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Grandmother's Legacy

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Have Started a Gallery Blog

My Gallery Blog is
The Gallery is going to be an on goes thing . The reason is because I have a lot of art pieces and quilts to show you
I am sewing around the figures in The Quilt With No Name
Very excited .
Today I want to begin dyeing the back fabric.
Hope to be finished the threadwork soon and on to the applique and quilting
Received an email from Mike at Grove Eternal and it is a go
I have a few more stories to write about my fantasy quilts and I can send him the images and stories plus my bio
I am going to go and do some sewing
Have a colourful day

Monday, March 22, 2010

Grandmother's Legacy is on It's Way to Paducah

I had Grandmother's Legacy all packaged up last week, got down to UPS and guess what too soon , that is a first !!! Today she is on her way to Paducah .
Spent most of the weekend on the The Quilt With No Name and getting stories written up for my fantasy/goddess series to put on Grove Eternal website . I hope to include The Colour Side of the Moon and Fairy Moon . I emailed Mike today to see whether he will accept my art quilts in with the drawings Today I am doing threadwork on the middle ground and foreground on TQWNN.
I am happy the way things are coming together

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Photos of the Sky

You have to take into consideration all the threads and I have not pressed it yet

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Sky Is Falling Threads

Wow I have alot of threads to sew back in after the sky is complete . The Quilt With No Name's sky looks good . I am pleased . I will take a photo tomorrow in the daylight .
That is about all I have been working on today , I call it work yet I know it is definitely play time ... right ???
Have a colourful evening

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Endless Sky

It sort of feels like that cause I have been sewing for days on the sky of The Quilt With No Name . So far so good , it looks like how I was hoping it was going to look .
Changed the thread to a darker blue from Bottom Line for the clouds and sky that are on the edge of the quilt at the top , I want the thread to give the illusion that these clouds and sky are closer to the viewer.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The English Branch

I forgot to mention that the watercolour of all the teeth and gorgeous red hair is half complete, aways to go or should I say only 10 more paint washes, give or take... yet a light at the end ...

I Know It Is Tuesday Yet Where Did The Weekend Go

Beautiful days out there somewhere , actually right outside the door
It was a few days of picking out threads , some of my threads are small and on top of that I baste things !!! Then the delightful job of putting everything back hopefully the way they were !
I am talking about the readjustment of Grandmother's Legacy sleeve for AQS Paducah Show , I also hope to never do that again !!!
This week is continuing the threadwork on The Quilt With No Name . I am at a very important part so I am doing it slowly , the blue sky . Decided to use Superior Threads Bottom Line a light blue on bottom and top looks alright so far ...
The yellowish cloud I did the same sort of line sewing using Superior Threads Bottom Line . Heather helped me choose and she picked out the thread that I am using in the quilt . Heather also was the one that told me to try Bottom of the Line on the top and bottom

There used to be a store in my home town that was called Dreamweaver
this store was wonderful . The owners of Dreamweaver are now on line and I have asked them if I may advertise my Goddess series and possibly my Art Quilts and they have agreed . So that means that I am about to tell their story to the world... kind of cool . The excuses I can come up with to not to write the stories ... oh yeah I am good at that . I do not notice a dirty floor until the day I have set aside to work on the epic sagas or oh I should ...
The commission piece I have been working on forever . It is the one that I always put aside so that I can use the table space for a much better reason , so this watercolour has been set aside alot .Well , I have news that it is actually looking good , I am pleased . They might receive their painting yet !

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Computer is Home

The computer is home and a new larger monitor came with it , very nice...
Yesterday was a day of learning patience all over again . The sleeve requirement for Paducah is 1/2" from top of quilt my for Grandmother's Legacy was 1/4"
First I had to get through my hand sewing then I had basted and then machine sewn the binding and the sleeve together . Oh , the best part was getting the binding back on , I am being sarcastic !
Today is a hand-sewing day putting the bits back together
I also hope to do some more thread work on the sky of The Quilt With no Name . Actually I am quite pleased with the progress so far .

Friday, March 12, 2010

First day of blogging /or what the heck am I doing ?

Still on Harry's computer so I am going to make this short
I have heard that blogging is a good idea , I believe who ever started the whole thing must agree
My quilt which I have no name for as of yet is coming quite well . I have been sewing for about 4 hours a day . I find that that way I can really look at the quilt and decide what... am I doing now ??? I am at the threadwork stage of the sky , it is funny when you work on something that you enjoy time just slips by . I have tunes going as I work usually big band , 70's stuff , hand stitching usually Ricky Tims . Have not got to that stage though .
Photos will come when I have the other computer back
I am getting all the paperwork ready , then sending Grandmother's Legacy to Paducah next week . I am excited to be in the show