Just to be sewing and in an attempt to jump start creativity this week, I decided to start on a new sample for a class I will teach at the shop. ( I did create on Wednesday, but it didn’t translate to cloth. It was a story for my little kids class at church.)
I purchased the fabric for this sample last Saturday. Now I will need to sell the class to recoup my costs. Anyway, I decided to work on what was in front of me to hopefully start the juices flowing. Here is the block and the fabrics I am using.
I bought 4 fabrics for the blocks, which will alternate and the sashing and border will be the yellow fabric. The blocks are woven. The collection of fabrics is called Serenity and is by Don Baker (?) it looks like (it’s hard to read). Clothworks makes it.
I liked making the block and writing down notes for the class….but I don’t feel the juices flowing yet. It was good to be sewing and experimenting again, though. I have read one suggestion to “just show up”. I guess I could try that. But today I think I will read an article in the new QA magazine by Jane Davila…called “it’s About Time”.
BTW I will be putting in some work time at the Paducah quilt show on April 21 and 22 (that’s Wed/Thurs). I will be working for Betty Blais at the Embellishment Village booth. Come by and see us!
I just heard on the news this morning that another earthquake occured in this area shortly after midnight this morning. It was measured at 4.5 and the center was 45 minutes away from me at Mt. Carmel. I slept through it, but it woke my husband up. You can check out all the recent earthquake activity at the USGS site here. It is very interesting to read. I never knew that Alaska had so many quakes.
On another, unrelated, topic, I leave for Paducah tomorrow to spend a couple of days with my friends there. Tomorrow we will shop, shop, shop…and on Wednesday, we will probably shop, shop, shop…and see quilts. I don’t think earthquakes will stop us.
I have been spending my weekend installing a new email client and getting it up and running and connecting with my server. Outlook Express has totally fallen apart. I still can’t get one of the email addresses working, but firstname.lastname@example.org is working, hallelujia. My 70 gb hard drive filled up over the weekend, so I bought a 320 gb external hard drive to put all my photos on. (There, that oughta hold me for awhile.) I have so much computer work to do, I can’t see straight. But…first things first…Paducah.
Here is the last photo I saw of my fabric making its way through the Round Robin #1 circle on the complexcloth list. It will be interesting to see the final outcome in person! See ya’.