Sunday, January 27, 2008


"Mistakes can be painful, but they are the only way to figure out who you really are..." -Grey's Anatomy

Thursday, January 24, 2008

girly stiches

So this quilt that I began last june and have slowly fallin in and out and back in love with..... Is now my arch-nemisis! I went to pick it up a few weeks ago and a few stiches came undone, then the other day again... The more I began to look at my quilt and my tiny perfect girly stiches I realized that the whole thing was going to come undone if I did not reinforce the stiches. Yes you heard my correctly, I am reinforcing the whole thing!!!! Note to self and others who take on a project life this: get over yourself and make the stiches strong and important!
It has been cold outside so staying in to do this is not so bad, but I do want to finish this quilt so I want to be done with this back tracking. While working on this today I began to think about time and stiches and the history of quilts. In the past they have been a way for women to pass time while their loves have been off at war or working. What was once considered "women's work" has come a long way, however sometimes I still feel it is a nice way to pass the time, waiting for one part of our lives to move ahead, for everything to come together.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


I apologize to anyone that actually reads this blog, I have been distant and not writing anything of much interest in a while. This is the last weekend that I can really forget all the things I should be doing, which in turn means I will have my ass in gear again and be producing more soon which resaults in more interesting posts.... hopefully. On a sidenote I watched the movie waitress last night and really loved the tone and humor of it, I recomend it. Also, project runway is not as intersting this time around but I did love last weeks episode so if you can try to watch a re-run if you missed it. more to come soon---hopefully!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


The updated quilt....Almost there I just need to keep going I want to have it done soon so I can work on something else.

A little composition after the christmas came down. I hope everyone is well, I have been under the weather and not posting as often as I would like. I promise I will try to soon.

Friday, January 4, 2008


Happy New Year to all!!! It seems as though lately I have not posted too many things that I have made. The truth is I have been making a few things for the holidays and such, but nothing too serious. I have been unwinding over my winter break, even though it seems as though every time one thing calms down something else picks up. I still have about two weeks before schoold starts again, and everything gets crazy, so I am going to try to finish my quilt and work on some other odds and ends. I also want to get up to the textile museum for a show that is there. The show includes 17 contemporary artists all working in textiles.
In Mexico, I was surprisingly inspired, at the most un-expected moment. While visiting chitzanitza and listening to the guide speak of sun-moon, man-woman, etc. I began to think of binaries again.... and the ideas began to form in my mind. (secretly, the idea of weaving something again).... So hopefully before school starts I can work on some of these things.
Time. Can't stop thinking sometimes it would be nice to stop it for a moment and other times I just wish that I could make it move faster. The one thing we can not stop or change or move.