Sunday, December 6, 2015

Reaching my goals for 2015

As of this evening, I achieved my original Christmas customer quilt goals. There was a little cheating going on. One customer quilt was too big for the backing fabric, and can't go on until I find 1/3 yard more of the backing fabric. It wasn't a crucial piece to have done by Christmas according to the customer. The other part of the cheating is, I'm working on pieces that were dropped off this past week.....and you guessed right.....please have them finished before Christmas. This is not a complaint, just a comment on, "best laid plans".

In the longarm quilting home business, if you aren't behind, you are out of work. This is one of the times of the year when I will work very long hours to stay on top the jobs.
The photo is of my quilt Stellar Cool made a few years ago. It is a favorite and hangs in my home.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Almost missed a chance....

There are times when facebook is my friend. I saw a post by a fb friend that he had made the deadline for entering his quilt in the AQS Paducah show. I've gotten so wrapped up in the promise of finishing my customer quilts in a timely manner before Christmas and totally forgot about the deadlines coming up. I'm really bad about that. So tonight after dinner, my focus will be on getting my entry sent.

The picture attached to this post is NOT a picture of my entry, but it is a blast from the past. It is a close up of a small trapunto class sample for a class that I taught years ago. I colored it with Inktense pencils and added beads, and little x's.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

It's a Black and White Challenge

The new 2016 Black and White challenge notices for Art Beat gallery have come out.

Time to put on my thinking cap and sketch out a couple of ideas. Deadline is February.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

8 Quilts Away from.......

As of this morning I'm 8 quilts away from.....

1. Finishing customer quilts before Christmas.
2. Being able to work on a very large pile of Quilts of Valor for local veterans.
3. Being able to work on my unquilted tops.
4. Finish a show quilt ufo.
5. Plan my next show quilt.
6. Work on a book query.

As I get older my art fulfills me. It feeds my body and soul. It helps to keep me warm in the winter physically and spiritually. It brings joy to my family, and builds a legacy.

A Fire Under My @$%

Today is the first day of a better blogging behavior for me. I'm accepting the 31 day blogging challenge by Cheryl Sleboda. I plan to post each day for 31 days and hopefully, it will help me get in the habit of sharing more for you.

So lets get on our blogging hat.