Mo Projects

I FINALLY finished the binding on the pinwheel quilt. I procrastinated for months on this. Now, I’m working on finishing the binding for three quilts that Bella sandwiched and long arm quilted for me. Whew!

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I’m chugging along on my monthly needlepoint sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin. July has the cutest fox! That shimmery white thread is a pain to work with though…the strands split and it’s too silky to hold a knot or stay put when you try to stick the end under other stitches.

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I’m also creating some fabric collage paintings to sell, probably at our church craft and home show in November. All of these pieces came about because Mom saw a collage in a catalog and thought I could make something better. The fabric collage is a great way to use up my quilt fabric scraps. And with lots of trial and error, I found the perfect spray mount (only AFTER gluing my fingers together a few times with permanent spray adhesive).

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While I was busy painting, I tackled another UFO. A portrait of a beloved family pet, my uncle’s dog, Junior. He passed away last year, having spent many happy years riding to work every day with Uncle Lee. I couldn’t quite tell you what kind of mutt mix he was…short, stubby legs, round, sausage-like body, golden hair that would stick to you like cockleburs covered in Superglue; but, what I can tell you is that he was the sweetest dog. His temperament was as laid back and friendly as Uncle Lee’s. He came to their family as a stray in the neighborhood. My cousins weren’t too keen on dogs until Junior. He was wonderful, and much like our other departed dogs, I wanted to create something in his honor. I like to think it captures a lot of his sweet nature and kind, smiling expression. We miss you, Junior, but were blessed to know and love you.

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