Hello From Chicago!

It’s been a while! We got to Chicago on April 3 with the kitties. We spent 2 months in Airbnbs- one month each so it wasn’t too terrible but really, it was enough. So, we have found an apartment and we will stay here until we find our next home. We moved in on June 1 and all our stuff arrived on June 7. We have spent the time since, setting up, sorting boxes, and all the rest of what you do after a move. I am working on getting my studio set up again. Also, acquiring all the necessities for shipping since I left that all behind. Baby steps to getting back to work. Once I have my new shipping label printer figured out, I will be able to re-open my etsy shop. I do know where the post office is so that’s a step in the right direction!

While I was in studio limbo, I had a few projects to work on. I worked on some summer clothes and some quilts. I had 2 quilt tops done but not backed or quilted. Here is the big quilt, laid out on the floor of an airbnb, getting basted together.

The apartment for the first week-

And then our stuff arrived- and that is just the beginning of the moving-in day.

This is going to be my workspace- I just have to figure out how to make the space useable-

It is all coming along. I have to get back into practice doing my blog and all the rest. We are settling in, even the kitties. They have their condo even if we don’t have ours yet 😸

2 Snowy Owls

These snowy owls are really hard to photograph- the camera picks up a lot more contrast than there actually is, giving the white and cream some tones that I don’t see on the pieces.

The owl on the left is very white. The wings are very slightly cream. The owl on the right is more of a cream color. All the parts are shades of creamy white.

These outdoor nature shots give a better idea of the colors.

A few notes about the rest of December

There is approximately 2 weeks until Christmas as I am typing this. I am currently working on men dolls including mermen so keep your eyes out if that’s what you’ve been waiting for. My Etsy Shop will close on December 20, 2021 and reopen on Jan. 1, 2022. This only applies to items that have to be shipped. Digital patterns are always available. Be back soon!

I’m Doing Some Shows This Fall

I will be doing 2 in-person shows this Fall in Massachusetts. I will be at The Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton MA October 9 – 11. And then I am showing at the Paradise show in Marlboro, MA, November 19 -21. All the info about the shows is HERE. I’d love to meet you if you can make it. These will be the first shows in almost 2 years and I am excited!

If you decide to come to the show, here is a link to get discounted tickets.

Here is a photo from the last show I did- November 2019!

Greenman 2

He is the last fellow for now. It is time to do a massive studio cleanup and move on the other things.

He has got all my vine-y fabrics!

He has an antique button- I think maybe bone or horn?

Just a little bit of fancy on his boots-

July Art Party

I am doing another Art Party Central event, this Thursday, July 22 at 3:30 and 7:30 Eastern Time. Would you like to come and join in the fun? RSVP here! Or go to the site and RSVP from there. Why should you come? Because you will get a 10% off coupon for MY SHOP and might even win a $50 gift certificate!!! I will talk about my work for a least 5 minutes (lol) and show details of the work. You can ask me questions. And you can see some other amazing artists- it is a virtual Zoom Craft Fair. I’d love to see you there!

Art Party Central

I am participating in an Art Party Central event, this coming Saturday at 2:30 and 5:30 Eastern Time. Would you like to come and join in the fun? RSVP here! Or go to the site and RSVP from there. Why should you come? Because you will get a 10% off coupon for MY SHOP and might even win a $50 gift certificate!!! I will talk about my work for a least 5 minutes (lol) and show details of the work. You can ask me questions. And you can see some other amazing artists- it is a virtual Zoom Craft Fair. I’d love to see you there!