TQS BOM 2016 Finished

With a few days to spare, I finished the top for The Quilt Show’s 2016 BOM. Now, quilting it becomes something to add to my American Patchwork & Quilting’s 2017 UFO Challenge list. And now, I’m on vacation for a week. See you in January! Happy New Year!

BirdZeed Project for December

This month’s BirdZeed word was “Celebration.”  In what was an oddly religious moment for me, I was inspired by the star shining on the night Jesus was born. (It probably had to do with trying to explain Christmas to my 4 year old after reading a book that had a manger scene in it.)  Here’s […]

Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Next week, I plan to be completely on vacation and I am using this week to ease into that. Instead of working on my Victims quilt this week, I am finishing up some projects for Christmas. I made a wall hanging from a McKenna Ryan pattern (and sent an identical one to my sister). I […]

UFO Update

At the beginning of the year, I joined the American Patchwork & Quilting 2016 UFO Challenge. For the challenge, you label your UFOs 1-12 and each month, APQ picks a number to work on.  I did well with them for a while, but I totally fell off the wagon in October.  However, I banged out […]

It’s Creative Play Date Day!

Welcome to the first Creative Play Date!  I’m very excited to have you join me! So, how is this supposed to work?  Well, first of all, there are no real rules. Just do something that you consider Creative Play for as much time as you can allot. Paint something, draw something, start a new project […]

In Memory

Today is the fourth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut. I’m just full of good cheer, right?  I hadn’t realized how devastatingly close the shooting was to Christmas and Hanukkah until the other day when I was double checking my list of names for the Victims quilt to make sure that […]

Creative Play Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 6) – Give a Gift

‘Tis the season of giving. You’re probably making your lists and checking them twice, planning gifts for your kids, your parents, your spouses and partners, friends and other loved ones. But, when was the last time you gave yourself a gift? Last month, I talked about the importance of solitude and quiet, which especially this […]

Typography

And, here is the completed BirdZeed project for the November “typography” challenge.  I had such a blast using the Tsukineko inks that I am looking around to see what else I can put ink on!