Raven Pillow At Home

my Raven pillow at home

When Pat bought my Raven Pillow she told me it was a gift for her sister.   I was delighted to learn that her sister was Kathy who I made the Woodland Animals Quilt for.

This morning I got an email from Kathy with a picture of the Raven pillow at home.

My Raven Pillow Is Sold

My Raven Pillow is 17″ square.  It is $90 + $10 shipping.  You can buy it here.

The creative life force…that Ravens access…can be used to work the magic of spiritual laws upon the physical plane.  It can be used to go into the void and stir the energies to manifest that which you most need”  Ted Andrews Animal Speak

Whenever the ravens fly over the farm, I take it as a reminder that I can create my own reality, by the way I think.  That is their message to me.

But ravens can mean different things to each of us. They are such a part of my life now, I have come to accept them as another being that will always be with me.  More and more I look to nature to help me make sense of my life.

I painted and stitched  this Raven when I was making my Raven fabric painting.  I didn’t use it in that piece or my Raven quilt, but it was just right for a pillow.

My Raven pillow is about 17″ square.  It is $90 + $10 shipping.  You can buy it in my Etsy Shop, just click here.  Or you can email me at [email protected].  I take checks, PayPal and Venmo.

Making A Raven Pillow

Working on my Raven Pillow

I still have a few Ravens that I painted and stitched from when I made my Raven fabric painting and then my Raven quilt.

Today I looked through them and found two that I thought would make good pillows.

I wasn’t quite sure what kind of fabric I wanted to go with my Raven.  But I knew when I found it in my stash I’d know it was right.

And that’s just what happened.  I found two pieces of fabric that had the feeling I was looking for.  Both had a mystical quality to them.  And the colors were just right.

This Raven worked perfectly with my second choice.

It was a square of fabric that looked like it could have been a small table covering.  It was stained in some places so I cut those parts off.   Having less to fabric to choose from made it easier to design.

I still have to stuff the pillow.  I’ll do that tomorrow and put it up for sale in my Etsy Shop.  It’s about 17″ square and will be $90 + shipping.

My “Raven” Post Cards For Sale

My Raven Postcards are 4″x6″.  A pack of 6 is $15. You can buy them in my Etsy Shop.

With the help of Sara Kelly, artist, and graphic artist I finally got my Raven Postcard ready for printing.  I tried unsuccessfully to do it myself.  I’m learning that it’s just not something I know how to do and it makes more sense for me to get help.

Also, Sara did a better job designing the postcard than I did.  She photoshopped the black fabric I used as a backing so it surrounded my fabric painting. I like the way it looks floating in black.  She did a wonderful job and quickly too.

I picked up my Raven Postcards from the local printer in town on Friday.  Now they are for sale in my Etsy Shop.  Each card is 4″x6″ and they come in a pack of 6 for $15 including shipping.  You can buy them here.  

Or you can email me at [email protected].  I take checks, PayPal, and Venmo.


My Raven Quilt, Sue’s Watch and The Blue Jay

Raven Quilt

I was sewing that strip of blue with the flowers onto my Raven quilt when out of the corner of my eye I saw shades of blue and bright white.  It was two Blue Jay, hopping from one branch to another  in the green of the lilac bush outside my studio window.

All that blue in all that green.

Blue Jays come to the feeder outside my window in the winter, but I’ve never seen them in the Lilacs this time of year.

Yet, I wasn’t surprised the Blue Jays visited me while working on my Raven Quilt.  Because of the story that Sue, who is buying my Raven quilt, told me….

Years ago I owned a horse farm and you know all the activities related to that.  Well one day I was bush hogging the back of the acreage and realized when I was finished that I had lost my watch!  I looked everywhere for it and could not find it.  It bothered me terribly because I am not one to lose things.
Several days later I was leaning on the fence to one of the paddocks talking with one of my horses.  In the tree next to me I heard loud squawking.  I looked up and there was a blue jay in the sun.  He took flight and dropped my watch right in front of me!  I was so astounded.  It had a piece of grass stuck in it and it was still working.  The jay circled around and then landed back in the tree, all proud of himself.  It was just shocking.  So I thanked him and told him how much it meant to have it back.  That day is burnished in my memory forever.  It began my love affair with Corvids.
When I read Sue’s story of the Blue Jay returning her watch, I got chills.  I knew the quilt was meant for her.
I finished my Raven Quilt today.
The back of my Raven quilt

Backing My Raven Quilt… and A New Zip Potholder?


Ironing the backing of my Raven quilt

The fabric I choose for the backings of my quilts needs to work with the front of the quilt.  That doesn’t necessarily mean the same colors.  It can be the tone or the print of the fabric.  I know if a fabric works because it feels right.

I got the backing and batting sewn on my Raven quilt today.

While I was washing the fabric for the backing,  I did a few drawings for a Zip Potholder.

After taking the picture of Zip peeking under the barn door,  I thought it could make a good potholder.

So working from my photo, I did a drawing.

I still have to work it out on my sewing machine.  I think I’m going to stitch this one, then use some black paint for Zip’s face.  That’s my plan anyway.  I’ll have to see how it works out when I actually do it.

But that will come next week.  Tomorrow I hope to finish tacking my Raven quilt.

The drawing for my Zip potholder

Bud And The Raven Pillow

Unlike Fate and Zinnia, Bud gets to sleep anywhere he wants in the Living room.  We will make him move if he’s lying where we want to sit, but there’s plenty of human and dog furniture for him to retreat to.

Last night he cuddled up next to the Raven Pillow I made for Jon.  Bud sees the Ravens in the maple all the time when he’s out in the yard, so why not when he’s in the house too.

My Raven Quilt and Another Of Suzy’s Shawls Sold

There was a lot of excitement on the farm today since we let Zip out of his crate.  And this evening, instead of going to my Bellydancing Class we’re having our annual potluck dinner.  For the past six years, I brought fruit to every dinner and Hafla.

But this year I made borscht.

I just got done putting the beets, onions, and broth that have been simmering all day in the blender.  I’ll top it with sour cream.

In between I sold another of Suzy’s Shawls. This time to a regular blog reader who asked me to let her know when Suzy had a blue shawl.

Suzy sent me a picture of her blue and soft rose Shawl.   Judy loved it.  I’ll have another of Suzy’s shawls for sale tomorrow.

I also finished piecing together my Raven Quilt.

It’s another busy day tomorrow.  I’ll be picking up some fabric for both me and Sue Silverstein’s sewing class from a friend and supporter of the Army of Good.  But with Zip quickly acclimating to the farm, I think I should have a good chunk of time in my studio to work on the backing of my Raven quilt.

Suzy’s shawl that sold today.
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