Thursday, August 29, 2019

Daily Stitching #4 started

A very short quick post today, all is going well but I'm tired and there doesn't seem to be enough time.

2019 Daily Stitching #4

I've started, have threads selected and a vague idea in mind, but there's not much to show yet.

Here's the threads, I think I'm ready for fall.

This is the start of the stitching.

2019 Weekly Leaf #35
Solarfast on cotton

SAQA100 days of creativity, days 54 - 60

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

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lunch and a Messy Paint Day

There is a group of us that get together once a month for lunch, it was my turn to host last week. We did a quick sale bar for lunch and then headed out to Studio B to play. We did a messy painted canvas, I'd seen it on Pinterest and I think a blog or two and thought it would be a fun project for this group. The rest of the group has little or no dyeing and painting experience which made it even more fun. We started with a piece of cotton duck, six colors of pastel paint (one for each of us) and kept moving around the table covering the fabric with paint.

Then we used darker colors and some found objects to add a layer of images.

 Some foam stamps also got added in.
Then the photographer forgot to take pictures of the next steps. We added some images stamped in black and the everyone used some colored fabric pens to do some drawing.
Then the fabric was ripped into six pieces and here is the happy crew with their handiwork.From left to right Adele, Jeanette, Esther(I only got the top of her head),Donna and Barbara, my piece is on the table.

Next month we are each supposed to bring something we've made from our piece of fabric.

Hubby has been through his first chemo treatment and so far the only adverse effect is that he is very sleepy. But then I am too and I didn't get a treatment - it was a long day.

2019 Weekly Leak #34
SolarFast on vintage cotton damask

2019 Daily Stitching #3 days 50-56 and it is done!

Now to get the next one ready.

SAQA's 100 days of Creativity days 47-53, over half way.

Here are the first 50 all lined up.

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

More Donation Quilts

I finished up another donation quilt and went into Boise with friends on Monday to take them to Craft Warehouse. Craft Warehouse collects quilts every August to donate to St Lukes Children's Cancer Center. These are the two that I took in.

We found out this morning that my hubby will start his Chemo treatments next Thursday. It's not something that he is looking forward to, but is happy that something is finally happening.

2019 Weekly Leaf, week 33
Eco/botanical print on silk

2019 Daily Stitching #3, days 43-49

The circle is still a bit wonky, but I'm not going to let that concern me.

SAQA 100 Days of Creativity, days 40-46

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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

More Kittens

The feral mama cat that hangs out at our place just had her 2nd batch of kittens for this summer, this time we have six of them to find homes for. I tried to take a picture of them when mama had gone off to eat, but all I could get was this pile. They all just curl up in one big ball, there's one calico and the rest are black and white.

Last weeks visit with the oncology surgeon was a bit of good news/bad news. My hubby will get to keep his kidney, but will have to have 3 months of chemotherapy before he can have surgery. So now we are waiting to find out about the chemotherapy, our appointment with the medical oncologist isn't until next Thursday. We won't have to drive as far, only about 25 minutes, which will make that a bit less time consuming. Thank you to all of you who wished us well, I really appreciate it.

2019 Weekly Leaf #32
SolarFast on vintage cotton damask

2019 Daily Stitching, days 36-42
I'm including a shot of the full piece this week so that you can see my circle is getting a touch out of shape, I'm not sure if I should try to remedy it or leave it alone to prove that I'm just not perfect.

SAQA 100 days of Creativity, days 33-39

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