bear with me

it’s true.

another bear mini quilt.

the last bear mini quilt.

11″ x 11″.

i suppose technically there’s still time to make another wall hanging with a bear on it in these last couple weeks of winter, but i won’t.  i’ll spare you. 

i had a few random pieces of linen scraps left over, and so as not to waste, i stitched them together and made my final bear mini quilt in the final days of this long-ass winter.   

bear obsession is officially over.  onto spring-like colors and themes. 

but please, if perchance my next post features a bear-drinking-a-margarita-in-an-april-shower-with-crocuses-and-tulips-in-full-bloom mini quilt, send in a therapist, will ya?

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valentine’s day

i forget what this holiday is all about. 

someone refresh me.

five years ago (2006) i crafted some skivvies for some store in the northwest – was it portland, oregon?  seattle?  it may have been california for all i know.  i can’t remember.  apparently the store was displaying handcrafted valentine’s underwear, i think (?), and they were taking submissions from anyone.  man, that sounds dumb.  i could have this story all wrong – just go with it and play along.  anyway, i crafted up some store bought underwear with fabric paint and beads and sequins, threw ’em in an envelope and mailed ’em off with a little valentine ornament i stitched up as well. 

i never heard anything back from the store (they were probably chucked right in the garbage can upon arrival.)

anyway, it’s the only valentine related thingie i can think to post.  (and excuse the quality of pics…they were taken with a crap camera that came with the printer i bought back-in-the-day.) 

 

ahhhh, the cigarette smoking heart.  classy.  (on a serious note, i do recall my friend’s dad had just suffered a stroke from a life-long cigarette smoking habit, which led me to name these underwear “stroke me.”  again – classy.)

in other handcrafted news, i made another mini quilt – that’s TWO mini quilts started and finished in the year 2011.  can you stand it?  it’s another bear-themed quilt.  i’m channeling hibernation.   

i don’t love it and i kept waiting for it to grow on me. 

it never did.

i decided to finish it up just to finish it up and be done with it.  more winter, hibernating decor (it’s 9″ x 19″):

without a frame –

and in another setting, in a frame: