You know what's better than mushrooms in a pattern?----moving mushrooms! :)
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Wow, it's been a bit too long since the last post. Summer came and went with a fantastic trip to Europe wedged in there somewhere.
|John and I on our first day in Prague|
And now, school is back in full swing. This term I am teaching Drawing, Design Fundamentals, and a new class Digital Art. The Digital Art class is exciting. It's a course that I developed and is finally in action! I have to say that I have a great job. Sometimes, I am totally overwhelmed---teaching, designing, sewing, keeping up with life----but how lucky am I to have a job where I can develop a course from scratch that so completely taps into my interests? Pretty lucky. Now, I will say that the five class per term class-load could go as well as a few of the totally non-committed students, but otherwise…
I thought I'd post about exciting things that happened recently. One, was that I finally learned how to make a Dresden quilt block! I have had the ruler sitting around here for almost a year now without even taking it out of it's little wrapper. Geez.
Last week, the lovely and uber-talented Vanessa Christenson of V and Co., taught a class at Home Ec Workshop here in town. It was an appliqué class. We learned how to work with hexagons, simple appliqué techniques, and the Dresden. It was really fabulous. I immediately came home and made up a couple of quilt block samplers using my anchors fabric from Spoonflower.
|A random little lilly pad I made up in class|
|One color of the tiny anchors---it's so cute, I want to pinch it!|
|My first Dresden|
|My little samplers|