Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oh My, what a whiner I can be!

When I update my blog I revisit my last post so I can be relevant... note to self, stay positive, I didn't even want to finish reading the post ... perspective is powerful, as always! Also finding typos in previous posts is humbling...

This is my favorite time of year, the season to celebrate all things Autumn.

Doing a bit of organizing today, hope to see a marked improvement in my working space.

Looking to see if there are supplies/stuff I want to 'exchange' at the next Etsy Olyteam Meeting November 5th. A great group of local artisans and sellers from

Upcoming November shows....

Olympia Weekend Market
November 5th (Saturday 9 - 4) & November 6th (Sunday 10 - 5)
[Repeats every first weekend of the month, December 3 & 4 for last minute local shopping!]

Resident Council's Annual Holiday Bazaar
Mother Joseph Care Center
3333 Ensign Road, Olympia, WA 98506
November 11th (Friday 10am to 4pm)

Local vendors will be selling holiday decorations, cards, jewelry, and other hand crafted items. An opportunity for residence and guests to shop.

Holiday Crafts Showcase at North Thurston High School
600 Sleater Kinney Rd, Lacey, WA
Sponsoered by Lacey's Community Enrichment Program
November 12th (Saturday 9am-3pm)

I completed an ACEO series of Gray Doodles. I had a hard time photo editing, they are listed in my shop but look so much better in real life!

I finished 16 of the Seam Allowance Stonehenge Abstract series ACEOs. Soon to be listed in my shop!

I finished 12 Seam Allowance Stonehenge Abstract series inchies, as pendants! No photos yet!

I decided the Mirror Mirror 4 ACEOs are complete without embellishment, I love the batik and the thread painting/quilting seems to be all they need. Needs photos as well.

Still in the works:
ACEOs Stonehenge with Standing stones, there are - 7, ironed on freezer paper ready to thread paint, I have gray in the machine ought to do that soon!

Ronn's commission:
I cut the hanging sleeve and strips to use for facing from the backing fabric. Have decided to not bind this one. I am getting closer to embellishment potential... in my head.

No progress on Deep Spaces, but have been gathering a few more specific beads to consider.

Will try to locate the bargello elements for an Autumn table topper I have in a box, somewhere!

Playing with 'Ask me about my Etsy shop flags' from the Spoonflower fabric, likely 2 sided. What to use for sticks and stands?

The inevitable new stuff:
Day of the Dead Table runner/toppers altar cloths for Samhain, and other Day of the dead celebrations. Plan an ACEO series that will sport hand sharpie designs on skull beads I picked up at the craft store. Well, that's the plan anyway! Fabric is washed and machine dried! I won't let myself start....

Also washed fabric for Darcy's Commission, Harvest Moon~ brainstorming the quilting design, getting there in my head... The actual construction will be straight forward.

Picked up some fun fabric at the Weekend Market. A Christmas paisley and a harvest scene. Over 2 yards of each, already washed and dried. Also washed 3+ yards of a pre-sewn patchwork fabric I got on Christmas clearance last year, table topper/runner backs perhaps.

I want to finish as many lap sized quilts for Mother Joseph Bazaar as I can, I have quite a list of tops waiting to be quilted!

I find it very hard to photograph beaded textiles, another skill I am developing, slowly! Also need to find out if I can get my scanner to make a jpeg not a copy. Better imaging for the ACEOs. So much to learn so little time!

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