Thursday, November 17, 2011

A little note

nJoan's Musings

Always amazes me how time flies.  I have finished a couple UFO's.  A kit I bought in Cody, WY several years ago, the nice thing about it is that  I did free motion feathers for the first time on a quilt.  I have practiced them many times, but this was my first try on an actual piece, I am quite pleased with how it turned out and am anxious to use them again.  I also finished a quilt I started in Paula Nadlestern's class a few years ago, it is pretty to look at, however, I am not real happy with the workmanship, the pattern left a lot to be desired. One of the projects I am currently working on is my crazy quilt.  I have the 9 blocks up on my design wall and am trying to decide on sashing, I have several colors of dupioni silk, so have cut 2.5"strips and they are being  auditioned.  I was planning to put the blocks on point, it didn't work out, so I rehung them horizontal and vertically with sashing options.

I am also working on a spirit cloth quilt, all the blocks or pieces are from recycled items, it is becoming a personal diary, as I am embroidering details of daily happenings on the pieces.  The pieces have all been hand sewn.  The inspiration is from Jude Hill's Spirit Cloth, such an interesting site, I took the first on line class and may take another, I enjoy her daily blog.

Knitting socks for Kamryn and Kaleigh, nearly finished.  My next knitting project will be a tam and scarf for myself.

I continue to work on photo shop elements and just recently upgraded to PSE 10.  I continue to go to a small group that meets once a month learning more about the program.  I hope to get a collage worked up before our next meeting.

I have back surgery scheduled for Nov.21st.  Dr.Pettine from Loveland will be doing the procedure.  He will be implanting two Coflex-Fixtures.  Hopefully this will take care of the problem I have dealt with for over 6 years, and I will be ready to go to France again in March.