Tuesday, January 28, 2014

~ There is More on Instagram! ~

If you have noticed a decided decrease in posts here ... there is a reason.

Although I have NO intention of turning my back on my blog, I am putting pictures much more frequently on my Sea Quilts Instagram account.


Please follow me there for more of a daily (eh, 3-5 times weekly) report on my quilting pursuits.

And please ... don't forget to check back here.

P.S. The quilt pictured above is an enlargement (24" x 24") of the mini piece (10" x 10") that was featured in the October issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.

Monday, January 20, 2014

~ Coastal Sunglass Cases ~

So ... I have been busy.  Busy picking a new set of fabrics every 30 minutes which pretty much put me in a heavenly state.  The picking of fabrics is my favorite part of this process, although all the others fall closely behind.

I have been busy making eyeglass/sunglass cases that are now for sale on my Etsy Shop.

First: Octopi, as seen above.

Next: Sea Horses.

And last but not least: Surfboards.

And just in case you were wondering ... the tornado that attacked my fabric shelves during this process ... was tamed.  

It was a very good week.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

~ A Happy Mess ~

A work in progress.

Surrounded by mess.

Note to self:  Clean Studio.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

~ Just Nesting ~

Happy New Year!

It was an absolutely magical Christmas for me this year, both in my own home and in my 10 days of travel.
When I first put up my decorations, I felt a panic about the shorter season and told myself that when I returned (on January 1st) I would give myself permission to leave the tree and the decor and the lights up for longer if I wanted to.

Yeah ... I took them all down within 24 hours of my arrival home.
I'm like that.

Well, I hope you revelled in a wonderful season yourself.  I also hope that if you want to leave your decorations up that you will indeed.  And if you want them down, I wish that process to go speedily.

Don't you love my nesting dolls?!? I have collected them for years, but these are very special ones.  They were personally hand picked (duh ... look at the colors) for me by my son and his wife ... on a trip to Russia this fall.

So curl up or clean up.  Just look ... up ... in 2014!