a blog about creating (meaning)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Crafting at the Beach

I'm still limping from whatever I did to my foot last month in Guatemala--feels like severe tendonitis--so I'm not walking the beach as planned, but rocking on the porch and crafting to keep busy.

Round feet so figure can stand

This little critter is about four inches tall and five and a half or so long (no measuring tape here. It's made from gray wool felt and teal and blue "Eco" felt from recycled bottles.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Maine Coast in September

The shore is lovely in the fall, when the days are milder and the crowds have dispersed. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I try to shoot shadow-free photos, but this time I liked the effect of the soft shadow behind the bird.

I used squares fabric from a "layer cake" bundle and ironed mid-weight fusible interfacing to the fabric before cutting. As a final step, I brushed the bird with a thinned solution of matte Mod Podge to seal it. 

This pattern was/is (it's still available) in the Winter 2009/2010 International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene Magazine: 

Friday, September 10, 2010


As the days grow shorter, the setting sun gives a vibrant, rosy tangerine hue to the clouds over Mt. Monadnock. 

The mid-term elections were yesterday. Two steps forward, three back.