I’ve been consumed again this week with trying to get my on-demand class up and running. It never seems to end. I am sitting, a lot. My shoulders and back are sore despite my best efforts at good ergonomics. This is rough work! I did make a 3 min video about my upcoming Road@Home classes (type my name in the search bar) that you can find on my Facebook page, but it’s too big to load here.
I’ll be posting random flower photos, just because…
There are so many things wrong with this I just don’t want to list them. You may recall I had trapped the sheers in between 2 layers of organza topped with water soluble stabilizer:
I don’t like it, don’t want to resurrect it, alter it, singe it, stamp it, paint it or cut it up for something else – no! It’s dead to me. I will try again and I’ve certainly learned a lot from this little piece.
That’s the thing about failed pieces. You’re going to have failures and that’s good, you learn from them. But there needs to be a purposeful decision about the carcass. I will not put this in the UFO pile; it’s a fail, not a UFO. I am not going to keep it around because “one day I might need something sheer”. No. I have plenty of sheers!
This will be a toss and it should be. Things like this suck the energy and creativity right outta ya. Your mind plays tricks on you and says “Oh you’ll regret it if you toss that.” No again. I am a purger not a hoarder and I prefer clean, organized spaces so it will not be painful for me to toss it. My motto has always been:
I came into n unexpected windfall this week – this beautiful “summer quilt” from my friend Sherry:
Let me show some details of the exquisite hand and machine work:
Isn’t that fabulous? In the background there is subtle machine quilting:
That border screams for feathers, no? I will have to figure out how to quilt the center and honor the maker. I wish I could work on this NOW!!! I’m pretty sure it is screaming “trapunto” at me.
I had some fun this week with a “lifestyle” photography session here at the house, a necessary step in the making and marketing of my on-demand class. I found Roseville photographer Andrew LaFrance through Upwork.
I had never hired through them before and it’s pretty cool. You can get just about any work done through their process and vendors will bid on your job. Billing goes through them to protect both parties. He got some great shots, here are just a few:
Who knew irons and pin cushions could look like that?
I see that live quilt shows are beginning to happen around the country – yippeee! I taught the Miami County Quilters last week (Kansas) and they were excited about the upcoming large regional show, the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival in June and it’s live! I want to hop on a plane a go.
I’ll be linking up: