Busy, busy!

Things are hopping here.  I just wish I had more energy to hop along with them, but I’m managing.  Santa’s workshop is in full swing here.  I’m making crafts for sale on Etsy and also at the Coburg Quilt Show and perhaps a few more venues this year.  I’m also quilting up a storm.  I’ve got a couple of doozies in the line up.  Old quilts found by relatives who are not really quilters, but they want to use the quilts made by Great Aunt Sue or Bessie, so I’m doing my best to make them lovely.  Most of these have no parts that are flat or square.  Call me silly, but I love each and every one of them.  I’m going to try to turn them into lovely blankies that will be cherished for years to come.

I’ve also begun work on one of the two major art quilts I’ve had bumping about in my little grey cells for ages now.  I’ve done maybe four art quilts, most of them for international exchanges, not juried shows, and I think I get better at it with each one.  The two I now have in mind are rather grandiose, but I have a feeling they’ll be a bit more on the home-spun side when I finally shoe-horn them out of my head.  I have the drawings for the first done and am contemplating whether I want to piece it, appliqué it, paint it, or use some of each technique in it and then add some thread painting and embellishments to it?  I have a feeling it will be a mixed-media piece.  Just too many ideas swirling to nail it down to one.

Oz and I have been frequently to the dog park and out for walks, but I’m going low and slow on the walks as I think I have the beginnings of PTTD – post tibial tendonitis disorder – meaning my tendon on the inside of my ankle is stretched and my arch is falling.  It is, at times, excruciatingly painful, but I’m dealing with it.  Amazon should deliver a special splint for me on Tuesday which will make walking much easier, especially at a faster pace over distance.

Much to do and less time to do it in!  Just thought I’d check in.  I’ll try to be back more frequently.