Jeepers…talk about busy! I can always tell when I’m slamming busy because the blog is neglected more than usual! Well, I’ve got lots to share once I can find time to process the photos and then write! It is the end of high school wrestling season, and tomorrow Eli is headed to the State tournament in Fryeburg. Send “wrestle your best” thoughts and “NO INJURY” thoughts! I’ll keep you posted.
In between waiting for practices to end and going to meets, I’ve been working on class samples for my new series of workshops called Quilting the Garden. These will debut in North Carolina (Charlotte Quilters Guild) in April when I travel there to teach. I’ll share those soon. And I’m teaching Hawaiian Quilting by Machine in Florida. However my two main quilts that I take are in the 500 Traditional Treasures exhibit and I won’t have them to take to the class…erk! So I decided I needed to take the one sample I have, but make some new pieces. So Tuesday I cut out the designs, yesterday I did the stitching, and today I quilted one of two. I’m HAPPY!
The design is the positive and negative (you get both from one square of fabric) Taro block from my pattern Nourish the Body, Nourish the Soul. We needed new Euro square pillow shams–the ones I’ve been using I had appliqued during the first Gulf War, and they look it–tattered! So I took the 18 inch block, added borders, and presto!
I hope the students like these! I FINALLY managed to video myself on my iPhone with some technique stuff for the class. Now need to upload that and get the videos into my Keynote presentations for the class. And order supplies to be shipped. And finish the samples for the April Workshop. And the remainder of the wrestling season. And begin a quilt that is due in April. SO excited to begin that one–I may disappear for a while again! OK, gotta run. That’s it for tonight!