Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sum Sum Summertime!!

I know it is summer, but REALLY! I thought I lived in Oregon for the warm days and cool nights. Not the Hot days and the Hot nights. I am really looking forward to a cool down tomorrow. 

One good thing about the weather is that it is nicer to be inside stitching than doing anything outside. I am grateful for my AC in the studio and the lack of obligations so that I can stay in there and sew.
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What are your favorite blogs? I like to read a blog and then see who they like and go there and eventually I forget where I started. Here are a few that I like and maybe you will send me some that you like.


 
This blog has some really pretty pictures. Nice pictures of yards with beautiful flowers.

http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/

Cute tutorial on making a wool sunflower.

http://sentimentalquilter.blogspot.com/

Nice small quilts, great for doll size quilts.

http://www.needlenthread.com/2009/10/hand-embroidery-lettering-and-text-4.html

Nice instructions on doing the stem stitch and other videos for stitching.

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http://rebekahlsmith.blogspot.com/

This lady has a new book just out:
My Book

and she has a project in:

Pattern

She does beautiful wool work in a different style than we usually see. I would invite you to check her out.
She has a really nice blog and does beautiful work.

I will be having an all day workshop on her style in the fall. I hope you will join me in making some of her designs.

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Another lady that I mentioned after my trip is Janet Bolton. Karen and I were privileged to visit her in her home and she has several books out and has a new one coming out any minute. I am anxiously waiting for it.

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She does charming picture blocks and considers herself more of a picture maker than a quilter. I hope to have a workshop day in the fall with her designs also. Here are a few pictures of her work.

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This is one of her books. You can often find them on Ebay.

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Sometimes it is fun to break out of our boxes and try something completely different. I think these ladies add a lot to our craft.

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Now to some class pictures from our local stitchers!





MaryAnn has been very busy.


Renee


Sharon

Flowers from Sandra


Spargonian beauties of Karla



Barbara

Marlene

I apologize if I get your name wrong or if I forget who did what....
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Getting ready for out BBQ on the fourth



We had some seriously good ribs, chicken and oysters cooked by our chef Loren. We had awesome pies and L and I made home made cranked ice cream! Really tasty.

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As stitchers we often get our shoulders all cramped up and our hands overworked. I looked around for some exercises that we could do to loosen up. We get so wrapped up in the joy of quilting that we are all stiff!

http://www.quiltviews.com/ten-exercises-for-quilters

These look like pretty good ones.

http://www.sandiquilts.com/yoga.html

Give them a try. As much as sewing calms the mind, we need to stretch our tight muscles also!!


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2 comments:

  1. Love Janet Bolton! Got to take a class with her once and loved it.

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  2. Thanks for your comments, Janet. I appreciate it a lot. b

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