Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Well, Shut My Mouth, I Have Been Working!

You have seen all these before in various stages of construction, but I was feeling like maybe I hadn't gotten enough done during my hiatus from teaching. The goal was to get as many tops done as I possibly could so that I could quilt on them while I travel next year. Posting them all together again gave me a sense of a job well done....and some of them so close to being finished that I need to work on them in a focused order. For the past month, I have had a great time going from one to another, starting new quilts, developing new designs and new ways of working. Now it is time to put nose to grind stone and get these to a finished state.
Sorry about making you all look at them again but seeing them on the blog re-energized me about some of the older ones and got me really excited about how much I had accomplished when I thought I was basically piddling. Well, there was some piddling going on but you know what I mean. So all in all not a bad month for a quiltmaker who still hand applique, hand quilts, paints, pencils and uses cable ties to stitch quilts together.
Thanks for all the encouragement during this process. Now we will be counting off the days on the calendar to see how long it takes to get them done.


Deb R said...

I remember all these except Sea Stones (which I really like!). It's a good series. It looks different than some of your other stuff but still Gabrielle-ish.

Lisa Call said...

Nice collection of work Gabrielle! Congrats.

I've walked by those ties at home depot a few times and been tempted to buy them because they were do cool looking. But never had a use for them. Thank you for finding a fabulous way to use them so now I don't have to.

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