It's a bit bigger than 2x3 feet. I added the tabs yesterday. This is for Kate's new home, far away from the prairie. I hope she just loves it!!
|border, binding, tabs.|
It was a big project! So there you go - I finished Mandy's AND Kate's. I haven't done much at all on Jesica's quilt except for plan things in my head. That counts. I just don't have photos to prove it. : )
I put together a kit for Emma to make the Snips n Snails quilt from the Summer issue of A Needle Pulling Thread magazine.
Okay... I have to show this again for the WIP wednesday gang. ; )
|I'm on the cover! It's starting to sink in now... WOW!|
Emma is the woman I met in the fabric store, magazine in hand, trying to gather the fabrics for this quilt I designed. We met by "accident" or serendipity, more like it! She's making this quilt to send off to Australia later in the year! Isn't that cool? Even stranger... she had no idea this was me, or that I was even in the same city as her. When I met her in the store, I thought she bought it because she reads my blog. Totally not. She just liked the quilt. I told her, "so you are a real fan!?". She was as thrilled to meet me. It was quite funny. If i see her again, I'll ask her for her autograph. hehe
Our mail is up and running after 2 weeks!! WOOHOO! I hopped online and ordered the fabrics that I used for this quilt. They are all 70's solids and I just love the way they look together! I'll have some kits ready as soon as that box arrives. The kit includes assorted buttons and embroidery floss as well.
|'coppertone summer' colors picked by the editor of ANPT|
Then I headed straight out and mailed these postcards to various places around the planet. I love postcard swapping so much! I can't wait to see what shows up in my mailbox. i love snail mail.
|off to New York, Ontario, California, Dublin, and Saskatchewan : )|
I am about to rework this piece as a commission from the last show. It sold before the exhibit but I thought I would display it anyhow. I figured it was a good one. The person who bought it knows I'm reworking it and that's okay. I was sure to ask first, because, well... you know. It's art, and everyone wants an original. But each time I make something, it's never identical, and I learn more about what works and what doesn't. I look forward to this, it was a lot of stitching that was quite loose and free. I really enjoyed it.
|barbed wire & dandelions|
Other than that, things will go slow for the summer. All the kids are home and one has some homeschooling to do to catch up before September. Thank you everyone for your input to Tips on Tuesdays. I will be taking the summer off from that particular posting. There were a couple requests for thread painting to be covered. Hang tight! I will be doing that and it will be quite thorough hopefully, as it's part of a group blog effort. More on that later...it's a surprise.
See you all tomorrow! To see what other bloggers are up to, go to Lee's at Freshly Pieced, and Esther's Blog too!