Come together

Not surprisingly, given all the fanfare about the most recent Beatles production, I’ve had more Beatles tunes than usual running through my internal radio station. Besides which, “come together” is the perfect description of this next panel for E’s coverlet (which will eventually become the bottom edge) …

So, top edge and bottom edge done … now I’m on to the middle! Watch this space.

Meantime, Don has been painting up a Christmas storm (more to come on that), which means his porch painting has continued apace (click to see full images) …

Needless to say, we’re having great fun finding fantastical creatures (which makes me think of Deb Sposa’s blob animal assignments given as 7th grade final exams).

And it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our house, thanks to Don who is the lead decorator both inside and out (although I do get to hang bells and decorate the tree).

Which is to say, be in the lookout for lots of seasonal treasures on the art blog, starting with this lovely lady …

https://ackertart.blogspot.com/2021/11/lady-mouse.html

ELLIS REID

I thought I might stitch Ellis’ name into the blocks of her quilt, so I tested out my idea, whilst thinking of Fiona’s post about versals (even though I ended up not filling in my letter) …

and liking the result, stamped up some nine-patches (click to see full images) …

As is my wont, I started in the middle with a patch of Tina’s cloth and a strand of Deb’s thread, worked in Jude’s split backstitch …

It takes a village, y’all.

Then I stitched a couple more patches from my Inktense shibori trials …

But I saved the best for last: patches of Parker’s Inktense handiwork

Then pieced everything together to create the top edge of E’s coverlet, which currently measures 14” x 38”…

New on the art blog …

https://ackertart.blogspot.com/2021/11/gistav-baumann-print.html