Two, in fact! I learned these two new techniques on the embroidery machine today, using designs from Anita Goodesign (hate the name, love the designs). I don’t know yet if this will grow up into a tote bag or a … Continue reading →
We had a great day today, playing apple cart turnover in our antiques booths. Brought in some wonderful new items, and moved literally everything to make room! But I didn’t get to quilt a stitch! So I’ll be getting after that in the morning!
I ended up working on this piece today, rather than the “first formal party” quilt. I was in the mood for a real cacophony of colors — and this batik strip quilt definitely fits that description! It is now ready … Continue reading →
One way to get a good night’s sleep is to go to bed thinking about quilting projects to do tomorrow! I believe I will put the “first formal party” quilt on the frame, and begin the lay-out for a Sunbonnet Sue quilt, made from antique squares I picked up at the Ennis Auction House. What will you be working on tomorrow?
Being Sunday, of course I’m not in the studio today. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t want to quilt! So while watching (listening to) the races today, I’ve been working on my Vintage Dreams quilt (a block-of-the-month from Common Threads … Continue reading →
Yesterday, I received the most colorful gift I have ever received — over 240 spools of beautiful thread for my embroidery machine! A veritable rainbow of colors and hues — and enough to keep me in stitches for a long, … Continue reading →
Laughter and the pursuit of creativity are the two best medicines for anything that ails me. And they are good preventive medicine as well! Spent the evening laughing until the tears flowed, with friends both good and true, and received a windfall gift of beautiful, colorful threads to use on the embroidery machine. To top the day off, I was able to share the joy experienced by a new convert to the art of longarm quilting! It just doesn’t get much better than that!
While going through some old pictures, I found a tiny, black-and-white snapshot of my mother, probably from an old Polaroid camera, dated and labeled on the back in pencil, ” 1951. First formal party. Ozelle Bone did my hair.” This … Continue reading →