Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Generally floors aren't overly interesting. This one in my sewing room is very ordinary, has carpeting on it. The remarkable thing about it right now is that you can see the carpet and there is nothing on the carpet !! It is clean for once, there aren't any straight pins. No threads. No scraps of fabric. No pieces of fabric or paper. I am celebrating!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The other day on the surfacing list I belong to, someone ask what was on our design walls. Sadly I must admit the same thing is there that was there 6 months ago. Maybe even 9 months ago.
The piece on the left is from the "Darned Quilt" class on QU, I dyed the fabric and some of the thread; the middle piece is a dye painted piece I did in Hollis' dye painting workshop in Paducah last May; and the piece on the right is an appliqued piece from a pattern and I dyed the fabric for it. All in different stages of progress, all not completed. I refuse to tell anyone how many more could be hanging up there or are hanging some place else.
I have been cleaning the sewing room and I have found the machine. The fabric has all been rearranged and I am nearing the end of my quest. I am also taking another online class. It is one on Joggles. I love online classes and encourage people to take them.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
While cleaning the sewing room I came across more swatches for a color wheel series we did on Dyehard a couple of years ago. Thought I had all of these done, but I guess this must have been from the second series we did. It was a nice surprise, as I enjoy working with the small swatches of color and seeing the number of different dyes used.
Today was sewing day with friends and I put the swatches on card stock instead of sewing. My current sewing projects require all of my concentration and I can't visit. That wouldn't be any fun.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
On the last day of our color class, we went to a quilt shop in New Braunfels. A very nice quilt store called The Oak Leaf Quilt Shop. Anyone who would allow 15 women to invade their store, run around pulling bolts of fabric from the shelves are wonderful.
We were to bring a piece of fabric we loved or hated, but didn't know what to do with it. I brought the fabric in the center of the photo, a piece I had hand dyed. I am very fond of this piece and was curious to see how commercial fabrics would work with hand dyed fabric. It was actually one of the easier pieces of fabric to come up with other fabric to enhance it. So I purchased the three pieces we came across and plan on using them to make a small piece. I also want to use the fabric I originally dyed to go with the center piece, as soon as I find it in the sewing room that is currently in a "state of reorganization". I think that sounds better than utter chaos.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Color, light, lack of light, the emotion(s) that one feels when seeing a color or colors is amazing to me. I was looking through a catalog that had large floor rugs this morning and found myself analyzing every color they had used. I think I will view color differently from now on. I don't feel the camera captured the color that I was viewing, but it is the photo for the day.
The last day of our class. I shared this experience with 14 other women I enjoyed getting to know and a wonderful instructor. Thanks for a great class Hollis. I have come away with more information than I know what to do with at the moment and it will take time to process it all and sort through it.
We traveled back to San Antonio tonight and I could not resist taking a photo of the faucet in the hotel room. The hot water was on the left hand side where it belonged. Yippeeeee!!!!! All week long I had been bugged by the hot water on the right hand side in my bathroom. Really did like the color of the marble and I have noticed more color than ever before in my life.
Another pictureless entry. This is the second time I missed taking a photo. Since this was the 4th day of class that meant we would be leaving the following day, Friday. I had to pack and do a great deal of homework. Let me see, I believe the clock said 2:15 when I climbed into bed. I didn't even bothering thinking about missing this day.
This day was the one day I was more than a little stressed over one of the assignments using the color aid cards. Some days we wondered how much of an aid those cards were.
So as I was laying in bed about to go to sleep, I remembered I hadn't taken a photo. And I thought oh well, too bad. I guess I have finally missed a day and have that out of the way now.
This is Sunday's post.
I flew Southwest, great flight and after landing in San Antonio, I meet the other four women I was traveling to New Braunfels with at the Double Tree.
The 5 of us, with luggage crammed around everyone, took off toward New Braunfels. There was little room left and we had to unload before we were able to go to the grocery store. We had a great little taxi driver though.
The first photo is the outside of our classroom. We were
about to embark on our color journey at John Newcombe's
The second is the is the cactus right outside our unit. I am not a cactus fan, I do like the flowers, but not the plant.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
I am packing for my trip to New Braunfels, Texas. I will be taking a color class there next week, taught by Hollis Chatelain. I signed up for this class last May and have been looking forward to it. I have packed the important items for the class in my carry on, that way I know they will arrive at the same time I do.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
There were numerous plates of different kinds of sushi. Also discovered it is expensive too.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The pile is getting larger as I gather. I am gathering items on the supply list for Hollis Chatelain's color class in Texas. I will be attending the class next week and leave on Sunday. I signed up for this class last May and I have been looking forward to it. We have already had homework and it is almost done. Just need to cut the construction paper.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
As I looked down the road leading north from our home , I wondered how many times in my life I have traveled down this road? This is the direction I travel to go to town, to go on a trip, to see our children and grandson, just about anywhere.
It is a gravel road and it happens to be dry at the moment. But I have seen it covered deep in snow and impassable. I have been on it when it has been so muddy I wondered if I would get home. I have traveled it with ruts so deep I dare not get in them or I might not have a transmission. I have been on it when it was so dusty I thought I was in a dirt storm and prayed that anyone coming from the opposite direction stayed on their side.
When I was growing up our car died in a 50's dust storm on this road and the year after I graduated from high school I was unable to get home because water was running across the road. This road has been a part of my life for many years and I have no idea how many times I have traveled down this road.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I am going to have to find something to do with these little bags, not sure what it will be, but they will go in the mixed media stash. The tea is quite good, it has a nice lemon flavor.