SAQA Benefit Auction Starts Tomorrow!

SAQA Benefit Auction Starts Tomorrow!

It’s that time of year! SAQA Benefit Auction Starts tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

Interlude, my auction donation. Hand dyed shibori fabric. Digitally altered photo of a weather worn tree at the tip of a jetty on Little Island. West Falmouth, MA. Embellished with stitch.

There’s a new format for viewing and bidding this year so you may want to check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

 

 

Pray a Little…

Pray a Little…

I’ve been immersed in making face masks for my family for a week or so and posting some of them on Facebook.

Here’s a pic of my DIL Melanie, who stepped in as a model when my grandkids were asleep…thanks Mel!

Mostly, I’ve been using some of my not too scrawny scrap stash and have watched the pieces grow smaller as I went along. I upped my game a smidgen this week, though, and began to make new swaths of fabric with these scraps using the crazyquilting method of piecing odd sizes and shapes of varied fabrics together to make the best use of the remnants of last week’s efforts. Perhaps some of you who have never crazyquilted before will give it a try and see how rewarding it can be on multiple levels! This particular piece was added to some more and cut up and added to more pieces until it grew enough in size to make a few more.

And these are from that fabric. Not too shabby, huh!?

It’s pretty amazing how many have stepped in and up to make these masks, from the likes of myself who have been making them mostly for family to those who are making them for all of those on the front lines in hospitals to grocery stores. I’m sharing a link here that is full of great info for all of us to read up on.  Thanks Val Poitier for posting it!

Information about Sewing Masks in the time of COVID-19

Let’s all keep doing our part and making sure we do the social distancing we need to be practicing. I haven’t left my house since the 10th, except to deliver facemasks to neighbors while keeping myself outdoors.

While we’re at it, sing a little, sew a little, cook a little, pray a little, and most of all, keep the love going a whole lot more!

Joined By Stitch At It Again!

Joined By Stitch At It Again!

I savor chunks of time, attention and interaction that takes place during the monthly meetings of the fiber art critique group that I belong to and that belongs to me – to each of us. The threads of thoughts, ideas and shared moments stay with me as I work and as I rest, informing my choices as I go along, enriching my journey even as I stand by myself at work. It couldn’t be a more caring, creative group of wonderful artists, each as different in our unique art paths as we are cut from the same substantial spirit cloth. We call ourselves Joined By Stitch and have been exhibiting as a group for a couple of years now.

Consider, if you will, joining with us for our upcoming exhibition, STITCHED, artist reception, Saturday, March 7th, 4 to 6 PM! Open Studios at The Loading Dock will commence at noon, so you can make a day of it and enjoy the whole experience