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May 20, 2020
Still here and still stitching from Notes from Studio B

I've been reminded a few times lately that I have been very remiss with my blogging, it's gone from a regular weekly post to a random occasional post. Starting today I'll try to get back to regular, but I'm not promising anything.

I put together six of my weekly leaves, weeks 13-18, and I love how it looks. I had just enough of the stripe fabric in my stash, I had to use it because it went so well with the prints.

SAQA 100 days is now finished, has a backing on it and is waiting ...

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April 17, 2020
Staying Home from Notes from Studio B

Not much new here on the home front, we've been staying home and keeping busy. Lots of yard work to do, so we have been getting outside. I've quilted the five donation quilts that I'd pieced a few weeks ago. This one is my favorite.

2020 Weekly Leaf, Burr Oak Series

Week 15, solarFast on commercial printed cotton, the detail pictures show the actual color.

Week 16, solarFast uncommercial printed cotton

SAQA Next 100
 the first 70 days are sewn together
and  a few of the ones that have been done since then.

I'll be linking ...

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March 12, 2020
Time For a Change from Notes from Studio B

I spent several days in the past week painting walls; my living room, dining area and stairwell to be exact. It's been on my to do list for way too long, to give you an idea of how long, I bought the paint in April of 2018. The last time the rooms were painted was either 10 or 11 years ago. The art work which I love but am getting a bit tired of looking at was all hung shortly after the last paint job. Newer work hasn't been hung in most spots yet because I want to ...

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March 5, 2020
Another Donation Quilt from Notes from Studio B

In my quest to use up some of what I have, I've made another donation quilt, the fifth one this year.
Here's the front,

and the back.
This one will go to our local Project Linus group.

2020 Weekly Leaf, the Burr Oak Series  #10
altered cyanotype

SAQA next 100 days
days 28-34

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Stitching Sunday"

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February 27, 2020
Slowly getting back into the groove from Notes from Studio B

I did spend some time playing in the studio this week, of note, I altered some older cyanotype prints that had been done on colored fabric.
This is how they started.

They were then soaked in TSP(trisodium phosphate, a cleaning agent) to remove some of the color.
Then they took a bath in strong black tea.
Now the colors work better for my Burr Oak series.

2020 Weekly Leaf, Burr Oak Series week 9
An altered cyanotype

SAQA next 100 days
days 21-27

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

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February 20, 2020
Trying to get back to work from Notes from Studio B

I've been having a tough time getting back to creating in the studio, I'm doing my usual stitching but I'm not feeling the usual enthusiasm. Maybe I need a longer break, or I just haven't recovered from the break I took. At any rate this is what I've done this week.

2020 Weekly leaf, the Burr Oak Series week 7 & 8 - all caught up.

week 7, Solarfast on cotton

Week 8, Solarfast on vintage silk taffeta

SAQA's next 100 days, days 14-20

I've finished the stitching on the last 20" sq. napkin and ...

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February 13, 2020
Thailand from Notes from Studio B

I'm back home after spending two wonderful weeks in Thailand. A few of the highlights were an indigo dying class, a Thai cooking class(yum), a day playing with elephants,

lots of temples,

lots of Buddha's,

fresh food markets,
beach time on an island,
exotic fruits,

time with my daughter and granddaughter, and much more. It's taken me a few days to recover from jet lag after our 30 hour journey home which included a quick tour of Seoul, Korea during a 12 hour layover. 

Stitching was minimal on this trip.

Week #5  and #6 , Burr Oak ...

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January 21, 2020
A few new projects and an upcoming trip from Notes from Studio B

I never got to a doing a blog post last week and I'll be leaving for a couple of weeks later this week, so you get one post to cover it all.

I've made 2 donation tops, the quilting will have to wait till I get back.

The final outside stitching and facing were put onto the tree.

On February 1, SAQA is starting another 100 days project. I'm ready to go and will have several pieces with me to stitch on my travels. I started with a piece of silk that I had screen printed about ...

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October 10, 2019
100 days of stitching finished from Notes from Studio B

I did the last four pieces of the SAQA 100 day challenge and then spent a long time arranging and rearranging the squares before finally sewing them together.

SAQA 100 Days of Creativity
7/1/19 - 10/8/19
45" x 45"
I've started a new project to take its place, I'm going to participate in the "25 million stitches" project. You can read about it here. I've got my 15"x 32" piece of muslin ready to go.

2019 Weekly Leaf  week 41
Gelli print on vintage silk

2019 Daily Stitching #4, days 43-49

As of ...

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October 4, 2019
SAQA Auction from Notes from Studio B

The SAQA Benefit Auction has been going on for the past few weeks and the piece I donated is still available. You can see it and all the others still available here.

2019 Weekly Leaf #40
gelli print on cotton

2019 Daily Stitching #4 days 36-42
I've started some layering.

SAQA100 Days of Creativity days 89-95, only 5 days to go

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and"Slow Sunday Stitching"

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