Monday, May 31, 2010

Feeling Blah :(

No pictures this time.  Haven't felt like doing much here lately.  I guess I'm feeling the blah's.  Been watching a lot of Copic videos and coloring but not much else.  Tried to work on my Pineapple blocks but don't feel much there either.  I have almost all the fabrics cut out but don't feel like putting them together.
  I only lay down when I'm ill and I laid down and took a nap yesterday and today.  What is up with that?  Maybe later on today or in the week I'll feel like my old self.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Copic Class Instruction

I took a Copic Class from Sally Lynn McDonald yesterday and had a FAN-TAB-U-LOUS timeHere are some of the samples that we worked on.  My favorite one is of the bunny with the balloons.  I was so tired after working the night before and staying up all day for the class.  I hope during one of my sleepy times I didn't miss anything:).  I met a wonderful lady named Belinda Belling and we had a good time laughing and sharing.
The class was a 8 hr class and on the way home I was so sleepy and had to stop at a rest area and walk around for a bit.  The class was held in Charleston and about an hour and 15 minutes from home.  But, I made it home safe and sound and crashed for about 5 hrs and then got up for a couple of hours then it was back to bed for me.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


  Not much going on here.  Working on the Hibiscus block and taking the Close to My Heart Training Academy Classes.  Spent Friday with my friend Diane Judy.  We were at her house scrapbooking.  We finished one layout from a previous day and started another two page layout and I finished mine....don't know about Diane's though.
  Been reading my "Hearing From God Daily" devotional on my Kindle.  I am surprised how I am keeping up with it though.  God is in the business of doing miracles.  I am bad about starting stuff and leaving them for a time before I finish.  I am not proud of is kind of sad really.
  With my Hibiscus block, I'll have two classes.  One for Phyllis @ Quilts by Phyllis on June 26th I believe and one for the TM's @ Toyota.  I can't wait because I really like to teach.
  I guess that is it for now. Piece, Carolyn

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Applique Class

Hibiscus Applique Class is going to be @ Quilts by Phyllis on June 26th.  Can't wait.  Phyllis is making kits for the class so that they don't have to worry about color choices.  Phyllis said that people were starting to ask for an applique class and I don't think its by chance that I stopped by to show her my block.  I'll be making my block into a pillow.  I am going to put trim around the block with the orange Batik fabric I used for the petals and then I'll put a ruffle on.                               Piece,

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Jamie's Lotus Flower

  Picture of Lotus flower in Jamie's pond.  It opened two days ago and I thought I'd better get a picture of it before it died.  It is so pretty with it's yellow center.  We had 3 goldfish in the pond but I think the Raccoons got a free dinner or snack.  They (goldfish ) were pretty tiny.
  I am working on the Hibiscus applique for a throw pillow right now.  I think I'm going to add a crumb catcher or a biased strip along the edge before I put a ruffle.  Hopefully I'll have a picture up before you know it:).

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Almost There

 I'm almost there!  I finally finished the 36th star block last night.  Man, squeezing all that quilt in that small area was frustrating indeed.   I started quilting the feathers in the half square triangles this morning.  Hopefully I'll be done with those and move on to the outer border.  The quilting for the border is in the "I'm still thinking" stage.....I don't want to go the easy route and quilt in stippling.  I want to do something "earthy".   The fabrics are busy with colors so if I did feathers, they'd be lost.   I guess I'll have to search all my magazines and books and see what patterns are in there and see if that helps the 'ol noodle.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Taking Photos

 Took photos of my Clematis plant after it rained yesterday.  I am taking various pictures of plants for a art quilt I've had on my mind for a year.  I've got an idea of what I want and I just need to see if I can do it.  It will be a self portrait quilt.  If no one can tell that....then its an art quilt and was intended to look that way:).
  I still love my Kindle and I think it is the best ever!  The new toy to have is the I pad.  I don't need it, but I'd love to have one :)  So, I'm going to post another add for the Kindle.  If you like to read I recommend buying one!