Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Exhibit

Me with my Traveling Quilt
What a FUN surprise to see my quilt in the traveling Alzheimer's exhibit.  Although I had seen it on-line, in person was still a thrill.  Maybe more fun because I did not know ahead of the show that it would be there.
Love my new sun cape.  Sorry it makes me look like a blimp.  When I first saw this photo I was eating a huge bowl of pasta with mushroom-tomato sauce.  Probably not going to loose any pounds on that.  It was DELISH!
PS .  A few days after loosing my dear Mom, I looked in the mirror and saw her face.  I then starting cutting my hair [her hair was short].  I know I do not look exactly like her, but there is a resemblance.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Selvage Sun Cape

Selvage Cape, front view

Selvage Cape, back view

Selvage Cape, side view

Not much to say about this creation.  I had planned it in May, gathered my guilds offerings in June, finally finished it in July-August.  I was going to post the pattern I made and how I laid it out.  Unfortunately, I seem to have exceeded my blogspot space limit.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Blue Horned Violet

Blue Horned Violet
9" x 9"

My Mom's favorite color was blue.  My dear friend Deborah also likes blue a lot.  Thinking of both of them as I debated how to respond to the latest FFF challenge of a flower in the mode of a painter.  I chose to do a Horned Violet ala Georgia O'Keeffe.  I also remember when I transplanted a LOT of these violets around a large bush in our back yard.  They grew and thrived; maybe too much.  However, Mom loved them.  Precious memories.

Since I lost my Mom on July 20, I've been struggling with a LOT of emotions.  This challenge and the thread painting [which was boring], has helped me cope.  Deborah's birthday is August 16.  Hope she likes this little 'painting'.  If she doesn't she can choose from something else that I will be creating in the small category.  I will be creating many more small items for a one person show next year.