Friday, June 30, 2006

Designing Quilts

I had my surgery on Monday, and I'm feeling pretty good. I know it will take a while, so I'm forcing myself to relax and not do much of anything.
I've gotten very interested in landscape quilts in the past few months. I like applique, but I want to do something different. I've ordered a couple of books on it, and I can't wait until they arrive. One is "A Bridge to Landscape Quilting" by Mary Hackett, and "Landscape Quilts" by Nancy Zieman. I've also ordered Gwen Marston's book on four block quilts. I've read quite a bit lately that her methods are very freeing, and I've got to get out of the box I've gotten myself into with quilting. I'm tired of making quilts that look just like the picture on the pattern. I want to branch out and tell people about me and the area where I live.
I get tired very quickly, so I'll sign off for now.
Have a great day,

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Hi again

I've been thinking-what do I want to say here? I guess I want to talk about my feelings about quilting and what it does for me. Right now, I'm in my "I hate to piece" mode. I just finished the school year on the bus, and I've been trying to get ahead of customer quilts, so I haven't had time to piece. I feel like if I don't have a good block of time to do my own thing, then why bother? Everyone tells me that just grabbing 10 minutes is good. But I can't see it that way. I have so many things in my head that I want to do, that I cut myself off at the knees.
I'd love to hear what inspires others. It really helps.
We're going to a graduation party this afternoon. It's for a young man that I used to baby sit. Wow, how the time flies! I remember meeting him when he got off the bus after kindergarten, and now he's going off to college.
Enough for now.


This is my first time, so be gentle. I have so many things spinning around in my head. I'm having surgery tomorrow, I'm nervous. You'd think it was heart surgery with all the worrying I've done, but it's just a herniated disc.
I don't even know who I'm writing to, other than myself.
Talk to ya later.