It’s been warm, dark, and icy up here. A lot of local businesses have got these silly signs stating the obvious.
We have had much warmer temperatures the last two winters. Of course, we have had cold ones too. Still, when we moved up here 20 years ago, once it snowed, the snow stayed put until Break Up Season. Lately, there is no guarantee of that. Which is dang disappointing to winter sports fans. If you look closely not only will you see the Anchorage five day forecast, you will also see what I would like for my birthday.
I failed to write a Solstice post this year, but you can read the one I wrote in 2013. It is about my quilt Solstice and the day it is named after.
I did lots of hat knitting for the holidays.
This has inspired me join the Fancy Tiger Crafts KAL (knit along) that starts on January 5th. We will be knitting Guernseys which is well beyond my skill set. Being that I am incredibly unoriginal when it comes to knitting, I will be knitting one of the recommend examples in the exact yarn it was knitted in. The pattern is Courtney Kelley’s Seascale Sweater.
While I was kniting some of you were making great versions of the Artful Oven Mitts. Thank you for sharing your work with me. Katie Madden of Fairbanks, Alaska made these beauties.
Donnalee Kennedy made these lovely curved edge ones. Aren’t they fabulous? This is a story of me and modern technology. Donalee posted these on Facebook, I asked if I could share them here, she said yes. Then I forgot where I had gotten the image from. I searched and searched my email for the image. I went ahead and posted it here asking for help. Within 1/2 an hour I had my answer. That’s technology for me (and maybe you?)–confusing, complicated, and resolving all at the same time.
We finally got Amazon Prime to work on our old T.V. We have been watching Transparent. I can’t stop thinking about it.
And I can’t stop watching NetFlix’s Making a Murderer. I can’t even really get my head around it. You know the saying Truth is Stranger than Fiction. Well, this show is a fine example of that.
This year has been the a turning year for me technology wise. I regularly use my phone to take photos and listen to Audible, and I can’t image traveling without my Kindle.
I have work in several upcoming shows around the states and even in Canada! I am going to wait to show images of the quilts until the shows actually open. But if you are in the neighborhood, I hope you will take the time to check these shows out. If things go according to plan, I will be at the opening of ART CLOTH NORTH and Fiberart International 2016.
Modern Quilt Guild at the Texas Quilt Museum
Texas Quilt Museum–La Grange, Texas
January 7- March 27, 2016
ART CLOTH NORTH
SAQA Alaska Regional Exhibition
blue.holloman gallery–Anchorage, Alaska
February 5- 29, 2016
Focus: Fiber 2016
Kent State University Museum Stager and Blum Galleries–Kent, Ohio
February 12 – July 3, 2016
From my corner of the world to your corner of the world, I wish you a very happy New Year!