The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Monday, June 25, 2012

Do Something - For Adina

A dear friend of mine was assaulted in April of this year. While the circumstances were horrific, it was compounded by the fact that she was so far away from me.  I felt compelled to do something...anything...but what could I do?

I pulled out my copy of Tonya Ricucci's book Word Play and started to organize bins of scraps and strings.

I did some color planning using Microsoft Excel.  This helped me to best plan the transitions from one color to the next.  I then made a list of action words that I either wanted her to do or to do myself.  Using Kona White as the typeface color and I got right to work.


Things progressed quite nicely an, due to the size of he quilt, I had to use my bed as a design wall.  Here is the quilt without the borders.

Do Something!
It was an interesting process and my first improvisational quilt.  About 4 words in, it started to get really fun and I've got lots of compliments to everyone I've shown it to.  I still have a fair amount of work to do on the quilt so that I can enter it into this year's NJ State Fair.

What'ya think? ~ksp

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

How was my Father's Day?

Father's Day Dinner

...nuff said.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads and dad-figures out there. ~ksp

Monday, June 11, 2012

I'm an Auntie...Again!

This is my Mango*, Ari.

Tell me that you've seen something this cute in a long time?

She is the most alert new-human that I have ever encountered.  She is the most curious and attention-grabbing kiddo.  Oh, and she has a kung-fu grip... 

This post are both long overdue as she will be turning one next month.

* I had a dream once involving her and mangoes...since then, the name stuck. ~ksp