I am a quilter, paper crafter,
artist, real estate agent,
gardener and wife of a terrific man.
I make posts to this
blog from time to time to keep
my, family and friends and clients informed of what is happening in my studio where I make greeting cards, doll quilts, wall quilts, coffee
quilts (coffee cup coasters), mini albums,
custom-made orders and sometimes just poat about what is on my mind.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
MAKING MY LIST & CHECKING IT TWICE . . .
No, it isn’t Christmas, and I am not Santa Claus,
but I am packing for a three-day quilting weekend retreat and want to be sure I
don’t forget anything! However, I will be with many other quilters who, I am
sure, will share a notion or a scrap of fabric, should I need it!
This will be
the second year of a weekend getaway at Silver Lake, in Perry, New York. The
sewing room is big and bright and the cook feeds us three meals a day, so all
we need to do is sew, sew, sew. It was a lot of fun last year and it is a great
way to get to know other guild members better.
What I really like to do is walk
around and see what everyone is working on.
For me, it is a great way to learn new techniques and learn about new notions.
The show and tell at the end of the weekend is always spectacular. So . . . I
won’t tarry here for long on my blog today because I have to give my pile of
UFOs another look and decide for sure these are the three or four I am taking with me, along with an
applique project for times when I get tired of cutting and sewing on the
Three projects I am taking to the retreat. Putting it in a photograph makes it more real for me and hopefully will help speed me along to completion!
Besides quilting, I have been continuing to make
mini journals. I just posted a new one to my YouTube channel. I made it for a
friend and sent it to her, a page a day for five days, as a surprise. You can see it by
going to my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/studioemmy
The mini I am currently making is a custom order that is for a bride-to-be who will
record her dress shopping excursions in it. Doesn't that sound like fun? I love the ideas that customers come up with for their albums! The papers are
beautiful and I can’t wait to finish it! But . . . that is going to have to
wait until next week . . . time to finish packing.
I have learned:
Planning a project takes me much longer than
What I want to learn:
How to plan
less and create more!
What I appreciate:
who encourages me, supports me, protects me, and loves me for who I am.