On the Shop: August 2016

On the sketch pad this week I have been playing around with proportions for triangles.  I am tweaking my negative space to get the best graphic pop out of these bold triangles.  

 

On the cutting table I have rugby stripes galore.  I am working on a design series that captures the old Alma Mater with my favorite…the stripe.  I am still working out the fabrics and colors that I will be able to offer but, ahem, Hook em Horns and Geaux Tigers

 

On the machine I am finishing up a few works in progress.  I have a single large scale swiss cross, a turkish towel quilt, and a whole cloth tummy time quilt to quilt up and then I am binding this very cool, very modern gray scale tummy time quilt.  

 

On the horizon is my very first craft market.  I will be joining a great community of local artists for the fleaVILLE craft market at the IX Art Park in Charlottesville on September 10.  I am super duper excited and have tons to do to prepare.  It’s a good thing I like keeping busy….

 Image:  flea-ville.com

Image:  flea-ville.com

 

On my table this month we have enjoyed a few times a Baked Croque Monsieur.  It is a simple recipe that combines foods that just plain and simple belong together.  Find the recipe over at The Kitchn.  

 Image:  Jenny Huang, The Kitchn

Image:  Jenny Huang, The Kitchn

 

On my mind lately is how big and scary our world seems.  I have been filled with anxiety and fear for my children and not only their safety but also their relationships with the outside world.  This morning in church, our pastor spoke of kindness as one of the virtues of the spirit.  Kindness has the capability of filling your heart with joy and mending your broken spirit.  I am going to do something about my fear and I am going to put that energy into kindness.  After all, kindness is contagious and I want my kids to catch it!