Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pretty Wood?

I live in the city. But only a hop, skip and a jump from my house, there is a beautiful little wooded area.

When you walk through it, it's like you've entered a magical world...

A world of trees and wildflowers...

Where the soundtrack is the buzzing of insects and the song of birds.

Okay, you got me.

Maybe that place exists only in my mind, but maybe it doesn't have to. Maybe all the place needs is someone who cares.

Will that person be me?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bowtie Quilt Flimsy

Hello blog.

Hello you. I hope you've been well.

I've been away for some time t'would appear. Months and months and months. But here I am again interestingly. I think I thought I wouldn't be back. I think I thought I was done with blogging. But I've surprised even myself today because here I am.

Anyway... Here is my latest project. A scrappy, queen-size, bowtie flimsy (that's an unquilted quilt top in case you were wondering) I've only just completed. She's now ready for the next big step...

Sandwiching and basting, and then quilting after that. I'm choosing to machine-quilt this one. Hopefully ol' Betty, the ancient White sewing machine, is up to the task. I sometimes wonder if I am...

We will have to wait and see I guess. Maybe I'll surprise myself again. Surprises can be a good thing, right?


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pouf, Published.

Hi there.

I thought I'd briefly share this newsy tidbit before spring arrives... Though, I must say, it's very cold and snowing here at this very moment, so no worries, right? Anyway, I contributed an article about my denim pouf to a magazine. I'm happy to report that it was published in the 2014 Winter issue of Stampington's GreenCraft. See that? Cool beans eh?

Do you know much about Greencraft Magazine? Well, it nicely parallels what I've always tried to do here on Michele Made Me, which is to focus on making things from re-used and rescued items. It's a beautiful quarterly creation full of crafty eye-candy and do-able projects. I encourage you to check it out. Presently, the Spring 2014 issue is available, I hear, so I'll be looking out for it.

In other news, I was blind-sided by the 2014 Winter Olympics. I don't normally watch sports of any kind but I got sucked into the Sochi Olympics big time and enjoyed every moment. I cried at least once every day while watching. I think what gets to me is the commitment of these athletes to their sport. I yearn for that kind of commitment and dedication in my own life and work so when I see it embodied in someone, I'm in awe. And because of that I cheer for everyone not just my fellow Canadians. So much fun!

In other news 2, I've been working on song-writing lately, something I haven't done in a very long time. The process of writing songs is not unlike handcrafting actually. You get an idea and you begin to tackle it from different angles. If it all makes sense and has potential, you flesh it out, you mold it. And then you just work it, work it, work it, to make it as beautiful as you can. It's interesting... and satisfying too when it works.

I hope you're having a lovely day. I must get out for some actual air, but it's SO cold here. Wish me luck and warmth.


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