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March 15, 2018
Clearing Out Storage Cabinets from Notes from Studio B

In the past week I've made two trips into Boise to the Apple Store, spent over three hours with a tech and my iPhone still will not send pictures to my computer. Very Frustrating !!

I've been taking my frustration out on my storage cabinets and have been clearing out lots of old stuff. Of course I've found some treasures that I won't part with, but the majority is going away. I found some cross stitch pieces I started fifty plus years ago, finished the last one in the 90's and have never done anything with ...

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March 8, 2018
Another Donation Quilt from Notes from Studio B

I've done very little sewing this week, but a whole lot of time on the computer with Apple Support. One of my problems solved, another I figured out myself and the third one I'm hoping will be taken care of tomorrow when I go into Boise to the Apple Store. Ugh!

I did finish up another quilt top, got it and the one I showed last week layered and ready to quilt, I just haven't done it yet.

2018 Weekly Leaf wk10

2018 Daily stitching days 61-67

Lots of french knots and more background done.

71 Days ...

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March 1, 2018
And the stitching goes on... from Notes from Studio B

I pulled out scraps again this weekend and pieced another donation top.

The stripes are pieced and were originally made for something else at least a decade ago, feels good to actually use them. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever run out of scraps.

Weekly Leaf wk#9

Another one from the dyed soaked paper towel.

2018 Daily Stitching days 54-60

The upper right corner and some background.

71 Days of Marks  days 53-59

I'm running out of pages in the sketchbook, so I'm doing more than one per page and using a different pen. The last ...

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February 22, 2018
ยป Notes from Studio B

Am I the only one that struggles with a title for each blog post? I find it hard enough to write a post let alone title it, so no title this week.

Last week I had a plan to do a quilt out of some of my hand dyed shibori fabrics, I even drew out a pattern for it, but it was just not coming together. Over the weekend I decided to scrap the whole thing and while I was cleaning up my mess came up with another idea. This one came together in about an hour.

I just have ...

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February 15, 2018
Second donation quilt done from Notes from Studio B

I pieced and quilted the second donation quilt and it's in the pile ready to go. I had a piece of teal flannel that was used for the back and binding.

My little cat is always looking for things to get into, I came downstairs yesterday morning and found this.

Actually thats only part of it. She had taken a ball of pearl cotton from the studio to the dining room, wrapped the chairs and then across the room and around a few more legs. Although you can't see it, that glob of thread also has the needle ...

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February 8, 2018
Using up fabric in donation quilts from Notes from Studio B

I've been in the mood to just sew so I've got one donation quilt done and another in the works. The main fabric for the first one was a large piece of stripped fabric given to me by a friend, it was quite old because it was only 35" wide, but I loved the colors. I added some of my hand dyed fabric and this is what I came up with.

The second one started with a pile of colorful leftover pieces from a quilt I gave to one of my granddaughters. The pieces were all 1" wide ...

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February 1, 2018
More Wet Cyan Leaf Pieces from Notes from Studio B

I was on a roll earlier this week and finished three small wet cyan leaf pieces. The first one is very small and will be sent off to the SAQA Spotlight auction that will be held at the annual conference in San Antonio.

6"x 8"
The second will probably be my contribution to the SAQA online auction in Sept., although it is now hanging in one of the Four County Art Guilds locations.

Three Poplar Leaves 
12"x 12"

The third one is hanging in the City library, another art guild location.
 Blue and Orange Leaves
20"w ...

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January 25, 2018
The good and the underwhelming from Notes from Studio B

Last week I was reprimanded for only showing the good stuff and not showing what I was underwhelmed about. I thought about it and realized the comment was right, I should show the good and the bad. I've done enough daily projects over the years to  know that when I start something new I'm frequently disappointed with my early attempts. Yet if I can push through the early fumbling there's always the possibility to learn something. Not only learn a new technique or process and with continued practice master it, but also learn something about myself in ...

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January 11, 2018
Daily and Weekly Stitching from Notes from Studio B

I don't have much to share this week, I'm still stitching away on the indigo colored quilt and I'm still making marks daily but I have to tell you they are pretty boring so I didn't even take pictures.

2018 Daily stitching days 5-11, one corner done.

2018 Weekly Leaf #2

Before stitching

After stitching

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

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January 4, 2018
Lots of New Starts from Notes from Studio B

I've been busy starting new things!

Weekly Leaf #1

2018 daily Stitching
days 1-4

I also have a birthday coming up in March so I'm doing a very simple daily for 71 days, since I'll be 71. I have never been able to stick with a sketchbook or drawing routine but I love to make marks, so I'm doing 71 days of mark making. I've started with an old sketchbook, a bottle of India ink that has been around for several years and a scruffy old paintbrush.

Day #1



I like the first ...

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October 12, 2017
More small pieces from Notes from Studio B

I'm in the process of making more small pieces, both leaves and yoga inspired. The yoga inspired ones were printed a few years ago and were languishing in my pile of possibilities. They are cyanotype on magenta fabric, using some shapes cut out of heavy dark paper.

I've got three canvases painted a dark navy waiting for me to attach them.

I've also started the piecing process with a couple of the wet cyanotypes on turquoise fabric. This is how they look this morning on my work table.

The fabric that was used for both of these ...

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September 7, 2017
Some new work and a studio"helper" from Notes from Studio B

This week I pulled out some leftover scraps from making our great grandsons quilt last year. The scraps were pretty small and I did add a few other fabrics to the mix, but with the thought of an overgrown landscape I came up with this.

Now how do I quilt it? It's 24 inches square so probably doesn't need much.

I still had a few small pieces left and remembered some leftover prints from the weekly leaf series so ended up making 3 smaller pieces.

These pieces will get some hand stitching on the leaves and will most ...

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