Thursday, January 31, 2019

Last Day of January

A quick post for the end of the month. I have been painting with acrylics and am really enjoying it! Let's hope spring is not too far away!


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Fussy Cut Hexie Class

This spring I will be traveling to the Valley Forge Quilters' Guild to teach a class on Fussy Cut Hexies.

Last summer I did a trunk show and they were in love with these 2 quilts. Right away they wanted to know if I would teach them how.

It's one thing to make things on your own and another to teach it to students. As you can see I am making another, this time with a Christmas theme. This way I work out the bugs and write down a lesson plan of sorts.

It's been a little weird working with Christmas fabrics again so quickly after Christmas. I think in the end it will be a cute quilt.
If you were making one of these, what themes would you pick?


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Long Time, No See!

My goodness I have really neglected this blog! Partially because I have been sick and it is just dragging on! I have had no energy or ambition to sew or do anything!
My mother in law gave me this poinsettia for my birthday. It really is this pretty shade of pink, so I am going to try and nurse it through the winter and put it our in my garden this summer. Have you ever done that? It seems such a shame to throw them out after Christmas.

Have you heard of this magazine, Curated Quilts? It is more geared toward the modern quilter but still interesting for all.

Last summer one of the editors emailed me and asked me if I would submit this quilt!!! I had recently hung it up in a new spot and put it on Instagram and that is how she spotted it. It's called It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood and was made during a swap with Barb Vedder, Robin McMillen and Susan Hammer. I had those blocks for at least a year before I came up with this idea on how I wanted them to go together. I do feel like sometimes letting it "simmer" is better than throwing it together.

I am in a bee and we did as swap in January. I loved this scissor fabric and just had to use it.

This is the inside. Again another perfect fabric for a sewer!

I like the cross stitch look too!

This is what I got in the swap, how cool is this!?! Thank you Cindy!

Some other goodies came my way as well, thank you Jeanette and Cheryl.

Thank you for all the nice comments and emails about our little neighbor, Julia. She is still hanging on and just finished a week of chemo. She has surpassed their predictions so I like to think all the prayers and good wishes out there are doing some good.
If you wish to read more about this little girl you can go here Julia Adams


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Just Sad

The New Year has started but sometimes life can be on hold. I have never done this before but feel like I need to.
Our neighbor's small little 2 year old girl, is dying of brain cancer. This hits way too close to home, she will be gone very soon.  The parents are young (kids in my mind) and I can't believe how unbelievable hard this must be for them to endure.
Please send prayers, good wishes or anything else you do out into the universe to help this suffering family. Her name is Julia and I feel so incredibly sad for her and the short little life she led.

Julia Adams.