I have finally finished my latest piece Laura Margaret. It is going immediately into a private collection. With any luck, it will be a complete surprise. I loved working on the eyes in this one. I put a lot more detail into them than I have in the past. I took some liberty over-highlighting the rim under the eyes — but I think it makes the piece more striking.

I’m not certain about what I’m going to do next. I am mulling over a few ideas and will hopefully decide soon. I don’t have a lot of time in November and December because of school holidays — but hopefully I can finish a small piece between now and the end of the year.

My piece Bukonyan Elder won first place in the Open: Fiber Art Quilted category at the La Connor Quilt Festival in October and will be held in their extended Top Honors exhibit until the end of the year. I also received exciting news that Celtic Woman will be highlighted in a book being published in April — more details to come later. Finally, my piece Unconditional was invited into a special exhibit called Pets at the International Quilt Show in Houston this November.