April 28th, 2013
Not quite 6 months since my last post………..but many things have been going on and all for the good!
This jacket was sold during the Mother Daughter show I did in 2011 with my mother. The owner of the jacket is Liz Gordon and she wears it so elegantly!
I am working out again with a trainer 2 days a week. I have a used 2005 Subaru Legacy Outback that my mother gave to me (I went to North Carolina to pick it up in February).
I attended a quilting class with Scott Murkin at the New England quilt show sponsored by MQX. The class was “Strata Quilts” and I had a blast! I volunteered to help set up before the vendors were even there. It was a great experience and I would definitely do it again! I also white gloved at the quilt show in the row where 3 artists were featured, one of which was my Teacher Scott Murkin. I really enjoyed that two hours!
So, I guess I’m doing pretty well, I can walk around my work table,but it is still piled high. I will work on that this month! Quilting is not quite a top priority for me right now as the farm and my off the farm job consumes 45-50+ hours a week. Just enough time to breath ,work-out and eat….oh I guess I need to sleep somewhere in there……….But I’m keeping at it and as I feel less overwhelmed I can juggle more balls in the air,hopefully one of those balls will be getting back into my work room to create!
December 24th, 2012
Blanca is ready for Christmas and the ornament on her beak was made by the program director for my Quilt Guild!
May the inner artist in each of us emerge strong and motivated in the New Year!
To achieve the goal of staying motivated ,you can draw, paint or take photographs to use later for inspiration. Another way to stay motivated is by teaching others lifetime skill like sewing ,knitting or quilting to name a few!
You can take a class with a new teacher using a familiar technique and that teacher may put a new spin that makes the technique easier or more complicated.
Challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone ,experiment with new techniques or materials. Use recycled materials or your stash for your projects and try not to use any new materials(but that doesn’t mean you can’t go through your friends or relatives attics…..ask first!).
I have material and clothing that came from my mothers house in CT. and I have everything from curtain material to chiffon and silk. I will have enough fabric to keep me busy from that stash for a while!
To all have an inspiring 2013!
November 30th, 2012
Winter white flowers!
The first winter white I think of is snow. I love Snow,how it looks,how it feels…I just don’t like shoveling it. Another winter white is the color in Paper White bulbs when they bloom.
We don’t have snow cover yet and the landscape is very drab. Having paper whites, amaryllis and Christmas cactus next to our living room window makes the scene outside not seem so gray and cold.
I hope to do some drawings of our flowering bulbs and plants and use them next year to make holiday cards, maybe a quilt?