Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Decision Made!

Thank you for all your feedback, it was very helpful for me when I was stewing things over. What I decided to do was to finish up the commission work I have now and then take a break for a while. I'm really hoping to make some progress this spring on a few art quilt ideas I have been thinking about for a while. One of them is a follow up to "Ugly Kathy". I already have a name for is going to be "Purple Purple". Once I actually get started on it, I will fill you in on where that name comes from. I've been wanting to make this quilt for over a year but needed to think how to actually construct the quilt to my vision.

If you never seen "Ugly Kathy", here's a photo for you to enjoy.

I was involved with an ugly fabric swap challenge then I had two other challenges going on, a self portrait and a guild fabric challenge. So I decided to incorporate all three challenges into one quilt. I had alot of fun with this quilt and people either love it or hate it. I think it has a dark beauty to it.......kinda like those wrinkly dogs that are so ugly that they become attractive.

Today I was off work and decided to make Cincinnati Chili. Would you believe the recipe has chocolate in it? I am going to try it later on this week on top of spagetti. Here it is bubbling away.

And remember that Longberger basket I won last weekend at the Blue and Gold Silent Auction?? Someone decided it was a perfect place for a nap.

Have a great day everyone!!



Jackie said...

Love the post, but what struck my funny bone is your cat in the basket. I have a 24 pound cat, the same color as yours, who tries to fit in places just like that !

Needled Mom said...

Why is it that a cat always looks for the smallest place possible to sleep?

Cheryl U said...

Cats, they have to own everything, don't they? Mine was rolling around on a backpack that was on the table and actually fell off! What a hoot.

Still haven't decided whether I like your "ugly Kathy" quilt or not. You are right - there is a "dark side" to it.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

good thing those baskets are sturdy! I like the "ugly" kathy quilt - lots of energy. mmmm Chili. I've had Chili on top of rice, but never pasta.

nerines said...

I don't think it's so ugly, I can see how it could be likened to a wrinkly dog? maybe? but it looks to be laughing and there's so much colour, it's quite unique, I think that's a beautiful thing:-)