Sunday, January 31, 2016


Can you tell I love that Waterlogue app!
This is a rendering of some of my improv pieced blocks in that app. It makes everything a work of art!
Actual piece on my design wall. 

I'm still perusing old Mother Earth News mags for interesting info on many topics that intrigue me. Some things I've done to start on a more careful and thoughtful existence are:
Kitchen composting for months now. 
Stopped buying paper towels. 
Hanging laundry outside since Spring 
(Today I hung clothes out...January 31 in Western NY!)
It's just a few things for now, but the satisfaction I get doing each of them is immense. Pleasurably, carefully living. 

In my quest to mostly make it through each day to my final hours at work, progress has been on hold it seems. 
I can't finish anything. I've got projects in the works with very immediate deadlines that are not going to be finished. 
Once the stress of the daily grind is lifted the wheels will turn. 

I have learned:

1.  Toe + wooden block + darkness = very bruised and crippling digit. Ouch. 
2.  21 Day Fix in my near future. 
3.  Cold Antler Farm by Jenna Woginrich a very good read. Homesteader. 
4. Riley aka Cy, is walking and dancing!
13 months at the start. 
5.  I want to learn to crochet using a pattern. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Waterlogue'd Fiona

Using the photo editing app Waterlogue, I turned a mundane pic of Fiona into an artful pic. This app is awesome. Many friends have used it to make beautiful quilts. Thanks to Mary Lowe for showing it to us!

The holidays were made magical by grandchildren! 

Still no snow to speak of in western NY. Strange indeed. But nice after last winters punishments. 

I'm working intensely on two challenge projects. Our guilds annual challenge--architecture is due soonest. No pics yet!
The other is the one I mentioned a bit ago--photo to quilt. The 1" & 2" hexi's for the background are close to done. My dragonfly fabrics have been chosen. How to make it now?!

I have learned: 

1.  5 weeks 2 days to retirement! These are the hardest days. 

2.  Another sweet of the 3 I watched on my property 2 days ago, mangled last night by a very fast car. I hate knowing that sound. Fiona knows it too. 

3.  Odorant not added to natural gas til 1937 after an explosion at New London School in Texas, killing 295 children and teachers. Natural gas has no odor. A malodorant must be added to it to be detectable. 

4.  It's never too early to go to bed. Night.