Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Color Weave Work

Note: Rain came today, and remains in the forecast for the next several days, but after a 2 week blog hiatus, (that actually felt much longer) I was anxious to get the following work photographed and posted... so please excuse the non-too stellar quality of these shots.)


Fall has finally come, and I think it's obvious that the season's arrival has had a strong influence on my color pallet...


Color Weave #3 is now available in my shop.
(Note: Now Sold.)


And to keep things interesting, I made another fall inspired "Color Weave", but this time I folded it up and made a...


Clutch!


With a beautiful hand made ceramic button, from my friend Maggie,


and modeled here by my youngest in her oh, so snazzy purple jeans,
the clutch is roomy enough to hold a sketchbook/journal and supplies...


This Color Weave Artisans Clutch is also now available in my shop.

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In other news... Thank you all for the sweet well wishes and thoughts. My husband was able to stay with his mother for one week, as she amazingly held on, defying the doctors and the Hospice workers earlier predictions that she only had a day or two left. He reluctantly left at the end of the week, as he had to get back to his job 8 hours away. My Mother-in-Law passed away later that same evening. While this has been very sad, and she will be missed, we are relieved to know that she is no longer suffering. Now, go hug all the people you love, breath in some fresh air, marvel at birds flying by, (or stars in the sky) and smile.

34 comments:

Diane J. Evans said...

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother-in-law; my prayers are with you through this difficult time in your family's life.

Your creativity has continued to flourish in the middle of this sadness, and the results are as spectacular as ever. What joy your pieces bring!

Diane

Cheryl Arkison said...

What lovely pieces! It gives me an idea for a laptop sleeve.

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother-in-law. Death is never easy, in fact it rather sucks. Hope you all are doing well.

Fer said...

Such stunning work! Thank you also for your inspiring words. ♥

Nifty Quilts said...

Your work is SO BEAUTIFUL! I'm sorry about your mother in law, but your reminder to enjoy every moment of our precious lives is one of the many gifts I'm sure she left behind.

Jackie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a wonderful thought of hugging all the people we love and really just love life.

Loving your newest works of art. They are really making my heart sing. I just am taken by them!

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

My thoughts are with you all on your loss. I'm glad that in the end, there was togetherness. Must have felt very complete.

Your quilt work is bordering on weaving there's so much thread going on. Perhaps your next step? I'll be watching....

hugs xo

Victoria said...

Thank you everyone.

Michelle, actually weaving came before quilting. My loom sits sad and lonely in the basement. As soon as eldest graduates, and eventually moves off on her own, I'll use her room for much needed studio space! ( But no rush!)

Kit Lang said...

my sympathies on the passing of your mom-in-law.

Your quilt is beautiful and I love your clutch!

nicolette said...

My sympathies on the passing of your husband’s mother.

Your colour weave quilts are so beautiful! Love the clutch!

Ethne said...

Deepest sympathies on your families loss.

Love your work - stunning colour selection on these 'weave' pieces

Karen Turner said...

Beautiful work, as always. You are always so masterful with colour.
Thinking of you and your family; I know this will be a difficult time.

marjolijn said...

What a lovely way to use the fabrics. Thanks for sharing.
Marjolijn

Sujata said...

Victoria, Your quilts are beautiful and your words are always so peaceful!
I will be watching the birds flying by and thinking of you and your loved ones.

dosfishes said...

It is so often that once we leave the ones we love, they feel free to pass on. This happened with my Mother too. I am sure your Mother-in-Law is smiling at your words from where she is now. Your new work is so beautiful, I had to snap up the quilt. Your colors always speak to me. xox Corrine

henny said...

Lovely pieces!!
Your 2 weeks hiatus really worth it :)

Stephanie said...

Truly gorgeous. You give things beauty, interest, complexity. Loving that clutch very much.

Char said...

Your work is wonderful! I've always loved hand stitching over all others.
I enjoyed your latest article in Quilting Arts.

Sending prayers for the family.

La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful timely color scheme and that pumpkin with the stem is ... beautiful

Bronwyn MacDonald said...

I love your color, the stitching, and the whole project.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mother-in-Law, too. I know Molasses Boo-Dill will keep her good company, though.

sweetypie said...

sorry about your mum in law, but your right, life is way too short,, go, live every day.

XUE said...

Hi Vic,
How many hours of stitching these must have taken!
Sorry to hear about your MIL. I was wondering about your absence but didn't dare ask. Have a good weekend.

Jackie said...

How right you are. I heard a theory that the dying wait until those they love have left before they go. It seems to happen a lot. At least your husband had his precious moments with his mother.
Your clutch colours are beautiful and I love the pumpkin with the graceful stem.

Lisa ONeill said...

So sorry to learn of your loss.

Your colors are mesmerizing and I love the dense quilting.

Allie said...

How precious that your hubby had extra time with his mum...I'm so sorry for your loss, sweetie.

Your new work is just lovely as always, I just love it!

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Best thoughts to you and your family.
Thank you for the Boro bobblies article in QA. I had been working with shot cotton scraps for pincushions and was just delighted to find your technique.

karen said...

beautiful words at the end of this post Victoria. My thoughts are with you.

Kim said...

Sorry to hear of your dear MIL passing......we will all die but it isn't easy when it comes.

I have posted a blog about your work inspiring me and I do hope it is okay with you that I referred my few readers over to look at your terrific art pieces. Also, I have made a table topper for a friend
from your inspiration and have posted that picture as well.
Thank for posting your beautiful work. I don't know how you can sell your work for so little! this small piece took me hours and hours!

Happy Sewing

Victoria said...

Thank you very much everyone. xo

Kim, extra special thank you to you. :0)
Your quilt is wonderful! As for my prices... oh what a battle. Something many of us grapple with. I fear if I charged per hour, my work would only be affordable to a select few, and being a person who knows what it is like to want to buy something but not able to justify the expense, I like the idea of my work being accessible and affordable to many. However, with the cost of everything going up, my prices will have to as well if I want to earn any kind of living, (and I do!)

picciolo said...

I'm definately taking your advice to heart Victoria, so many sad things happen that are out of our control, you can never
have too many hugs. I'm glad your husband got that week with his mum.
x

Solveig said...

Deepest sympathies on your families loss.
I love your clutch! Thanks for the inspiration.

Magdalen said...

Thanks for using one of my buttons!

Be well,
Maggie

Candied Fabrics said...

Oh my gosh, that quilt is so GORGEOUS! What a luscious texture you get!

My sympathies on your MIL's passing...it's been almost 2 months since we met in Cleveland (is that all, seems like so long ago!), and I remember how ill she was then...how nice that you all had time to say goodbye.

knitsteel said...

Beautiful cluth and thank you for the words of wisdom. We also lost a family member this summer, very quickly, to cancer. You never know how much time you will have, so enjoy it.

Hey Harriet said...

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your MIL. Gosh with a sick computer I've really been out of the loop.

On a brighter note, your new creations are magic! You're amazing Vic!