July Goals Check-in

Well PHEW! My Mood Indigo show was hung, the reception was received, and that’s a big to-do crossed off the list!!! Nows the time to check in and see what else I’ve got to get done, with some new additions!

July Goals

Dye Dye Dye!!! July 15 100%
Move website to new hosting and re-design August 1 0%
10-15 Small Pieces for for RAA Featured Artist Show July 15 100%
1 Large Piece for RAA Featured Artist Show July 15 100%
4 Indigo Leather Handled Linen Totes for RAA Show  July 15 100%
Items for guestbook table  July 15 100%
2 more Indigo Leather Handled Linen Totes for RAA Show July 22 0%
Patio Class July 30 0%
Pay State Sales Tax!!! July 31 0%
Pillows for Morris Chair – on hold  July 15 0%
Baby outfit for Robin  July 24 0%
Stool cover for Mary August 1 0%
 New quilt for our bed! August 1  25%
Re-do Laundry room August 1  90%
Calendar email to students August 1  0%
New curtains for our bedroom! Backburner-ish  0%
Tree Quilt in Kitchen Blues palettes back burner  0%
Mod House Quilt back burner  5%

Honestly, I didn’t think that I’d get all those art quilts done, but I DID and then some. I’d planned for 1 large and 10-15 small, when I actually made the one large, 16 small and a medium sized one as well! I’m quite pleased with the mounting scheme I designed and executed (along with hubby’s help) for the small quilts, here’s a quick picture I took with my cell phone a couple days ago:


I LOVE how it stand out from the wall! Actually, pictures were the one thing that didn’t happen before I hung the show; some of the art has already gone home with other folks so there are a few pieces that will only be recorded in this group photo:


By the middle of Monday, my show looked like this:



So I had to go in and rearrange things. It now looks like this:



which is perfectly acceptable! I do want to make 2 more of the leather handled linen totes though…so that’s added to the list. I also got to dye this antique linen table scarf:



which I really love! I used it for the pedestal to hold a guest book, pencil cup and business card holder. My hubby thought I was nuts sewing those up Saturday night/Sunday morning but I’m glad I did: when I walked into the gallery Monday afternoon to move things around there was a pair of the women was looking at my corner and one of them picked up the pencil cup and showed it to her friend exclaiming how cool it was, that was great to see!

You may be wondering what happened with the Morris chair hubby was making for me to have indigo dyed cushions? Not only was he quite busy, but the cutting of the tenons that all those slats would fit in is proving difficult, the wood splinters easily. We’ve ordered an attachment for his drill press that should help with that, but obviously that project is on hold. However, there wouldn’t have been room for it, so it’s just as well!

Mood Indigo Show is UP!

I was working up until the last minute, I had from 1-4:30 on Saturday to hang everything, and everything wasn’t done and packed until 1:30! My one regret is that I didn’t have time to take individual pictures of all these pieces.

When you walk in the door of the RAA there’s a panel that hangs in front of the door for the featured artist:


Here is “Indigo Morse Code #1”:



When you turn to the right, the corner for the featured artist is at the back:








Yep, I even made a guest book, business card holder and pencil cup with indigo dyed fabric!




And of course, I had to wear indigo dyed clothes to the reception!


I’m so happy to have this hung! I was worried I wouldn’t have enough art to fill the walls – that wasn’t a problem, was it???

Mood Indigo Opening Reception is This Sunday from 2-4


Here’s a few more peeks at all the new art I’ve been creating for my upcoming “Mood Indigo” featured artist show at the Redlands Art Association! If you’re in the area on Sunday, I’d love to have you drop by the reception! Here are directions to the gallery.

Studio Snapshots | More Work on More Improv Indigo Art Quilts


Well, it’s down to the wire! A nice article about my upcoming featured artist exhibition at the Redlands Art Association came out in the local paper yesterday. I’ve spent a day and a half working on this larger art quilt that started like this: (Those dash dot patterns are morse code and spell out, you…

4 More Indigo Leather Handled Linen Totes


Wahoo! I’ve got four more indigo leather handled linen totes made and ready for my featured artist show! I’ll be hanging it on Saturday and I’ve got a few more larger art quilts I want to make!!! Yikes! I’ve got to get back to it!

Studio Snapshots | 11 Small Art Quilts Finished, Next up…


I got the facings on these small indigo improv quilts done Thursday morning: then I got the pieces for four of my Leather Handled Linen Totes cut out and fused with interfacing: Luckily, I checked in my hardware drawer for the hardware I use for the key leashes: As you can see, there was only…

Studio Snapshot | Work on the Small Improv Indigo Quilts


In between cooking for a friend whose husband has had neck surgery and a pre-Pokorny Seminar dinner party, I’ve been chipping away at some small improvisational Indigo art quilts, I’ve got to hang my featured artist corner at the RAA a week from Saturday! After I had pieced 11 of them, I noticed that I was…

Meetup | July Goals


July is here, and with it comes the Pokorny seminar! It’s a bit late this year, starting July 5 and running through the 9th, so I’ve got two parties cook, one for the beginning (BBQ) and another at the end (pizza). I got about all the dyeing done I needed to do before it got…