Friday, November 6, 2009
Now that some of my projects have gone to their intended recipients, I can post a few of the things I was working on.
It was time to make a quilt for my friend June, who had a significant birthday. It has a few special features – garden print fabric; one of the borders has pens, pencils and paintbrushes, appropriate for a woman who’s a writer, editor and sometimes an artist as well; the small squares have conversational motifs like space men (she loves science fiction) cats (she’s graciously cat-sat more times than any of us can count) pumpkins (for a birthday near Halloween and other good things. I was so excited to give it to her, I forgot to photograph it, but June hung it on a clothesline and did the honors.
I also decorated a dish towel for a “Fall’oween” exchange organized by the Fringe Element tatting group – more specifically, by Ruth M. This went to a tatter in British Columbia… a trip I wish I could have taken myself, particularly after I learned more about the person who received it – Ruth’s sister!
Lastly, I had to do a Halloween story – before the holiday, of course – and this was my favorite photo. Something about the inflated Dracula in dreadlocks singing to an attentive chorus of little pumpkins tickled me. For some reason, the paper didn’t use this one, so now I feel free to share it.