We have had some beautiful days this January.
I am super stoked to have gotten this in the mail yesterday. Yes. It is a Frostline pattern. I see these coats and jackets in the thrift stores and at garage sales. They are so incredibly cool looking. But I have never seen an actual pattern or kit. I don’t know why it took me so long to figure out that I could find one on Ebay. So, I did.
I found anther stitching cartoon, and I posted it to my Facebook Artist page. It went viral by my standards. I ended up with thousands of comments, likes, and shares. It feels strange when that happens. It reminds me of the time Aurifil linked my blog to their Facebook page, and I thought I was famous. Fame of this type is fleeting which is just well because it feels weird.
I taught a great Artful Machine Quilting class at the Quilt Zone. And speaking of teaching. The South Florida Modern Quilt Guild did the nicest write up about the workshop and lecture I will be giving there in April. It was so good that the class filled up in 24 hours and now has a waiting list. It feels good to be wanted.
Well, you can pretty much tell where I am at in my life by the number of blog posts I make. If I here on a regular basis, things are OKAY. If you haven’t seen me in a while, things are happening at a pace that I cannot control.
The good news is that I think the piles of stuff to do are only at about waist level right now. If I can control myself–no knit-cations, no procrasta-knitting–I am in good shape to have a wonderful year.
I have not seen a good art documentary in a while. I’d love to hear what your favorites are.
Thank you all for sharing your favorite books, wishing me happy birthday, and letting me know what you are thinking. I apologize for not responding to each and every one. I try, but I hope you understand that occasionally time just runs away and doesn’t come back.
I am making my very first pair of socks. I know, boring black, but I am going to make teal knee-highs next. I have struggled getting used to the four double pointed needles. Several times, I have finished stitching and instead of moving the free needle, I move the needle with stitches. I just slide the needle right out and then I am left with 20 little gaping loops. Ouch. This week in class we will be turning the heel.
I made my first quilt of 2016. I am pretty happy with it. The color palette is a stretch for me, but in a good way. I am going to save the official unveiling for another blog post, but here is a peek at things.
Project Every Day–you know the thing where I wear only clothing I have made for the entire year. Well, it is moving along. Because I have not had time to make any new clothes the project has been more about me than garment construction. As in–one way to get over yourself is to have your teenage sons photograph you every day. They have no problem telling me how ridiculous I look. Whatever. I’m still doing it.
I haven’t written any updates yet, but I have been posting daily photos on Instagram. So you can follow me there if you like. Or I can just tell you here that I need more warm and colorful clothes, and I’m working on it. Just as soon as I finish writing this blog.
Finally, I should say that I signed two contracts this month. One with C&T Publishing–yep. I’m writing a book. The other is with the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens in Ormond Beach, Florida. I have been invited to create work for a three person show. The exhibiton will be an exploration of color and geometry as seen through the eyes of a quilt maker, a sculptor, and a painter. Doesn’t that sound fabulous? I think I have to go to the opening which will be in December in Florida. Who can say no that?