Friday, January 25, 2008

UFOs

I started back at work this week, although I don't officially take over the business till 1st February. Of course, in my line of work, working does not automatically = earning money.

I haven't really worked for 5 months, so it's both exciting and exhausting. I will have around 300 customers, and should really try to meet them all, but I don't think this is logistically possible. As a result, my focus is now on making a living and developing the business, so the creative side has to go back to being a weekend activity.
As part of my plan to for 2008 to get my art "out there" (wherever THERE may be), I've dug out some UFOs (UnFinished Objects) which I'll concentrate on completing. Above is "Look Left, Look Right" (top only, unquilted).
Can't remember what I called this one. It's all quilted but needs binding. I love the quilting design on this - click on the photo for a closer look. This is a favourite piece I painted while my ankle was broken. This was when I first started to do "cutouts". It is also an unquilted top.

8 comments:

Nellie's Needles said...

Three fabulous pieces well worth finishing! The horizontal bands on the middle one certainly do amazing things when you look at it a bit. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Lovely work Shirley - I particularly like the colours on your favourite and the little fern? motif look.

I think I've missed something: what is this new business that has 300 clients?

Cheers

Donald

katelnorth said...

I see why you like the quilting pattern on the middle one - it's lovely. As is the quilt. Are you planning to put it up for sale? I'm sure it would sell in the right market...

Julie said...

Good luck with the day job Shirley. I do like the weaving on the middle quilt. All the colours are beautiful.

sam said...

these are wonderful, they definitely deserve to be finished! hope the job goes really well and most of all that you ENJOY it!

Diane D. said...

Shirley, these are beautiful - the bottom one in particular is a real gem!

Sheila said...

I love the quilting motif you used on the second one. Beautiful. And the naked men return!

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Wow - these are gorgeous!! I especially like the middle one. But all of them are definitely worth being finished soon.