Thursday, August 31, 2006

Project Complete

This wallhanging is finished except for the hanging sleeve.
It's actually a bit more square than this, but the table is only 30 inches wide...

If you want to see it or some of my other recent quilting projects (or purchase one of them), come on down to the CMAA gallery. The group show I'm part of runs from Sept 6 to Oct 1. The formal opening (very informal, but a chance to meet the artists) is Sept 8 from 5-8pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Sat 10-6 and Sunday 10-4. The gallery is in Canaan, NH on Depot St. From I-89 take exit 17 and get on Rte 4 East towards Enfield/Canaan (right turn from the exit ramp). Follow Rte 4 for quite a while (approx 11 miles) to a blinking light in downtown Canaan. Turn right at the light onto Depot St, and the gallery is the first door on your left.

Oh yeah, EP will also be there with some of her metal and beaded jewelry. Come on down and see us, there'll be munchies and soda.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

New project

So I finished the yellow section of the modern quilting project last night. I still have assembly of the top, layering, binding, quilting etc to go, but will that stop me from starting a new project? No! Here's the next thing, in a similar piecing method but different shapes.


Monday, August 21, 2006

Dangle Earrings

Sterling silver with blue crystal. The top crystal hangs straighter when it's not leaning against my finger. Thoughts?

They take a while to make, so they're not going to be cheap (and chain is expensive compared to the cost of those blue beads)! I guess I've found something for our more expensive category, and a way to use up some chain I ordered and found to be too thin for my original project.


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Website Redesign

We're on step one of the website re-design, i.e. the design itself. Step two involves paring down the un-essential stuff (e.g. things we only make one or two of like the cards or fabric bowls or whatever) and taking those items in to the consignment store or putting them up on etsy. Step three involves taking pics of all the new jewelry and re-taking the bad pics of existing jewelry.

Here's the old site:

And the new one:

I think the product pages are looking pretty good, but the homepage needs some work. Also the links at the top of the page don't seem to be working. Hmmm...needs some further adjustment.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

A new bag

New tote bag. This one finally stands up on its own (two layers of interfacing!). There is one pocket on the outside (you can't really see it so I stuck pens in it), heavy denim fabric for the bottom and straps, a zipper at the top to keep it all in, and several pockets on the inside.
Full body shot:

From the top, showing the zipper:

Inside, there are pockets all along one side, in various sizes.

The zipper was giving me fits, as was the topstitching, but other than that it went pretty smoothly. Took a few hours but if I knew what I was doing ahead of time and didn't have to fiddle around and make decisions while I was working it would have taken half the time.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Dark yellow done, on to the last color!

Finished the dark yellow section over the weekend:

And started on the light yellow section. I might finish before winter!

Modern Quilt Index Post

Here's a post for me to list the modern quilt entries. I'll keep updating it with new entries and you can just bookmark this one.

Modern Quilt Update
Strange Snow
Modern Update
Dark yellow done, on to the last color!
Almost Finished

Thursday, August 03, 2006


So I was playing with my jeweler's saw last night in the basement... and this is what I came up with. Technically it's a shield, but it makes me think of a kitty. Maybe it needs eyes?

Oops, it's sideways. Anyway, you get the idea. You can see the holes where the rivets are going to be (done with copper wire) and the middle part is copper mesh. This is fun!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Almost time for Spring Cleaning

Okay, if you know me, you know that I'm slightly organizationally challenged. My house is a teensy-tiny bit cluttered. However, one baby step at a time I'm moving forward. This is the top of the cabinet that is supposed to hold all my fabric (please ignore the faux-wood, renovations will be occurring someday).

And after!