Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Would you believe I put what little energy I had today into this little gift and it's still not finished? Well, it is typical of me, even when I'm not sick. I do like to fiddle, try this material and that thread. I like to get caught up in the little stitching details sometimes. The little pocket is going on the inside along with a felt page for needles.
It was before 5AM when I awoke this morning with my head full of things I could do from home to connect with some of my adult students, so I made tea, wrote a list, and got up at 7 for breakfast. The teacher that works me with had dropped off my work laptop yesterday, so I booted up and caught up with email. By 9AM I was exhausted, and for the first time since this started, I curled up on the sofa and fell asleep. I did venture out on one errand after lunch to buy some more perle cotton. Then I had to come home and rest again.
This next photo is of one of my favorite things--my converted antique overnight bag, filled with essential art supplies. I keep it near my chair in the living room for when the creative feeling hits. One of my goals this summer after I finish work is to set myself up an Etsy shop. I don't produce a large quantity but I need to be creative and I need an outlet for what I make. Up until now I have sold at a quilt show and in a local art gallery. This is my latest wall hanging that I have finally put all the finishing touches on. It is about 13 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches. It started with a hand drawn stamp and fabric paint. There are Angelina fibers, machine stitching, hand embroidery, applique, wool fibers, and beads. If anyone is interested in purchasing it, you can email me.

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