Wed, Jan 12 – This will be a quick post – I’m heading out the door shortly to go to Craft Napa! I co-presented this morning to the Northern California Quilt Council (NCQC) at our annual Jumpstart meeting. This year’s guild topic was fundraising. There are some exciting, innovative and new things happening in guild fundraising. I am proud of the work that NCQC does for the guilds, teachers and shops. I benefitted for years from their events and now I’m happy to serve on the Board.
I am also excited to be teaching in person again. Next week’s post should be newsy with all that happened at Craft Napa and the Jumpstart. Let’s just hope that I remember to take photos!
Hubby and I drove to the Bay (San Francisco area) for our grandson’s first birthday! It was good to see everyone again and we had a great time. The party was held outdoors (smart Mom he’s got!) and he got all sloppy with his birthday cake of course. I wish I could share photos. Hubby was able to drive, the first time since his knee revision surgery and one of the benefits was that I got to be a passenger:
The northern California hills are golden brown most of the year but with the winter and spring rains, they turn this glorious color of green. Doesn’t that look like velvet?
I took a moment to make another class sample for my Blooming Sheers class. This will be the first time I have taught the class (I’ve beta tested though) and it is going to be such a fun class, like kindergarten only more fun!
So let’s play I Spy: do you see the happy face? the striped flower? the different greens on the leaves?
The one process shot I remembered to take of the leaves:
I plopped different colors and textures of greens, free motion quilted them and then cut away the excess. I’m pleased with the way they turned out.
Super short post this week. I’m not sure how my newsletter will get written – it may be short as well. It’s a busy week with lots of fun ahead.
And I had to include a gratuitous photo of Bailey:
You may recall, we had thought we would stick with the name given her by her breeder, Yahaha, named after the Zelda the Warrior game. After attending my grandson’s party and taking 2 minutes to explain that name to 10 different people, we came home and decided she was now Bailey. There she is in all her glory!
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