Much has happened since I posted here two month ago.
For some time we have been talking about moving to a milder climate and last month we bought a house in Weaverville, North Carolina, just outside of Asheville.
Our Michigan house is for sale and getting the house and studio ready to show has taken most of my time. With our prolonged winter it has been a formidable task.
Luckily I started preparing for a move in December but getting rid of (at least) 10 things every day. I have made countless trips to recycling and the charity resale shops. I have sold items on eBay and Craig’s list. I have given away almost all my craft items, books and doll house items. And it feels wonderful to be free of things I no longer love or no longer need.
I’ve had very little studio time but I did manage to finish a piece I started in a workshop I took with Gwen Marston the day before I went to Asheville and fell in love with the new house. Gwen’s workshop was about creating abstract quilts using only solid fabrics. I almost never use solids so I had to buy some fat quarters just to have a decent selection of fabric. Turned out to be a lot of fun and I love the contrast that you get with solids. I like it enough to try a couple more and then see how I will incorporate solids with my usual batik and hand-dyed fabrics.