SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) has an annual benefit auction. Members are asked to donate a piece for the auction hosted online. This year I used Alaska mountains as my inspiration and dove into more drawing with thread. This piece turned out better than I expected. The blue and green against the snow covered mountains is great.
Denali (12” x 12”)
Drawing with thread has been my therapy lately. The sound of my sewing machine is soothing and my hands know what to do even if my brain is wandering.
I keep making typewriters – they are fun and remind me that my story isn’t finished – it’s still being written with many adventures ahead.
Kenkamken [“I love you” in Yup’ik] (5.5” x 9”)
I have started doing a few commissions this year after not doing any last year. I’m enjoying making custom boot girl quilts – there’s so much flexibility and fun to be had.
Explore More (14” x 22”)
These two pieces were requested as gifts for graduates.
May has been a rough month for us. Fluffy kitty was ill and then too ill. Saying goodbye was difficult and adjusting to days without her has been…not fun.
I’m grateful for the almost 14 years we had with this sweet girl. She kept me company as I created art or typed these blog entries, reminding me to take breaks to pet her, of course. She snuggled while we watched tv or read books and always sought to comfort me when I got upset.
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
In grade school when it’s your birthday, you bring baked treats to share with the class. It was a wonderful way to celebrate – giving something tasty to your friends.
While it would be fun, I can’t send baked goods to all of you (sorry!). However, we can celebrate together with another treat – a big sale!
25% off everything in my Etsy shop now through April 21st. Now’s the time to nab an original art quilt or stock up on patterns or prints.
I can hardly believe I’ll be turning 44. No matter the number, I’m determined to mark the occasion with a smile on my face and joy in heart. Thanks for helping me celebrate my happy birthday.