book I'm reading, maybe it's the economy, maybe it's a simple justification, but I found myself patching sheets today! They are really cozy and fit the mattress nicely, and......it removed any guilt over what the mailman brought!
New Amy Butler solids and two new quilt books.
So, I guess that this also doubles as a confession that I wasn't completely off the computer last week! Oh, I am SO supplied and inspired and ready for school to start next week!!!!
I completely missed the fact that the last post was my 100th post! So in the spirit of a celebration, I am going to do a give away! Leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner on Monday, August 24. I will ship internationally, so speak up.
I will be giving away 2 garden inspired quilt books. "Through the Garden Gate" by Jean and Valorie Wells, and "My Garden Best" designed by Cheri Saffoite. I wish that I could say that I've made something from either of the books, but the best I can say is that I liked them both enough to buy them twice!!! Best of luck and please post a comment!
Well, so much for my getting more done in the mornings idea. I have had this book on my list of must reads, with the timeline-before I see the movie-and it's been out for weeks now. Combine that with an intense desire to sit and soak up the sunshine that we are having after weeks of rain, and I've been lost on the back porch.
I am really looking forward to the movie and the music, played with such soul. A much different audio than I have had with Jeffery by my side as I read! Oh, what companions they are, how blessed I am.
I'm struggling with the idea that I need to be capitalizing on the weather and get some painting done around the house, like Cindy is, ah, it's a quick read, maybe the weather will hold out and I'll get to do both! Enjoy your day, whatever it holds!
I have been enjoying a new book that I got for Christmas. Life Is A Verb would be good any time of year, but very appropriate for the beginning of a new year. I've also been thinking on a word to pursue this year, and while many come to mind, I think the one that I will choose is simply "YES". Not real sure what I'm in for, maybe I need to go see the new movie out with Jim Carrey in it. I may change my mind. While last year was a year of growth, it was also a year of eliminating the things that weren't working, and I am very ready to start filling in some of the empty space, what better way than to just leap by saying yes?
There hasn't been much else going on around here, the weather was gorgeous yesterday and gone today, so it is always an experiment in dressing. Last night we went to a basketball game and you could see people in every season of clothing. Those dressing for the weather and those wearing their recent gifts - Ugg boots sitting next to flip flops! But then again, we are in small town Texas and some of us don't look in the mirror again after 9am, I am very guilty of that one.
As promised, here are a few journal pages, in various stages of completeness. I don't work in it near as much as I would like, but I am beginning to relax and enjoy it more. Hopefully there are more pages in my near days.
I have been in such a creative phase lately, and dreaming up all kinds of circus visions. Not sure where they are coming from or why, but I am enjoying the fruits of the inspiration. I just finished up some quilted banners for a swap that we are doing for the ArtFiberFest that I will be attending in October. I'm really pleased with them, and the colors are just yummy.
Matter of fact, I liked them so much that I am working on another set that I can keep! It's fun to share and swap, and sometimes I just have to make something for myself just because I enjoy it. If ever you get the chance to read the book Modoc, you really should, it's an amazing love story between a man and his elephant.
Best of wishes to all of those that are effected by Hurricane Ike, stay safe and dry if at all possible. Each day is an adventure in life, enjoy all that you can of it!
I feel almost guilty in saying that I am counting down the days for school to start, and yet I know what longing I will have once they are off to school. I also know it will pass as quickly as I am faced with some creative supplies and inspiration. And OH what a handful of inspiration I have been holding onto for the last month. I have been playing around with sewing on paper, and have a love for books that are made of fabric and paper. I found dj pettit's blog and saw her amazing work and just had to own one of her books. Wow is about all I can muster to say about this book/journal. I haven't touched my project since putting my hands on this, but I hope to tackle it again, soon, very soon, like kids start school in 2 days soon.
Hope that your days are filled with love and inspiration.
I hope that spring is being enjoyed by all. We are enjoying the weather and Savannah has been having fun with her Easter candy.
That is a favorite of mine, the humor, not the chocolate. Many years ago, I was taking every baking class that I could find in the area, and happened to take a fantastic chocolate truffle class from Mary of Puddin Hill, the only thing that I wanted after that class was a loaf of French Bread! Amazingly, it really did a job at curbing the chocolate appeal, it's been probably 10 years and a "little dab il do me".
There have been loads of good reads hitting the stands and the mailbox recently. I went to buy the Studio magazine, came out with two Somerset publications, asked when they may get the Studio issue in, and they already had it, it was hiding. And I only bought the other two to satisfy the inspiration craving until I could get my hands on the one that I really wanted! Oh well, lots to read and be inspired by now! I also got the new issue of Art & Life from Teesha last week. OH OH OH! No, it's not Christmas backwards, but just as exciting! The ArtFiberFest brochure is up and ready for this fall and the classes look amazing. I am SO there!
Here are the prayer flags that I received from the swap that I mailed off last month. I am so happy with them and have them hanging in the corner of my laundry room. See the giant clothespins in the windowsill? I just love those things too!
Here is a closer look. I could not figure a way to display them without there being some overlap, and still have some drape to the stringer of flags, but I'm okay with that. They are so creative and all carry a great message, and I feel so blessed to be among such a creative group of women.
well, NO foolin', hope that you have a wonderful day!