Radka Donnell's piece "Demeter's Return", made in 1986, had me stop and look when I last visited the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell this past fall. The quality of large, unafraid pieces layering over and over are so self-assured.
Have we talked about these hair clips? My friend Jeanne tipped me on to these. And, no, they are not on the specialty rack at the quilt shop. Just off the shelf at the grocery store. They make sewing on the binding a snap.
Yesterday, a quick trip through the Wild Center, a museum in Tupper Lake, brought me to this display that promised exotic and natural smells, as well as sounds, if I cared to try them out. Can't think I needed to; maybe save something for a return visit.
This weekend I circled Hart Lake in the Adirondacks. While not a perfectly exposed shot, it serves to record how those trees just spring out of the snowpack. The repetition may surface again when am working with shape and line.
Back in January, I passed this slot machine in the Las Vegas airport. Speaks volumes on perfection. Kinda how I feel about quilt perfection -- appealing to that super star quality, youth, blemish free. Glad I am not 20 anymore.
A friend decided to leave her supply of fabric dyes to pursue other painterly interests, and I purchased her stash. I've already tried a bunch of the colors, with success, and there are a few resists and surface design techniques that await spring, and warmer weather.
The classic three color quilt is worth a study. This one, on view at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, slams red peonies together, that when seen in the whole quilt, become a dominant four-image-made-one.
No, these are not very short men, just one large quilt. Three men with a scaffold are installing Casey Key in its permanent spot in Florida. Thank you to its owners for sending this photo, and thank you for letting me watch the installation remotely .
I am past the halfway mark for quilting this Skinny Line Leaf quilt. Should have known I'd have so many colors. All those dangling threads will get "woven" or tucked back into the quilt. Good to do with a bit of T.V.
Today I brought my hand dyes to sell to my fellow Genesee Valley Quilt Club pals. Here, in the foreground, is Judy Warner picking something out. No body really needs this, but it is fun to have a piece for inspiring that next work.
I am often not often able to get to a meeting of my other quilt club, the Tompkins County Quilt Guild, but last night I made it. Many members (me, too) brought their first (or almost first) quilt, and then the last one that they made (or recent, anyhow). What a hoot! This is Nancy Ostman with her work, and hidden is Aafke Steenhuis -- both organizers of the evening.
See at the Big Springs Museum was this tandem bike made by the Punnett company of Rochester, way back when (earliest was 1896). It was called the companion side seated bicycle. You can ditch the side car for another time.
How odd to see this wonderful fanciful curtain used to block the voter while using this antique voting machine. The letters can be seen -- US SVM which stands for United States Standard(?) Voting Machine. On my journey today to visit the Big Springs Museum in Caledonia, New York.
On the way to a reading at Writers and Books here. Event is called "Two Voices and Two Pages" with 10 mini plays. I find listening to words is all I can hear when working. Hearing tonight's offering is a treat.
I know that most of the world is looking at the Super Bowl, but my day was celebrating mom's 100th birthday. And my daughter, born after mom reached 78, shows how we feel about her. BTW, the tiara is 50 X2.