Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Busy Hectic

Wow, it's been a few days since my last blog post here. Life has been keeping me very busy. Last weekend my parent's celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary so I was busy preparing for company and then spending time with my family. We had family photos taken and we had a lovely celebration meal with cake too. Mom even found her cake serving knife.

Grand baby news:  My new granddaughter could make her appearance any day now. I'm so very excited and can't wait to hold her. I've been preparing myself for the phone call and have my camera and video recorder all charged up and ready to go. I'm ready to drop everything at a moment's notice when the call comes.

My studio is a messy, busy work zone right now too. My design wall is in a state of limbo, mostly holding finished or in process stuff, just to keep it out of the way for a while.

I'm teaching a workshop on Sept. 8 in Dickinson, ND. It is about 100 miles away from where I live and a wonderful quilt guild from Dickinson has invited me to come and teach for them. If you live in or are in the vicinity and interested in the class, please contact me.

The workshop is Quilted Still Life and the photo below shows the project we will make.

This workshop teaches my techniques for a liberated pieced background, thread sketching, and painting with NeoColor II crayons.

I've been busy with preparations for the workshop and you can see my cutting table is a complete disaster area.

Below are some small, mini quilts that I'm making to have at the workshop. Here I have the quilt sandwiches ready for free motion quilting.

I am also teaching this workshop in Bismarck, ND in early November. The Capital Quiltfest - Harvest of Colors quilt show will be held November 2 - 4.