Sunday, January 20, 2019

Another storm day and more studio time

G and I went out out early this morning for groceries before the big storm. While I’m all for a little snow, 30 - 50cms doesn’t thrill me, especially when it’s accompanied with winds. Spending the day in my studio  during a gentle snowfall is looking lovely’s being stuck inside when it’s a bigger storm makes me a bit edgy. 
On our way  we stopped at the river to snap a few pictures of the shanties. Last year I didn’t get any. I enjoy sketching them although they are less colourful this year and more spread out.

It’s starting to pick up out there.

I put on some nice music and finished most of the quilting on my pod piece and also pieced a binding.

Once I finish writing this, I’m going to work a little on the hand stitching. Short sessions are necessary as I’m still wearing a wrist brace. It’s not improving so I’m booking for a cortisone shot in a few weeks.

On my design wall is a little chickadee that I thread stitched. I added fusible, cut it out and I’m auditioning fabrics for a small piece I want to make for an auction fund raiser with SAQA.

Now that I’ve got my counter top for my other machine with the under cabinet lighting and my large monitor that I can watch shows on, at night I’ve been spending more time there working on regular quilting projects including these majestic mountain blocks.

I haven’t been listing here as often as I’d like. I’m listening to my doctor and trying to slow down a bit. I’m still working in my studio and often post on Instagram and Facebook. You can find me on Instagram under the name  naturetotextile. I’ve yet to figure out how to add the link here with this latest blog APP.


Margaret said...

Good to know you're safe, cozy and stocked up with groceries. We've had snow and cold here in Central Alberta, but no 'biggies' since September. Your thread painting is lovely; it's not a skill I have -- I can 'sketch' trees but...! Not being on Instagram, I appreciate your blog posts!

Mystic Quilter said...

Pleased to read that you're still able to do a little with your beautiful art pieces. That snow does look deep, but pretty, as long as you're warm and toasty inside. Hope the cortisone shot improves things for you.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So sorry that your wrist is still giving you trouble - really hope the cortisone will be helpful. Your wee chickadee is adorable (they're probably my favourite birds). Hope you didn't/don't get dumped on with too much snow. We had (and have) bitter cold and some snow here but not as much as they were predicting.