It seems like it has been a year since I had some decent studio time. But the last two weeks have allowed me to grab two full days for the studio, and I've had a very relaxing time. I'm planning a lot more studio time in the next few weeks, now that I've caught up with all the stuff I postponed while on vacation.
A friend gave me a gallon zip-lock bag of quilting scraps. She knows I really enjoy working with scraps, and they are always a challenge for me. This time, I made 31 strip-pieced postcards first. This is one of them:
After finishing them, I had some small scraps still leftover, so I made some crazy-patched postcards from those. Both the strip-pieced and the crazy-patched ones are machine embellished with Superior Threads' Glitter Hologram. I used a about 1 1/2 spools for these cards. I love this thread. Used correctly, it stitches like a dream -- no kinks, no shredding, no breaks. Here is a picture of one of the crazy-patched cards:
Today, I needed some invitations to a party, so I rubber stamped some watercolor paper and hand-painted the stamped image. I made 16 of these:
Isn't this just a delightful stamp? It was a fun way to spend this rainy afternoon, with Tropical Storm Andrea making its way through the region.