In "Why Quilts Matter", a documentary series, Gerald Roy is described as "an art teacher, painter, quiltmaker and author", but when I tagged along yesterday for his discussion of his collection, (on view at the Vermont Quilt Festival), he was just plainly a great guide. Can't you tell? My look is of admiration.
Moving, cleaning, relocating takes its toll. And so I have let go of many of the objects that defined interests. Down the street goes my table saw on its moveable wheels. It will have a new life, and I am sure, a great home.
If you have worked with me when I show how to make freezer paper templates, you know how often I neglect to add those hash marks, or tick marks, between the pattern pieces BEFORE I cut them apart. Yup, did it again. Must have been a long day.
I go to enough openings for ART that being at one for a furniture store would seem ho-hum. But I have to say that this store did a bang-up job. Free flowing wine and champagne, lovely seating, great people watching, and even a jazz band. Art has a lot of competition. Did I mention fireworks?
The Federation of Eagles had a ladies group (just saying "ladies" makes me laugh) and this banner was part of the Aerie (Eagle's Nest), or chapter. Getting ready for a garage sale and this is up for grabs. Its old, for sure.
It is summer, and I have been in my new house for a year. So, I can't help drifting off to visit what is coming up in the garden. This plant is a gift that came this year. Last summer was all work, this summer might just be a bit of play.
The fab Hochstein Auditorium was the scene for TEDxFlour City today. Lots of talk on every conceivable subject. And lots of inspiration. And Flour City? The name for early Rochester when it was the hub of grain milling for he eastern seaboard.
We searched high and low for curtain material for my friend's windows. She pulled out beautiful curtains from decades ago. Now I am reworking them for her. There is something beautiful about printed fabric, and it is always alluring.
I saw this printed kona cotton at JoAnn's. At about 6 yards, it has a subtle texture in gold. I overdyed it. So, now I have a great back for the next quilt Or maybe two backs. You see the back often, so make it something you like.
I have pieced this bit of blues together, and now it is drying after soaking in soda ash solution. I plan to do some direct painting and dyeing on this tomorrow. My slow cooking compost pile is behind it.
A throwback to Medieval Ages, with stained glass, copper lanterns, gothic arches, and stone paths, this house is a Ward Wellington Ward design from 1928. I got to see the gardens on a tour tonight, and it was anything but medieval. A house with soul.
This will go to Renae's pottery shop. I enhanced the plate of cookies a bit with stitching, and had the background recede with heavier quilting. The cup is just loosely quilted. It is 20 x 14 and I call it A Cup of Coffee and a Plate of Cookies. (Donuts seemed too heavy.)
Most of the day was for outside painting, but I did need to get away from the heat and sun. So, a few moments to start to detail the next of the "Time of Day" series. My sketch is at left, the start is on the right.