Uruguay

July 1, 2011

Leaving in 2 hours for Salinas Uruguay.

In case it’s been a while since you studied South American geography and have forgotten where it is located  (and I had to look it up a few months ago); Uruguay is sandwiched between Brazil and Argentina and is located along the Atlantic Ocean.

The capital, Montevideo, where I will be in 24 hours is named after the small hill? (Cerro de Montevideo) and is one of the few mountains in this plain covered country.

The time is 4 hours ahead of us so East coast minus one. And it is as far south of the equator as LA is north so not too tropical. Right now it is their winter and quite cool and occasionally rainy.  I took the Google man for a walk and was surprised to see so many plants I knew – Jacaranda, Ceibo, Silk Floss Tree Bougainvillea, Palms and Eucalpytus abound. But this is winter so I’ve packed my long johns and my wool scarves and sweaters.

If  I am going to be gone for two weeks it must mean I have two weeks to teach a group of ladies to stitch, Right? Well no…  We actually only have 5 days to teach them to quilt, embroider and turn it into a business. Yipes!  have had to revise expectations down, way down.

K: )

 

Mini Museum

June 9, 2011

so to close that whole line of thought, way back from 2008

the blocks were turned into a small quilt and brought in almost $200 for breast cancer research through the crazy quilt group in Nebraska.

Mini Museum Project Reworked

July 9, 2008

So the mini museum has been dismantled and reworked into a small crazy quilt to be auctioned off for the CQ convention’s breast cancer auction.

Fairy Kate will be bringing it up to Omaha for me. Thank you so much!

The blocks from left to right and top to bottom

Jackie L.    –    Janet P.     –     mine

Juanita D.  –    Candy H.   –    Linda M.

mine         –    mine         –     Janet P.

Joyce M.    –    Julie H.     –     mine

 

sharonb’s newest contact

June 6, 2008

So, I’m new to this but received an email from Sharon or Flicker, about my picture

sharonb's newest contact   4mum
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79438737@N00/

It's a picture from when I took Sharon's Joggles class about exploring stitches. 
It was lots of fun but of course I took it at Christmas, 
(what was I thinking?) so ended up just reading the posts. 
Now that school is over it's time to catch up on the 
"take it further challenge" and see what everyone else is doing.
Except of course I've been helping to hang a show, 
and now have treasured company.
Maybe next week.
K: )


Don't know if it's OK to talk about a cool product I bought today. 
DD came home with a canvas bag from the Papyrus card store.
If you buy 5 cards, the bag is about $7. I just love it.
It says, 
"CANVAS because plastic is so last year!"
http://www.papyrusonline.com/product/green+products/papyrus+canvas+bag/papyrus+canvas+bag_416802.do

If you purchase it online it is double the cost. 
So now we both have one. 


This has been my year to take green one step further.
I started collecting the bags you can reuse at the 
grocery store every time they were a dollar.
Since, earth day I've been pretty careful to use them
consistently. If I forget, DS is often willing 
to trot out to the car and grab them, but that is getting old.
We've even just carried the groceries in hand to keep from 
taking home one more plastic sack.


OK, that's it for today.

Miniature Museum Project

April 10, 2008

First Nine Museum BlocksI’ve enrolled in a museum/gallery curator class. My final project is a model of the campus gallery that
needs to have an art display.  Decided to hang small crazy quilts.  Then I had a brainstorm that it would be nice to include real cq artists. So I invited my needlework class and my online lists to participate. 

So here are the blocks I’ve received to date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take it Further challenge January

January 7, 2008

from Sharon B’s Take it Further Challenge page… “Ask yourself who do you look up to and admire? Why? What is it you admire about them?  Take the idea, develop it into a resolved design during that month and apply it to fiber or paper.”  http://sharonb.wordpress.com/2008/01/01/take-it-further-challenge-january/   The quilter I admire most is Ruth McDowell. Her piecing techniques are great and they’re not too difficult if approached methodically and carefully, not my best characteristics.  I’ve been working through her book  Ruth B. McDowell’s Piecing Workshop with a group at Sowing Sisters quilt shop in the San Diego area.  http://www.sowingsisters.com/gallery.htm So for this challenge I’m going to put together the leaf/tree practice piece quilt shown on page 63.  So doing a pattern out of a book isn’t very creative. I don’t care for the fourth block with the inset circle and square so I’m redesigning it to be another leaf block and that will be  the original design element.  The color scheme is a triad: blue-green/red-violet/yellow-orange or  turquoise/bright purple/gold.Looking forward to this.  Will post pictures when I figure out how! 

December 17, 2007

The purpose of the blog is to join the stitch community and participate in SharonB’s Take it Further challenge

http://sharonb.wordpress.com/take-it-further-challenge/#comment-16830

yoo-hoo

December 17, 2007

so I’ve joined the blog world
that’s it