This is a Bradford pear bowl turned from wood from a downed tree recovered a couple of blocks from our house.
This is another bowl turned from a Bradford pear tree, with a much different shape to it.
Okay, I hate to admit this, but I use this next to my sewing machine to store pins in when I don't want to use the bowl with a magnet. It seems rather like an unglorified use for a such a lovely bowl, but on the upside, I get to see it everyday while I'm sewing!
Marshall just gave away a wonderful walnut bowl with a unique shape, but it whizzed out of the house before I had a chance to take a photo of it. I did catch a photo of this stunning walnut plate, with the flowing grain lines and the special color changes.
What have I been working on? Thanks for asking! Recently I found out that a friend had lost her canine companion that had been her close buddy for years. I asked her husband, Don, to email me a photo of Zach, who was a gorgeous husky, so that I could make a memory quilt for Amy.
Well, I have to admit to feeling rather daunted as I had never tried anything like this before. So I broke the project down in small bites-first tracing the outline of Zach, then building the background piece, then tackling filling in the shadows and details with thread painting. A few dots of white paint in his eyes and he was done. What do you think?
We had a maple quilt hanger on hand that Marshall had made, so that will make it easy for the quilt to be hung where Amy and Don can see it. I hope that this quilt helps ease the sorrow just a bit. I know just how much you can miss your dog when they are no longer with you. Years ago we adopted a Sheltie while we were living in Okinawa, and he was with us until he was 15. He was an awesome dog and I still miss him years later.
I added a label on the back with dog bones on it which I knew would make Amy laugh. You see, each year at Christmas, she makes a batch of special dog bones and drops those off for my canine buddies. They love them!
Here's hoping that you have time for fabric/fiber today,