Sunday, January 25, 2015

2 New classes I have started

Now you have to promise not to laugh but I have started 2 new classes this New Year the first one is a knitting class and I am hoping to lean how to do more than the knit and pearl stitch.  Our teacher actually started us out making a cable cast on and now we are into the next class which is following the pattern.....here is a pic so far

My next class is a drawing class and I really want to stop drawing stick people and learn to take it to another level.  Jackie is a wonderful teacher so here are a couple photos of our first class together.

In the beginning she had us draw an apple and cylinders so the first 2 are my drawings without any guidance and then the last 2 are done with Jackie teaching us perspective and shading with different marks and pencils..I think the second 2 are better and I had a wonderful time.  There are 4 of us in the class...2 of the ladies are much further advanced and then there is another friend of mine and me.
I will post updates as we go along...Thanks for taking a peek..





Wow I have not posted since the holiday

Ahh it is true it seems life was more simple back a few years ago.  It is not that I have not been in my sewing room at all just not as much as I would like to.  I hope you all have had a wonderful start to a great New Year  ahead and are looking forward to all the new creativity that is just waiting around the corner to be made.
As for me I am looking for more time in my sewing room and so far this year I have had more time which has been a good thing ,by more time I am meaning a few more days, which I am grateful for but as time goes on it might get better.  I am hopeful!  Here are a few photos of stuff that has been completed since I last posted...
I made this zipper pouch for a friend of mine who moved to FL in January and I added the map so she doesn't get lost when she comes to visit...

This one was made as a gift for the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild

And you cannot see this very well and I forgot to take a picture of it when I got the top finished.  This is the pic of the layout but  I will get a better one after it is quilted.  This is for my grandson Dayton..

And I have started 2 new classes this year so that is starting out good right?  I will be back with photos of "in the beginning" later today.
Thanks for being here.......

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Taking this time to wish you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas from my family to yours!  I wish you all  a healthy, fun filled and creative New Year!!!!
I have chosen 2 words to set as goals for this coming year

Simplify & Focus
Have you chosen any words  to help with the coming New Year?


Friday, November 28, 2014

thanksgiving

I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving either with family and friends or in your quilting studio.  I know I had a dinner for 15 family and friends and truly enjoyed it so much and "thank the Lord" for  allowing me to do so.  But now comes the hard part of trying to race to the finish line which is Christmas Eve to get some things completed. From my home to yours... I  truly wish you have a wonderful Holiday season
Here are a few pics from my Thanksgiving...
Me and the Mister

My daughter Leigh-Anne;S-I-L Jeremy: The Mister: A Friend Karen


at the door my sister Debbie: brother Carl: my son Gene: my daughter-in-law Samantha
 Friends Jeremy and his son Jerick;
granddaughter Phalynn: grandson Dayton


My Mom Evelyn; and M-i-L Kathlene


Monday, November 10, 2014

Our 40th

Yesterday was our 40th wedding anniversary and I woke up to a beautiful gift from my husband and a day shared with family and friends..it was a wonderful celebration.....this is the gift I woke up too and I am thinking I just might keep him..lol  Have a great day everyone.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A few colors of Fall

Let me leave you with a few colors of fall that have finally come to Chattanooga.  These photos are mostly from the house here but there is one beautiful tree filled with red leaves that was taken down the road...Have a great day everyone.






October ATC's

I am in a FiberAntics art group led by Veronica and we are winding down the year.  We have one more to go and then we will start again in the New Year.  This month the theme was pumpkins which I guess we could dress a pumpkin up in all ways but I chose to use the pumpkin seed.  I used modge podge to actually add the cupcake holders to the cards then added a little pumpkin die cut and some pumpkin seeds in the center.  Then added a little information on the back about pumpkin seeds.  I really did not know what I was going to do until I started them I just wanted to use pumpkin seeds so this is how they turned out.