Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wrapping It Up

Yes, the end of December. I am astounded how fast it went.


  • Longarmed 8 quilts
  • One commissioned quilt done
  • One Sashiko piece done
  • One preemie quilt top done
  • 2 Books read
  • Wrote 9 times - journal or stories
  • Day excursion to Krankies Craft Fair
  • 8 World of Wendy Lu blog posts
  • 6 Wendy B Quilt blog posts
  • Watched Netflix 6 different times
  • Stuffed a doll's head and body that has been sitting around for a year
I do hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve. See ya next year.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Made It

Yep, I made it; survived Christmas. It didn't work out like I'd thought. I was very excited to be in the holiday spirit this year. I was really looking forward to it and then bam! I got sort of blind sided. By what, you ask? The crazy weather. I enjoyed driving the streets at night, looking at the decorations. I got ingredients for a nice dinner. I had pot roast, red potatoes, and carrots. Fixed that on Christmas Eve in my crock pot. The best thing was the crock pot liner. Those things are amazing for people who like one dish meals and don't like to clean up afterwards. I was all set. But the weather did something to me. I was out of sorts. Not necessarily depressed but kind of confused. All of a sudden I wanted Christmas to be over. Then I heard from several others and the news that people were feeling the same thing, out of sorts. Because of the unusually warm temperatures. Yep, that would do it. So I rallied and bounced back a bit so I could enjoy Christmas Eve and Day.

It's still warm. About 20 degrees above normal for this time of year. But yesterday I continued straightening and rearranging things to get going on creating new work. I now have different stations set up for different projects. I want to jump out of the 2016 gate. Last year I had dubbed 2015 the Year of the Creative Juggernaut. That didn't happen, as the fates, faeries, and numerous goddesses were in on a joke. Me being the butt of it. I was taken in a new direction and it has been a ride. Not the worse one I've had but a weird one. I now have a growing business and it's time to get back to creating. I really want to and feel that I'm ready. I had to go through horse poo in order to get to this point. I will not say that I'm not terrified, again. Story of my life. It is my life and I'm owning it. I will work through the fear and press on. I've started my lists, written down plans and goals. I'm accumulating all my creative, intellectual, emotional ammunition and mixing it with a lot of bravery. My ancestors are watching.

2016 will be the Year of the Phoenix. There were a lot of ashes this year and I shall arise and bring along the Juggernaut.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

No Pic Post

I forgot to take pics at the Krankie's Craft Fair yesterday. I used to do this fair religiously but the past couple of years, I haven't been able to make it. One, I didn't have any new work to show, and two, I'd recently started a new business. The Fair was in a new location, with lots of natural light coming in, lots more space for a variety of artists and crafters, and lots more parking. It was wonderful, people were buying from local artists the weekend before Christmas.

It was nice to see many of the artists I did the show with. It was nice to see new people there too. What was really interesting were the comments from friends and artists who were disappointed that I didn't have a table there. That really made my day. That I had work that they admired and missed. I told them that I would most definitely be there next year. I am ready to start creating again. It's been awhile, like two years of creative drought.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Mid-week

Or is it the end of the week? I'm confused. I guess the 'true' mid-week was yesterday. Wednesday. Yeah. My days are running together and I don't know if that's good or not. I picked up two more quilt tops to longarm this week, which is great. On Monday, I went to my quilt guild holiday meeting and it was pretty fun. Lots of wonderfully, silly women who deal in fabric, scissors, and thread. The food was pretty good and because I hadn't been in a couple of months, some ladies stopped me to say that they missed me being there. That they were following Wendy B Quilts on Facebook. Wow! That felt pretty good to hear. I am also trying out making a preemie quilt. The guild, Forsyth Piecers and Quilters, makes preemie quilts for a local hospital. So this I can do. My way of giving back. And the quilts go home with the babies, also cool. I thought I'd try one to see how it goes and well... not so well. It's a scrappy preemie quilt. Good thing it's small because I think I'm the only quilter in the state who doesn't have a fabric stash. It's a bit embarrassing but I work with what I've got. So here's my first little quilt.


I am always trying to improve myself. Mentally, emotionally, and physically. Sometimes I get to all three, sometimes not. I am also working on not worrying about some of that so much. Worrying takes a lot of time. Which I continue to tell myself I don't have enough of. But if I stop worrying, I find that I do have time to do things that I want to do. I also all for reading self-empowerment books, watch videos and such. I may not continue with the whole program but I do walk away with a few things that help me out. I discovered a new one this past Sunday. I was leery about trying it but what's the harm in trying? I did a little more research and decided to do it. I did see an improvement the first day. And the second. I'm going to give it a week or two to see if I continue to improve and I'll let you know what it is.

