Monday, November 23, 2009

Odds and Ends

Playing catch-up, both with projects and blogging . . .

The shelves are repaired and refilled!

craftroom_earthquake_rep

Notice the absence of books . . . those are now stored closer to the floor so that they next time they hurl themselves down they won’t have as far to fall.

Here’s some fabric I dyed last week using the “color parfait” method from Ann Johnston’s Color by Accident (can you believe all these pieces were dyed in the same bucket at the same time?):

colorparfait_Nov09

And two new weekly 6x6” journal squares; the first one is for the week of Oct. 25-31. This was the week before I went back to work, and so this square reflects anxiety and a lot of other complex emotions I was feeling at the time, as well as feeling a little frantic to get my projects wrapped up while I still had time:

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The next journal square is from last week, and is influenced by my efforts to find balance and peace of mind, stay calm and unruffled, and develop a routine, as well as to work mindfully and carefully (i.e., with care):

zWeek39

I finished adding the border to my latest quilt top tonight, and I started cleaning off my worktable in preparation for the next project. I ran across a stack of WIPs, so I’m going to try to work on some of those—and finish a crocheted Christmas afghan I’m working—before starting anything else.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’ll be making my usual sweet potatoes, along with cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, and a marbled butterscotch bundt cake, then hauling it all over to my daughter’s house. It probably would have made more sense for her just to bring the turkey here, but she was excited about having us come to her place, so there you are.

3 comments:

Michigoose said...

Best of luck to you in finishing WIPs. I'm working on a ton of UFOs. :/ Love the new pieces you put up....

Approachable Art said...

Love the jar-dyed fabrics, wonderful colors!

Fannie said...

amazing dyed fabrics. glad to see the shelves back up. good idea about the books.

happy thanksgiving. thanks for your gift of friendship.