I know I have been away for a bit. I know I said I would run a giveaway last week, but life intervened. I’ve been dealing with a family crisis for a couple of weeks now, both in a “hands-on, getting things taken care of” way, and a “why can’t I think about anything else” kind of way.
I did take some time to go to Judy Coates Perez’s wonderful Fiesta Ornaments class this past weekend, and it was great fun. You can read about it on both Judy’s blog, and my friend Catherine’s blog too. I really like taking classes with my friends, and Judy is a great teacher.
I plan to run the giveaway next week, just in time for the holiday spirit, of which I could use some. The tree is up, but not decorated other than lights, and I don’t have much energy to get it done.
Tonight I spent hours winding a box full of tangled embroidery threads onto floss card bobbins… Just could not do much else that required thinking. I also spent an hour cleaning my studio, which has not really recovered from the weekend class supply “grab” and coming back from Baltimore. I did finally remove the suitcase out of the room… Shows how behind I am on everything.
For something quilty, the above is a custom Spencerian script that was made of my name and turned into a rubber stamp. It was made by Victorian Trading Co., whom I love and have been using to slowly decorate my front “parlor”. I plan to use the stamp on the labels of my quilts using permanent stamp pad ink.
My next few posts will show all the STUFF I have made lately, I think you’ll like it.
OOO! Pretty pictures!
The troublesome trio were at it again when Catherine (center) was speaking at the Wheaton IL guild. Steph (left) invited me along, and we had a blast. We also decided to take a class together at the Mancuso Quilt show next month.
My guild, the Riverwalk Quilters Guild, had their annual small quilt auction so I made this altered spoon, and attached it to a quilted background. The spoon was inspired by directions in a recent Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine article written by Kelli Perkins. I wanted to try this and also wanted to figure out attaching the spoons to quilts for a project I am making for my house.
I also made this small 6 by 18 inch wall hanging, that the DH loved and didn’t want me to give away. I forgot to photograph it before I gave it to the guild, so this picture is taken on the hood of my car.
Speaking of Kelli Perkins, she recently did a giveaway on her blog of supplies from her studio, and I tossed my hat in the ring. I got this package today.
My Riverwalk Quilt Guild friend Catherine Redford has a picture of my buddy Steph and me on her blog. Check it out!