Have a great day everyone.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Wow!

Yes, wow! When I talk to friends these days and we discuss what we want to do next year, next year is in like, less than three weeks. Three weeks! And we'll have another year to deal with. I still have this month to deal with and right now, today, I'm feeling pretty good. I will be back in the studio today to longarm a small quilt, someone will pick up their quilt and then I have my quilt guild holiday meeting tonight.

I won something in an online giveaway. I rarely win anything and I love this artist's work. Her name is Diana Rader Shrome. I got a wonderful little doll in a peppermint dress and bow and she through in some Halloween guys because she knows I love Halloween.



And another friend sends me ornaments she paints every year. I'm going to need a bigger tree. The table top one is filling up. She also send me a fountain pen (which I've wanted for a long time), and miniature items. A truck and pen set for my miniature roombox that I'm working on.


Nice, early gifts. I'm still debating if I will get myself something for Christmas. I don't know if I want to be in the crowds. Maybe if I go when the store opens, I'll be okay.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A little Bit...

I promised some friends snail mail art. I've got tons of tiny sketches, I now have to put them on nice paper and paint or use color pencils to finish. Here are the first two.



Staying Busy, Staying Sane

Okay. Business is steady. I'm grateful for that. Slowly things are getting paid. Once I'm on the longarm, I lose myself in following the pattern. I enjoy the different fabrics, pantographs, and thread that I choose for each project. The down time is another story. It's like, what do I do? Well, I've been writing. Nothing special, just getting words down on the page. I've been catching up on Netflix viewing, which may or may not be a good thing.

Someone likes Bigfoot.


This quilt was done yesterday and is supposed to be some mathematical equation.


The quilt below goes on the frame today.


Having a business is most definitely on the job training. I have many cheerleaders and a couple of shoulders to cry on. At times I do ask myself, what was I thinking, but then I ask, why not? Things are getting better and I'm able to fit other things that I like to do in. I still have about three more weeks in this month, this year. I'm ready to surprise myself to see what else I can get done.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Last Month

It's December. The last month of 2015. Time is like the blink of an eye these days. Been busy longarm quilting (gotta pay bills) and almost done with my second mitten. Gotta keep knitting. It is very relaxing and I don't want to forget how to do it and follow patterns. I didn't make my NANO goal but I am still writing which is the point. I've prepped to make some holiday door hangs. Here's the quilt I'm working on now.


I also needle felted more dryer balls. I had two and they did the job okay, but for towels and sheets I needed more static fighting. So more balls. I haven't bought dryer sheets in almost a year now. I toss these into the dryer with wet clothes.


Hey, I've got some kind of a color scheme going.

November Wrap Up:

  • 2 books read
  • started NANO, lots of journal writing
  • 10 business quilts
  • longarmed my Bargello quilt
  • did one Tula Pink quilt block
  • 5 World of Wendy Lu blog posts
  • 7 Wendy B Quilts blog posts
  • viewed movies/series 7 times on Netflix
  • went to the Piedmont Craftsmen Fair
  • took a knitting class and finished one of two mittens, working on the second
Not bad for a work in progress. Me.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fall Again

After two weeks of rain and weird temps, we've had late summer show up once again. Very weird. Yesterday was I think 72 degrees and today in the 50s. It was very pretty out and temps are supposed to dip the next couple of days. I really like fall, autumn. Sometimes it's a very long period of time and sometimes we get a week and then it's winter. I want fall just a little while longer. My new neighbors tried out their fireplace last Saturday and I love the smell of a wood burning fire. That's part of fall for me.


I took this pic this morning. I thought it was pretty. It prepared me for the day that was coming. Boy, did I ever need this pretty picture. Because people were crazy out today. I don't know if it was because it was pretty out, warm, both. Or because the holidays are coming up and they are upping losing their minds. Some were tailgating, not stopping at stop signs, driving 20 in a 35 at the busiest time during the day Go to a park or something. Then there was the young female who hit a mail truck. Really? Not paying attention. I mean, those things are kind of big, white, have flashing lights and she plowed right into it. And the leaf guys. Shutting down roads and not having a clue as to where to direct traffic. Yeah, I love fall.

