Thursday, February 5, 2015
What a fun afternoon spent with my fellow art quilter Steph. (click for her website)
We have always had fun together, making stuff. We like to play. We like ink and paint, and thread and applique.We like humor and stories, and never run out of stuff to talk about.
I took some show and tell, a few stamps, and a new book to show her. She shared her latest work, brought out her paints/inks and stamps and we started to play.
This was made with a rubber stamp, on white fabric. Then I used tsukineko ink pens to color it in and shade it.
I used some of my love stamps and some of hers, some of my ink pads and some of hers to make smitten.
I'm not sure but I will use it. When I play I don't stop to think what to make later...
Stephanie wanted some opinions on two pieces she's making.
I have opinions!!
We ended up shading one of her pieces with ink, and discussing options on a tote bag. It is always fun to collaborate on projects with her.
I imagine if we met as little girls, we'd have been coloring together, shoes off, giggling.
She enjoys making garments as well as quilts (and other art projects) so we discussed a batik for a top.
Clothing, stamping, sewing, what's not to like?
I came home to see this post by threadingmyway.
It is about using vintage clothing patterns.
Vintage, like from MY childhood, lol.
She pointed out the tiny waists and I remember having to adjust patterns to my more athletic build. Waist slightly larger in relation to hips.
I said I made my clothes thru high school, but it's much easier now to fit a bed.
It's basically a rectangle, but then so am I now!! smile.
Steph has two adorable cats that love me as I love them. I'm allergic to them but I love them.
Here's a short story, about her cat PJ who resembles the kliban cats from the 70's
Reluctantly I said no, I couldn't pet him but he should know how much I love and admire him.
He left the room, but came back when I opened the ink pad. Very interested thinking it might be a treat.
So cute. Again, I was forced to say, no, it's not food, lovey. Dejectedly he ate some kibble and left the room again.
A bit later he returned wrapping around my leg again, and I had to say, "PJ... you know I love you right? I can't pet you but I love you. I'm allergic and must not play with you." He looked deeply into my eyes, and slowly turned around and left the room with no more contact.
I am reminded of my neighbor's daughter sitting with me on my front porch while Cole played in the yard.
She solemnly asked, "Miss LeeAnna, do you really think he understands you?"
I smiled and said, he does, every word. And he does. And so did PJ.
Luckily they understand English as I don't speak cat or dog.
I came home to chores and unfinished projects and was smiling because I got to connect with my friend today. And her cat.