Thursday, July 21, 2011

summertime


It's Summertime and I am loving being able to sleep in! Since I am such a night owl and love to stay up late stitching and reading it's great to sleep as long as I can. When school time rolls around I will be up at 6am and that is too early for me! I have another month of freedom to savor. I made the little linen bird just for fun and may do a bit more stitching, we will see.


I got all the pieces stitched down before our meeting on Tuesday. Colleen showed us some fun new stitches to play with. I used the "fly " stitch on two of the leaves and practiced the "bullion" stitch on a piece of scrap wool. Fun to have a few new stitches to work with. Maren shared her beautiful stash of hand dyed wool with us and had lots of great nibbles and ice cold lemonade. We got to meet several women from the local Quilters Guild, many of whom are planning their next trip to the Sisters Quilt gathering next year. And this weekend is the Long Beach Quilt Show and Sale. Pondering if I should try and go....




I funny little owl I painted the other night...found the frame in the free box at our mail boxes and decided to play with it. 


A little corner of my house with odd and ends, some I've made and others I've collected.


And here is Henry trying to take a nap on my messy work table. A dear friend just gave me the wooden bird stamp and I can't wait to use it on some fabric.
And now I'm off to the Art Clinic to work on some fun wearable art pieces that we started last week!

7 comments:

debra said...

Henry looks so comfy. Of course kitties always have to sleep right in the middle of whatever you happen to be doing!

Marie said...

That bird rubber stamp is fabulous!
It will be fun to print up some fabric. What will you do with the printed fabric?
Love the painted owl/frame.
On sleeping in....Carpe Diem!
The tree of life stitching is lovely.
:) <3

art spirit said...

Thanks so much Debra and Marie!
Henry loves to be where the action is, even if her is sleeping!
Marie...printed fabric may go on one of the tops I'm working on with collected fabric or maybe the cover of a journal....

art spirit said...

Thanks so much Debra and Marie!
Henry loves to be where the action is, even if he is sleeping!
Marie...printed fabric may go on one of the tops I'm working on with collected fabric or maybe the cover of a journal....

Claire said...

Love the bird stamp, just gorgeous and Henry looks soooo comfortable. I have a ginger cat, Tigger and the work table is like a magnet to him. It has the comfiest piles of 'stuff' to curl up on............

The tree is looking fab, always great to learn a few new things to add to your repertoire.

Let's hear it for sleeping in...........need to do it more often.

Have a great weekend,

Claire :}

Felina Baltazar said...

Found you on the blog hop and now I'm following you. All of your creations are absolutely wonderful! I love that you recycle old fabric too. :)

dulcy said...

Love all your work so much! And your Henry is a twin to my little Rudy (who is no longer with us, but lovely memories). Fun post!
xo
Dulcy