Thursday, February 4, 2010

An unproductive week

I have been terribly busy the last week, but haven't accomplished a darned thing. My friend Aileen recently coined a word for this kind of week; anti-gress. Makes sense, if progress is getting things done, right?
Last weekend I was doing demos on the paintstik stenciling at Mt Pleasant during the "winter Thaw" sale- which ironically took place on three of the most wintry days we've had this year! I took the fabric which will be the background for the next Scrap Therapy sample I'll be making, the "Fly Away" quilt. Since I had to show people how to do it, I figured I'd make it something I could use. I had fun with it, trying things and layering the techniques. It almost seems a shame to cut up this fabric.
I also tried it on a couple other fabrics. Using the rubbing plates on a dark fabric almost seems like making my own custom batik prints. I can't wait to do some more of this one!

This week, I have been very busy getting the Guild's challenge display set up and the prizes awarded. It is done now and I will soon be able to hand over the baton to the next runner in this marathon. (Thanks, Sharon!)

Yesterday I changed the display in my own "quilt Gallery. I have a nice hallway where I hang seasonal wall hangings. This is the February/ Valentine's day set. The one on the right is kind of "one of these things is not like the others". It is floral fabrics quilted with hearts, so along with sort of fitting the theme, it allows me to dream of springtime.

My hubby had the sad task of cleaning out his mother's house last week. His sisters were with him and put random things into a box for me. Among them were these pins and bits of jewelry. Won't they be fun to play with???

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