Happy students from the April skill-builders class. And, yes, we used half- and quarter-square triangles cut to the correct size. No trimming but the dog-ears! And those points are sharp! Great job, ladies!!
"It is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends." William Makepeace Thackery "He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything." Arabian Proverb "To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue." Proverb "The willingness to take risks is our grasp of faith." George E. Woodberry "The way to gain a friend is to be one." Jules Michelet And my favorite: "It takes a long time to become young." Pablo Picasso Blissfully, Sharon
The first week of September...looked forward to with great anticipation by all parents of school age children. No one wants to rush the summer, but.... For many of us, the new year begins in September, not January. I know that when I am scheduling quilting classes, I consider a "term" from September to June. And that means a new "term" is beginning! Let's review "Workshop/Classroom Etiquette"! Feel free to share this with ALL students, quilters or not. Students may not be aware of ways in which they may inadvertently disturb classmates and teachers. Here are some suggestions to help you. 1. Arrive on time; and if you must leave early, do so quietly. Let the teacher know that you will be leaving early,
but do not request extra time of her because of that. Do not abuse the teacher's class time with problems concerning
unrelated personal quilting projects. Be prompt when returning from lunch or break. 2. Be alert; listen to the teacher the first time she says it. Then, if you do not understand, you can ask questions.
Refrain from answering questions for the teacher. 3. Need help? Ask the teacher, not your classmates. Not only will you get the correct information but you will not distract a fellow student. Raise your hand when seeking assistance from the teacher; but don't monopolize
her time. 4. Keep talking to a minimum and do not interrupt or talk while the teacher is lecturing. Excessive talking distracts
both your classmates and the teacher. Try not to repeat instructions out loud. 5. Be prepared. Have all necessary materials and equipment listed for your workshop/class. You are
responsible for obtaining and bringing your own materials. You may want to assemble a "traveling" bag that contains your basic sewing tools (i.e., scissors, markers, thread, etc). The number one rule for your dedicated traveling bag? Do NOT remove anything from it while you are at home! That's how supplies for class are forgotten. 6. If you must have liquids with you, they should be in spill-proof containers. Murphy's Law says that spilled drinks always end up on your classmate's work, never yours. If you bring food, try to make it something that you can eat quietly and neatly. 7. Even if the class is not your cup of tea (too hard, too easy, not what you expected), don't spoil it for others. Attitude is catching! You can always learn something! 8. The workshop/class handouts are not to be copied or taught without the teacher's permission. 9. You enrolled in the workshop/class because you wanted to learn from this particular teacher. If your usual procedure is different than what is being presented, try the new way. You may find that you like it better, or that there is a part that you can incorporate into what you normally do. Now let's go learn some new stuff! Happy fall, everyone! Blissfully, Sharon
Why is it that I never tire of fussy cutting fabric? These horses were a perfect fit for these 1.5 inch hexagons. I am embarking on a hexagon journey to make almost 200 3-inch finished hexagon blocks for a fairly large quilt. I am using the theme of "These are a few of my favorite things" and this was the first block I did. I have around 50 done now. The fabrics for each block are chosen independent of others that have been made. If variety is the spice of life, this quilt will be TANGY!
"You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time you must make it." Charles Buxton "Every day should be distinguished by at least one particular act of love." Johann Kaspar Lavater "Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life." Steve Maraboli "A happy life is one sent in learning, earning, and yearning." Lillian Gish Blissfully, Sharon
Truthfully, I didn't! Slugs (who don't have shells) eat most of my iris blossoms and leaves, and do quite a bit of damage here. But a bit ago, I found this snail ascending my door frame (outside!). Photo op!
Check out the cool patterning on the pale parts and on the shell.
This is the best pic of all!
September already. Labor Day Weekend. Yes, I'm still quilting. Yes, I am still horsing around. Lots of news to share over the coming days. But I thought this would really get your attention ;-) Blissfully, Sharon