Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008

A great start to the New Year. The predicted snowstorm wasn't bad here and my studio is getting marginally tidier every day. I bought a shoe organizer on sale this weekend, and have attached shipping labels by clothespins to each pocket. I'm going to put rubber stamps in it, I think, and will stamp each shipping tag with the stamps in their pockets.
I organized my postcards into a sample album for the store I'll be teaching at,
and am working on the Crazy Quilt square for the CQ class. It's coming along well, and I found the silk fibres I got at Greenwood Quiltery during the retreat - the colours are perfect for it. I'm using lots of varietgated threads, and I've figured out how to take a decent closeup with the camera finally. My garden pictures should be better next summer because of it.
Speaking of Greenwood, I promised myself by the end of today the pictures of Eggplant #1 would be in the Greenwood emailbox. That's going to be the next thing I do after this post. In the next couple of days, I'll post pictures I've been taking as I've been working on a collage. Because of the matte medium incident, however, it'll be drying for quite awhile before I can continue with it.
I've added the Fiber Art Traders link to the blog, too. I highly recommend joining if you want to learn great techniques and stretch yourself. If you do, let me know!


drucillastitches said...

Taking a look into all the wonderful quilting blogs and came across yours! I love your postcard idea, could you give me an idea how this works? The crazy quilting is something I've always wanted to learn. Do you have any pointers or point me in the right direction for learning to do crazy quilting? Thanks!

V said...

Thank you for your kind comments! The postcards are mostly scraps on a Fast2Fuse base, then I start playing around with embellishments. I've got a couple of bases shown in earlier posts.
Crazy Quilting is wonderfully relaxing, and you can be as minimalist or as exuberant as you like. I'm teaching a class in March if you're in the area! (check the sidebar).
I'd recommend joining a guild, or an online group - there are a number on Yahoo dedicated to CQ, and the link on my blog to In A Minute Ago will take you to a wonderful site where you'll learn all the stitches and be inspired.
Good luck! Please keep in touch and let me know what you're working on!