Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Getting ready to Create!

Today has to be about cleaning the sewing area and getting ready to start on my Art Quilt Challenge.

SO ready for SPRING!

Here are a few more pics of the snow!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

justin in the snow

This is Justin standing in front of the snow after it was plowed.

New Photo

This is out our front door, I am trying out Adobe Photoshop to see if I like it. We will see.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday!

I know my husband and sons will be watching the game. I plan on putting my Ipod on and sewing. That is what I got for Christmas (the Ipod), just for these occasions. Can tune out the noise and be in my own little world. lol
I don`t really care who wins or loses, just hope the score ends in 4 and 7, that is the numbers I have in a pool at work. I am saving up for a new Janome machine, so that would help!
I also bought the new Cloth, Paper Scissors mag to read and get some inspiration for my Art Quilt Challenge. I am ready to cut some fabric and play tonight!!
I hope your night is as good as mine looks to be.
(got chocolate too)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Check out this blog!
I can`t post links, don`t know how! lol
But, this blog is really a nice one, and she is doing a giveaway. Really cute pinks and just in time for the Valentines Day. It is her one year anniversary.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Challenge is "Hidden Treasures"

That was the theme chosen for our first ever Art Group Challenge. We have opened up our own Yahoo group. Soon we will have our own blog!
Hidden Treasures, hmmmm, so many things I can think of BUT two thoughts keep coming back to me. As some of you know the ocean speaks to me the loudest of all! I love the water, the sand, the waves. Everything about being part of that warms me from the inside out. I love to swim in it, and just coast my body along the waves. When I die, I want my ashes scattered in it, so I can spend eternity floating along. Sounds weird, but that is me. So of course my first thought is treasures hidden in the sand. I am sure that is going to be a start of my challenge piece.
BUT, the one other thought that is pushing its way into my head is film!! The old film that you held up to a light to see, with its black and white exposure looking surreal. And that may be the way I go. All my treasures showing in film.
I can`t wait to start!! Did I already say that?? About twenty plus times. :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

A new Challenge!

I am so excited! I belong to a group on Yahoo, that teaches classes in quilting.
This group does traditional and non traditional. Lots of great classes, lots of great teachers.
ANYWAY, the lady that started this group, decided we needed to do art quilt challenges!
She posted if anyone was interested, and within less then 24 hours, 20 ladies had signed up!! I was one of those lucky few.
The ideas are in, and am just waiting to find out what our theme is. Diane numbered all the choices, and I picked the number. So as soon as Diane gets my email with the number in, we will all find out what our first challenge is.
The only restrictions are, it must be 75% fabric. That is IT!!
We are going to do one challenge every four months. So be ready for some great art!
We will have a blog with our work on it, and I will post that as soon as Shirley gets it up and running.
So wish me good luck in my Adventure in Art Quilts!!