Showing posts from February, 2017

How many Yo Yo's are there?

Good afternoon from snowing Kalamazoo! This weather can't seem to make up its mind. One minute it is 60 and the next it is snowing. I'll take the snow on this Saturday to get caught up on invoices, design work, and blog posts! My grandmother (Donna) brought me this quilt in the hopes of tacking down all these beautiful yo yo's, to a piece of backing, that my great-great-grandmother pieced together. It is in pristine condition as it was kept in a cedar chest most of its life. I think I found one yo yo that was detached from its mates. Absolutely beautiful piece. My first thought was...How the heck do Francis and I accomplish this?...Do I go through each yo yo both vertically and horizontally?...Do I just do every other row?... Do I go around each yo yo in a circle? What color thread do I use? As you can see I had a million questions running through my head. I have never done a piece like this one, so I really needed to think it through. I belong to a group on Facebook

Pick Me Up

Life is hard. I wish I could go back to the days of being five and not having a care in the world. Not have to pay bills, deal with deaths, family drama, marriage issues, customer complaints, waiting in lines, the list could go on and on. But... you can't be five forever and have to grow up and eventually make your own decisions. Having moved here (Michigan) last September, my entire being has changed. Some may not understand, and they don't have to. Living in a new place and not seeing the ones you want to see everyday is hard. I consider myself an artist, and maybe it is that free spirit inside that is calling me home to Washington again. I must listen to myself and do what is best. My art has been affected and so has my relationships. Therefore I am moving back next month. I don't know all the details yet and I am leaving those up to God. Needless to say I am tired of struggling and want to be home! This quilt done by Lisa was a God send. Literally. It picked me up