There Are Angels

There Are Angels
Colored Pencil Drawing

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Alpaca Scarf

This alpaca scarf actually turned out nearly the way I wanted. Originally, wanted vertical stripes, but the warp(vertical threads) were spaced too wide apart - my fault- so i got horizontal stripes instead. Its 8 inches wide & 64 inches long. Its light weight, yet warm & made from hand painted/dyed alpaca yarn. I'm getting better at weaving, just not quite where I want to be yet, but, then again, I'm still learning.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Quilting arts Magazine Challenge

This image was published in the June/July issue of Quilting Arts magazine. here's the link, I entered the challenge back in the winter but never heard anything more about it so I thought I didn't make it in. the other day I purchased a copy of the new issue & found some of the entries for this challenge shown in the issue. It said there were more entries online. I went online & looked for mine. Low & behold, there it was on the second page, second row on the far right. Its encouraging to see that someone likes you work enough to publish it. Will I enter more? Maybe, it depends on the challenge & what else I have going at the time. Finding this was the best thing that happened all week.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sewing for Charity

I've always been one to help out wherever I can. Lately that means sewing for charitable causes. The latest cause is the million pillowcase challenge from All People The idea is to make pillow cases, the goal 1,000,000 (not all from me of course)& donate them to charities in your local community. The website is keeping up with the numbers donated so far. My quilt guild is making them too, we're giving them to a foundation that services the military & their families. One of the guild members started the foundation in memory of a soldier she befriended as a pen pal. Shortly after he returned home, he passed away from cancer, which he didn't know he had until it was too late. Anyway, I've made 12 pillowcases so far. I was making them with my serger until it decided not to work correctly. I re-threaded it (a picky job itself) & finally got it to work again. I'm not sure how many more I'll make since I've met my goal of a dozen.
You know, just when you think things are going your way, life hands you another problem. Tuesday, my daughter's car quit on her in the middle of the road. It was towed home, but it still won't start. Hubby is working on it, we've tried a new battery- that wasn't it, next is to test the starter. I'm afraid the little car, which is old & worn out, just made its last run Tuesday. If that's the case,we'll have to figure out what the next step is. Since she's unable to work, she doesn't have the funds to get another car & mom doesn't have it now either. We'll work it out somehow. Stay tuned, life gets interesting every day . . .