I want to begin by sharing this tiny quiltlet I created for my friend Erika. She has let me know she received it, so now I can share it with you.
I started by tearing a double length of grape juice hand dyed fabric, then cut several pieces of felt. Next, I found an image from my stash that was on heavy card stock. I think it's from Tim Holtz. I used a piece of my sun dyed fabric for the backing of the focal image.
I learned a lot by making this piece. First, the ribbon curled and distorted as I sewed it to the felt. I didn't realize how much the felt was going to shift, so the next one I make, I'll use a bit of glue before I sew it in place with the two strips of purple ribbon (all that's holding the two felt assemblies in place).
The piece is what I would call a "whole cloth" assembly because it is all one piece. I sewed Bleubeard's and my name on the back, then folded the piece on itself, insides together, and sewed around the entire piece.
Here it is on my table after I added the holes and fibers to hang it in place. I'm glad Erika liked it, because I found so many faults with it, I almost didn't send it. Lack of time to make another forced me to send it.
Several nights ago it snowed. This and the next photo were taken around 6:00 pm, when the nighttime shows in the Christmas lights, the lights in windows,
and the street light. It had just started to snow at that time, and the wind was blowing much of the snow around.
The next day, as I was out and about, I stopped long enough to take a few photos of the Little Arkansas River before it meets with the Big Arkansas River a few blocks further downstream.
This is just south of my neighborhood looking north.
This is looking south toward town.
Although the sun was bright, the frigid temps and unbelievable wind chills made it difficult to stand outside the vehicle long enough to take these few photos.
Thanks for stopping by today because I am thrilled you took time away from your busy schedule to visit.
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