Monday, May 2, 2016

New Adventures

Over the last few months I have started a few new activities.  (Like I needed more to do :) )

I enjoy history and recently have become interested in our families ancestry.  So I joined a genealogy class at the local library.  It has been wildly fun and interesting and led me down some interesting paths in our family histories.  I found out that I am related to one of the women I work with at the quilt shop and am a direct descendant of Martin Luther's mother.

To help out with the family income I have started to piece quilts for RJR Fabrics.  I haven't decided yet if it is really my cup of tea.  We'll see how it plays out.

Lastly, I have started an online drawing/art class.  Posting my work is a bit intimidating, especially when you see how good the other students are.  They have joined the class from all over the globe which makes it interesting during the chat sessions.

I am also working on picture and video tutorials for the blog.  Soon, I hope........

What have you been up to?  I do love hearing from you.

Blessings and happy work!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Design Wall Cleaning

It goes without saying that it has been awhile since I have been on the blog.  It has been a busy and productive time for me with all the "things" I needed to accomplish.  It has also been a dry spell on the creativity front, mostly because of lack of time.

I had a rare day today to be at home with nowhere to go and nothing pressing to do.  Spring cleaning in my quilt studio caught my fancy today.  It is wonderful to have a dust free and tidy space to create again.  The sun shining outside was inspiring and absolutely wonderful.  Lunch on the patio today!!!!

While cleaning I noticed how much dust has settled over my design wall and the million and one threads also stuck to it.  My favorite and quickest way to clean my design wall is with the hardwood floor cleaning head and vacuum the board.  In minutes the threads are gone and the dust is spinning inside my Dyson.  Maybe you have another way to clean your wall, if so, I'd love to hear about it.

On Wednesday I am off to Paducah, KY for the Quilt Show and am so excited to get the chance to do this.  It has been on my bucket list for quite a while.  Thank you to some wonderful friends who have a room they are willing to share and will be traveling with me for the company and laughs.

Enjoy all the Beauty around you,


Sunday, November 1, 2015

It Has Finally Happened

I am ecstatic!!!!!  After a long time of waiting and saving I bought a new sewing machine on Friday.  It is the Bernina 770 QE and I LOVE it.  I've been playing with it every free minute I've had this weekend.  Christmas definitely  came early this year.

The newest project in my sewing room is a modern paper pieced quilt.  I like the graphic look and the complicated block made easy by paper piecing.  Following is a picture of some of the blocks parts.  I am loving Alex Anderson's and Florianni's new print and piece paper.  I don't have to tear it out after sewing which makes me happy.  You can leave it in and when the quilt is washed it pretty much disappears.  It is very soft and pliable.  Love it.

May all your days be filled with new delights both big and small.