori techniques that I have been experimenting with. Sadie wanted her shirt wrapped on the PVC pipe and purple dye. Shelby wanted her shirt and mommy's to have rubber bands and navy dye. I wanted the same as Shelby and navy dye too. They decided to do binder clips on the onesie for brother, and since we had a vat of navy dye going, we threw his in.

When our daughter picked up the girls on Sunday we went to lunch and celebrated our freshly dyed shirts. Everyone was thrilled with the outcome.





















And I can't forget to post about our new little rescue pup. Oreo is 3 years old and the most passive, gentle and well behaved dog I have every met or had. He was surrendered to the Humane Society of North Texas this past week and we were lucky enough to adopt him. I had been keeping my eye out for a Maltese mix, and I think we hit the big time with this little guy. He does need some TLC and heart worm treatments, but hey, he needed a family to love him and we sure do!

Don't forget that September is World Alzheimer's Awareness month. If you are walking with a team this month for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, give me shout out and let me know! If you would like to donate to a team, please find your local walk and donate to one of the team. Or, you can donate to team Rushing for the Cure, and I will be very grateful for your support.

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