Hand Stitching

Searching through some old photos I found this one - evidence I once used hand stitching in the early pieces. I'm wondering if it might be time to start it again.

Hawaiian Cows

Another new landscape piece. These cows are based on a photo I took over a decade ago driving around the Big Island in Hawaii by myself for a few days. Just over the cliff is the ocean.

The Heat

The beloved sewing machine is having a rough time in this heat. The studio doesn't have AC so I usually try and keep cool with lots of ice water, but apparently I wasn't the only one having trouble. During a particularly hot afternoon last week the poor machine gave out. To be fair, what melted was the duct tape fix done years ago, but it had lasted so long I'd forgotten it wasn't a "real" repair.

Lots of time this weekend trying to get it back up to no avail. Going to have to give in and take it somewhere so I can get back at the sewing. I was really getting into the new landscape work, including this look at the Maine coast:

Back

Exciting news from the studio - another baby is on the way and due in about three weeks. It's meant less time on the blog, but there are new fabric ideas to post and work to show. More images to come soon.

First E.A.S.T. Weekend

The first weekend of E.A.S.T. was a success and lots of fun. What a joy to talk to folks all day. Here's to next weekend and doing it again!

And if you happen to have left your glasses at my studio, send me an email and I'll reunite you with them.

E.A.S.T.

I'm very excited to report that the studio will be part of the East Austin Studio Tour on November 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th. Please stop by to say hello!

http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com/#

Big piece underway

The new big piece all pinned before I started sewing a few weeks ago. Hopefully I'll make it in time for EAST.

Black crow, wet pavement

From the first rainy day in the new studio.

Blues

Another new sculptural piece. This one is big and very 3D - about 30x30x8. Primarily made with old t-shirts and jeans. Upon completing it I realized the strong influence of the Gee's Bend quilters.

Little pieces

Sometimes it helps to step back and make some small, simple, quick pieces that play with colors or images stuck in my head. Last week was such a week. Here are a few of the things that emerged.

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