I’m Baaaaack…….

16 04 2008

Chicago Festival was wonderful as usual.  It was also tiring because I was working a booth, but then there are the perks.  I spent too much at one particular booth….thanks for all your stuff, Betty!  Embellishment Village is where I spent quality time.  I got to meet Kathy Arnett, Patty Van Huis-Cox, Judy Coates-Perez, Julaine Lofquist-Birch (hope I’m spelling that one ok), Mary Jo Lawrence, Jane Aldoretta, Gail Tyler and Mary Bajcz.  I met Peg Keeney and Desi Vaughn and they talked me into joining SAQA, which I had been thinking about anyway.  Some people I met at that booth where I spent so much money, some I met at the Quiltart/SAQA reception and some I met in the Make It and Take It University area where everyone was having so much fun learning something new. I met up with Virginia Spiegel again and Barb Parady.  I met new people while I was eating lunch.  I even chatted a bit with Laura Murray while she was on a much deserved break.  What a nice lady.  Everyone is quite nice.

But it’s good to be home.  I have been gone a week.  When we got back from Festival, I had a lecture/slideshow and workshop scheduled with the Heartland Quilt guild in Wood River, IL.  That went well and now I am back home with tons of things to do.

But first things first!!…Virginia showed me the correct way to use the linoleum cutter to make stamps.  I could not WAIT to get home and start making stamps.  So here is what I have been up to in the wee hours this morning.  Too much FUN!!!!

I like organic shapes, leaves, bushes, stems, trees, and geometric patterns like grids, but I like them a bit funky.  I am using my new acrylic paint dabbers by Adirondack in Lettuce and Espresso (yumm…) as well as some distress ink and my new Cat’s Eye ink stacks.

To close…the sunshine on a red bush in my neighbor’s yard caught my eye this morning.  View from my back patio door…hasta luego (see ya’ later)!


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17 04 2008
Patty VanHuis-cox

Found ya! I saw your post to QuiltArt and changed your info on my blog accordingly. Now I can stalk . .err. find your blog anytime! Looks great! Nice meeting up with you at the show and I am totally loving your new stamps. Can’t wait to see what you come up with project wise!!

18 04 2008
Denise

The stamps look great, Kathy! Keep us posted on what your create with them. Love the bottom photo, too. That has definite USE possibilities, don’t you think?

18 04 2008
Susan

Kathy,

The linoleum stamps look great! I’m not surprised you chose leaves! Keep up the great work, OK play!

18 04 2008
Virginia A. Spiegel

Kathy – Wow! You were fired up by the whole stamp carving thing. Great stamps.

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