Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Look What Arrived In The Post!

September 29, 2010

I commented on kellymcmichael.wordpress.com/ blog the other day & won the freebie she was offering. Today the postman delivered this….

Living The Creative Life

Living The Creative Life

The slender volume is ‘Living The Creative Life’ by Rice Freeman-Zachery. It’s packed with photos of various artist’s work, quotes & interviews, tips & a whole lot more. It’s a book to read in snippets, and savor like a nice box of chocolates!

Not only was she nice enough to send this entertaining & thought-provoking book, but she ‘jazzed up’ the functional but plain manila envelope she sent it in!!  Thank you so much, Kelly, for your inspirational gift!

BLACK & WHITE & FUSHIA DONE

August 11, 2010
Black & White & Fushia

Black & White & Fushia

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 I finally got my 1st quilt with my new machine done. It was meant to try out all the many decorative stitches on the machine. It was a lot of fun, but not knowing exactly what I was doing, it certainly didn’t turn out like I’d hoped! Actually, I really hate the back.  I certainly didn’t think it thru properly. But what’s done is done, and I learned a lot on it. (Think I’ll give it to my Sissy…she’ll appreciate it, just becuz I made it.)

I remember the 1st watercolors I painted….It took me years to get past that “beginner’s look”. You have to do something a lot of times before you become proficient.  So even though I’m an advanced seamstress, quilting is just  a whole new ballgame. Back to being a beginner!!!

But all you wonderful quilters out there inspire me…your creative designs & color choices, your talent & techniques that you share on your blogs…I’ll get there eventually!!