And, it should be noted that while you can ship quilts, fabric, notions, etc.
you can no longer mail children using the U.S.P.S.
Yes, everything comes ’round. I remember finding Jacob’s father in his crib after a nap at … oh, around 2 years old. He woke up from his nap and decided to take the industrial sized jar of Vaseline off the dresser next to his crib and apply just about ALL of the contents on his lovely brown curls. Try and get THAT out!
E-13 Moth in a Web
Make your day a GREAT one!
Successful people don’t just happen overnight. They work at it. They set goals. They strive to be better, taking classes, fine-tuning skills and techniques. They tackle the unknown. They push the boundaries and force themselves to think “outside the box.”
Are you a dedicated quilter? Do you take classes? Do you set goals for yourself? Even a quilter who quilts for relaxation can enjoy and see improvement from taking a class or two.
I need a few classes. I enjoy paper piecing because it lets me accomplish things I might not be able to hand or machine quilt without the pattern. But often times, it’s not easy for me. I need a good instructor to help me get over that. I love to applique, but some things are a struggle, like sharp inside corners. I’d love to take a class in dye techniques… just for fun. And outside the quilting arena, I am longing for a basic art class. My goal is to take one of the classes above before the year is out.
I’ve noticed in some of my recent blog posts that I complain about not having enough quilting time. Time to quit whining and set aside a little time each day. Time to hold myself to task.
Barack Obama spoke to a congregation on Father’s Day about improving their lives and the lives of their children. He said, “All B’s? Is that the highest grade?” Obama said. “It’s great that you can get a B, but you can get a better grade. It’s great that you’ve got a job, but you can get a better job.” He was talking about improvement. I can improve. So can you.
The block above is for my Dear Sammy Jane quilt. It’s block F-11, “On Target.”
I’m going to write down a few goals and post them where I can see them. Why don’t you do that, too? Let’s check in at the end of the summer and see where we are.
Take up the challenge to improve your quilting. Post one goal in the comments section, then let’s check back at the end of September and see how we did.
Have a GREAT sewing week!
I just got my hair cut three weeks ago. Actually, more of a fine trimming. I was trying to grow it out longer. Don’t know what I was thinking! After three weeks of it in its longer style, I gave up. Couldn’t stand it on my neck anymore, and in this Michigan humidity, it would look poofy in the morning, only to be flat as a pancake by 11 AM. No more.
Yesterday I made a lunch appointment to get it cut. Patrice, my stylist, is my son Loren’s age. She’s adorable and SO talented. I took a picture with me of exactly what I wanted. I explained it to her, showed the photo, oohed and ahaaaa’d about the sexy look with the long bangs, higher-in-the-back poof, etc.
<—-Here's the picture I had with me. Pretty darn sexy.
If you’ve ever tried to take your own photo, you know how hard it can be. So excuse the poor photography in the photo below, but I think it shows you enough to get an idea of the hair cut I came home with.
It’s shorter than what I had… I’ll give it that. But I don’t think it looks like the hair style I had in mind. I mean, come on! Where’s the strong chin? Dark, sultry eyes, beautiful complexion? Not to mention that it doesn’t poof in the back! It doesn’t cover my eyes and give me that “come hither look.” I know what it is. I wasn’t posing right. Yeah, that’s it. I need my lips parted, looking ahead and not to the right.
OK, gotta go shower and try the style myself. More poof on top. Different makeup. Younger body. That might do it…
OK… back after shower and my own styling. Still doesn’t quite get it for me. Geesh! Maybe I just need a new head? YEAH, that’s it! Anyone know where I can get one?