Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Visit to Mayo Clinic--Unplanned

Today was a day to be remembered...I had a heart attack and had to be rushed to Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale in the middle of the night. My many thanks to my "Angel in White", Dr. Chandra, who appeared at just the right moment and steered me through the rough waters and Dr. Alegria, cardiologists at Mayo for their life-saving efforts. They were truly heroic and me being here to write this blog is proof of that. Words cannot convey my gratitude for their personal attention.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ken's Magazine Challenge

Our most recent challenge at Prickly Piecers, the local quilt guild, is based on a photo selected from a magazine. My envelope contained this image and the resulting small quilt I made was done with dupioni silk and sari silks. It is shown here.

Here is the exact wording of the Challenge, if you are interested in sharing it with your guild...

Choose an envelope. Make a quilted item (quilt, wall hanging, bag, runner; your choice; big or small as you'd like) using the colors in your photo from the magazine. You may use 2 colors, 3 colors, or all of them, your choice. Have fun and play with it. Bring your completed item and the photo you chose to the ___ meeting to show it off.  

Thanks to Ken Casey for providing this and many other challenges for our group.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Alicia's Kaleidoscope Quilt

Here is a photo of Alicia's quilt top from the Kool Kaleidoscope class I brought to her group.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Waxing ATC's

We took a class at Art Unraveled here in Phoenix on Encaustics and made ATC's. Artist's Trading Cards are wonderful little projects to work on. Look at the wax pots in this palette.