Posts Tagged ‘super power’

I Deny the Reality of Finite Space

January 20, 2016

The return of rain to California is such a miracle it is spilling over to other things, like my to-do list. I actually finished the piece for the Quilting Arts readers challenge. This represents my super power, which is putting more stuff into any given area than one might think possible. I call it “I Deny the Reality of Finite Space.”

I Deny the Reality of Finite Space - a study in beads

I Deny the Reality of Finite Space – a study in beads

This piece will also be my Challenge Group project on the theme of holes. There are holes in the beads, holes in the button, and holes in the quilt itself.

Lani Longshore quilt detail

Here is a shot of the real secret to my success in stuffing (hint: I cheat).

Perhaps my real super power is hiding stuff on the back?

Perhaps my real super power is hiding stuff?

Luck and wisdom!

The Season of Silly Things

December 2, 2015

This is the time of year that pack rats shine. We find things, silly things, to go on tables or in stockings or on trees. I’ve already had a good start to the season, thanks to the Thanksgiving turkey that graced our table.

Lani Longshore gingerbread turkey

I found this gingerbread turkey kit at Trader Joe’s. The gingerbread pieces were already made. My son and I had great fun assembling the kit, although I suspect he had more fun laughing at how excited I was to put the critter together.

My reward for sorting another bin in the sewing room was finding some buttons I bought years ago. I plan to glue this moose on a plain, flat ornament and add it to my Christmas moose collection.

Lani Longshore moose button

The pink flamingo buttons may sit in the “what do I do with this” pile a little longer, but I’m still thrilled to discover them.

Lani Longshore pink flamingoes

Quilting Arts magazine’s latest reader challenge is to illustrate your super power in fabric. This month my super power is finding silly things and having fun. I plan to bead the living daylights out of this fabric.

Lani Longshore beading project

I’m not sure what I’ll call the piece, but I do know I’ll be giggling the entire time I’m making it just because of the tin I’m using to hold the lavender beads.

Lani Longshore mint tin

Luck and wisdom!