18 January 2006

Progress

is being made:


I will finish the central quilting soon, I hope. In the meantime, I need to make up my mind what to do the the rest. Currently, I'm debating quilting around every appliqu├ęd image in that same bronzey gold and then machine quilting the rest in swirly loops in burgundy.

I'm also proud to report that I am joining a quilting group in a nearby town. They are pretty difficult to come by in my homecountry but the US military presence helps a lot. Some groups currently can't even take new non-military members on board because of US quilt guild rules.

15 January 2006

Simple designs



Tristan, our godson, drew this for me. I like the simplicity of the design and use of limited colour.

12 January 2006

All Geri's fault!

fleurs
Charles Baudelaire: The Flowers of Evil. You are
one of the most loved and hated poetic works.
Death and decadence are important themes for
you, but none should overlook your impressive
aesthetics, either. Deep down youre not evil at
all, you just like to play the tough guy on the
block.


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4 January 2006

Food for thought

I've been intrigued by (visual) [art] journals for some time now and have just stumbled onto an interesting post over at In a minute ago.

2 January 2006

2006 resolutions of all kinds

OK, there's no New Year without some heavy resolutioning to be done. Mine can be sorted into three piles: the family and household kind - to be better organised in terms of quality time with the girls and meal making - the "private" kind - to make more time and organise more fun things for hubby and myself - and the "me me me" kind - to get more involved in my local International Women's Club, to get my albums sorted and finally: to get into the local quilting scene. I've received a few leads that I will follow up on now. And I am determined to spend my evenings not only folding laundry and mending clothes but also quilting! Let's hope I've got something to show for it soon!