Thursday, October 11, 2018

Miscellaneous items

I thought I would start off my post with a few of the miscellaneous items that are happening around here. We have had two rainy days in the past week, the first real rain since last spring and now frost is a big possibility for tonight. So my zinnias and other plants are looking good right now, but who knows what they may look like tomorrow.

The scarlet climber that was planted last spring is doing really well but the red trumpet shaped flowers that are supposed to attract hummingbirds haven't shown up yet and the hummingbirds have been gone for a month.

The red flowers that are at the base of the plant are from other plants that the vines have covered up. The second reason I plant this is because of the leaves, well maybe that's the first reason. I love the leaves.

Yesterday I delivered a few quilts to a local museum for the annual quilt show coming up this weekend. I took the scenic route home and had to stop in the middle of the road when I came across this.
There were flowers coming out of this all over it. I do a calendar every year for family and this will be the October picture.

Most nights I have a cup of Sweet Dreams herbal tea before bedtime. There are rose hips and hibiscus in the tea and the bag gets a pinkish color to it and I love the color of the stains it makes. So I've been keeping a piece of an old linen tablecloth folded on the end table to put the bag on and I think it might be ready for some stitches.
I don't know how light fast the color is and I also know that if I were to wash it the pink turns grey.

The last miscellaneous item is a before and after picture of my drafting table. The before picture was taken last spring and the table had actually gotten quite a bit more cluttered.

It now looks like this, I sure would like to keep it this way because it can actually be used for its intended purpose instead of being a dumping ground.
The small pieces of wood on the bottom left are going to have quilt block patterns painted on them and will be sold at the Art Guilds annual Art and Craft Show in November. All the members were given a few to paint.

2018 Weekly Leaf Week #41

2018 Daily stitching #3 days 16-22

As usual I will be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

Thursday, October 4, 2018

SAQA Auction

I've been remiss in mentioning the annual SAQA Auction that has been going on for the past two and a half weeks. There are still several wonderful pieces available (including mine) in the third section.
This is the piece I donated.

Poplar leaves

I gathered a bunch of leaves again this past weekend and did a bit of printing. First were some gelli prints on muslin.

Second group is botanical prints on silk broadcloth, except for the 2 on the left which are on scraps of vintage linen tablecloth.

I love how the leaf outline printed on this one.

I also did some finishing work on a group of last years weekly pieces. These were done in groups of five called "Signs of Life: the five universal shapes"
Today I hung it in the Art Guilds display area at Weiser Classic Candies.

2018 Weekly Leaf  week #40

2018 Daily Stitching #3 days 9-15

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching".