2013 Gets Better & Better

Normally being able to say I sold a quilt would be Great!   It’s Awesome!  And IT IS!  BUT…

I am HONORED to say that my QR Quilt is now part of the

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permanent collection.

I am flying and keep pinching myself since this is way beyond my wildest dreams!  Thank you, Mrs. Rose – you’ve made my year!

PS – In case you don’t recognize Mrs. Rose’ name – she is the woman responsible for the INFINITE VARIETY show at the Armory

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Welcome to 2013!

Goodbye 2012 – you will not be missed!

I’ve been in a bit of a funk for the last 18 months. That may have been noticeable by my lack of posts for the last year! I’ve been reluctant to talk about some of the problems because they are legal matters and better left unsaid. But I think FUNK pretty much describes how I’ve felt.

Creatively I’ve been treading water. It’s not that I haven’t been trying. In fact I’ve been trying hard to be creative during my free time, but often I’m just exhausted or stressed or upset or moderately ill and just not up to the task. This has in itself been a huge weight, I need creativity and art and friends and family in my life!

So what better time than January 1st to start the change. I actually have been resting over an extended holiday and feel great! So TODAY IS THE DAY!

I am even changing the profile pic/avatar I use.  Deirdre of the Sorrows,  really is one of my favorite pieces, but I need to shake things up so I’ll be using this image for a while.  You can see that Deirdre of the Sorrows is still in there, but she is a small part of who I am.

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There will be changes this year!

My studio is semi clean, I have a space to work and I am excited to start the year with Health, Color, Family & Friends, Fiber and Paint.  These will do as a start.

I’m also lightening my stash of sewing machines. Some of these are too good to just sit and lie fallow. So if you are looking for a classic sewing machine please let me know – Right now I’m selling a Bernina 830 Record and my Stretch Mid-Arm, they are both listed on my For Sale Page.   I will soon have two Singer 301s, another Bernina 830 Record and a Singer Featherweight for sale.

Here is a recent newspaper article with a nice photo of my etching, Contemplation. I also have another etching of the NYBG Conservatory on the CT Post website

Contemplation

 

I wish everyone all the best for the new year. May 2013 be everything you desire!  GO FOR IT!

 

 

 

Almost finished

If you look at this quilt it looks done… but unfortunately I should have paid attention to the fact that the light yellow was too light to read correctly.  So today I get to decide if I paint or remove the blocks which need to be darkened.  I am very happy with the way this looks, so hopefully the fix will be easy.