Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Blahs

Here it is already December 5th, where did 2013 go??  In the last week, we've had a dusting of snow, temps down into the teens over the weekend, and now it's almost 70 degrees out.  Hard to tell what season it is, it doesn't really seem like Christmas could be so close.

I've been working on a piece for the PAQA-South show, ArtQuilts Whimsey, with a submission deadline of March 1st, and a juried show in April.  Entry is open to everyone, check out the link for more information.
I'm trying out some things I haven't done before, so it's been an adventure--luckily I still have a couple of months to get this completed.
And been doing more rug hooking, working on a little Sunset piece that I might frame or make into a pillow.
And making some potholders using the fabric my little granddaughter Madelyn painted when she was here this summer.  I figure it's a nice gift for her Mom and paternal grandma, and they're easy to make--I've had the InsulBrite stuff for two years now, it's about time I used it!
 And more dyeing of wool, using a simple technique.. wool is so much easier to dye than cotton.

It's totally dark by the time I get home from work at this time of year--so it seems so much later than it really is.  But I do love the sun coming up early in the morning, as I wake up at 5:00 every day and work on something before leaving for work.  Another couple of weeks of going to the office, then we get some time off for Christmas.  Can't wait!

Updating this to include a link to Nina Marie Sayre's blog and Off The Wall Friday.


  1. Your entry for the show looks VERY interesting. I am anxious to see more of it. Love the dyed wool pieces. I've never dyed wool and know nothing about how to do it. Your rug hooking is beautiful. Enjoyed this post.

  2. what a lot of making you're doing even while working!! Impressed
    Leeanna Paylor

  3. Lovely projects. Must get some of my wool bat dyed up this winter too, and perhaps spun...or felted...

  4. loving your dyed wool - the colours are beautifully juicy looking!