Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Back home and back to work

You may have noticed my absence from the blog. I've been away in Saint John, NB for SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) retreat. It was a jam packed weekend with good food, (yeah, no cooking!) where I met lots of fiber artists form the Atlantic region. Each person's work was unique and awe inspiring.

I also stayed at my son's and his fiance's for a couple of nights, having a little visit with my grand puppies.

Bosco, the grey Aussie-doodle, just had his first birthday.

He's a sweetie, very affectionate. Imagine when he crawls up on my chest for a snuggle!

They sure are great company for each other.

I came home on Monday night exhausted and I've slowly been recuperating. This morning I made it to my weekly yoga class only because my friend was picking me up. I wasn't my usual self, but I've been taking it easy for the rest of the day. It is beautiful out, but I haven't gone out other than to hang a line of clothes.

I've been anxious to get back to work on my latest art piece. Yesterday, I unpacked, washed clothes, cooked and organized my sewing studio.

Today, I could get back to work.Although it doesn't look like I did much, I've been fusing, cutting and arranging bits for 2 hours. My back was complaining and I needed to stop for a snack break.

I pulled up all the large pieces, laid them back exactly where I want them, and started cutting the little bits of colors for the ripples and dark spots. I'm hoping another day will do it and I'll be ready for the stitching.


Suzanne Ramsay said...

I missed you a lot. Although I am not a blogger yet because I don't get much stitching done, I am aiming to in the near future. I sure do enjoy your posts and I look forward to them. Your outlook and your beautiful work are encouraging me to take little steps. I have to re organize some of my time. Welcome home

Kate said...

Those grand puppies are adorable.

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Your grand-puppies are so cute and cuddly-looking! The Wave is looking good - nice to see it on your ironing board to get a sense of its size.

Mystic Quilter said...

What adorable puppy dogs!!
Your latest art piece is beautiful - love the colours you've used, hope your back has settled down ready for the next cutting and fusing session.

Mereknits said...

A great visit with your son and fiance, granddogs and of course your retreat. Hope you are feeling much better today.

Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

A SAQA retreat. That sounds like pure delight. I've never been to anything like that.