But I made it. Got another t-shirt quilt on the frame, Ran lots of errands which included the grocery store. I'm grateful I had money to go to the grocery store. But what I needed I can't eat. You know, cleaning supplies. Gah! It's all good.

And fall is coming back.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

No Pic Post

Catching Up!

What's that?

I have failed at 'Catching Up'. I tried and it's a no go. And that's okay. I tried. And was driving myself nutso. Trying and failing and trying again is how life is. There are times where it gets me down but I continue to try again. Sometimes it takes awhile for me to get back on the spaceship but eventually, I do. And I'm off.

So... I've decided that I will just do. Just move forward with everything. Finish projects, continue to work on big projects, start new projects. Just do it. Because I like to do many things. That's okay. I am made up of many things. I have many interests. And that is okay. I am okay. I took a workshop to make a fancy wallet. I was planning on making a few for gifts. I made that one and that's it. I'm done with that design. It wasn't for me. I moved on to another design. I've cut those pieces out and will put them together this week. If one thing doesn't work out, there's always, always something else that will.

I will continue to work on 'going with my gut feelings' when I am working on large projects or starting new ones. If the feeling has gone, then I will move on. That is so liberating. It's taken me a long time to get here but wow! I will continue to make my lists. New projects, keep working projects, almost done projects, and just finish the darn thing.

Today is a take it easy day. I will try to work on NANO. I have been writing longhand and now I need to type it in to get an updated word count. That's about it. Last week was very trying. Truck went into the shop. No brakes. Helped a friend out who double book shows. I manned her show on Saturday. Yesterday. Got a busy week with three quilts to longarm. And then there are those lists. I'm feeling pretty good right now. Hope it lasts. At least through the week.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Moving Right Along

Today was a good day. I'm getting closer to getting my Bargello quilt done. Got it longarmed today and the first step of putting the binding on.



I'm 5731 words into NANO. I plan on catching up this weekend along with doing a few dozen other things. I hope the sun comes out soon because these grey days are starting to get to me and I have too much to get done.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

So Far This Week

Four days into a new month. A little less than two more months left in this year. I'm still working on having fun. I'm behind with NANO but I will work on that this evening. I finally got a bed. From IKEA and two wonderful friends Deb and Marc V.) helped me put it together. It's been awhile since I last had a good night's sleep. I liked this style because of the drawers. I got an extra bonus when I got home and started to look at the instructions, that the drawers are part of a trundle section. Wow!


I longarmed a huge t-shirt quilt.



I finished one fingerless mitten with a flap. I got the alpaca yarn (two years ago) from a fiber festival that happens in Asheville every year. I've been waiting for this type of glove class to come up and it did. I've just started the second one. Note to self: divide up the yarn so I can do two at the same time.



I finally finished my winter jacket that I started over a year ago. Of course I've grown a little bit so things had to be adjusted, after I figured out what I was trying to do. Well, sort of, I couldn't figure it out exactly and just winged it. I knew that if I didn't get it done, we would get low temps very soon. It's supposed to be in the 70s this weekend. But I'm ready.


And last but not least, last week I went to visit a friend's new baby. Alder. He's so cute and squishy. I was Christened with drool and I got a cute baby smile. He's got dinosaur feet on his onesie.


Off to get something to eat and get some words down.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Welcome November!

Well, October sure did fly by. Once again, I didn't decorate like I wanted to. Things seemed to speed up and I missed everything. I'm sure the move into my studio space didn't help and getting that all set up. I was too tired to venture out for Halloween and well... I guess I'll have to make better plans for next year.

My art table is a mess. I am participating in NANOWRIMO this month and so far I'm on target. But I've got to do something about this table. It's jamming my creative frequencies and I have too much to do this month.


So this is what I accomplished last month.

  • one book read (very bad indeed, so behind)
  • worked on various writing projects three times (again, not good)
  • 6 business quilts longarmed
  • worked on applique once
  • took a day trip to the Catawba Valley Quilters Show and a woodworking show as a bonus in Hickory, NC
  • for entertainment, I went to a bottling party at Sutler's Spirits
  • 10 World of Wendy Lu blog posts
  • 9 Wendy B Quilts blog posts
  • one Halloween drawing
  • started watching a new series (for me) on Netflix
  • started my first pair of mittens
For this month, I will work hard on being nice to me. I seem to forget that. I will do more of what I like to do and learn some new things as well. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Yee Haw!

