Ornery and a Little Gross

I can be ornery sometimes. I should preface this with a little back story. My husband is a mountain biker and the day before his 60th birthday he (who thinks he is still 29) took a spill (he crashed) on his bike. His injuries looked terrible to me, but he is not one to let anything get him down, not road rash or bruises. Luckily he didn’t break any bones, and now he’s made a full recovery.

The other day when it was about 97 degrees outside, I painted a piece of flour resist fabric. I took the below photos with my phone and later when I looked at them I had a light bulb moment. The fact that the fabric was brown with a reddish tint made it all the better.

I took the phone over to my mister and I said “Honey, when you were sleeping I took photos of your scabs”. I wish I had a picture of his face… he looked a little like he had been violated and a little like “that was a creepy thing to do”. I couldn’t keep my poker face and said “I’m just kidding, it is the flour resist fabric I painted BUT doesn’t look just like scabs?!” Yes, a little gross.

I’m happy with the way the fabric turned out. It is going into a triptych that I will share it in a future post. And I’m happy to say, the mister and I had a good laugh together and he has forgiven me.

flour resist 1
flour resist 2
flour resist 3

By Ann Scott

I started sewing and designing using fabric, thread, and paper when I was a child. I taught myself to make quilts, at first not following the "rules," then watched some experts, learned the rules, and made many hand quilted and appliqued quilts. I spent years focusing on miniature landscape quilts. Now I am a fiber and mixed media artist and that encompasses everything I have a passion for. I have taught, lectured, and my work have show nationally and internationally, some pieces have been published.


  1. ROFLOL!! I’ve always like you a lot, Ann. But now I feel as if we share a much deeper bond! That is soooooo super funny. Wish you had a camera handy. You are a girl after my own heart! Good on you!

  2. That bond thing, I think you are right! Thanks. So I have to share something else with you — I guess I must talk about “…And Then We Set It On Fire.” a lot around here because whenever I talk out loud about my own unusual artful idea, my mister says “You’ve been reading that “Set It On Fire” blog again!” So he does listen!

  3. Sadly, my husband has indicated he views all my resist efforts as akin to crusted scabs. His scabs are often on top of his bald head from banging his head on the wall – of the swimming pool.

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