Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Beneath the Surface

Dinner at Eight Artists presents Beneath the Surface, a special exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, CA - July 22-25th at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Sponsored by Moore's Sewing Centers http://www.moores-sew.com/servlet/storefront and Brother International http://www.brother-usa.com/homesewing/.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Split Rail, Embellishment

Embellishment-Split Rail



Bee Balm


A repeat print from one of my quilts, "Bee Balm"

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This fabric, my design, is available on Spoonflower.com. http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric_items/new?buy_this=true&design_id=173976&fabric_item_id=98328&show_comments=true

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Snow Dyeing

I have been snow dyeing in my studio today. 

I soaked a vintage table cloth in soda ash and froze it.  Then I took it to the sink at my studio and packed snow on top of the cloth.  I used black cherry dye and then did another batch of snow and poured some fuscia and more black cherry on the snow.  As the snow melts, it should make some interesting patterns in the cloth. 

I left the sink stopper open so that the water will drain.  This is a studio sink, not a kitchen sink.  It is not a sink used for food preparation.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Brattleboro, Vermont.....Lachis Theatre

We went to the Lachis Theatre for a Bach Festival Sunday afternoon.   The theatre has movies but also arts performances.  An art deco building, it has some stunning details.  I took pictures on my way in....

Light fixtures in the Lachis Lobby are true Art Deco wonders.  I love them.

Balconies inside the theatre are elaborate.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Austin Birds, Early Evening Activity

Grafton Snow

There was so much snow last week that the trees were almost covered.  We were snowed in for two days.  These pictures look like they were taken with black and white film.  No, just not much color in all that snow.

The girls liked the snow.  They could run across the top once a little crust formed. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Last winter, the view out my side door showed the icicles with the church in the distance.  This year we have more snow and less ice.