Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I don't really have a ton of stuff to say, but I have some pictures, and I think that might be enough to do a blog post. Prepare for the random!Item number one: I have been working on a City News quilt for a while, since the Cherri House workshop I took in October. It has been slow going, for a number of reasons, but the biggest one is that I was doing it as a sample for work. Which, is fine, but the way my brain works, the second that I HAVE to finish something, is the minute that I start avoiding that something, however pleasant it may be. Self-sabotage much? The other big holdup was that I was terrified to quilt it, seeing as it's the largest thing I have ever quilted. I know it can be done, awesome people do it all the time, but I was super intimidated by it. FORTUNATELY, I know people. Robin, a friend from the quilt shop I work at, offered to teach me how to use her long-arm, and let me do the quilt at her house. I have long harbored ambitions of doing some longarm quilting, and hope to some day take lessons from the awesome Angela as well, so I jumped at the offer. It was awesome. Like seriously, it was amazing to have that kind of freedom when quilting. At first it was terrifying, but once I got into a rhythm, it was just the best. thing. ever. Also, Robin is just fabulous to hang out with, and her house and studio are amazing, and I got to eat bean soup and cornbread and drink Taiwanese tea with she and her mother. It was the best. And I am really happy with the way the quilting turned out, despite the shaky start!Next item on the list: I have a dog, and he is adorable. Also, I have the most self-indulgent pet-photo blog ever.And these pictures, they are the result of me wandering around the house and craft room. Really no point to them at all. Slowly getting over the Januaries, plan on rocking it in the Februaries, folks.