Posted by: MtnWoman Silver | December 15, 2009

UFO update

I have done a bit of work on the ufo quilt, #8 of WTTS series. I removed the binding and have decided to add about 6 inches of pieced borders around the edges.

Since my last post, life has gotten in the way of art and blogging. In the middle of one of the coldest falls and early winter seasons in Oklahoma, I have been overseeing carpentry and gutter work on my house. I feel like a doctor on call. When the weather is clear and the temperature above 50, the workmen can steal an hour to come over and work. Those times since Thanksgiving have been few. Hopefully, this week will see the work completed and I can once more concentrate on painting and sewing.

My usual practice during times when my creative life is interrupted, I continue to doodle. That means that at any time, any place, I feel an urge to draw something and heaven forbid there is nothing handy to draw on. I have tablets and sketchbooks all around my house and studio, but I also have been known to draw on old envelopes, backs of mail I’ve received, the edges of a newspaper or  magazine page, and even on paper napkins and toilet paper. I honor these “doodles” because they have inspired some final paintings and quilts. I am planning a post showing some of these doodles and the final works.

Another incident of “life” dictating rather than I is that I have a new neighbor who arrived early into this world. I have been planning to make a quilt for my neighbor’s new child due in another month, but the little one arrived six weeks early. Weighing in at 5 pounds and 9 ounces, he is healthy and only had to stay in the hospital for one week. Now, I am scrambling to get him a quilt made for Christmas. I will post a picture of it when I get it done.

If I don’t post again before Christmas, I wish all of you a wonderful holiday. Be safe and have fun.


  1. Life has a way of getiing in the Way. Have a Merry Christmas Silver.

  2. I think more of us than not perfectly understand all the enforced absences of most bloggers. If only there were more hours in the day. Or if Pope Gregory hadn’t chopped off 11 days of the Julian calendar he replaced with his own in 1582, we’d have at least 11 more days a year to get things done. Of course the rest of the world would be confused, but of course it’s confused as it is.

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