This was a week of quilting and hand stitching–46.5 Hours to be exact.
I finished three new pieces. Here is LP #2-
To see the other two pieces, you will have to wait until next Friday when, weather permitting, I will be in Homer, Alaska for the First Friday a week later opening of Cut-Stitch-Press. Here is a sneak peak at their backsides.
It was great fun to hang Cut-Stitch-Press under the direction of Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh of the Bunnell Street Art Center.
Oh course, there was a Wind Storm-Power Outage-Blizzard in the middle of my Homer adventure, but everything turned out just fine.
My drive back to Anchorage was beautiful. I am so glad we’ve got our winter back.
The first Moose in Our Yard photo of the year. Fletcher spotted him.
Did you know there is a little patchwork action going on at the Olympics?
The Sochi 2014 Olympics Organizing Committee selected the Olympic patchwork quilt created by Bosco, a Russain clothing design company, as the basis for many visual components of the event.
I love the idea behind this–combining an array of Russian images into a patchwork–I believe in this metaphor.
That said, the Bosco design team might have benefited from a Crow Barn discussion about flat and glowing colors and how their relationship with each other can affect the overall visual impact of the design.
Here’s Ralph Lauren’s attempt at patchwork cardigan’s for the US team.
I’m not sure what I think about this. I like the retro sweater look, but, as many critics are saying, it looks an awful lot like a bad holiday sweater.
What do you think? Are you even watching the Olympics? Who’s going to take the gold in the curling competition? That’s what I want to know. I’m rooting for the Norwegians.
Can you guess why?
PS Barb and Colleen mentioned in the comments the USA patchwork snowboard jacket which is definitely worth looking at.
The interesting thing here is that BURTON, the design company, actually asked the snowboarders what they wanted to wear. I think that is key.
I’d love to hear about any other Olympic Patchwork going on out there.
Happy Valentine’s Day dear friends.