Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Two Creative Studios Giveaway!

I am already wondering what prize I will win!  *Wink!*   I had seen ads for Two Creative and had meant to go check them out, but not gotten around to it.  I am out on Flickr looking at Convergence Quilt examples and then went to CT Publishing's sets and then saw beautiful work by Sue Bleiweiss.  So I spend a GOOD amount of time on her site and end up seeing that she's apart of Two Creative.  WHEW!  It truly is a small world black hole out there! 

Anyway!  Go check out their website (Monique, yes you - go check it out...Sue is a fellow etsyian.  I see lots of uses for your glasswork in collage! )  and sign up for their newsletter.  Maybe you will win a prize with me!  :) 

Two Creative Studios - go there now! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kelly's gone into a black hole!'s true.  I am taking a brief moment to escape the black hole and well, write about it.

It's the quilting and needlwork black hole on the internet.  Gosh you say - that's just stinkin' boring. 

NOPE - not to this gramma in a 40 year old body!  I actually made my first quilts about 11 years ago and now that I am semi-retired from professional life - I am looking to get back into it. 

Oh my...

Has it grown!  Worried I can't make it to a quilting class cause I don't drive anymore - no worries, just take one online.  Worried that I won't be able to understand a pattern - communities and websites galore to help you.  Can't make it to the store to buy fabric?  HAH!  Just visit your online independent retailer and waaa laaaa - fabric galore!  Can't see quite that well anymore?  Magnifiers and special lamps up the ying yang!  YEAH!!!!!!!!   

There's nothing like going in person to a store, but it can help you research and decide what you really want to work on.  Well, maybe it helps you determine the first 20 projects or so.  Did you know that active quilters start 14 projects a year?  I watched an online show where the guest COMPLETES 20 full-size quilts a year.  Sue Garman is her name. 

So what, you say?  SO THAT"S STINKIN" UNBELIEVABLE!!!!  Amazing..

Well, I need to finsih up this post and LOG off this computer cause, I need to cut the fabric for someone's surprise.  Keep ya posted!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Take time to look up...and down!

Our friends have a wonderful cabin on Lake Vermillion and we just got back from a very relaxing 3 day weekend.  We took the boys to the 1974 spot (it's a secret so no one will know exactly where we were...)


Laying down on the hillside while the boys fished, I turned my head (after taking just a wee bit of a nap) and here's what I saw -


Look up and here's what I saw!


The photo does not capture it, but the clouds were moving very fast, even though where I was laying was fairly protected from the wind.  It was so stinkin' cool to watch the clouds morph and mist and literally it felt like they were descending down on me.  I made the boys come over and lay by me to check it out. 

So lesson here - gosh, take a nap in the sunshine and then look around you cause you never know where you'll see beauty!

Last shot for this post - field of wild flowers at this same spot - so fun to photograph!