Hey! Happy Thursday to you. I am happy to present you with this conversation with Brint Fanizza of Famore Cutlery. I have long admired Brint for his generosity and kindness, for his ability to hear ideas and connect people with people and then connect them with others who would work well with them. In this… Continue reading Quilted Features: Brint Fanizza Famore Cutlery
This week I'm starting with a couple of Thank you notes: Sharlene Rodewald & Lori Baker Heartland Quilt Guild Thank you both so much for your generosity, kindness and thank you to all the guild members who took the class. I enjoyed our time together, especially at the restaurant!Bonnie, Gale & Linda Nitzen Flying Geese… Continue reading Reminders
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
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.
The Uber driver picked me up at the hotel Thursday morning to take me to the Ontario Airport to head back to Texas. This delightful driver, Grace, I learned has an art degree and ran an art department for a while. At some moment she needed work and ended up working for the concession stands… Continue reading Road to California Redux
that I can go for weeks without writing some witty and pithy thing here. Can you hang on for a moment, I need to go make coffee, change the laundry over and wait for a friend to come to use my Handi Quilter Moxie. Be back in a few. Copies are available at Road! My… Continue reading I find it profoundly odd
Before I get started on this day I would like to send you over to two podcasts. Quilter on Fire Episode 48 with Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Quilt N Tell Podcast Back to the Beginner Brain Episode 64. I have thoughts on both podcasts and how they are related to one another. There are more… Continue reading Quilt Festival Postlude
Friends, please join me in sharing some of the beauty of this week. While I know I still need some time to reflect and think things through there are some good highlights. I've mentioned that one of the Priests I worked with in ages past often said, "We do not need new teaching, we need… Continue reading Goals, Video & Moving Forward
Where you finally get all the bits and pieces lined up ready to go and then a wrench gets tossed into the works, effectively derailing what you're doing? And because of what it is you can't really be mad about it first because you really have no control over it and second because that will… Continue reading Does this ever happen to you?