I love the fact that they are apparently encouraged to find ways to make are from "trash!"
The picture I took of the "middle" piece, wasn't good enough to share.
Aren't these beautiful? I kind of want one.
Sadly, the gallery isn't open very often. The gallery manager position is vacant at the moment, and may not be filled for a long time. It's a shame, really. The gallery could be a great asset for the college, but they haven't found a way to make it live up to its potential. I'm hoping that they will.
Meanwhile, in my sewing room.....
I made a sort of Easter basket with a couple of the "rejected" fat quarters from the left right center game at retreat.
I layered them, and quilted the whole thing. I cut the corners away to make the basket. Not wanting to waste them, I zigzagged the edges and made coasters.
I bought Mary Lou Weidman's book, Flower Power, last year, but have never taken time to play with it. I finally moved that to the top of the list. I may or may not ever use this flower. I was thinking of Kathi while I worked on this, since I decided it didn't matter if I hated the result- I was only learning the process! (Kathi will understand)
I actually made a big mistake on my very first attempt. Those star points weren't supposed to look like that. But When I realized I did them wrong, I decided to see what I could do with them!
I enjoyed doing it. That's all that matters.
I never shared pictures of the clothes I made. But they don't look nice on a hanger. So this dogwood fabric is a sort of a jacket.
The Kaffe Fassett print is a spring/summer dress. I'm hoping we will someday have spring and summer.
I saw an episode of "Only in America" with Larrry the Cable Guy last week, showing something called the "Loveable Loo". It is a composting toilet. You basically go in a bucket, dump it into the compost box and get nice soil for your gardens. I admit it, part of me wanted one. But since my composting efforts went awry due to the fact that I am lazy about it, I know I am not really the right person for this. (If you do it right, it creates heat, which kills the bacteria.) So I have found my limit. If our water supplies do become as precious as is predicted, I will have to. But for now I will "pass".
I am grateful for:
My sewing time.
Red-winged blackbirds, Turkey Vultures, and Woodchucks- all of whom know spring is coming!
Really yummy soup.
How funny George is.