This is my Janaury journal quilt, "Blizzard in the Forest" I am going to do a journal quilt a month with the theme especially of trees, but the secondary theme of birds. As you can see, a snowy owl is fighting the blowing snow. I hope it gives the impression of being unable to see the trees distinctly because the snow is blowing so hard -- there are hand quilted lines of silver thead and lots and lots of tiny blue beads for snowflakes. This is, I think, the only one that will have much beading; it's very tedious work.
This strip quilt was made using drier sheet as the foundation. This quick and easy method is always fun because I can choose exactly which piece comes next but will always be surprised when I put several together and see the patterns formed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!