Yes, I have been taking my time getting back to the sewing machine.
I have disciplined myself to keep off the computer (well as much as I could) and to de-clutter my sewing space/studio/office. It has been hard, dusty work !
I've purged bags full, straightened every shelf, re-thought every book and come across some interesting, very old work !
My kids take one look in my room and start using words like 'hoarding' ! Not at all !!! I am a collector of precious fabs, books, threads, photos, etc. … I am the family historian !
Isn't every artists studio full of such things ? I think so !
All done now but for the vacuuming, paying some bills and oiling my machine so that when I am ready to sew, I have a clean 'slate' to work in ... 'cause I have lots of work to do, real stuff on the boards and stuff still in my head. And a big show (for my group Connections Fibre Artists) is coming up in April !
A little each day I have been trying to catch up with the blogs I read. You guys are so busy and inspirational !
The weather has gone from g…damned freezing to nice winter cold. I haven't even been out for a drive in my truck, since before Christmas, 'til today and it felt very freeing and downright balmy out there ! We had rain the last few days and the roads are fairly clear, but what a lot of tree damage !
I don't do deep snow and ice very well, so have only gone out when hubby can help me from slipping.
With a jigsaw puzzle on the go by the dining room window, I have noticed that the weather hasn't kept the birds and squirrels in their nests either … they are suspiciously busy … maybe spring is around the corner !
I haven't shown these 2 pieces of work finished … lots of pics while in the making, but they are now completely finished, catalogued and packed away for the new show.
|Granite Saddle Study … just thread on water-soluble … |
approx. 17" x 24"
|Winter's Lace |
… just thread on water-soluble
… 10" x 24"
|Marj's Kitchen |
… a little country restaurant that hubby and I braved last week
… yup, they were open !
|such dark days|