311: extracting sunbeams

Good morning.

Trying to wake up. Thought I'd say hello!

How about some more recent thrifty goodness? Ok, if you insist.

Love these white planter baskets- and the shape of that blue one:

More in blue, handmade cathedral windows pillow:

 Well, I suppose saying 'handmade' is redundant, right?

the time it must take to make those!

Ooh, look at this tiny planter:

And I would wager that  it was made pre-Orla.

I always grab writing books when I see them. I do love the words.

Randomly opened and photographed pages, funny:

Love that, "A thing of watery salt."

"Extracting sunbeams" - nice.  I need to do that on this gray March morning! We got some flipping snow last night! "Extraordinarily, sweat" - I'll be doing that on the treadmill right after I finish this post. That will warm me up.

By the way? My set for the photos? A roll of wrapping paper on the wrong side, draped over a coffee table and chair back - next to a sunny window. Oooh, fancy.

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This post was lacking color.

Here are some paintings in progress.

The house I grew up in and some cloudy shapes:

I have been wanting to do a whole series based around my childhood home. I think it's time. Sometime this year.

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I have 2 magazine features to share with you! the Studios issue, of course, and Fabric Trends for Quilters  which did a lovely Sugar Snap piece. I will take pics this week to show you.

Also- I am pretty sure that my episode (#13) of Quilting Arts TV airs this week on PBS! Someone, please confirm- I cannot for the life of me find the listing.

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I am dreaming of hot weather, summery skirts and lemonade. Can't wait to feel warm dirt under my feet in the garden.

Ah, but what can I enjoy now? Taking note of every daffodil I see emerging with green fingers. Noticing and celebrating each shrub in bud. Wholeheartedly relishing in each gift of blue sky.

Extracting sunbeams.

xo,

m