Week in Review 2022 – 10/14

Tempus Fugit

Time flies. Boy, does time fly. It has been more than 50 years from my first Latin class. 50 years, you’ve got to be kidding! Yet, the proof is all around me. Miraculously, I am still able to do some very, very basic Latin translation, just as I can decode Roman numerals.

Suki Says Hi is 12″ x 12″ art quilt wrapped around a stretched canvas frame. She is my son’s dog. He graciously found this adorable image in his photos and gave me permission to thread paint it. My hope is Suki will nudge visitors to commission similar works to honor special persons, furry friends and occasions in their lives.

Open Studio Count Down

Some of you may remember I featured Lola for my SAQA Benefit Auction quilt. What can I say? She is quite the prima donna. So, if time expands, ha!, I hope to thread paint this poise for my final 12″ x 12″ artwork for sale and open studio commission incentive.

It has been just shy of one year since I held my first open studio as part of Cohasset Open Studios. How do you prepare for something you’ve never done before? I didn’t exactly wing it, but I definitely struggled to figure out/guess what was needed. The result, I probably over prepared. Yet, here I am freaking out over how the year has flown by and worrying that I may have focused on the wrong preparations. Should I continue to make my final 12″ x 12″ piece I have planned or work on the mundane tasks, such as extra marketing and creating a price list? BTW, I already have wall signs made listing the title, dimensions and price.

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

My second lime green block for October’s Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

On a positive note, knowing I would feel the crunch of time zipping by, I made all my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks for October in September. I even seamed the blocks together so that I could show off the top on my design wall when I welcome visitors to my studio.

I’m linking up to the following posts:

By Gwyned Trefethen

I am an artist who uses fabric, thread and miscellany to create designs gifted to me by my imagination.


    1. I’m alternating this block with an 8 point star inside a churn dash block. The diagonal becomes more like a zig zag in the layout. I do agree that strong diagonal lines are great. They help move the eye over the quilt.

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

  1. Planning for an event there is so much to do. We have decided to move and I am overwhelmed with all the stuff to do. After a few sleepless nights I calmed down and got my ducks in a row. Like you, organizing is key and surely it will all come out fine in the end. fingers crossed!

    1. We lived for 35 years in one home, then my husband was transferred half way across the country. Overwhelming at times. However, it was just the impetus I needed to deep prune our possessions, even my studio. We returned to east coast 8 years later and I pruned again. Both moves allowed me to design functional studio layouts. Now I’m enjoying being settled once more. This is the first place I’ve lived where there is an open studio group I can join and I have house uniquely well suited to such an event. How lucky am I? Best wishes for a smooth move.

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