Thursday, November 9, 2017

Intelligent Design v. Reality

More pictures to follow

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Little Sailor Blue

A quilt made for a good friend, in record time. I've always wanted to make a sailboat quilt, a little mental calculations, and this cutie is what happened. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Glass Beads

When I started this quilt, I had no idea how it was going to look finished. I had a large bag of scraps, a lot of time, no quilts on order, and I wanted to keep my hands busy. Lots of us are like that, having to keep hands busy.

So I got to work: mixing and matching, coordinating, contrasting, texture, theme, density of color, shades.

And what I ended up with reminded me of beads my aunt and uncle brought back from Morocco 45 years ago. They were called Goulimine beads, I didn't know they were actually made in Europe, I'm sure Aunty and Unk didn't either. I still have them, and cherish them.

So when this quilt was nearing completion, I realized it reminded me of the beautiful beads.

And thus, Glass Beads was born, and finished.

It is hand quilted, queen sized, and for sale

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Scrap quilt, closer: ever closer

Now to put all 90 together in a pleasing pattern, 
layer, baste, quilt, and bind. 
Any day now.
This quilt will be available for sale when finished.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Time for a theraputic scrap quilt.

 I love mixing colors, and matching them, 
straight lines aren't important. 
Adding a line of beading here and there makes for 
interesting color, texture, sparkle.

Many more scrap blocks to follow, with a quilt by and by.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Shhh! It's going to be a chuppah, it's a surprise!

The bride doesn't know it yet, but she's going to be married
under a traditional Jewish Wedding Chuppah.

Chomples, the wonderdog, as ring bearer.
Quick! Tie it before they get back from their honeymoon!

I hope they had a fun and relaxing honeymoon.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Repost of two old friends.

 Squid chair: 180 silk rosettes, 8 arms, many coat hanger, 
and a typical lab chair just begging for rebirth. 
Again, a typical office chair, leopard print faux fur, chrome yellow trim, and real natural-dropped white tail dear antlers painted, attached. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The same, but different

Two new quilts for two new people.
Welcome to the world, little ones!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

SecretSanta, Redditgifts

I have been a redditor for 9+ years, it is an interesting community. A few years ago we decided to do a SecretSanta to bring cheer in a dark world, I was a beta tester for the experiment. We had no idea if it would work. Would complete strangers actually send real gifts to other complete strangers across the country? Across the world? Nice gifts? Real gifts??  
Watch Dan McComas as he explains what it's all about.

This year, I was matched with a fellow in Sweden. I know nothing of Sweden, except where it is, and that someday I'd like to go there. I have a short bio of the gentleman, what he does for a living, his videogame likes, his reading materials. Other than that, I was on my own.  I ordered a thing from Amazon. A model of the car from Supernatural. Perhaps you've heard of it? I hadn't. I spent way too much for what turned out to be a Matchbox car, with chipped paint, and mis-formed doors. 

I am a good gifter. I am a great SecretSanta, and this Would. Not. Do.

See the fabric in the top two pictures? That's the fabric sent to me by my SecretSanta this year.
I put it into immediate use, by deciding to make my Swedish fellow a lap quilt. I have no idea if this person would like a lap quilt, but it is, after all, Arbitrary Day. (SecretSanta on June 25, quite arbitrary, don't you think? ;-) 

I will have this quilt done by the end of next week, and it will be mailed off to Sweden. I hope he likes it!

Quilt is finished!