Archive for January, 2010
Summer Project II

Summer Project II

Posted 11 January 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, HCHS, Woodwork | 2 Comments

It occured to me that I hadn’t shared my latest shelf-building project at the society.  This past August I added the shelves you see below to the reading room.  They are about eight feet tall and twelve feet side to side.  They sit on a pedestal to add stability and provide access for a heating [...]

Three Quilts Today

Three Quilts Today

Posted 11 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 11 Comments

Apparently, I have a lot for quilts to show you.  Believe me, the house is FULL of fiber art. Paint Chips 49″x50″ $350 Red Tail Lights 26″ x 31″ $175 Color Can’t Hurt You 30″ x 36″ $175

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Posted 09 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | No Comments

In 2003, Sandi Globus from Ocean Wave Quilts challenged me to make a quilt using the colors in this Frida Kahlo self-potrait (below) — salmon, ochre, olive, burgandy, with a touch of scarlett.  Earlier that year I had taken a class from Margaret Miller in which she was testing her angle-play techniques for her up-coming [...]

Colors remind me of Egypt

Colors remind me of Egypt

Posted 08 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 3 Comments

I’ve never been there, but these colors just felt like Egypt to me.  The quilt is 49 x 56 and has a nice border that is not showing in the picture.      This quilt happened because I had a few leftover blocks from a quilt I had made for my nephew Nathan.    I only had a [...]

Moons and Flying Geese

Moons and Flying Geese

Posted 07 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | No Comments

Hand-dyed fabric and quilt created in August 2002. If I take a picture of every sell-able quilt in the house then perhaps I can set up my own Etsy store. Ha!   This is all cotton and measures 41″ x 41″.  $400

Just a  bagatelle…

Just a bagatelle…

Posted 06 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 1 Comment

I do a lot of knitting, and sometimes the projects do not work out as I originally intended.  Before Christmas I knit a colorful bag that I  “fulled” (fiber term for shrinking). This bag was intended as a disguise and protection for a Kindle. The Kindle-cover recipient didn’t much care for the creation.   Never [...]

The house is FULL of quilts

The house is FULL of quilts

Posted 06 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Fiber Arts | 2 Comments

This is post number one for me on this new blog site…therefore this is a test. This morning I picked up four quilts that had been hanging at Plaza Design in Arcata. Nothing sold…price too high? no interest? lousy holiday economy? Whatever. They are back at home, and instead of just folding them up and [...]