I'm excited to share with you a new feature on YouTube, a co-venture with Debby Brown, The Book Report. <----- click here to go watch the video. In this episode we talk about: Sew Cute Baby Animals, Mary HertelThe Big Book of Little Sparks, Carrie Bloomston Love Fat Quarter Quilts Quilters Color Wheel Carry-All Quilters… Continue reading The Book Report
I decided on a whim to go to a local quilt show. My very first ever quilt show. I mean how exciting is this? A Quilt Show! What would happen? What would I see? Did you know they are having a block contest? And it's a block I can make this morning before I go,… Continue reading Did I ever tell you about the time?
My suitcases are packed, almost. Clothes are in the laundry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMnM868owQc SLC Quilt Festival is here. I have copies of my book ready to sign. And Batt Scooters! And Batt Snipps. well I was going to post this yesterday and the day, as happens, got away from me. Good reason of course: washer repair tech,… Continue reading I’m leavin’ (left) on a jet plane, I’ll be back Sunday morning
Kindle Screenshot of Cover Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I am TodayValerie BertinelliPublisher: Harvest (Harper Collins)250 pagesHardcover $27e-book $14.39 to $14.99 When someone lives a life that is public in someway there is a tendency to presume that they are fully known and therefore open to scrutiny and criticism. This leads to being… Continue reading Book Review Part 1: Valerie Bertinelli Enough Already
Let me rephrase a bit. I'm terrible at taking pictures when I'm teaching. It's really annoying in some regard because I'd love to show you what's going on with the quilters in my class. And yet somehow I get caught up in the teaching moment and the next thing you know all the students are… Continue reading I’m a terrible picture taker
While I did work one day I spent most of last week (May 23 to 27) on vacation. We had special company visiting us. We visited a couple of quilt shops, more on those in another post, The Alamo, Magnolia, and The Texas Quilt Museum. There are three exhibits right now: The winners from Fall… Continue reading Vacation & The Texas Quilt Museum
Sunday evening around 9:30 I had a date with my front porch to watch the lunar eclipse. I do love the moon, how the moon orbits the earth reflecting the light of the sun, waxing and waning, sometimes nearer the earth, sometimes seemingly far awaymoving to and fro in sync with the tidal movement The… Continue reading Eclipse
In just a couple of hours I'll be teaching at Poppy Quilt & Sew. I got to thinking about the definitions of my 2022 Word of the Year: Cultivate. (What's your Word?) here are two parts of the definition: to develop or improve by education or training; train; refine:to cultivate a singing voice. to promote… Continue reading 2/2/22
Normally on a Tuesday like this I'd be in the shower already getting ready to go teach the Advanced Beginner Class at Poppy Quilt & Sew and going to book study at my parish tonight. Instead I'm at my kitchen counter staying home with what is allergy related sinus thing (no temp, not achy). We've… Continue reading Well this is quite the week! Click Here.
Sunday morning (this morning as of the time of writing) I flew from Austin to Dallas, changed planes, then flew from Dallas to Ontario. Our alarm was set for 5 AM to make sure I had time however teacher do I have everything I need is there enough time to get to the airport because… Continue reading And then