Getting settled into the new studio. I've been busy quilting and you can go on over to www.wendybquilts.blogspot.com to see those quilts. I'm still thinking about decorating the place but that may have to wait until after the holidays. You know what? I'm feeling lots better. In most areas. One quilt was giving me the blues, so I took off Saturday afternoon and Sunday to not do anything quilt related. I refused to think about quilts. I watched a series from Australia on Netflix, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, worked on my mitten, and read. I went back into the studio yesterday and finished the unruly quilt. It turned out quite well. But... but, I did something else that I hadn't done in years. I did some sketching on some new zombie Christmas ornaments. It didn't stop there. I made a pattern, got fabric, cut out and sewed five of the little buggers. I stuffed them when I got back to the apartment and will attach heads today.



I can't believe I created something else in the studio that wasn't quilt related. It felt really good to go from sketch to actually putting something together. Usually I just sketch and put them away. Into a sketch purgatory. I should rescue them. So I'm still here. Got a busy day today. Lots of running around. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Today- No Pic Post

Another post I wrote this morning before the sun came up.

How do I feel today? Okay. Just thinking about today and what needs to be done. Still working on finding my happy again. That will take time. Still battling with not hating. My mitten class last night went well. There were only two students. We laughed. that was a good thing to do. The other two students will join us next week. I'm not far ahead on my mitten but as soon as I get a little more done, I will show some pics. I now know that I can't have years in between knitting projects. My fingers and shoulder are killing me. Now, I really have to finish my jacket. I've been given a reprieve in the temps. It warmed up again but I know more cold is coming.

One good thing today. I get paid for longarming a quilt I finished yesterday. I'm not going to wonder or worry if I'll ever get to a point where I don't have to wonder or worry about paying bills. It is what it is. Also today, I will start my second business venture. I don't know if it will work. But hey, you only live once. Might as well give it a shot.
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My NANO piece is coming along or I should say pieces. The last time I succeeded at NANO, I started off with three different stories. If I got stuck on one, I could work on another. I need 50,000 words to make the goal of writing a rough draft of a novel in a month. One story eventually took over and I reached my goal. Surprisingly, that story was supposed to be a short story. Go figure. This time I have two novel ideas (adult), one short story (adult), and one mid-grade kid story. So we'll see which one wins.

One the docket today:
- put borders on Bargello quilt
- put together my next Tula Pink block
- put the collar on my jacket

I only got to the first one today. Will be working on some new stuff this evening. Toodles!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Something New

As if I don't have enough to do. Or maybe not. I bought some alpaca yarn a few years back to make some fingerless gloves with mitten flaps. I waited those years before someone decided to hold a class and I signed up. The instructor is using the Magic Loop method of knitting. I hadn't done that but how difficult could it be? I've been knitting off and on since I was about eight years old. So I taught myself. You Tube is amazing. Watched several different people do it, picked a person, one I could tolerate their voice, and did it.


I made a nice swatch.

Yesterday

I wrote this post yesterday. Got busy once I got to the apartment and wasn't able to post. So here it is today.

Okay, what's going on? I never thought that I would be a longarmer. Seriously. I do like doing it once I get started. Kind of like writing. But life really likes to keep you on your toes. Just when you think you can breathe, some huge troll body slams you, then you get hit by a wagon and tromped on by a stampede of baby goats. You wonder where the heck did that come from? What had I done or hadn't done? Why is there no break? I guess I should stop asking that question because there doesn't seem to be an answer. Or if there is one, I keep missing it. So what is one to do? I've tried many things and it all comes back to me being body slammed by life.


I'm sitting in Hoots Beer Company after a day in the studio. I'm working very hard not to burst into tears. I really couldn't afford this wonderful fall Mild Session Ale but I survived this past week, dug into my purse and truck for funds and I'm having one. I wonder how much longer I'll have to struggle? But that's not the point. You're supposed to enjoy the moment, where you are, each day. So I enjoyed working on the longarm today. Trying to keep my thoughts on the quilt before me. It's a beautiful quilt and the person who put it together is a wonderful person. She makes me laugh and she likes my work and appreciates me quilting for her. She is a cheerful person. I... am not. I'm a brooder, a worrier. I hide it well. I have many masks. I'm always asking why? Maybe I should change that because I won't get any answers. I guess that's what makes this planet go round. The different people and their different tempers. I don't mean anger but their tempers of being. I thought I had a handle on being me. Basically minding my own business. Helping those who want it when I can. But then things happen and even though you're on your guard, you get side swiped. On a regular basis. You feel stupid for falling for it. Again. A different wolf in sheep's clothing. You begin to doubt who you are and what you're doing on this rock.

