Tuesday, May 4, 2021

     BEEN A WHILE....

Though given feedburners abandonment of blogspot, I wonder about the future of blogging.  No matter....here is what I have been working on:

Completed, this will be my version of Yoko Saito's Imaginary Garden.  Here is her quilt...I am working on the center section tho I am changing up the layout of the motifs to suit.  Her pattern has a dense center with more space towards the border where I want mine to be equally dense.  The outer border will be in the lovely jade color.

Below is a better photo showing all the lovely blue, grey, and tan taupes she so excels at.

The quilt has hours of embroidery in it.  Almost all the flowers and leaves will have some finishing touches to them.
We have gotten thru the pandemic without too much trouble.  We both are vaccinated (team Pfizer) but still laying low.  The most devastating happening was my sweet kitty dying of FIV which is kitty aids.  We were best friends and it was cruel and grueling to watch her fade away.  

She always took an interest in my doings and liked to advise and help out.  I miss her so much.

I finished quilting my tree blocks.  Black electrical tape on the design wall has divided them into seasons.  The pattern calls for crazy quilt blocks in-between the trees and I tried to do that but crazy quilting is not a technique that is simpatico to me.   I love the look of it but cannot make it work.  I have an idea involving intertwined vines with minimal additions.  But later.....

    AND NOW....

Without looking at the photo reference, what is your best guess as to what this is a photo of???? I thought it was a tapestry done is slubby, tweedy yarn.  But no...it is a storage lot in China of disused bicycles.  What is the story here I wonder-so many bicycles?

Rebecca Deming on her blog https://www.rebeccagracequilting.com/
has some info on a possible remedy for the feedburner fiasco.

So long for now, keep up the good work