Tuesday, October 30, 2012


The Banners were dedicated on Sunday morning. I went to the service and was thrilled to see them hanging as I hadn't actually had anywhere to put them here that was high enough! They measure 104 x 41 inches, so they are not small!!

I then thought about how dedicated we artists are, be it for fibre or paint. There is always so much to do and it is alway a struggle to dedicate the time to our Art. I have space in a Gallery in Port Stanley, I love going there to see the Art it really is very inspirational and I feel comfortable in that world. My struggle is having enough work to fill it and I have been busy trying hard to get pieces made as I really need to change my display. I have made a batch of postcards, and was then asked to make some for the Church Bazaar this coming weekend! Talk about short notice, but on the other hand, it does make you concentrate more.
I now have to work very hard to get more small pieces made so that I can have enough to keep my space fresh and interesting, I haven't changed the display for four months! Oh well, I am sure I can make some small pieces, they sell better than the bigger ones anyway.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Banners and Postcards

A busy week! I have been trying to get postcards made ready to take to Port Stanley next week, and have managed to get a few done.

                                                            A Postcard

Still a long way to go though.

Tomorrow sees the dedication of the banners at St Christopher's Catholic Church in Forest. I was asked to make them and now they are hung ready for the Mass tonight, and ready for Mass tomorrow. I have put up a display of work. Hopefully the congregation will like them!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A quieter week

Last week was very busy lots going on and we had been at the Creativ Festival in Toronto which was great
fun! We took three Israeli quilts with us, and helped Pix Martin show quilts that she designs, and others that will be in the St Jacobs show in May next year.
I was glad to get home, but it was fun being in the big city for a little while and I slept well last week.
This week I am able to spend time in my studio which I am looking forward to. I feel such energy in it and I am thoroughly enjoying it, I seem to have my creative groove back which is good.
I started an Art group which was formed with members from the local quilting guild with the idea of helping them to make Art Quilts. We had a good first year, meeting every other month which takes the pressure off and we work on 9x12 inch pieces only. That way, it is not overwhelming. This year, our numbers have swelled to 12 and include two teenagers. We had our first meeting of this year yesterday, and I was thrilled with what they were doing. I have Sandra Meech's "Connecting Design to stitch", a wonderful book and I am drawing some of the exercises from that. I think if they simplify what they are doing they will enjoy it more and I think they are beginning to understand that.

The end of this week will be busy as the Banners I made for the Catholic Church in Forest are being dedicated , I am looking forward to seeing them hung and will supervise it on Friday!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Life returns to ........?

I'd like to say that life returns to normal, but what is that?
I had a lovely week last week in my studio after a weekend away at a quilt retreat with some guild friends. I was able to get one piece finished which was good. However, a trip to the gallery in Port Stanley shows my work depleted and a desperate need to get some new things in , this weekend has been spent busily working away, I'm beginning to feel like a factory!!! But, what I'm doing seems to be popular and sells so I keep at it.
This coming weekend I will be in Toronto at the Creativ Festival modeling quilts from Israel! I am really looking forward to it it's a long time since I've been and it should be fun.
More after the event!