Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Wow, now that I'm actually getting stuff done, I'm having a hard time finding a gap in my day to write about it. I posted this painting on my Facebook page (Check it out) a few weeks ago but haven't put it up here yet. It might look familiar as I posted a pic of it partially done a couple of months back. Since then, I changed the type and worked out the colour a bit more. I really happy with how it turned out. Don't hesitate to contact me if you're interested in it. Or if you have some words of your own that you would like made into a painting.
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Andrea Taylor, 2012

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Charlie's Quilt

I know I posted last year that I had plans for a quilt. I even finished the top of a king sized quilt but was side tracked by Christmas and Charlie's bed so never got around to finishing it. I was inspired by his bed to make him a quilt to so I quickly went to work cutting up all his old t-shirts that don't fit him anymore with hopes of giving it to him for Christmas. Ha! Yeah right, who was kidding. So I had two quilt tops finished and was at a stand still as I've never made a quilt before. I asked my sister for some help and went to work on Charlie's as a sort of "test" before I did a huge king sized one for myself. So a shout out to my sister Melanie who is a quilting maniac. She is at home with a buggered knee and although that is terrible for her, it gave me a chance to use and abuse her and her wicked sewing machine (did I mention that in the middle of all this, mine broke. Frig!). It was great to hang out with her and have her give me advice on how to finish this quilt. I'm proud to say that I officially accomplished my goal. It looks really cool (from the front, please if you ever see it in person don't turn it over!), and I got to spend some quality time with my little sis, albeit swearing and cursing the entire time. Needless to say, I will be asking Mel to finish my king size quilt. The one that started this whole thing. Hey, I reached my goal, I didn't say I had to finish that quilt! So, here it is and Charlie loves it. That's all that matters.
And Mel, thank you so much for your help. I hope you're knee gets better soon. But not too soon, I have a quilt for you to finish. ;)