Like many of you, quilting is not the only creative outlet I enjoy. Over time, I’ve done all KINDS of artistic or crafty things – drawing, painting, macrame, beaded flowers, knitting, crochet, etc., etc. Here is one many of you may not have heard of – Pysanky or Ukranian Easter Eggs. I actually did these about 35 years ago, but I still enjoy taking them out and looking at them at Easter time.
Thank you to all of you who have supported me this past year. May you have the Merriest of Christmases, and Health and Happiness in the New Year!
I’m working on Part 3 of my article on types of quilting and when to choose which one. But in the mean time, how about some eye-candy?
If you’re on Facebook, you may have seen this already. But I really had fun on this one, so I wanted to share. It’s called Glacier Star, which is a paper-pieced pattern by Judy Niemeyer. My customer did a great job piecing this. I think I would have given up before I got it finished (good thing she likes to piece and I like to quilt!). She wanted custom quilting, not too dense, thread to match, but other than that it was up to me.
I used a random number generator to choose a winner from those who commented on my post about Working With X-Blocks Rulers. Drumroll, please……..the winner is Linette Greene! Linette, I’ve sent you an email, please respond to that with your mailing address and I’ll send out your prize of a Mini X-Blocks ruler and a pattern. Thanks to everyone who played! And if any of you do decide to try an X-Blocks quilt, I’d love to see it!
Another successful quilting retreat is history. Once again we had a wonderful time. I’ll try to post some photos here soon, but for now you can view them here.
It’s been a busy week. On Thursday DH’s Uncle Johnny came to help me paint the studio. We left the main room alone, it’s a warm beige in good condition, so that saved a lot of time. The back room, which will be my sewing room and break room and class area, had been a storeroom, so it needed help. DH and I pulled out old shelving and patched the walls earlier. I chose a lighter shade of the beige since there are no windows and not a lot of lights. It’s much brighter now.