weekly photo challenge : the hue of you

Another week has blasted by – another photo challenge has appeared. At least when I try to figure out where this past week went, I know the answer. I was in San Francisco for a few days. (An excellent place to lose a few days.) But on to the challenge.

This photo challenge speaks volumes to me since I LOVE color. It wouldn’t be  possible for me to select a single hue, but here are a few hues I’ve been immersed in recently. My first photo shows dinner plates stacked and ready at my recent yoga workshop dinner.

stack of colorful plates I’m working in my studio, and Kush the cat is still supervising/snoozing. These are quilt blocks from my current project and quilts ready and waiting for their bindings.Kush on quiltsmore quilt blocks quilt blocks colorful quiltsquilts

weekly photo challenge : infinite

Wow! Where did the week go? I can’t believe it’s already time for another photo challenge and I haven’t posted anything since the last one! I have been a bad blogger lately. My only excuse is that I’ve been sewing like a fiend – a fiend obsessed with getting my next series of quilt tops made. I have 100 quilt blocks near completion, and I have the crippled arms and back to prove it. Why on earth can’t I do things on a scale like a normal person? No, no, no, I need to go into production mode to drive myself crazy challenge myself. Fortunately I’ll be forced to take a break for the next few days. My body needs it. But I digress. Here is my interpretation of infinite – piles of fabulous fabric waiting to be made into something wonderful. The possiblilties are infinite.light colored fabrics dark colored fabrics a row of stacked fabric kids' prints lovely light colored fabrics lots of red fabricsOf course, I can’t really talk about sewing without including my assistant, Kush the cat. Here she is napping on some quilt blocks while I work on another pile. This work can be pretty exhausting!Kush sleeping on quilt blocks

weekly photo challenge : pattern

Where to begin? I’m a bit obsessed with pattern. I see it everywhere, so the toughest part of this daily post challenge was deciding which photos to include. I’ve never felt I had to limit the number of photos I use, but I’ll try to be reasonable. I’ve selected a few patterns for your enjoyment.

basket embroidery stitches cookies

timetobeinspired.ca you say?

Heaven help me. What have I done? In an attempt to “upgrade” my blog, I registered a new shorter address to eliminate the need to type wordpress all the time. I wanted to increase the amount of photo memory available, as I have a lot of photos on my blog. Also when I’m ready to post a video, I have that capacity. Aside from those things, I don’t know what I’ve gotten into.

I’m really not sure of  the consequences of my actions, but it’s done now. I thought that if I waited till I really understood everything involved in the transition, I would never be able to do it. I think that anyone wanting to follow my blog needs to sign up for emails at the bottom of the page. I’m not sure, but I think that’s how it works. So, if you are at all interested in seeing what I’m up to, please sign up for email notification. You can still “manage” how often you receive those notifications.

That brings me to another thing. I have faithfully blogged at least 3 times per week for the last year. I enjoyed doing it, and setting up a schedule was good discipline. Now I’m ready for a break of sorts. I’m switching to a twice a week schedule, and I’m only doing the photo challenge when I feel like it! There, I said it. Now let’s see what happens… I doubt there will be any effect at all, except on the time I will spend writing posts. Perhaps I’ll have time to read a few more blogs now! I’m afraid that my reading and commenting falls by the wayside when I get busy. And I have been busy.

Today was an exciting day in the studio. I completed some quilt blocks that I’ve been working on. In an attempt to use fabric and create something wonderful for my family and friends, I have decided to make quilts. I mean, who doesn’t love a colorful, hand-made quilt? Since I don’t seem to be able to do anything in a small way, I started with enough blocks to make at least 5 quilts. 100 blocks in a loose interpretation of a log cabin pattern. As you can see from the photos, I’m using a huge assortment of fabrics. I’m loving the challenge of using my fabric inventory (with the addition of some necessary color value purchases). Here’s a peek at my handiwork:

edges of quilt blocks pile of quilt blocks piles of quilt blocks