flippytale Quilter

Art Journey with a Quilty Voice:
I here Voices. The Voices tell me to cut up Fabric. Good Fabric. Into small pieces. Small interesting pieces.
Then the Voices tell me to put them back together again. In interesting ways.
.... I must Obey ....

Friday, June 30, 2006

I'm Home!

After a fantastic experience, my perspectives have changed, and I am home again to appreciate its comforts.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

My flowers...

My gladiolas started to bloom this week, and my day lilies are continuing to make new blooms!

And, big surprise, I am thinking of what fabric I have that I could use to capture their color...

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Pictures of Home

I've gathered pictures of home to take with me, including my quilt of Tucker. As I drive around I savor what is important to me; sunsets, sunrises, a loud purr, my home. I know I will miss these...
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Monday, June 05, 2006

Mowing the lawn

While mowing the lawn yesterday I broke the rules of lawn mower use. I didn't mow in straight lines, but in concentric shapes around my trees and odd shaped flower beds that I have planted in my yard. Much like the rings of quilting around a Hawaiian appliqué quilt. My head really is in quilting most of the time...

This is someone else's work, but illustrates what I was doing to my lawn:
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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Gingher Over-Loved

I must get my favorite Ginghers sharpened. A year ago I chomped a pin in half. I remember clearly what I was doing when I did it. I was making some pillows out of left over decorator fabric and was trimming the edge of one side. "Boy is this decorator fabric thick, I can barely cut through it" I said to myself as I leaned into it. Finally the scissor blades met and a piece of pin went shooting off of my work table.
{click, undo, undo, undo} ... oh, real life, can't do that ... drat!
So now I have this lovely little chip in the upper part of the blade and I've known ever since that I need to get it sharpened. I just hope it won't be to hard for the blade to be repaired.

Good news, recently I found out the best thing to do for sharpening Ginghers is to send it to the manufacture. I am going to do just that since I won't be cutting any fabric for most of June. It takes 3-4 four weeks and they still only charge $7.50 for US customers! I'm in!


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