Monday, April 23, 2012

Nothing New to Report

Very Vibrant Violet

I had a fairly busy week.  Sewing time was limited.  Plus I wasn't really focused on things ( as I mentioned last week.)  I laid out some scrappy blocks, but didn't get them assembled.  I cut some borders, but didn't get them sewn on.  I did some "therapy sewing" with strips from my scrap bag, but don't have enough to do anything with yet- and need to figure out what I'm doing with them!  So this little piece is my only accomplishment.  It was started some time last year in a meeting of the "ArtCGirlz".  It uses Susan Carlson's "cut loose" collage technique.  I didn't know what I wanted to do with it, but finally decided I'd just layer, quilt and bind.  Simple, done and off the design wall.  I couched a thread with sparkles around the edges, then used some glitter as "pollen" in the center.  It's a fun technique I will use again.  Not sure how yet.  Stay tuned.

This is what I woke up to the morning.  (shaking my head) Eighty degrees in mid March and a "blizzard" in late April.  Maybe Mother Nature is suffering mood swings???
My poor crab apple- it was just starting to bloom!

Tulips and bleeding heart

Creeping Phlox
At any rate, I'd rather be pulling weeds like I was last week!

For a neat green tip, look at how to reuse a cd spindle here!  Re using something that would end up in the landfill is one of the simplest things we can all do!  Yes, eventually it will get thrown out.  But think of the number of items that will NOT go in the trash if you reuse one thing many times!

I am grateful for:
Guild meetings
Laughing until my ribs hurt
Salad for dinner
Saturday movie night
Music, and finding the right music for the right mood!

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