Thursday, November 01, 2007

Amazing Applique

Those of you who have seen my work know that it is nothing like this. Isn't this amazing? My friend Sheryl (right) does astonishing hand applique and produces several masterpieces a year, all while coping with a high stress job and busy travel schedule. She has agreed to do a class for our small quilt group. Hand applique is really not my thing, but I will take her class and see if I can figure out why she loves it so much.

I just want to say thanks again to everyone for their good wishes during the wildfires. Yes, my house is old and needs remodeling, but I am ever so grateful to have it! Losing everything at once is awful and insurance never covers all the cost. Those poor folks faced with rebuilding will be at it for years.

The air finally cleared enough for us to resume walking for exercise. Pre wildfire we were averaging 15-20 miles a week and it was getting to be routine. It's hard to get up extra early to walk before work, but it always feels good afterward. The lake is beautiful and we love going there, even if we start our walk in the dark with a flashlight. That should improve next week when the time changes again.

As for sewing projects, I am still fiddling with the quilt I am to give during our quilt exchange this year. I am trying hard to create something with an old fashioned look that will please the recipient. I spent time helping out at the Visions Art Quilt Gallery this past weekend. So many beautiful and inspiring works are filling my head, it's hard to put the art on hold, but I don't think I will have much time to work on my own projects until after Christmas.


Granny Fran said...

What a beautiful quilt! I so admire hand applique but have never been that fond of hand sewing and now arthritis gives me an excuse.

dee said...

How nice it is to hear your "voice" again-especially now that things have calmed down and you've survived the worst.
I love doing applique-it's realxing and you can do it almost anywhere. This makes me want to start a new piece soon. Maybe after the holidays when I've finished the 12,000 projects I've already started. OOPs I just started a piece of Redwork-that makes 12,001-hopeless...seriously.

The Carolina Quilter said...

Glad you survived the wildfires intact. Hope your neighbors will recover soon. Yes, that applique is awesome.

Anonymous said...

No kidding that people will be rebuilding for years...I have a friend who lost her home in the Cedar fire (4 years ago), and isn't done rebuilding yet.

One of the local quilt teachers lost her house. It makes me want to give her quilt things, but first things first!

also in SD county but safe

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful quilt.