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Posted in 12x12, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 17, 2016 by madelincwolf

Summertime! I am going strong on my many projects: writing my novel, making art for my NCWCA  Art Tag group adventure. This round’s theme is PUNK. I’ll post some pictures of the last one “Excess” soon. I am so-hosting the 12 x 12 summer vacation group for a few months. No restrictions  on size this time so I am making assemblage artworks. There will be art making with the grandkids thrown in there, too. And then there is “work” which I love, so I have a hard time thinking of it in that way.

I hope your summer enjoying whatever you are passionate about whether that is making things, writing, photographing, blogging or just being happy to be alive.You deserve to have the life you want. Make it happen! What have you got to lose?

If you are considering hiring me to finish your project or restore your quilt, be sure to check out the discount page at the right. I look forward to meeting you and discussing your project.


Posted in Computer Woes, Goals, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by madelincwolf

It’s time for a lot of things in my life to change.  Spring has always been a time for me to make, or attempt to make changes in my life.  This year signals that changes in physical activity and a revamped eating plan are in order.  After two bouts of forced inactivity last year, I have lost a certain amount of fitness, which was not that good to begin with.  Exercise for the sake of exercise alone has been one of my life-long dislikes.  More so that it takes away time for other more cerebral pursuits than an inherent dislike of moving my body.  Alas, now it is necessary to forgo the reluctance to spend time on this pursuit and get with it.  Walking is my choice.  Aiming for the advised goal of 30 minutes a day is what I am committing to.  Wish me luck!

Another biggie is getting a new computer.  I am frustrated with my current computer and want a new MAC.  I’ve thought of fixing my other old G5… new power supply and mother board (new RAM did nothing).  I would spend less money but would it be worth it?  This problem has caused me to stop blogging and that is definitely something I want to change.  Everyone keeps telling me to just get a cheaper PC and be done with it.  I am in a quandary not sure which way to go.  So, I am almost through with this post and so far Safrari hasn’t quit yet. Woo hoo!  More will be revealed.

2013 in review

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 31, 2013 by madelincwolf

Thank you to those of you who visited my blog in 2013.  I have had a rough year and not posted much due to issues with my health and my computer’s health!  I hope that 2014 will be a better year in all regards and that I will be posting regularly.  So, may you have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous NEW YEAR!

OH!  Just to let you know, I have a piece in the latest issue of  Cloth Paper Scissors magazine’s Mixed Media Stitch challenge.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Posted in Uncategorized on October 3, 2013 by madelincwolf

Today is a sunny day.  I got good sleep last night and was surprised to find that I can walk a little better!  I am encouraged that I am getting better.  My MRI is scheduled for Nov.1… really?  I will probably be healed by then.  Ah well, I just will have to go with the flow.

Mixed Media Stitch Finalist!

Posted in Challenges, Mixed Media, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 17, 2013 by madelincwolf

Before I injured my back, I made a piece for the Cloth Paper Scissors “Mixed-Media Stitch” challenge.  I found out yesterday that I am one of the finalists.! I will send in my entry and, hopefully will be included in an upcoming issue of CPS magazine.  This really was an uplifting piece of news.  This piece represents the healing I have been doing over the past year.  I am not finished yet, but my heart is healing.  I used a quilted practice piece, folded tea bags, embroidery, a gold Lumiere paint wash and a cardboard heart with glued-on eggshells colored with Adirondack Alcohol Inks. the twig is coriander painted red.  I enjoyed creating this piece and look forward to doing more eggshell mosaic art pieces.

My Healing Heart

My Healing Heart

My Healing Heart Closeup

My Healing Heart Closeup

On Vacation

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2012 by madelincwolf

I am taking a mini vacation for a few days for some much needed R&R. Mourning is such hard work! I will leave you with a work that I recently completed.

Baking Bread

Posted in Baking Bread, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2012 by madelincwolf


Wednesday my daughter and I made pizza from scratch.  Sorry, no pix as it is history!  Anyway, we had old packages of yeast  two of which we proofed before trying to bake with it.  Since I hate to throw anything away, I decided to make some baguettes.  I kept the dough in the fridge until yesterday and then made these.  I think a bit more salt would have given the bread more flavor.  Of course, that’s what butter is for.  Meanwhile, I began increasing the amount of sourdough starter so I can make sourdough bread on Saturday.  This starter came from the Cheese Board… it’s 35 years old!  When I told the guy who was cutting cheese for my other daughter that I had their cookbook and had made some of the recipes he asked me if I would like some!  Are you kidding?  “Yes!!”  I’m thrilled!  I have caught wild yeast to make my own starter ( an 11 day process) and let it get old without feeding it during my husband’s illness.  So, now I am going to be good to my starter (in the bowl under the kitchen towel) and feed it every month if I don’t make bread.  Have you ever made sourdough bread?  Success?  Dismal failure?  Please share your experience in a comment.  I’d love to hear about it!