Thursday, October 16, 2014

I'm afraid you won't find too many posts here. The blog I had had for years was hacked. All those lovely posts, gone. That turned me off blogging for quite a while, and has held me back from spending a lot of time on my blog. But, here I am, desiring to be part of the world-wide blog hop. Mary Lachman sent me an invitation to take part.

I joined Surface Design Association in May, when a Connecticut chapter was formed. Many artists who are members of SAQA are also members of SDA.

The CT SDA has its first exhibit taking place right now at the Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT.

I have a pillow included, which is made from my snow-dyed fabric.

I have to admit that I love this pillow. While the patchwork design is a simple one I created, it is the fabric that makes the pillow beautiful. 

I interfaced it completely to make it more durable.

I like making a buttoned back so that the cover can be removed for cleaning. It took me a few tries before I got the buttonhole technique correct. I was a bit rusty. My buttonhole automatic foot does not work with buttons of this size.

I also am exhibiting a few pieces of fabric that I've dyed:

This piece has very pretty areas. I don't like the overall look.

Maybe there are a few more pillows to be made.


  1. I am thrilled that you are going to participate in.The Around the World Blog Hop! I will introduce you today on
    Mary Lachman Design and Moth at the Window blogs!

  2. I love the pillow! It reminds me of a quilt I saw yesterday at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. I'm trying to post a photo of that quilt to show you but I don't know how. Anyway--lovely work!