Monday, November 30, 2015

5k, Grandkids and Creating.

Thanksgiving and all the family have come and gone. We had a great time, did the 5k turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning, ate way to much and enjoyed each others company.
Here we are at our after race coffee and smoothie stop, only one not doing the race was my husband, he stayed home and baked cookies.

The Grandkids usually want to play with fabric and paint in Studio B, but this year they spent most of their time in Studio A playing with fabric and the sewing machine. All but the six year old created something, all on their own without any adult guidance. Below is a piece that my 10 yr. old grandson did.

I had a box of scraps for them to use and use them they did. The top part of this one is polar fleece, they had no rules and just combined whatever was in the box. It was quite delightful to see what they created and the fun they had doing it. The only time Grandma was called in was when they had a machine glitch, like running out of bobbin thread.

After they left I got busy and quilted a queen size quilt that a group of us have made for a local couple that lost everything in a fire.

Yesterday was my last post on my daily photo blog . After six years of daily photos I've decided I need a break, of course today I feel like I'm forgetting to do something, but I'm sure I'll get over it. If I don't I can always start again.

The Weekly Leaf
This week I used a SolarFast print form last Aprils play day. 

Week #48

Daily Stitching updates

Silk Fragments #328-#334

Sari Ribbon #256-#262

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Preparations

Most of my past week has been spent cleaning and getting ready for family arriving for Thanksgiving. It's the only time of the year that my house fills up, all four bedrooms and seven beds get used and even the blow up bed comes out of the closet. The fun starts tonight, I'll be driving into Boise to pick up one of my granddaughters flying in from college. The rest of the group drives in on Tuesday and Wednesday. Of course mother nature is getting involved, there are storms predicted for both travel days.

I used the fleece scraps from the robes to make warm beanie hats, a dozen of them.

The kids and grands will get to pick any they want  and the leftovers will go to a local cancer treatment center as chemo hats.

The Weekly Leaf
Lately I've been doodling very simple leaf shapes. 

So I decided to carve a very simple leaf stamp.

Stamped with Jacquards textile paint onto hand dyed fabric.

Week #47

Daily Stitching updates

Silk Fragments #321-#327

Sari Ribbon #249-#255

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"

Monday, November 16, 2015

A productive week

I've had a very productive week, the five robes are done and I've ordered five tote bags in plain canvas to "wrap" them in, then the kids can go out to the studio and decorate their own bags. I've also finished the first sock of the current pair I'm knitting.

Also dyed and foiled a scarf for a donation to the art guilds silent auction.

The Weekly Leaf

This week I used a leaf stamp that I carved at least fifteen years ago. It has always been one of my favorites.

I stamped it three times with different colors of Jacquards textile paint and used a mask to get an overlapping look. Here you can see the mask covering the middle leaf so that I could stamp the one on the bottom.

With the mask removed.

Week #46

Daily Stitching updates

Silk Fragments #314-#320

Sari Ribbon #242-#248

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"