Where did this past week go to? Monday we shopped & mailed Christmas packages. Went to see “New Moon”. I was a bit disappointed. I can’t understand why they have to put things in a movie that didn’t happen in the book. Like the book wasn’t long enough to stick to the plot? I felt the same way with the last Harry Potter movie. Why do they need to add things that didn’t happen?
Tuesday…I really can’t remember what we did. I got over-staffed at work for the 3rd week in a row. No paycheck last Friday. I think I worked on Ilene’s commission quilt that day. I’m still working on it. Doing a bit of silk ribbon work on it.
Wednesday we went out to dinner. That night I started feeling ill. Sharp stomach pains woke me up several times during the night.
Thursday, even though I felt ill, I dragged myself to Quilt Guild for the Holiday party. I would have stayed home, but had gifts for the Calendar Girls table that I HAD to deliver. It was a nice party, but I felt to sick to eat anything. I did manage to take pictures for the blog site.
Friday I prepped for classes that I taught over the weekend.
Saturday was Minimal Marking Free Motion Machine Quilting. It was a really good class. My students were all remarkable.
Sunday we wrapped up the ABC’s of Embellishment series by using some of the things we learned in about class to make ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards).
Joanne’s, Dianne’s, & mine are shown here. Karen & Natalie didn’t participate on this exercise.
Dianne used leaves that she had embossed on to her fabric, & a little bit of my painted batting (the orange strips). Joanne used some Angelina fibers, some of her fabric that was embellished with the Shiva Paint stick rubbings, & a little bit of my painted fused, Glad plastic wrap, with bits of Angelina sheets inside it.
Mine used some of my Shiva stick Oil paint embellished fabric, a little of my Glad Wrap painted & fused, & a square of “Whisper”.
All of us covered the top with a layer of Tulle, to keep all the little bits secure.
On my way home yesterday, I stopped to get a picture of the mountains, with a pink glow. The sun is so low on the horizon for us right now, that both sunrise & sunset have been spectacular lately.
When I got in my yard, this was the view of the inlet through the trees.
Later, as it got darker, the color got so intense. The trees looked like they were on fire. The last one was taken through the glass of the living room window. I didn’t want to go get my tripod, for fear the color would be gone.