And there are still no answers. I'm too goofy to give up. I still have time left. Maybe. So what do I do? To keep moving onward? I will have to come up with other income streams. I'm no good in retail, food service, or any type of corporate or government job. I am a creative person and I will work with my assets. My talents. My tenacity and stubborness.

The clouds are lifting. I can take one day at a time. That's all I can do. Don't plan too far into the future. That's a kill joy, especially when life just ants to play April Fool's jokes on you throughout the year. But that's okay. I've been knocked down before and I continue to get up. Getting knocked down will continue to happen because that is life. So I will search for the happy in each moment, during the day and keep treading.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Nice Day Today

I went to the Catawba Quilter's Guild Show today in Hickory, North Carolina. It was really nice. 278 quilts were judged and on display. I saw every quilt but only took a few pics. And went to most of the vendors. I got some fabrics for upcoming projects. Some felted wool fabric and some cottons.



From the quilt show, I went down the hall to the woodworking show (which was free, can't pass up a free event) put on by Klingspor's Woodworking Shop. Years ago, I used to do woodcarving. I really liked it and want to get back to it. I'll have to figure out how and I did find out there was a woodworking club right here in town. I met a lady who had a table there who just wanted to show people what she did which was making her own rubber stamps. I couldn't believe the detail she got in her pieces. She let me try and I made my first rubber stamp using my own drawing. So many ideas are crowding my head.


Is that cool or what?

#quiltshow #fabric #feltedwool #rubberstamp

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lists

Today is list day. Yes, I'm a lister. I make lists. There was a short period of time when I didn't make lists and I was so confused and got absolutely nothing done. Some people don't need to make lists. I'm not one of them. Even if I don't get to everything on the list, I have something to work from. I have these lists:


  • things to buy for the apartment and studio which I keep in my purse for when I'm out and about
  • one for business quilts
  • one for non-business quilts and quilting projects
  • stories to work on
  • projects to start
  • ideas to promote my longarm business
  • posts to write
Some lists are detailed. Big projects are broken down into smaller steps so that I won't feel overwhelmed and not think that I can get things done. There's a list for the whole month and if I think about it, one for each week. Sometimes I get through them all, sometimes I don't. But when I do feel overwhelmed, I close my eyes and point to something on a list and that's what I work on. Even if it's for only ten minutes.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fun!

Being in the studio on the regular can be exciting but it can also be lonely. No one to talk to. No one to bounce ideas around with. Most times I get tucked into a project and when I look up, it's time to go home. Other times it can get to be like watching paint dry. So part of today, I will be making lists of what needs to get done, projects that need to be started and worked on, and things I would like to try.

But yesterday I had fun. I can't remember the last time I actually went out and had fun. I was invited to a Bottling Party at Sutler's Spirits. A legal distillery, the only one in town. They distill run and gin. Well, we bottled 88 cases of gin. It was a blast. We got a brief history on distilling, how Sutler's distills, and how their equipment works. Then we got to work. It was so much fun!


These barrels are full of rum.



On the little stand were the botanicals (lavender, elderberry, and others) used to flavor and make the gin.


Scott, our leader, giving us the run down on how the stills work.


The large still in the front with the round section is for distilling the rum. The one behind it is for distilling the gin.


Me and two other ladies applying labels to the bottles.


Here are the 88 cases we bottled, labeled, and packaged.



And this is what I got for my efforts. The members of the party were nice. There was lots of laughter, good snacks; I had a good time.

A Full Week In

Yes, I've been in my new studio for a week and a half. Last week was my first full week and I hung in there. Get home, eat dinner, in bed by 9:30. Yikes! Hopefully my stamina will improve over the next couple of weeks because I've got a lot to do. I did manage to get two quilts longarmed.



Detail of part of the front.


Detail of the back. It's two pieces of different fabrics.


I finished my latest Sashiko piece and I found the other parts to this project. I will do one more design and begin the next step for this series.


Thinking of ways to make the studio look more arty. That may be over time to get that done. Hopefully I will be here for awhile.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Today

I wrote this this morning and just getting a chance to post it now.

