Thursday, July 20, 2017
I think I want some help...but...at the same time I don't want to be helped. I have so many projects in various stages of progress and I "should" just keep working on them...but, have you ever come across a new project that just screams for attention??? Do you act like a grown up quilter and say, NO...I have to finish something before I can start something new???? or do you lay down screaming..."you can't make me!!!" I want to do what I want to do when I want to do it????? And then, I put my big girl panties on and say...no, you should get something done before you start a new project.
Can you see the circle I have created...I feel like the tiger that keeps running around the tree so many times that you end up with butter :)
Soooo, let me show you the two projects that are calling to me...very loudly...and let me know what you think and how you approach the voice in your quilting heart.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Let me explain...Since arriving home from Arizona I had not been able to find my trees cross stitch...you remember the one that Lori and I picked up in France at the Le Carrefour Européen du Patchwork I had set a goal of stitching 2 trees a month...remember that??? I took it on the Arizona Quilt Roadies trip and never touched it...not one stitch. I remembered seeing it when I got home but for 2 months could not find it. I know that G emptied the RV before we sold it...so I knew it was somewhere either in the house or garage. Robin came over one day and went through my entire sewing room and still we couldn't find it.
Finally after 2 months I told G what I was looking for...
and, I got this feeling inside my bones...
and, we found it on the floor behind my stitching chair
in G's Man Cave
What a relief...
and now I am back on track
although, I am adjusting my goal to one tree a month!
Wishing you a wonderful week of stitching...we are still working on putting out more Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show video and we are plotting our next Quilt Roadie adventure!!! Be sure you check out The Quilt Show Daily Blog Anna & G On The Road tomorrow...some fun photos of a students stitching project!
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
I was shocked and moved by the response to my blog post Are You There??? I hear you and I am going to continue posting on Tuesday and Thursdays! I so love to write but wasn't sure if I was just filling blank space and no one was reading? I have dozens of empty journals because I can't stop buying them but the Woolie Blog is the only journal I have consistently written and I have to admit it is not only the craft of writing but because of you...I know we may not always agree or find interest in the same things but there is still a special connection and I read every comment.
To clarify some things I heard in the responses...my blog roll did not get shorter because bloggers are no longer blogging...it got shorter because I accidentally deleted it in a clean up and couldn't remember all of them (OMG). I like the blog roll to check in with other blogs that i enjoy and I only delete a blog if it has not posted for over 3 months. I figure the writer must have had a reason. In this case a slip of the finger and the whole blog roll disappeared! I have added a few that I knew were current. Also, it was good to hear that some of you do not sub subscribe to Facebook or Instagram but read blogs and watch You Tube...so, by sharing the posts across the board I may reach you :)
Thank you again for letting me know you are out there!!!
I am grateful for the time you spend listening :)
I am grateful for the time you spend listening :)
Now, I have to share one of my more crazy moments this last week. A year ago I signed up for Sue Spargo's BOM called Cuppa. I feel like this is my baby because when we were having dinner I told her she needed to do this as a BOM because in the Pacific Northwest we are all about coffee and tea. As with all of Sue's BOMs, when they are done she publishes a book...and, she is done. Of course I am not. I have only 1.5 blocks done but when I saw Terri's hanging in the Stitchin' Post I got all excited...then I saw the book. This is the ridiculous part...I have all the paper patterns that were sent with each block...
...but, the book was so beautiful and the pages so awesome...so, I just had to buy the book! A little embarrassing but I just know this will help me get it done. We have also talked about starting a once a month meet up to stitch Sue Blocks! I may just video those stitches!!!
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
I have noticed that the blog world is slowly becoming passe. It seems as with all things, life changes and we have to reassess our world to see if it is keeping up? And so, I wonder if I should continue to write the Woolie blog??? I have enjoyed it immensely but also write the Daily Blog on Wednesdays for The Quilt Show, Anna & G On The Road and have a blast with G creating Quilt Roadies both of which I feel are more current. In addition I post regularly on Instagram and Facebook. So....I am curious...are blogs going the way of the Gooney Bird??? What are your thoughts?
Thursday, July 6, 2017
I am blessed by Stitch Angels...it brings tears to my eyes that stitchers would take the time out of their lives to make a gift for me...I was left speechless yesterday!!! What I do know is we stitchers so appreciate handmade gifts because we know the thought and time that goes into making them. Kathy surprised me with the sweetest Woolie...and, his shirt has bees on it plus his jacket is embellished with bee buttons. Around his neck and on his shoes are bells so I can tell if he is up to mischief!
(you can click on the photo to enlarge for a closer look.)
His name is Master Wellington Bee and he loves honey :)
I no sooner got back to the classroom after lunch and one of my students gave me a Hexie coaster with Bees!!! G and I have fun with the Quilt Roadies and the blog but it fun to know someone is actually watching or reading our stuff and so know that my sewing room is called the Bee Hive. We are so grateful for the connection, friendship and love that we feel. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I had to show you the back because the little label has a smiling Bee :)
The next 2 days I mentor the Sit 'n Stitch class and this is one of those classes where the pedal hits the medal...sewing machines on full speed Scotty!!! Have a wonderful day and stay tuned!