Sunday, January 30, 2011

Getting Ready

In preparation for Groundhog Day, which is coming right up on Wednesday...2/2/11...I thought I would spend some time contemplating my shadow.  I love this holiday because it affords us this possibility.  It need not be ONLY the groundhog who sees or doesn't see his shadow.
  The handyman at the church on the corner painted the yellow lines so people would stop tripping over the curb there...the yellow of the paint made the shadow look very violet in the late afternoon sun...alas this doesn't show in the photo.  Nevertheless.  This is a depiction of my shadow picking up signals from all over.  I am often incorrect in my interpretation of these signals.  Ha!  I can blame it on my shadow!

This is a little weaving (the white part) I made in Jude's boro class to put in a window, or maybe on a tree:

C'est tout pour maintenant!  

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Farewell January

Where has January gone?  It was a good month and still a bit of it remains, so here is some proof that I'm still day at the dog park, this appeared:

Jude's Boro class has us excited and busy, working hard and making progress (as above)...I'm working on a quilt for is the start of my first project for class:

At the same time, I'm still working on more felted trivets, which soon will appear in the shop:

and, inspired by ducks at the dog park:

A tribute to January, called Merry Cherry January:
 Finally, in preparation for the Year of the Rabbit:

That's all for now!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Busy bees

Hello everyone, I've been busy making small objects!  Here are some bees:

 This is a celebration of arriving home (2 weeks ago!)

I'm really looking forward to Jude's boro class that's starting Wed!  So I've assembled a pile of fabrics as well as some of the already made squares for my grandson's quilt, which I'm hoping to subject to the techniques we learn:

And lastly, this morning after walking Agnes, I noticed these spider webs...I've seen them a million times before but never observed the lines that provide structure from eyes are getting older, but I'm seeing more. 

That's all for now.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Waiting at the Intersection

Here is another in the trivet series...I made the design while the train coming home from Ohio was stopped to let passengers was night and I watched the cars on the other side of the gate deciding whether they wanted to stay till the train left, or turn around and go another way...Life is so full of intersections.

After being home awhile, I made this little kitty coaster, called Cat in Recession:

Then, after I made that, I was walking in the neighborhood and saw this kitty in someone's window:

The timing of that startled seemed like everything had happened backwards.  That's why I'm including this last picture...the train has to back into the Denver station.  I was in the last car: here is the conductor guiding the train backwards into the station, using her walkie-talkie to stay in touch with the front of the train, and making sure the switches were all going in the right direction.
 That's all for now!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Hello everyone! I'm back from a satisfying family holiday in Ohio.  I've missed you all.  Here's a nearly complete sampling of the presents I made for everyone.  The goal was usefulness, so I zeroed in on trivets and bookmarks:

A mountain in Nevada, taken through the train window:

And this is Agnes, sight-seeing on the way home after spending the holidays on the farm with our dear friends.
Happy New Year dear readers!