I would like to express my gratitude to all the men and women of Canada who have fought for our country. Lest we forget.
I believe that as of late I have been rather lazy in my writing. I wonder if this is winter getting the best of me already? Almost everyone in my quilting group is working on Christmas stuff right now, and to be frank it makes me want to hurl. I LIKE Christmas, but I have such a hard time getting into this proverbial 'spirit' everyone talks about. I'm genuinely not a fan of snowmen, I don't really see that many artistic merits, especially since my first grader can make a better one than I can. Or perhaps I'm doing everything I possibly can to avoid the panic rising in my gut telling me that I need to go... dun, dun, dun, Shopping. I feel this frenzie just under the surface of my conscious mind, when I smile at passers by, see an advertisement, or the blur of Christmas lights on the side of the road in November! This general distaste for the upcoming festivity is not helped by my young children being bombarded with Christmas crap and in turn harassing the heck out of me! [deep breath] Alright I think that considering its only half way through November perhaps I should just chill out with the Christmas rants (how ironic). So needless to say I have not been working on a Christmas project of any sort, not a gift to be had.
I have been working on a very special project. There is a call for entry over at Sandra's Studio . The idea is to pick a mineral of Canada and create a piece of quilt art representing said mineral for a show in Toronto this coming spring (see link for more details). I'm uncertain if I'm allowed to blog about my project or if it is supposed to be an exclusive thing, so for safety's sake I'm going to keep the whole project under wraps for the moment. But here is a little peak.
I'm also working on yet another commissioned baby quilt of my own design (which I hope to keep precise notes on and maybe work out a pattern (dreams of a quilter eh!). I have met many talented quilters over the past year and my friend Suzanne said to me once that she could have written many books by now if she had kept track of what she was doing. Suzanne creates awesome original quilts (that really do read more like art to me). I am not proposing that I will write a book, but I will keep track of my projects 'just in case'.
My husband and I have been making progress in my studio, it's going to be a while and it's cutting into my quilting time like you would not believe. If your interested in renovation blogs feel free to check it out. Renovation 800
Of course I'm linking up with the lovely and talented people over at The Needle and Thread Network.