Image Journal #18

I had a hell of a head cold for half of my week. I try never to take my health for granted, and this was a good reminder. Sometimes you’ve just gotta slow down and let your body sneeze.

Maria Shell Image Journal #18Mackey’s quilt is done. This was truly a McCarthy collaboration. Lots of love from many generations went into this quilt.

Mackey's quiltI added two new tools to my sewing box this week. A silk organza pressing sheet works wonders. No more shiny black fabrics for me. I still haven’t gotten used to manipulating the fabric under the organza. It feels awkward, but I know with time, I will adapt.

Maria Shell Image Journal #18I am Marcy and Katherine Tilton’s newest super fan. If they wear wrist pincushions, then so do I. I cannot believe I waited so long to get one of these. No matter where I travel, I’ve got pins! I can keep other pointy sharp things like sewing needles and safety pins close at hand as well.

Maria Shell Image Journal #18Walt says I look punk rock.

Maria Shell Image Journal #18With my snipper necklace, I think I look like a sewing minstrel. Let me entertain you with my amazing pinning skills.

Maria Shell Image Journal #18The Great Snow Wall of Birch Street is now a babbling brook. Another week of sunrises and things will be green.

Maria Shell Image Journal #18I finally finished my Emery Dress.

Maria Shell Image Journal #18Maria Shell Image Journal #18Maria Shell Image Journal #18This means I’ve got a fancy new dress to wear to the Wrangell Mountains Center’s fundraiser. I hope to see you there. This is the last invite, as by this time next week all the fun will be over. The amazing artwork on this flyer was done by Kristin Link. You can see more of her work here.

securedownloadBefore next Friday evening, I’ve got a serious amount of spring cleaning to do. Can you believe that I am going to have a silent auction in this space in just five days?

Maria Shell Image Journal #18Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate.

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4 thoughts on “Image Journal #18

  1. pmgarrett2 on said:

    great dress. I will be in jeans and an apron. See you soon… love the wrist pin coushin.

    patricia garrett, lcsw box 671643 chugiak, ak 99567 907-854-7288

    Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:59:18 +0000 To:

  2. Goodness, I hope you recover quickly from the cold. For me it is allergies this time of year, and a box of tissue near at hand is a RULE. Love the dress and wrist pin cushion. I gave my sister-in-law a magnetic one (from the hardware store) and she loves it when she is working on her one-block wonder’s on the design wall.
    Your snips around the neck and pin cushion on the wrist photo are classic!! Love it!!

    • Mary- Thank you for the kind words. I’m good now, but I know plenty of allergy sufferers. It’s the worst, isn’t it? I can’t believe how quickly I adapted to the pincushion. Like the snips, I feel naked without them!

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