Ooops - a bit tardy these days. Just sometimes hard to eek out some time in the morning, but I am here today!
As you know - I have been dealing with quilting books. I have LOADS of them and through the powers that be, I had the privilege to acquire a few more. I quickly went through the two bags yesterday and look at the treasures that I found...................
|I have collected this series of books over the years and was missing a few. Yesterday in the bags - I found ALL the ones that I was missing. How cool is that!!!!!!!!!!!!|
I also found a couple of OLD Quilt Art Calendars published by AQS. This one was from 1991. I have one or two of these. Now the important thing is NOT the calendar, but the quilt pictures. However a big problem of mine is that if you keep the book, you have NO WAY of remembering what was in the book without having to go through a dozen books to find the right one.
|Quilt Art calendar 1991 (by American Quilter's Society)|
So here is my plan - I took photos of the quilts that I thought had useful designs, colourways or other form of inspiration. I also took a picture of the credits for that quilt. I am going to load the pictures into my database of photos. I will tag them - quilts, colourway, setting, designer or whatever else tweaks my fancy about that particular picture. Then when I want to find a particular style/colour of quilt - it will be a piece of cake!!!!!!!!!!! I took the pictures and the book is going back in the bag of ones that I will not keep.
Sounds brilliant and would be so useful if I could do that with my magazines and such. I really don't need or want to keep a lot of stuff, but I want the idea. Yes - this probably violates copyright through and through, but without doing this - the pictures are USELESS. It is STRICTLY for my personal use - DO NOT ask to borrow or use my database!!!!!
However I did find a couple of interesting quilts in the book that I thought I would share with you. Only two from the entire calendar were from "famous" people - well people that I recognized.
Here is the first one...................... You will NEVER guess who made this quilt. Carol????? You know the lady and I think you follow her blog..............
|Quilt is called Fan Dance|
Read the card below..............
How about this one? Any idea who made this one????? I met the lady - took a class from her. Given her AMAZING machine quilting today - (enlarge the photo and look at her quilting!!!!) Oh yes - she has come a long way.
Did you guess????? Have a look at this card
Is that NOT amazing to see some of their earlier work. If you are not familiar with either Ellen or Carol - check out the links. Both are AMAZING artists!!!!!!
Instead of working, I have been reading. I went to the library and found these little books by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. She has a blog called The Yarn Harlot. I have read a couple of her books before, but why not have some light reading and they were all sitting on the library shelf calling my name.
|At Knit's End|
The above book is a quick read - a quote from someone, followed by her linking the quote to knitting and then her witticism. Each one is a page long and the book is small. And you could very easily substitute the word knitting for quilting and it would be perfect!!!!
Speaking of knitting - I now have EIGHT of the squares done. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My daughter wants to implement a new RULE in our house. I HATE rules with a passion. Someone mentioned to me the other day (we were talking about raffles) - that there were a number of NEW rules. She said - "Oh something must have happened and they had to make a rule to cover themselves." YEP - that is the ONLY reason that I make rules. I guess M has the same philosopy because the new RULE is that I am NOT allowed to leave my junk on the kitchen table. Wait - that is a perfect dumping ground!!!
|The kitchen table - also known as Mom's dumping ground!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|As part of my cleaning, then I guess I need to clean off the table (permanently) in the dining room so it can become MY temporary dumping ground!!!!!!! ACK - Kids and THEIR RULES!!!!!!!!!!!|
|I see we had a visitor in the backyard yesterday. I don't mind as the rabbit eats the spilled bird seed - now if they could only be trained to poop in the corner of the yard!!!!!!!!!!!|
We have this FITBIT competition going on at the gym. Doesn't look like our team is doing all that great, but I set a goal for myself of 16,000 steps a day. Whew - day one - no problem, day two - I get home from a meeting and see that at 9:30 PM, I have only 12,000 steps. It was below zero outside. Oh well - I bundled up, grabbed the dogs and we went for a walk so I could get my 16,000 steps. I know - totally insane!!!!!!!!
Then yesterday, I am watching my other team mates and seeing their steps (it is all on-line) - well they are ahead of me and I have to get those steps in. I bundle up a bit and off the girls and I go. We take a VERY circuitous route to Tim's (past the mall of course). A quick pit stop into HomeSense where I found some stuff that I went back later with the car and picked up. But I saw this pillow and LOVED IT!!!!
|All I will say is YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
I did NOT buy the pillow though. Anyway - bottom line - made 18,000 steps yesterday!
Also had to get the dogs to the vet for their shots and whatnot. Whoa - having pets is NOT cheap. Look at Sparky - she is in her element up on that table. All she cares about is that she gets TREATS up there.
|Sparky hanging out at the vet!!!!!!|
On that note - I have to get to work now!!!!!
Have an awesome day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!