It's Thursday and my second full day at the new studio. I am excited. Still meeting neighbors. There's so much I can do to decorate but I've got other projects to start, work on, and finish. No running around on errands today. Lots on the docket.

  • stitch down binding on a lap quilt
  • start cutting 2 1/2 inch squares of scrap fabric for some paper piecing which I've never done before
  • design some doll clothes
  • cut out a few more Halloween dolls
  • start some mug rugs
  • figure out some Halloween/Christmas ornaments
  • start a Tula Pink square from her book 100 Modern Quilt Blocks
  • prep for NANO, yes, I'm attempting it again. I seem to hit every other year and this is that year.
  • work on Sashiko
I've crossed over what I got done so far today. There are still a few more hours before bed where I can work on some other things after dinner. But, I do not like moving. I can't find a project I've been working on and I know I packed it but can't find it. Looked all over and nothing. Very frustrated. Of course it's a small project too. Ugh! Oh well, I'm sure it will show up. I hope it shows up now that I've figured out what to do with it.


Two and a half inch squares to paper piecing.


Colors selection for Tula Pink pattern number 9.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

OCTOBER!!!!!

The one thing about life is that you can start over or pick up after being body slammed. First. I have had my longarm quilt machine for almost a year now, this month. A friend was nice enough to let me use space in his house to get started. Well, he decided he was ready to sell the house so I had to hit the road. I found a studio closer to where I live. So that's what I've been doing since my last post. Looking for a new spot, packing, moving, and finding things.

I like my new space. Lots of storage, big enough for the frame, sewing table, work table, and ironing board. I have a key to my space. I don't have to worry about disturbing or interrupting anyone when I want to work. My space is in an office building that now houses entrepreneurs and other creative types. There are three buildings in this creative campus. The building I'm in; the second building has a yoga studio, distillery, glass blowing studio and gift shop (The Olio), cantina (The Porch) and a bar (Hoots). The third building is an old mill that is being renovated and turned into shops and other spaces. More creative types. I like the idea of a creative campus. I'm hoping this will give me a creative shot in the arm that is sorely needed.




Moving is a notion. I've put things away and will have to remember where I put what. I still can't find my paper scissors or my X-acto knife. I know I packed them. I'm looking for a small padded office chair and will head over to Goodwill soon. I'll also need to get a small vacuum cleaner.

Now that the quilting service is steady, the holidays are coming up and I plan on being slammed with work, I can get back to working on dolls, all things Halloween, and other artwork. I'm ready to continue on with this ride called life. Never a dull moment.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

I'm Still Here

Yep, I'm still around. I'm looking for a new place to put my longarm machine. I think I may have a place but another place has come up too so I'll be looking at that one. It's going to be a bit crazy for the next two weeks while I make a decision and get everything moved and set up.

This is my new adventure. A friend helped me out when I got the machine and allowed me to set it up in his home. Now he's selling and I've got to move on. At first it was sad but now, it's quite all right. The Universe is continually moving to align itself with things that I'm supposed to go through. And now is the time to spread my wings and fly. I can't believe that next month, I would have had my longarm for a year. Crazy how time flies and now it's time for me to start having some fun. I'm behind on my faces but I will catch up. Here are two I did a few days ago.


I also have two quilts to work on, so I'll be busy with those and packing things up. I will work better on my postings.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

7 & 8

Here are faces I did two days ago and just now posting. I will be doing two more before the day is out.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Surprise!

I can't believe I'm keeping up with something. I guess I've found the right size for doing this challenge and I can get two faces done at a time. The month is still early though.


#29faces

Friday, September 4, 2015

Keeping up with Faces

Okay, I did two faces today in order to keep up. Something weird happened to me and I decided that I was better than the incident and that I was going to get busy. So here are my faces.


The blue one is for how I was feeling yesterday. It was a sucky day. But... I shall persevere and keep on keeping on. The green one is one continuous line and both are done with color pencil.


I made progress on my Bargello quilt. I'm doing the wall hanging just to see how the thing is done. But I can continue on to make it a bit longer so it will turn into a throw. The backing is flannel. I'm finally excited about this project.


And here is a job on the longarm frame. So far so good for the end of the week. Time to continue to find my happy and create like nobody's business.

Now it's November

Yes sirree, it's November. Second to the last month of the year. What happened? Don't know but I'm still hanging around. Still w...