This is a reminder to all: There is much magic in the world and you never know where, how, or in what shape/form it might reveal itself.
The above is a typing that occurred when Peach, our cat, walked over my keyboard. I don’t think this was a mistake.
Just a moment prior to this configuration of syllables, I saw the correct spelling of the word,
And Peach, is, most certainly magical.
This month, we have had her for two years, she was a rescue, a city cat, she had kittens, she got caught with her babies. Her babies were placed in homes. Peach caught ring worm at the veterinary office, which placed her in solitary confinement for two-months-straight, this caused her to modify or shorten, her tail. She had plastic surgery (her tail is very cute!), she healed.
We found one another. We all fell for one another immediately.
When we met Peach, she was a charmer, whenever someone, a new person, came into her presence, she would charm them. It makes sense that if she were in ‘solitary’, that charming people would become necessary. She must have been lonely.
Everyone needs love and care.
In the last two years I have worked with her to lessen her fear of loud noises. Peach is becoming interested in sitting in our laps. She shows trust and love. She is much less a charmer. I appreciate this, as I prefer her needs are met and that she knows it, without feeling as if she needs to charm anyone.
Now, I will change subjects.
Over the last year, I have been working to write a book with a good friend. It has been a lot of fun, I am learning new things. Making great art. Learning to collaborate. Unfortunately, the book was cancelled a few weeks ago. We retain full rights to our materials (no worries there). I will not go into details as to why this occurred, let me just say, the publishing industry is changing quickly. I have mentioned the book a couple of times here on my blog and I reference ‘the book’ in the article about me and my studio in Generation Q (Issue 14). The book will be published, in some form. I/we will not stop working to promote it. But as Forrest Gump says, “That’s all I am going to say about that.”
Even still! This interview about me, my studio and use of space, is quite interesting. I do hope you will purchase a copy and share your thoughts with me. I have been putting a lot of thought into what a home printing studio ‘needs’ in order to function well.
Pardon me for the less that awesome photograph. This quilt top is a few months old. I have been sitting on it and waiting for quilt #2. (I am making two sided quilts.) The quilt I was working on over Holiday Break is the mate to what you see here. I am not ready to talk about that one yet. I will clue you in soon.
But this, one.
This is fun right? This is a total stash buster. I cut swaths of squares at 4″. Commercial fabrics, hand printed, I chose fabrics from my entire stash. I grouped these together and randomly sewed. Playing with light and dark was a bunch of fun, I wanted it to sparkle and think it does. I love loosing myself in mindless, though highly rewarding, tasks like this. This quilt is about 7o” square, I did not make it as a bed quilt, not for my bed, which is a king. It is just that my bed is the largest flat place in the apartment.
A four inch square stack of cut cloth is so rewarding. I want to use my stash up completely and start acquiring when needed rather than stashing and storing. I think this part is great. (Use The Stash–). I have been printing cloth for quite a few years, but I have not been using it. Using the things you have and make causes you to make more, doesn’t it? It is a complete circle.
I like circles.
(Hey! I have begun using Instagram!! Friend Me, please. This year, I will communicate more through photograph, than words, I am going to start using Instagram a lot this year. Let’s have fun together and hook up over there. Shall we?
Oh, and Quiltography for iPad? Best 15$ I have spent in a very long time. Christopher Oxley? Brilliant!!! And again, that is all I am going to say about that. Buy it. I am not making money for saying so. But, I am sold; hook line and sinker.
Oh, AND!!! I have mentally bought Jen Sinkler’s Lift Weights Faster 2 already. I anxiously await it. March 10.
Winner Announcement? Sonja Mclane
That is all the news that is fit to print.
2 thoughts on “Magical Peach +”
Oh Peach, you stole my heart the first day you came to live with Melly and David. You are definately MAGICAL in so many ways. Are you in need of a new supply of nip? Let me know and I’ll get Bobcat on it. Melly, you know how I feel about the book – ’nuff said. I have gone to the bookstore and grocery store in the hopes that GenQ would be in, no luck. I really need to learn patience. The quilt top/bottom is gorgeous!!! I love scrappy quilts. When you are under the weather or bored, you can always play I spy until you drift off. U wiykd== (secret message from Ms. Kitty, ahem!) I would like more info on two sided quilts. Are they difficult to quilt? As I have said in the past, I want a stack of quilts instead of fabric as insulation in the wardrobe where I store it. I really want to use Quiltography and have an email out to my tech buddy about apps and laptops. She says there is a way!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Peach is truly a peach. Maybe I can meet her in person one day and we will become friends I hope.
LOVE your stash busting quilts. I have been thinking a lot over the past year about using up my stash. I really don’t have much of a stash compared to my friends but It bothers me to have it sitting around. It weighs on me. I like your idea of using it all up and making as you need it. I would love to have a studio filled with pdf, paints and dyes. 😀 It is something I am working on.