This week has been productive as mom, Sue, and I hang out together at the cabin by the lake. I have done some thermofax printing, made a little Serendipity quilt (bird), dabbled in some Shibori work, and eaten peach pie made by the best pie maker in the world. Mom has been busy finishing up a quilt challenge for her quilt guild in Mississippi. The theme was “yellow” and “chickens”. Check out what Sue has been doing at her blog, “Thread, Fiber, Fabric, Paint”.
This summer quilt stores all over the USA and Canada are participating in a Row by Row Experience shop hop. The idea is that as you travel you would stop at quilt shops and pick up a free pattern for a quilt row. Last week, Sue, Mom and I stopped in at Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor New Hampshire to pick up their pattern.
I made the row using some commercial fabrics and two fabrics that were printed with our thermofax screens (available in the etsy shop). Both fabrics are in the snowball block which is the block with the bear and moose in the middle. The green triangles at the corners were printed on a piece of hand-dyed green fabric with the bark screen and then the pine branch screen. The commercial print in the middle of the snowball block is printed with the new pinecone screen available now in the shop but started out as a fabric with the tiny pinecones on it.
I seem to have fallen off the blog wagon this past few months. This past Spring, work has been very busy and stress filled and I didn’t seem to have the energy when I got home. But now, it is summer time and my days are more on my own agenda so I will try to do better.
Summertime in New Hampshire are my fondest memories and my favorite days. I am thrilled to be back at my beloved cabin home in the woods by the lake. My friend and business partner at PGFiber2Art, Sue and I use this time to work on our etsy shop and nurture our creativity.
We have had a four day weekend now that our school system cancelled school both yesterday and today for snow and ice. So, my Babylock Ellisimo embroidery machine has been hard at work making these cute Mug Rugs.
I definitely didn’t mean to ignore my blog for over a month; somehow it just happened! Life marches on and lately it has been at the speed of light.
Tomorrow afternoon, December 7, 2013 I will be demonstrating thermofax screen printing at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria. Come on out to learn or brush up on your printing techniques or just to chat. Artistic Artifacts is a charming store full of inspiring fabrics and items for journaling and mixed media arts. It is worth the trip.
There is still space to sign up to take this class on Saturday and learn how to change your own images into thermofax screens.