Thursday, January 17, 2019

Keeping Busy in the Studio

I'm going to start this with an apology for some of the pictures, the light this season has been dismal. We have been experiencing a temperature inversion, which gives us grey skies. The wind blew and it rained last night which helps clear out the inversion, but now we have a grey rainy day. I've been spending most of my time in the studio, my happy place! As long as I'm creating I can shrug off the grey weather.

In late December I was given a bag of scraps to use for donation quilts. I've made three and they will be going to our local Project Linus.

Then there was a rust and indigo partially finished piece that's been hanging around in the studio for way to long, so a few hours of work finished it up.

Indigo Eclipse
23"h x24"w

2019 Weekly Leaf #3
 A gelli print found in my stash.

2019 Daily Stitching days 11-17
I'm filling in the large circle with smaller ones.

72 Days of Landscapes
Days 11-17

day 11
hand dyed cheesecloth, dyed paper towels and machine stitching

Day 12
hand dyed silk and cotton
based on my memory of Arches National Park

Day 13
watercolor crayons, hand dyed hemp and cheesecloth

Day 14
over dyed kimono silk scrap, hand dyed paper towels, machine stitching

Day 15
paper towel, discharged rayon, hand dyed cotton

Day 16
water color crayons and a stamp

Day 17
hand painted fusible scrap,paper towel, hand dyed fabric

These have been fun and I hope they continue that way. Most days I have no preconceived notion of what I'm going to do, I just start playing with my box of scraps that I've gathered for this project. I think I'm enjoying it because I have no plans to ever do something with these, they don't have to be perfect or even close, it's just an exercise. This is not the way I normally see things, I usually feel like I have to have a plan of some sort to put everything together or to be able to sell or show what I make. This is very freeing.

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


  1. Playing in your studio is resulting in fabulous creations. Each and every one of your Landscapes are amazing. Love all your experimentation you are doing. How fun to have no idea each time of what you are going to do, but to just play. Sounds wonderful to me. Your three charity quilts are lovely. I especially love the colours in the first one.

    1. Thank you Kim, I'm really enjoying working this way.

  2. Gosh, these are great ways to chase winter away……and warm many hearts by making donation quilts!

  3. I’m down in FL and didn’t have WiFi and couldn’t read my blogs. Yours was the first I went to when I got connected and WOW! What a treasure trove! A feast for the eyes.

    1. Thank you Norma, hope you're enjoying the new home in Florida.

  4. What delightful little memories in your landscapes! So fun to just play! The rusty project has lots of depth. Another great week in your studio!