Monday, December 26, 2016

Last Post of the Year, Week 52

Well, we are finally at the last week of 2016!  My last entry for the year is what I was wishing for on Christmas, and what we certainly DID NOT have: A White Christmas.  This area of the country had extremely warm temperatures for the day, and it will continue throughout the coming week, so that we will end the year on a warm note. 
If I can't have a white Christmas in reality, I can create one in fabric!  I used commercial fabrics and a little bit of silver mesh for bling.  That's supposed to be a small pond in black; not sure it's totally believable, but then, it doesn't really have to be!  I love the fabric I used for the sky, with the rays coming from the horizon.  I'll have to remember that fabric when I'm looking for sky fabrics. 
I hope everyone had a wonderful, blessed Christmas and that the New Year of 2017 (EEK!) will bring lovely surprises, lots of creativity and JOY to you all!  Thanks for sharing my 2016 weekly project with me, it's been fun!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Week 51

You can probably tell by this point that I enjoy doing squares and rectangles, since I've done several over this past year.  It just somehow speaks to me.  Maybe next year I need to switch to circles?  Spice it up a bit?  Well, I may have to work on that!  This week I wanted to work in blue again, mainly because it is so reminiscent of winter; skies and snow and all.  We have finally had a dusting of snow and the world has turned magical, especially in the mornings when the sun hits the ice covered trees.  Just beautiful.  But I digress. 
The fabric on the left side has a Christmas tree in silver in the fabric, so it just seemed natural that it would go in this square.  And of course, we have snowflakes in the central square.   I decided to add some orange for a bit of  pop.  There's only one week left in the year and I will have completed 52 pieces!  WOOHOO! 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Week 50

Week 50!  We have only two more weeks in 2016.  Wow, this year has flown by.  My piece this week is a bit uninspired, but it's done, so there's that. 
It's funny, I have a lot of blue fabrics but I seldom work in blue! 

In trying to keep with a wintry theme, I decided to pull out some blue pieces, but really had a difficult time putting them together, hence this piece of squares and rectangles.  As I said, a bit uninspired.  I'll try to be more creative next week!  Maybe get some time in the studio to really play.  That's when the fun happens! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Week 49

This week came on me too quickly!  Combine Christmas decorating and my granddaughter's 3rd birthday, which takes us to Oklahoma City, and I simply ran out of time to work in the studio.  So today I managed a couple of minutes to put together Week 49's entry.  It was done in a hurry, so I can't really say it was time playing in the studio; more like "OMG, I've got to get this done!"  We've all been there, haven't we?
As you can see, I managed to move away from fall colors, and made a more wintry scene.  We haven't seen snow around here yet this season, but we've been promised a couple of flakes tomorrow night, although I am not holding my breath for that!  In any case, Week 49 is done.