I just posted episode #46 of Quilt Cabana Corner which is jam packed with reviews on the Eversewn Sparrow 20 sewing machine, the Fitbit Alta, the Simply Fit Board and the book, The War of Art. I also discuss my new membership in the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals.
I hope you’ll join me and give a listen!
Here are the links which I always forget to post….
The podcast is on Podbean now… click here. It will show up on itunes a little later today.
This week is flying right by! I’ve been busy meeting with students and working on my projects. I have the Seaglass quilt on the long arm finally. I chose the swirling feather pantograph and I love the design of it.
This is the quilt…
And a few pictures of the pantograph I’m using…
It’s an easy one to follow with generous curves…
I’m still plugging away on my sock loom. I found the sock I made a few years back. I never made its match lol!!!! I have no idea why! It’s not a bad looking sock and it fits!
I pulled out the various sock yarn I have accumulated over the last month and it feels as yummy as fabric..uh-oh! Another thing to collect!
Yesterday I recorded a new episode of Quilt Cabana Corner. You can find episode #45 on Podbean or itunes. I hope you’ll join me for some quilty fun! Please leave me a question or comment on anything you want me to talk about on the next episode! I’ll be sure to mention your name! If you are unsure of how to listen to a podcast, click on the link below and just hit the play triangle. The podcast will start immediately. Make sure your volume is turned up!
Ohhhh so much happening this week, friends. First off, it’s beautiful outside. Today is going to be 80 degrees. Yesterday was the same. The pool is open and I spent all of last week weeding and doing a little planting. Friday was gloriously 75 degrees and sunny for Amanda’s senior prom. I pretty much bombarded Instagram and Facebook with prom photos because she was do darn happy and that made me so darn happy!! Here she is with her prom date, Kyle, and one with her sisters, Lindsey and Leah.
Lindsey on left, Leah on right.
She had a blast with her friends and declared it a perfect evening…ahhhhh, can you feel how full my momma heart is right now?
I did get the second set of 10 blocks finished on Seaglass this week! Now 2/3 of the blocks are complete and I’ll start the last ones next week.
I’m thrilled this week that I’m meeting with all three of my students. I had a wonderful day with Priscilla earlier this week working on her Yellow Brick Road baby quilt. Today I’m spending time with Nancy while we work on her star quilt and spend some time on free motion quilting. Tomorrow Gail and I will continue working on quilting her log cabin!
Nancy’s star quilt is coming out so beautifully. Look at how pretty these are!!
My issue of Quilting Arts finally arrived in the mail! My article can be found on the last page under the Last Word column! Pardon my slippers in the picture!
I’m beyond excited to be in this magazine as I enjoy reading it so much.
I’m hoping to get a podcast in next week. Is there anything you’d like for me to talk about or any questions you have? I’d love to answer them! Also, I’m thinking a summer postcard swap would be nice. Perhaps landscape postcards from some place we’ve visited over the summer! What do you all think of that?
I know, right? How long has it been….since the fall y’all! I recorded a new episode of Quilt Cabana Corner this morning. Please join me on Podbean or later today through iTunes.
Here are the highlights and links to things I mention. This episode is a catch up on what’s happening with my quilting, writing, scrapbooking and a review of Christa Watson’s new book on machine quilting.
If there is a question or topic you would like me to cover on my podcast, please let me know. I’d like to hear about your issues and thoughts on quilting and items related to quilting and crafting. Feel free to contact me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode #41 of Quilt Cabana Corner is up on Podbean. It will be available later today on iTunes.
I talk about the mug rug/pot holder swap in this episode. If you are interested in participating, let me know by the end of February. You can do either a mug rug or a set of potholders. I’ll pair you up with someone who is interested in the same items. If you wish for a pot holder set, please let me know a general color scheme. Projects will be due to partners at the end of April. I will post more details with tutorials for project ideas in a later post.
The books mentioned are Fangirl, Dark Places and Still Alice.
In this episode I mention the following books:
The Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline
The Art of The Handwritten Note by Margaret Shepherd
The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin
The Last Anniversary by Lianne Moriarity
Brene Brown’s three books…Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me
This past weekend I had an adventure in NYC with Leah and Lindsey and the Michelle’s Dance Studio Dance Company. It was a whirlwind, super fun trip. These type of trips with a bus ride and planned events stresses me out like crazy so I’m considering it a huge victory on my part that I was able to go and enjoy myself. We had an absolute blast there. We left at 8am on Friday. The 4 hour bus ride turned out to be a 6 hour bus ride both ways but I had a good book and my Sashiko with me so it was fine.
Friday afternoon we discovered Times Square and the M&M Store and Toys R Us. Friday night we had dinner at Bubba Gump’s restaurant and then we went to see Matilda at the Shubert Theater. Saturday morning the dance company attended a dance workshop with a Matilda performer. Saturday afternoon we back to Times Square to go to the Hershey Store and the 3 story Forever 21 store. Saturday night we had dinner in Little Italy and then we walked to the Empire State Building and Macy’s store. Sunday we toured Radio City Music Hall and we were allowed on the stage and we met a Rockette. After that we had a few hours for last minute shopping and then we headed home. Here are a few pictures.
Radio City Music Hall and walking across that famous stage….
The dance company outside of Matilda…
And the beautiful Empire State Building…
WIP include using these cartoon fabrics to make some back packs and bags for a comic show that a friend is vending at…
And turning these beauties into a DIY Elsa costume for Leah for Halloween…
No progress on the hourglass quilt or Project Lindsey. I did finish and mail my postcard.