hello May, i
have been away,
doing so little
so here is not much to say.
be well , sonja
i love painting on fabric mostly and other surfaces to see what i am thinking about ... designing, arting, quilting,composing a day or a project and otherwise being curious in the wide world. i am attempting to make grateful sense of a beautiful and mysterious place called earth between sunsets with joy and hopefully grace.
painted fabric hearts
flowers of all colors
and just for fun, a newer release from Jackson Browne, my music heart throb and fav song writer of amazing timeless lyrics and rock music
of the last many , many decades !
"MY Cleveland Heart "
My newest favorite song!
So , remembering that i had been making stars blocks of red, green and off white fabrics randomly and stashing them in an empty valentine chocolate box during the past year, i finally put them together and she is now under the darning foot of my Bernina 830 record and almost finished. The strawberry fabric you see is the backing as this is not a Christmas quilt, i did not use any Xmas fabrics, just pulled R/G/W fabrics from my collection accumulated decades ago. Am almost to the hand stitching the binding. part, the home stretch, and then to make a label, then she will be done . This quilt is about 54 inches square and was a bit of a wrangle under the domestic and well aged Bernina, Bernie. i do have one a bit older and she is known as Bernadette. i name my cats, my cars, currently Ruby Ruby, and sewing machines that i have become fond of. My oldest singer featherweight 221 is known as Peppy Dora" as my mom gave it to me long ago. Oh and i always sew barefooted.
i found i was often not inspired, often tired and well just sorta lazy. so many options were limited or curtailed and then there was.... " i look at the floor and see it needs sweeping..."
reading and caching up on the 3 magazines i still subscribe to and falling asleep in the big red leather chair while doing so.
Finally i started with the old tee shirts my DH had all stacked up. i found the sleeves made good covering and the 1 1/2 inch ripped strips were comfortable on my ears. and i could paint them any color i wished!
ideas for the new year 2021
or make soup if it is chilly outside
chop up a bunch of veggies
and use up those small bowls of delicious planned overs before
you have to give them to the chickens.
Then make a mocktail of ginger ale and cranberry juice, garnish with orange slice.
be kind, stay well and don't forget to dance when you get a notion!
“We don't make mistakes,
just happy little accidents.”― Bob Ross
Instructions for living a life:
Tell about it.
Creativity is the
ability to move from one failure to another with no loss of