Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Itchy-scratchy show

Summer flew by with lots of flower planting, porch painting, and house insulating getting done. I love summer, even all the bugs.

I've now gone into my fall "SAD" depression! I know what's coming- I dread & despise winter and it's dark cold pit of death. Gray skys for weeks on end, snow, ice. Ugh.

My life-sized Rainbow trout is being machine quilted. Can't wait to see it on a wall.

Other pieces I worked on this summer - a baby quilt for my sister's co-worker, finished hand-quilting a small log cabin & applique piece, painting on a another large wall piece- all illustrated. Lately I've been working on scrap piecing for a big quilt- part illustrated and part crazy patch-work, with lots of little things sewn on too. The patch-work colors are keeping me happy as I sew each night after my day job.

We are dealing with a minor flea invasion. My doggy & kitty are doing the itchy-scratchy dance, but we're getting the little buggers under control.

phrase of the day: "sketch everything & keep your curiosity fresh"
- John Singer Sargent

Don't forget to donate to your local animal shelter(s), and go to the
Animal Rescue Site
and click on the purple button every day to give bowls of food to shelter pets. It's free!

~Namaste- Betsy

Monday, January 26, 2009

Back to Reality

Happy New Year!

Where did time go? Holidays over, inauguration day passed and time goes on and on.

This was a custom-made purse/bag for a co-worker's parental unit, for Christmas. It was loosely based on a popular designer's work, who the bag's recipient loves. (think "life is a chair of bowlies") Anyway, it has a few hidden surprises which I won't divulge. That's the fun of specially-made goodies. You personalize it for the owner so it becomes a talisman for them in a way. The lady loves it, I was thrilled to hear from her daughter and then her. I love to see someone enjoying a hand-made gift! I plan on making more styles, and selling them on this blog, and a few other web-sites. Email me if you are interested in purchasing.

Time to go make a batch of brownie biscotti with hazelnuts for my sweetie!