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Bits and pieces, again!

Because I almost always have several projects going on at the same time, the finishing parts get done at different times also. I finished up the last of the leaf pieces, label, sleeve and all!

Long, lovely leaves 16.5×37

These 2 quilts were made a little while ago, to use up scraps.

Almost immediately, I found out that my niece was expecting and I was happy to have a quilt ready for giving. She got the green bordered one on Saturday and it made me so happy that she had been hoping that I would have a quilt for her!

I’ve been working on the sugar skulls, off and on, as they start out with a lot of hand work. This guy—I thought I’d give him a beard, but after I took a few stitches, I wasn’t sure if he was cool or creepy.

The verdict was definitely ‘creepy‘ so he is sitting and waiting for a bit. I have several others in various stages of finishing.

I plan to have them all done by the end of the month, but my ‘plans’ are always flexible!

My friend Katie McGrath and I are having an exhibit of our art at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts in Hartland, Sept-Oct. I had never been there, so we met to check it out and plan our set up. There will be an artist reception/show opening on Sept. 23, so I will undoubtedly mention it a few times between now and then.

My Artisan Showcase is happening again this year, on Nov. 5, so you’ll be seeing and hearing lots of info about that here, too. In fact, if you look at my page heading, I have a page with info all about it.

I love having events like these. It gives me deadlines to do those boring things like labels and sleeves and hanging rods. Finishing has never been a priority for me. I’m more into the process part and often once the creative problems are solved, the piece is ‘done’ in my brain. Actual, physical finishing gets most of my procrastination vibes!

Relaxing time of year right now and I’m going to enjoy every single moment of every single day!

8 thoughts on “Bits and pieces, again!

  1. I really like the quilting you did on the green bordered baby quilt. It adds such great texture and interest and makes it sparkle even more than the patter in the piecing does!


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