Friday, December 23, 2011
Priscilla is finishing up a new vest made with the "butterfly" pattern.
This is the back.
This is front of the vest. The kitty appliques are from Panama.
Priscilla and I made bog coats from some wonderful material that she found. I finished mine with a band of black sateen.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
We had a lovely lunch with Jim and Doreen.
(My apologies for the bad photography.)
The Steamboat Landing in Canandaigua was decorated for the holidays, and we always enjoy seeing its timberframe construction.
This is the view of Canandaigua Lake from the window, with just a slight dusting of snow starting to settle on the ground.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I couldn't help myself!
Several wonderful goodies that Priscilla brought back from Guatemala now reside in my stash.... :-)
Woven piece and belts that could be part of a jacket.
Scarves that match the belts that could be used as fabric in jackets.
A couple of yards of Guatemalan fabric.
More belts with wonderful woven designs
A woven piece that could be used as a table/dresser scarf or used as fabric.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Priscilla recently returned from a week in Guatemala, and we had a chance to go through some of the goodies that she brought back.
Purses, belts, scarves, beaded necklaces and earrings, and lots more.
Pat likes the beaded ornaments.
Trying out some scarves....
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The ground is frozen, and we are cutting back the tarragon and rosemary so we can cover the plants with several inches of bark mulch.
Hopefully, this procedure keeps the cycle of freezing and thawing to a minimum and enhances the chance of the plants' winter survival.
Our mild weather allows some spring clean-up chores to be completed several months early.
We like the late start to winter. In fact, we wouldn't mind if it never came this year!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) was on the program today for Schweinfurth Art Center's Sunday series of trunk shows.
Before the program, several SAQA members from New York state and one international member from Toronto met for lunch and discussions about being fiber artists.
Thanks to our SAQA reps, Jeanne Simpson and Pat Pauly, for organizing the day's events.
A large audience gathered for the trunk show.
Pat Pauly introduced the SAQA group, and then more than 20 of the SAQA members each introduced themselves and showed their work.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Even though it was a lovely sunny day (especially for early December), Suki chose to spend her time in the studio so she could participate in the sewing activities.
She likes to help, particularly when she can be right in the middle of things.
And, as you can see, Suki found a perfect spot to hold down Nancy's quilt while she basted it.
Later, she selected a spot next to her scratching post to stand guard in case any invading little critters showed themselves.