Thursday, December 15, 2016

- Joy-full days

Patch #350 Armadillo art


Today we're headed to the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar in Austin. It's a wonderful two week affair of local art and music and Ray Wylie Hubbard is playing tonight.

I love that they actually have a blog (now in the Kindred Spirits list) and the neck of the guitar on this year's poster ...


reminds me of my patch strips. So I zoomed in on one as today's inspiration ...


Speaking of Kindred Spirits, I wanted to point out that the Blessings patch on December 2

referred to my rendezvous with Sue McQuade, who often comments here. She and her husband have made it back home and you can read about her visit to Texas here ...   

In titling today's post, I was reflecting on how I was anything but joyful in November. I commented to Don last night that I was tempted to make a string of dark, somber patches to match my post-election funk. So I had already decided on gray for my next patch, but ended up calling 
November 21 You are my sunshine 


And only for love would I have undertaken all the French knots needed for 
November 22 J's heart


As I swore my way through it Don suggested I give it up. Never!

Likewise, never again (at least not anytime soon).

P.S. Hopefully I'll add some bazaar pix later ...



6 comments:

Stephanie Jo said...

The French knots are very impressive. Did you count them? (smile)

Liz Ackert said...

Ha! Well, since I actually patterned them I count 16 groups of 9, give or take a few at the ends. So, one gross ...

Mo Crow said...

that's a lot of French Knots & they look lovely! I have only ever done three successfully!

Liz Ackert said...

I've done plenty in the past, but it's been a while and I was all thumbs for the first half ... after which muscle memory kicked in. Even so, it'll be a while before I do that many again (if ever). It was the perfect stitch for what I was trying to do though.

Susan McQuade said...

I struggle with French Knots, too. Some are great and many are loopy. Ha!

Liz Ackert said...

Mine get better with practice, but they literally make me jitter ... not a fun feeling