I am a quilter, paper crafter,
novice 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 informed of what is happening in my studio where I make things. I like to sew doll quilts, wall quilts, coffee
quilts (coffee cup coasters, and create mini albums, alter tags and boxes and sometimes just post about what happens to be 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.