Friday, April 30, 2010
I spent all day painting today. I can't show you the page that I painted as it is for The Story of the Traveling Pages swap with the theme of leaves. But that is what I spent most of my time doing. You'll have to wait to see more of that later. I did add a few bits to this journal spread which is an ongoing project.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Here's the daffodils today compared to last week when there was only a couple blooming. That's Symphony coming down the path showing off her new hair cut that she got yesterday.
Here's a shot showing most of the ones blooming. There are still a bunch that aren't blooming yet. It's a beautiful day here and it feels so spring like. It's supposed to get colder this weekend though.
This is a felted piece that I have slowly been working on. It is based on the colors of river rocks.
The other exciting news: Kay Petal of Felt Alive is coming to Kalispell and teaching a 3 day workshop on needle felting dolls. I signed up for the class with a couple of friends. The class is in the middle of May and hopefully, my sitting tolerance will have increased a bit by then. But I've always needle felted at the store standing up so that won't be a problem if I need to change positions. I'm excited to finally meet Kay. I've 'known' her online for a long time so it will be fun meeting and taking a class from her. If you're in the area, there are still openings for the class. It's being held at Camas Creek Yarn in Kalispell May 14-16.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Not sure how many of you read Seth Godin's blog as it is more of a business blog. But he wrote an interesting post today called "I Quilt". Not really about quilting but still thought provoking. Go check it out.
The photo is a composite of work by Francy Kling Blumhagen. We carry her mixed media cards in the store.
Friday, April 16, 2010
For me it isn't spring until the daffodils bloom. Today is the first day for blooms. They poked their green shoots up on March 6th (which was really early) but haven't bloomed because it has been cold and snowy off and on since then.
This one is the first to be almost all the way open. But I've got many, many more that will be blooming soon. It's in the 60's here today but supposed to get cold again next week. Ahh... spring in Montana.
I can't leave you without a little of what I'm doing in the fiber world. I still have to say that it isn't much. My back is taking it's time in the healing process. I did sew on the machine for about 10 minutes today but it still isn't very comfortable. I am working on my Traveling Page for April - the theme is flowers and the photo above is a peak at what I've done so far. It's all hand stitched as I can do that in little bits at a time.