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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: working on the second draft of my novel (YAY!), making art for my NCWCA  Art Tag group adventure. This round’s theme is Germination. I’m also co-facilitating a 12 x 12 group with a couple months to go.

I hope you are enjoying your summer and 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.

Why I Blog

Posted in Classes with tags , , , , on June 28, 2012 by madelincwolf

Our first mission in the Behind The Layers class is to tell why we blog.  Originally I started my blog to promote my quilting and quilt restoration business.  From there it morphed into a blog where I also showed my artwork and talked about  things going on in my life.  I am not sure if I need a dedicated blog for my business or if throwing everything into the mix will give my readers a better idea of who I am and therefore I will become more “real” to them.  I hope that this class will help me clarify this.

My Silence

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 4, 2011 by madelincwolf

I am sorry to say that I have been away from the blogosphere due to my husband’s very scary trip to the ER and subsequent hospital stay.  Pneumonia and a soft-tissue leg injury are keeping him in recuperation and me on nursing”duty”  ’round the clock.  Hand work in the evening is all I can do for the time being.  I am hoping that the PT and OT will be able to help his leg get better soon.

My computer is on the fritz, so I am using my son’s laptop.  I had pictures ready to post of the latest projects completed, however they are entombed on my hard disk and await resurrection as soon as I can get the computer doc to diagnose the problem.  And just the other week I was thinking how even though it is “old” my computer was still going strong and had enough power for my needs… and maybe I should do a backup anyway. Why does that always happen?

On a lighter note, I am a finalist in the Cloth Paper Scissors “Home Sweet Home” Challenge.  My entry is “My Little Cozy Shack.  Check it out.

May Special

Posted in quilt restoration, Quilts with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2011 by madelincwolf

Please see the May Special page in the list to the right.  I have changed the format for the special to a dollar amount instead of a percentage.  If you have a project that you have been thinking of getting completed or would like to consult on the restoration of a treasured quilt, please give me a call or send an e-mail. Or, if you just have a quilting or restoration question, please use me as a resource.  I enjoy helping my fellow quilters and quilt enthusiasts.

Spring is a time of awakening and renewal.  Good wishes to you all in all that you do.  Just remember to take some time to relax and just BE.  I’m also speaking to myself here!  It is so easy to let the to do list overtake one’s life.

What’s New?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by madelincwolf

January is almost over!  I have decided not to make any resolutions for the new year.  I have come across a few blogs that talk about choosing a word for the year.  I think this is a good practice to follow.  My word for the year is: FEARLESS.  I am not going to be afraid to get out of my own way.  I am not going to fear anything that will hold me back from creating my art and the life I want.  I will fearlessly go forward creating, loving, and living each day mindfully.

On a very positive note, my DH’s PET scan showed no activity in his tumor or lymph nodes!  This means that he is in remission, a word I have yet to fully comprehend.  I want the word to be cured. However, I am thankful to the professionals, my friends and family for their parts in this outcome and for their generosity.  He will spend the next few months recuperating and will have follow up scans sometime in the future.

The above button links to a free course  which you should check out if you have any interest in artistic processing of your photos.  I just figured out how to add this button.  I have already added the link to the right. I was determined to be able to add the button.  (I think that I could add it to my sidebar, but I have used up all my widgets and don’t want to get rid of any of them to add a text widget.)  Either way, go have a look see.  Kim is a fabulous artist who generously shares her talents and textures (sign up for her freebie fridays texture giveaway; of course, she also sells textures).  You will be amazed!

February’s Special deal is listed under General Information to the right.

And, as usual, Make Art!

 

 

 

 

Home At Last!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 28, 2010 by madelincwolf

As many of you know, we have been dealing with a life-threatening illness that has kept my focus elsewhere.  My husband is home after finally leaving the hospital on the 57th day.  He’s been home a bit over a week.  I am adjusting as is he.  He is very thankful for  not being awakened in the middle of the night to have blood drawn or his vital signs checked!  The 6 weeks of radiation have ended.  The chemo has ended depending on what the PET scan will show (awaiting approval on that one).  We are hoping for the complete destruction of the tumor in his chest.  He still has a long road to fully recover from the hospital stay.

I have immense gratitude for my friends and relatives who helped me in so many ways while Doug was in the hospital.  Thanks to you, I was able to direct my energies to being with Doug, being his advocate when necessary and filling out paperwork for SS disability ( which we hope he will get sooner rather than the 5 months it could take).  Special thanks to Anne, Sue, Heather, Jessica, Shaun, Derek, Kyle, Jim and Linda, John and Lyn, Luana and Andrew,Clyde and Vickie, Paul and Kim, Meg, Suzanne, Zoe, Mary C, Mary S, Claire, Jenny and anyone else I forgot.  You all know how you made my life easier to bear and bless you for it.

The staff at Alta Bates was phenomenal.  Most of the nurses who took care of Doug were  caring  people who excelled at their jobs.  They answered any questions I had, they educated me as to what all the equipment was , how it worked,  and what the readouts on the monitors showed.  They listened to my concerns and addressed them. They brought me tea and juice when I looked like I needed something.  They also told me to take care of myself and go home!  I finally listened to that one.

Now, my task is to ease back into my work.  I have a restoration to finish that had to be put aside and two small quilts to quilt.  I did manage to finish 2 other quilts this month.  It seems that when I needed to have fewer projects, I got that so I could be there for Doug.  Now I need just the opposite.  I hope somebody is listening!

And, finally, I am behind on my art challenges.  The latest is about people who are in my “tribe.”  I can think of quite a few.  I am ready to make some art again.

Away Too Long

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2010 by madelincwolf

Passion Flower

Our neighbors have lovely vines growing on their fence next to the gate to our parking area.  The Passion Flower vine is flowering right now.  I could not pass by without taking a picture.  At the end of this post I will attach another of a butterfly on the same vine apparently laying eggs.  Later in  the week I found the butterfly on the cement, dead.  It is sitting in the ash tray in my car, which used to be reserved for my cell phone before it became illegal to use it while driving.  It made me sad to see it lying there as it was so beautiful.  Live, Love, Procreate, Die.  It’s what LIFE does.  Get used to it!

I’ve been away too long.  Life gets in the way of blogging.  I don’t want to blog for the sake of blogging just to keep my presence “out there.”  I had a damn summer cold/sinus thing that still clings to the hope of bringing me low again.  Haven’t quite shaken all of it.  I lost four workdays and that makes me mad.  It is difficult for me to give myself time to just be.  There are all those restorations and quilts to be finished.  There is my own work, my quilts, my books, my art challenges that want attention too.  I savored my illness.  I drank ginger and lemon tea and warmed my chest and nose with my rice bags.  I put my feet up and let the drone of the television lull me to a semi-aware state.  Why must I be forced into taking time to soothe my soul?  I would enjoy the whole process much more if I could breathe and sleep at night.  My goal for the next week is to take time out of every day for myself.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  Funny, our art challenge this month is “It’s About Time.”  I chose it.  No mystery there!

Butterfly Captured in a Moment of Time