This song has been playing continuously in my head since this morning when I stepped outside and found, well, one wing on my back steps. Thanks Kittys!
Monthly Archives: April 2010
Below is a picture I took of my *almost* finished wall hanging. I had run out of time during the class and was unable to add my binding which was fine with me since I planned on ripping out the stitching due to the enormous crease through the center. I was also unhappy with my choice of cream thread. I had brought along a spool of green but decided to stick with the cream because I assumed, there I go again, we would be taught free motion quilting, once again I was wrong. We were told to simply quilt straight lines…where is the fun or skill in that??
Anyone who knows me is aware that at times that I can be a bit indecisive. This my dear readers is where YOU factor in. While surfing the fabulous marketplace that is etsy, I’ve decided to treat myself a new messenger bag. Nothing fancy, just a simple design that is durable and roomy enough to tote around my laptop. Yes, I know I can make one but that is simply not the point. Besides, I have yet to dabble in screen printing, so there! (like how I justified my purchase?)
Below are the bags I am painstakingly deciding upon.
Here is the third and final picture post from my trip to the AQS Lancaster show last March. I hope that by sharing these images I was able to spark a bit of creativity in your mind. Seeing them in person definitely lit a fire for my muse, so much so that I am now off to my first quilting class! I’ll be sure to share my project with you once I return!
If you are not yet familiar with this dynamic duo I suggest you get on it, like NOW! They are playing the Electric Factory in Philly, June 6, and the Friday before in Boston. I do believe this merritts a roadtrip. Plus I get to hang with my favorite Boston boys!
Last month Kristi, aka Peaches, and I went to the AQS quilt show held at the new Lancaster Convention Center. I am talking 3 floors of mind blowing quilts, fabrics, and all kinds of sewing/quilting gadgets. There were demonstrations galore! Talk about lighting a fire under my imagination! WOW!
Originally I was not going to bring my camera since the website clearly stated no photography without permission from the quilters. I’m glad I decided otherwise! Just check out these intense pieces. (due to the nature of my shutter bug-ism I will be sharing the images in several posts…there are just way too many to be viewed at one time!) You can click on each picture for the full size file view.
The entire time at the show I had people coming up to me complimenting me on my patchwork skirt and asking me questions, to which I would happily reply “Thank you, I made it blah blah blah” Then I would hand them one of my business cards. Constant networking and PR, people. It never stops! At one point Kristi turned to me stating “I can’t take you anywhere.” I replied, “Nope, not really. This goes on all the time.”
After Kristi and I parted ways I stopped to fill my tank and the following conversation took place.
Kid at the counter “Ma’am, I don’t mean to freak you out but…”
My Internal Dialogue – crap here we go
Kid “…you live in Rheems don’t you?”
Me “Kind of but not really, I’m just before Rheems.”
Internal dialogue – OK stalker, who are you and how do you know where I live?
Kid “Yeah, my dad and I saw you today in your yard. You appeared to be floating in your skirt.
So much for moving to the middle of nowhere and trying to blend in.
Being someone who loves jewelry, especially one of a kind pieces I was instantly intrigued and headed over to Landon’s shop. Oh My God! Does this guy ever do some wicked wire wraps!!! I’ve had a long standing love for tanzanite and when I discovered he had a pendent with that stone in it I knew my choice was made. This is the wrap I selected and I couldn’t be happier! In addition to the tanzanite there is also amethyst and quartz stones.
If you are in the market for a beautiful wire wrapped piece of jewelry I definitely suggest you stop by and check out his work. Even if you’re not looking to purchase something you should still take a look at his pieces. The pictures do not do his wraps justice, they are truly stunning!