Monday, September 15, 2014

And now the News!

While I am busy in the studio I am surrounded by a chorus of snoring. If the dogs are not sleeping, they are eating or barking at passing dogs being walked in the street. They smell them, if the blinds are closed, but it doesn't stop the barking.
 The garden is slowing down and we have ripped out the cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe and tomatoes, and replanted tomatoes and green beans for a second harvest. One tomato plant is all I really ever should have planted, as most rot before I can eat them all. My neighbors have their own.
 
Dave stays awake most of the night and sleeps in the day so I can more easily give him his meds. His idea, not mine. When he is not sleeping he plays golf across the road at the country club, which he joined in the Spring. He has made so many wonderful friends, who treat him like the gentle man that he is. His golf game has been a real boon to his life, and he continues to improve. 
His health is good and bad and this week we have a new neurologist to see and our hopes are high.
Since our move, I have made so many quilting friends and it has really changed my outlook on life. One of the reasons I blogged for ten years was that I was lonely. Not so anymore. My social life is so wonderful and after the quilt show, I feel I have arrived! 
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My niece glory has joined a FRATERNITY! She is a sophomore at UT and a music theater major. The fraternity is for music students. 
My sister Brooke has a new job in management at the big Joann's in town. How wonderful for us both, as she can let me know when something I would want is in. Woowoo! Plus she is much happier in the world of sewing where her talents are understood.

With the new blog, I wanted a fresh start and made it the place for all my old and new work, in one site. I felt that if I wanted to show a gallery my work I could just refer gallery directors to one address, leaving out all the personal stuff so I would present the work more professionally. 
But you know, I don't really need to be in a gallery, since my work sells right off the blog, so here we all are back to normal.
And now the work.
So Easy Being Green
Hand dyed cottons, fused, machine quilted, 12" square, mounted on painted cradled panel. $100. Email me. SOLD

 Less is More #14
Hand dyed cottons and silks, fused, machine quilted, mounted on painted cradled panel, 9x12". $100
 
 Then these three pieces were some of the ones sold at the show. Lettuce Begin, Hidden Wells, and Less is More #15.

 


21 comments:

  1. Welcome back! You, the dogs and Dave have been SO missed. Glad you are no longer so lonely.......happy for you.

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  2. I am so glad you are baaaack! Pleased you are no longer lonely and still creating such wonderful art. I am pleased dogs and Dave are doing the best they can to allow you create and be with friends, both virtual and real.
    Hugs-welcome back.
    Maybe blogging several times a week is difficult, so just blog when you want, we are still here.

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  3. So nice to see you posting again. We've missed you Melody!

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  4. Thank you! I've missed Dave, the dogs and the garden. And your work, its wonderful!
    Greetings from the Netherlands.

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  5. I have been missing your posts, I looked forward to seeing your work and reading about your dos, garden and so on. Great to have you back!!

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  6. Thanks for the update, Melody. Your work is great, but I appreciate hearing about YOU and those you care about as well.

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  7. Thank you for the update, I enjoy your garden posts as much as the quilt posts. And of course, pics of Dave and the dogs are a wonderful bonus!

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  8. Great to know all is well, and to see Dave, the dawgs and the garden. Your comment about the snoring amused me - I'll bet the critters would deny they snored, just like all humans do! We had corgis, and now are grandparents to a Goldie so snoring isn't a big problem - longer snouts perhaps? That exhibition looks stunning - no wonder you were constantly complimented!

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  9. I second everyone's comments....it's wonderful to see your beautiful work (and it is ALWAYS so gorgeous and inspiring) but I have missed Dave (hope the doctor has good news) and the dawgs, and your garden(s), of course. It's great that you're feeling less lonely and have new quilty friends to make your days joyful. Glad to have 'my' Melody back in cyberland.

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  10. I got a nice birthday present yesterday when I read this post. I have been missing all the news about the garden and your family although having your art be front and center certainly gave me a new appreciation for the details I was now seeing. Just be the artist you already are and the rest of us will be thrilled. Thanks for sharing your unique look at life. Stoney Monte

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  11. Dog snores - one of my favorite sounds! Melody I love your art - it's what brought me to your blog, but I stay consistently because I also enjoy your garden. So glad you are back!

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  12. We missed the news!

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  13. Hurray!!! Glad to see 'the boys' and hear your news again. I'd left a message on your old blog, don't know if you saw it. But I can see I wasn't the only one that missed catching up on all your news. Some cookery, diet news and some knitting and it will be all back to normal lol :)) Have you had a dinner party for all your new neighbours and friends yet? You know how good you are at laying on a lovely 'spread' - you could make plenty of dishes that need tomato sauces or salads :) Looking forward to your next post xxxxx

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  14. Of course quilting and your glorious color creations are what brought me to your blog, but absolutely LOVE all the other stuff in it, dogs, garden, family, etc. I showed my husband all your backyard plantings when you began it! Don't take away from your new life, but do keep us posted!

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  15. Glad to have you back I have also missed hearing about Dave,the dogs and the garden. Hello from Australia where spring has sprung and the garden is coming to life again.

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  16. I'm so glad the dogs continue to be such a highlight of your life, and I hope that Dave's new neurologist has more to offer him. Thank you for continuing to share all aspects of your life, even though you have more friends and neighbors now. :-)

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  17. I second,third,and fourth all the other comments here. I just want you to know that I appreciate seeing your home life as well as the beautiful art.Thank you for taking the time to write this blog.And,seeing your gardens has always inspired me to get off my butt and go be creative in my own garden. Julie

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  18. So glad you're back!!

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  19. Well, I am having trouble commenting...something about MY computer. Your dogs are like mine...the snoring is unbelievable. I find such inspiration here, even if I never make a quilt!

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  20. Melody, I'm so glad you've returned to sharing what's new in your life. That is what I really love about your blog. Although I do like looking at your new works, too.

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