Morning everyone.

I'm getting a dab hand at cooking in my small oven… I was able to add some protein to the diet today…..!!!!!

I cooked an egg, added tomato and I feel quite domesticated…


This is a photo of the prisma pencil sharpener I mentioned in the last post… It works well, and doesn't chew the pencils….this one travels with me, I got one for my buddy and I will take one home.

I'm rather fussy about the way my pencils work and as I mentioned I'm taking the ones I purchased yesterday back to Hobby Lobby.


my working space.

I'm using "Ink tense" (pigment ink pencils) on this piece.

Now some quilters, create the image with quilting first and then almost 'paint' the pencils on…. I prefer to do it differently.

I want it to look like a drawing… I want the colors subtle rather than looking too intense…

In this picture, I colored the image with the pencils and then wet it with a tiny brush to produce the applique.


The photo is behind and the applique in front…it's not bright and garish, but realistic.


I traced my drawing of Minnesota onto the fabric, a tight weave fabric. I didn't wash it prior to use…I need the sizing in the fabric to assist the  smooth flow of the pencil.

On the ink tense site, they wash the fabric prior to using it… can't work that one out, I tried it and it made the fabric harder to use and the ink didn't take as well…

OK, I'm off to check out the quilts stores in the area and then work all afternoon on the book….

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow Pam. I always feel so sorry for you when you are a world away from home and for so long. But, by the looks of it, at the moment, you aren’t tenting in the back forty. Quite “posh” and cozy. Your current piece is wonderful.

  2. Pam says:

    you’re right Penelope…. not too shabby really

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