Monday, January 7, 2008

The Next Phase...





Here's a couple of photos... One is of the threads and embellishments I've picked out that go with the theme. I'll have to see what works and what doesn't but this is what I'll work from. I did utilize quite a fair bit of the fabric I had originally chose and am glad I made a larger size block, more room to incorporate the good stuff. I have 2 more images that I want to add as well. I'm debating what size dog to use, both are shown laid on the block as well as Susan's image. I like both the dogs together. Maybe I should have made an 18" block, LOL
I drew a few stitch diagrams in my notebook of things I want to incorporate and found some other stitch ideas in Joan Waldman's "Quilt Savy Embroidery Stitches" book.
I am also examining how I will put into words " the why I admire" Susan part of this exercise. (Stay tuned for that portion)
At least the photo of the block shows the direction where I am headed.

I'll apologize in advance for the sporadic posts and comment making that I may be guilty of in the coming few weeks. I will try my best, but my class starts tomorrow and studying will have to take precedence over blogging. Medical terminology is very taxing and I am sooooo glad to be getting a good refresher. I'm back to getting a lunch made, clothes laid out and getting up at 5 AM. Its been awhile, actually, too long!

Carole and Paula have nominated me for a "You Make My Day Award. Thank you so much! Most all the people whose blogs make my day are making others days too so I will graciously bow out this time. I know I am not being a fun contributor here but as in my last post, priorities, priorities. Please don't hold it against me. LOL

I've got lots to do to keep me busy and I'm excited about all of it!
PS. Blogger was fitful to load again today. Arghhh...

Till the next time...

10 comments:

Jane said...

For starters, before the PETA and the fur people get me, let me clarify that this is not FUR that I or anyone I know shot or killed. It was an old piece of coat from the Salvation Army.
And to the Sled Dog Coalition who sent a missive via a comment, I appreciate your view point and opinion as I do everyones. To blog is to risk putting your thoughts and ideals to the test, especially with sensitive ideas and politics, and I can appreciate that. Thank you for sharing YOUR thoughts.

Penny said...

My comment disappeared into nether space so if it appears again i am sorry. What I was saying was to thank you for visiting my blog and to say that as neither a quilter or crazy quilter I have to think of something I can handle and a small fabric book is probably it, but I am still thinking!

Judy S. said...

Hi Jane,

Thanks for visiting my blog. Our "bruiser" is an undainty female kitty!

I am enjoying watching your block progress. The dogs look really cool.

Good luck with your studies.

Jacqui said...

I love the way the dogs are looking out what appears to be a window. It really has a great feel already.

Susan said...

You are more polite than I. =)

If you have to choose one dog, I kinda like the shape of the smaller one. Maybe you don't need to, though.

Best of luck with the schooling!

Allison Ann Aller said...

How wonderful that you are going to honor Susan Butcher this way!

I really liked that landscape!

But the CQ block with the dogs and photo is going to be so cool.

Isn't this fun?

Eve said...

Congrats on your nomination. :) I love your treasure trove of embelishments and threads. Fun, fun.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, I just discovered your lovely blog this week and have enjoyed reading it. Your tribute to Susan Butcher brought tears to my eyes. I look forward to seeing the progression of this CQ and the finished quilt. I was a bush school nurse for the Yukon-Koyukuk School districtin Interior Alaska. Two of the schools I could drive to was Minto and Manley Hot Spring. I had to drive pass Susan B. Homestead to get to Manley and I had the honor of meeting her one time. When I left Alaska I left a small part of my heart there. Hugs Judy

Charlene said...

Nice and unique, as well. I like your embellishments display - great selection!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

HELLO JANE, Nice to see you visited my blog and thanks for your very nice comments. I started a Alaska Quilt for me that has been a UFO for a very long time. You have motivated me to get it out and start working on it again. I will post a pic of the UFO today. I am torn how to quilt it. That is why I stopped. My email addy is cjquilter00@verizon.net I would love your imput. Hugs Judy