Six years ago on Christmas day, I started blogging. Most days I feel like this is my private diary and just a way for me to look back at where I've been and what I've made. I'm always a little surprised when people mention something they have read here. I think.. What?! And then oh, yeah...the blog.
Time flies whether or not you are having fun. I would have guessed this to be the fourth birthday if I hadn't checked.
Here is a picture of a robot quilt I did for someone wanting to welcome a new baby grandson. The baby lives in Manhattan so the quilt will too, and that is a nice thought... my work residing in the Big Apple. It reminds me of a kimono I was given on a trip to Tokoyo. The owner of the garment said that even though she would never travel to the U.S., it was nice her kimono would be there. A moment of Zen via fabric.
Quite a while back I was given a hand carved wooden bird stamp. Someday I plan to print up some fabulous fabric, but in the mean time I did some single birds in a "soft black" acrylic paint (which turned out to be a dark brown) on canvas and filled in the spaces with free motion thread painting. Very much a coloring book type project in process and in result too, I think. Most of them have flown off as holiday presents.
I started this quilt about a year ago with the hopes of reducing the boxes of scraps in the sewing room. Funny how little effect one quilt has on a room full of fabric. Blue is my husband's favorite color so this quilt seemed perfect for him. I thought I would have it done for Father's Day but did not quite meet the deadline. At least it is done in time for cold weather. Here is a quick picture of the finished product held by the unknown husband: