Saturday, March 30, 2013

Coffee and Crossword Puzzles Every Single Day

Coffee and Crosswords Every Single Day.

I feel more sharp in the morning  if I sit down, have a cup of coffee and finish a crossword puzzle.  I do this every single day.  Some puzzle results are better than others but the coffee is always good.

 The crossword puzzle image required a some thought.  In order to avoid a confrontation about copyright infringement I had several choices.  I could write to the paper editors and then also the crossword puzzle maker  or I could make my own puzzle image.   I created my image and then used TAP transfer paper to iron it to the white fabric. then drew my reading glasses, pencil and the cup and  fused fabric images of them to the background. A little watercolor pencil and acryllic paint provided some finishing details.  I noticed that  I had done the background quilting with lines quite close together.  The table has a nicely finished top and didn’’t need that sort of quilting, but that’s what I did.  An explanation might be that at another time I did a lot of weaving and maybe subconsciously I am trying to create the look of a tapestry.  I don’t  know.

I think that this is a very straightforward image of something I do every single day. Judy Haas


  1. I love this quilt! A bit humorous and perfectly balanced.

  2. Well done Judy, the elements just jump off the page!
    (Though I can't understand how people love to do crosswords- they strain my brain!)

  3. It looks like you are having a very nice time. Don't let your coffee get too cold.
    The quilt is lovely.

  4. Very well executed and a brilliant idea. The green of the glasses is well judged.

  5. Judy,
    I just love this piece.
    A warm, familiar moment in time.
    The glasses are brilliant.

  6. Judy, this is such an evocative quilt, it speaks to me, I could quite happily sit down just there and enjoy that coffee. Those glasses are wonderful, as is that pen, does it have a clip? Great piece

  7. I really, really love the green glasses - the give the piece so much personality!

  8. I have to agree with everyone here; the selective pops of color in the glasses and the side of the mug really bring this charming quilt to life.