Wednesday, February 14, 2007

WIP Wednesday

I have two WIP's to show you today.

First is a UFO started about 6 years ago. I remember buying the fabric at the Superbowl Sunday Sale. It was made with Quilter's Grid, which I really do not like. I would rather line up the squares and sew them individually. So it was just a top until Monday. Then I added batting and quilted it. Now I am going to add beads and sequins to make it flashier. Then, I will add a back. It won't be done today for Valentine's Day, but it is nice to get a UFO out and working on it.

When it is done, it will hang in the powder room. Rebecca and I were talking about bathroom art the other day. Both of us grew up with art in the bathrooms. I called my mom the other day to ask where the poster is now located. She says it is somewhere in their house put away. So I called it. When they find it, if it is not going to hang in their house, and they are fast running out of wall space, I get it. Ha Ha my dear sisters! (I don't even think they read this blog, but just in case, HA HA!)

The second WIP is my attempt at a small series inspired by Deborah Boshert's book. These are just tiny little tops at the moment. They need some help. I am planning to frame them together to hang by my front door. They are perfectly rectangular, unlike the picture shows. They are supposed to be the same style house in different settings and different times of day. The only shape that is different on all of them is the landscaping. Everything else was cut together.

That is all from windy Georgia.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Don't Have A Lot to Say

Well, I have been just keeping up with life lately. My six year old is learning to read and write. He has been writing Valentine's Day cards left and right. He wrote to his dad, "You are the best dad ever. I wish you cood be in the book. But I still wont you here." By the book, we think he means the Guinness Book of World Records for the best dad category. I find glue, paper, scissors, markers, paint, etc. out all the time. Who am I to stifle creativity? Thank goodness for Crayola washable stuff. By the way, Windex can remove Sharpie from some surfaces, too.

I received Deborah Boschert's book in the mail last week. It is really wonderful. I am working slowly on a series of 4x6 pieces based on her instructions. It is more than instructions, it is inspiration, too. I am a fan of her art. When I go back to work, I am buying some, definitely.

Rebecca has great news over on her blog. I'll let you read it there. Suffice it to say, I get to say, "I knew her when..."

I am embroidering the fingers and nose on Nursing Mom. Then I have to figure out where to go next. I have to figure out what to do with her when she is done, too.