My buddies and I from
decided to stimulate our creative spirit by doing periodic challenges.
There are only three parameters:
the piece must measure 12 x 12",
be completed during the six weeks between our meetings,
and must follow the theme we have chosen.
Our first challenge involves working with
I was happy with the topic,
as it coincided nicely with work
that I had wanted to explore on my own.
My personal challenge is to produce a Lenten piece,
which allows me quiet, contemplative time
during this 40 day period.
Below is a sneak peek of my piece:
The big reveal of the ABTS challenge is tomorrow,
so be sure to check out our FB page
to see other group members' pieces,
and the rest of my 12" square.
I'm pleased to share with you my latest finished piece,
I finally got it backed, quilted, and faced.
It measures 35 x 35",
and it taught me a tremendous amount.
I'm finishing up my Photoshop Essentials class with the Pixeladies,
which has been fantastic.
The classwork over the past couple of weeks
has been quite time-consuming for me,
and I am struggling right now with a couple of last assignments.
That said, both Deb and Kris are great about helping:
they are just a click away online.
I hope to get a lot learned and digested this afternoon.
I see that their next session doesn't begin until June,
so I'm really glad I took the class when I did.
I highly recommend it.
I'm knitting away in the evenings
and have almost finished my lovely
9" more on the sleeves, and it'll be ready to sew up!
The yarn is a delight to work with,
and the pattern is a breeze.
I'll close with a picture of our duck, Whitey.
You may remember her from last summer,
when she first introduced herself to us,
and she was indeed all white.
Whitey molted early last Fall,
becoming a lovely taupe tan mix of feathers,
and for a while would have nothing to do with us.
Well, she is back and hungry as ever.
She greets us in the morning by pecking on our sliding glass doors,
and she proceeds to do this many more times throughout the day.
Now she has decided that our bird bath is a perfect place
to perch and watch us as we move about inside the house.
Never a dull moment around here!
Thanks for popping in
Peace to you and yours