Friday, March 30, 2012
We figured out this morning that we could snap pics of FaceTime calls and this suddenly made it feel like the whole family was in on our celebrating here.
Z is currently making his poster for the Laker gameS (plural!) we are headed to this weekend. (we will post pics of that for sure!)
It's a big day around here!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
As she was making herself a drawstring tote bag, she stopped sewing, looked up at me and exclaimed, "I WANT TO SEW FOREVER!"
Monday, March 26, 2012
wonderful pennant quilt on the Modern Quilt Guild website a few weeks ago and decided that this was my contribution to the school auction. So this weekend, both of those quilts were started and finished. (yay!)
If I ever get to go back to this lakehouse, I'm bringing more quilts just to take pics. I mean, can you believe the scenery?
We set up shop in the house on the lake, basting in the courtyard, laughing till we cried at mealtimes and generally having an incredibly fun time.
I feel so lucky and happy to have been able to get away and have this weekend and I absolutely adore the friends that were there with us.
Next post ~ the fun projects... (my iPhone only lets me attach 5 pics at a time).
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I wanted to post the latest stock inventory, since I'm getting so many emails.
As of tonight, these are the size breakdowns. (please note, in the Smalls and XLs, there are a number of multiples)
I also am considering the possibility of having a few final batches of skirts sewn up to use up the last few rolls of fabric, but I only have a few color schemes in those.
(expect to see a few more in any size of Day Journey, Blue Sky Girl, Bubble Tea)
Here are the stats for Skirts in stock as of tonight:
Blue Sky Girl
Choco Milk Bubbles
Out & about
Out & about
Here is what I have in large:
Coco in Love
In XL, I have:
Choco Milk Bubbles
Blue Sky Girl
Out & about
Saturday, March 17, 2012
It was my first quilt show where I was ever a participant and I have to say I had no idea what to do or feel seeing my works up, so I took photos of all of my friend's quilts and texted and emailed their images to them. It was different than when I have had art exhibits (haven't had many, but have had a few)... And I'm still trying to wrap my head around quilt shows in general.
One thing I know I am looking forward to is Quilt-Con - the Modern Quilt Guild Convention. I know a number of the people on the planning committee, and have already reserved my hotel room because I think that is one convention that is going to feel familiar and inspiring in a whole new way.
Usually when I go to conventions, I end up most interested in the tools and machines that people are selling. I don't really want to buy kits that help me make something look just like "(fill-in-the-blank)"... But a new tool? A new technique? A new color pallette? Sign me up.
It was lovely to see the LAMQG quilts up. It was like seeing a wall of my friends represented. I wanted to say hi to my friends through their quilts. But I'm not sure I was the target market for the rest of the show. I looked around. The techniques on some of the other quilts on display were really great. The scissors/tweezers booth was really fun. There were hundreds of quilters finding joy in the various products and fabrics that characterize more traditional quilting. It basically made me really honored that though our work was quite
different, the Glendale Quilt Guild honored us by allowing us the space to show our work. (thank you, GQG) And it made me really excited to go to Quilt-Con next year. (yay, MQG!)
It will have to be wider in the long run, so I may have to add a border creatively to this, but for now you can at least see the fun I've been having with these tumblers.
Huge thanks to Yolanda who started "the tumbler party" swap so a bunch of us could share and swap fabrics - which Yolanda then cuts for all of us on her magic die-cut fabric machine...
Friday, March 16, 2012
Libby Dibby skirts. Not to Libby Dibby, just to the skirts.
I've marked all of the skirts in my etsy shop WAY DOWN - they are priced to move and they will not be replentished. When they're gone, they're gone.
Catch them while you can... it's time for me to narrow my focus a little.
In the meantime here are some of my favorite pics from over the years, and around the world.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
We had been clipping creative writing quotes as inspiration pieces for our work, and I found a piece of an old piano song sheet in my collage collection file - I had to use it. It reminded me of re•building joy (of course)... The lyrics read "and I am led through tears and joy to"
I played with Mary's Chinese red paper into this tiny panel board along with clippings from Sarah's magazine, a transfer from a pic of me cuddling with Gray- and another little Chinese goodie from Mary - a ticket of sorts that she told me represents the gift of friendship.
I brought this home tonight (among other works in progress) and immediately began hunting for the right place in my house for it. Not sure yet, but this one is a keeper. It was healing to make it and it is healing to see it.
It wasn't a great day today, but something beautiful did come from it. (even if it came at 9:30pm)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
It's kind of a big deal. :)
I heard it was coming just a few blocks from our house and thought I'd go see it. Then I realized this is something that will forever be a part of LA history and my kids will see the rock at the museum from now on. They'll take their kids to see the rock. "All right... They're 7 and almost 6, they'll remember this." I decided to wake them up and get them out running through LA with me to make this memory.
Daddy has been out of town for a few days and he made it in the door just as it was time to leave to go see the rock! Kendra came with us and we raced down the streets of West Adams to catch it. We got to see it cross over the 10 freeway. We chased it down the street... By the way, 3mph is fast when you're carrying a 60lb child.
As we drove home, I sighed with happiness. I'm so so glad we did this. I'm writing this at 1am, daddy is finally asleep after his long work week, the kids are trying to fall asleep after all that adrenaline... And I'm sitting here, grateful for the opportunity to give them this memory.