Saturday, February 19, 2011

On Vacation

Hi friends. Good news on 3 counts. First, the orthopedic specialist gave me a shot of cortisone and prescribed 6 weeks of physical therapy. Hopefully this will take care of my torn rotator cuff without surgery. Second, the swelling in my shoulder has gone and I have regained movement in my arm. Yea! Third, since my art is better, I'm able to go on vacation. I'm leaving early tomorrow morning. Six of us are heading to Bodega Bay to spend 5 days QUILTING. I'm so excited. This is the second year that we will have rented a huge 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with a gigantic dining room table that we'll set our machines up at. I have above 15 ufos packed up and ready to go. I hope that I am super productive as I have a lot of projects to finish. Here's a few pics of the house we'll be staying in. When I return, I post pics of my finished projects (positive thinking!) Have a great week.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

One Arm Out (of commission)

Here's a pic that looks quite a bit like I've looked over the past few days. Except this person doesn't appear to be crying from the pain, like I have been.

Turns out that I've torn some tendons in my left arm so I've gotten nothing accomplished during the last week. So, instead of sharing with you what I've been working on lately, I thought I'd share what I haven't been working on - here's pics of a few of my ufo's:

30's Reproduction Blocks from several block swaps:
Bali blocks from a block swap:
Blocks with a butter-colored background from a block swap (why did I participate in so many block swaps?):
Grandma's flowers:
A half-made sunflower I made after taking Melinda Bula's class:
Blocks I won in the quilt's block of the month activity.

Oh my, I'm starting to get worried about all these ufo's. And this is just the start of them!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Wholecloth Design and Execution - Don't Miss This Opportunity

I have been a fan of Adam Chenevert's quilting style and skill for a long time now and had the opportunity to take his online Wholecloth Design and Execution class through MQResource. I'm a fan of his facebook page and just found out that he is offering his class on Etsy, in DVD format that can viewed on a computer. I can only say I hope you don't miss out on this opportunity to purchase this DVD.
The disc contains five and a half hours of easy to understand videos that can turn even a beginning quilter into a wholecloth master.

Included with the disc is a bonus video featuring thirty-five additional fills that you won't want to miss out on.

Want to know more about Adam? Check out this link.