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SAVE Christmas Craft Show

Well the car is all packed and I'm ready to head out in the morning for a great craft show to benefit S.A.V.E.  (Saving A Village Everyday)
Come out and support the young ladies who started this great organization. 

A New Technique

Yesterday Stefanie and I took a trapunto class at the Quilting Squares in Franklin. It was wonderful fun and I love this technique. I've admired it for years at the quilt show/museum and thought it much harder than it is. Our teacher sure did make it easy and now I can't wait to do more.




I wish I'd taken step by step photos cause even thou this might look hard it was so easy. 
It will be showing up in some of my wall hangings in the near future. 


I of course did a little shopping after class and got a new ruler. A 12.5 x 6.5 Creative Grids. If you haven't tried one of these they are great. They have built in non-slip as part of the ruler so no more sticking little rubber feet on the back. These slide easy on the fabric when no pressure is applied and hold tight with just a little pressure. I love them and so easy to read. The ones with the semi neon print on them make me crazy. 

Only 14 days till my next jewelry show - the last one this year. Gladly everything is pretty mu…

Finding My Way Home

I do have a lot of interests. I love to draw, make jewelry, quilt, and do mixed media. There for a while prior to starting working again I seemed to have time for it all, but not so much anymore. For the last month I've been helping out a friend and ended up working 5-6 days a week. This left me little to no time to play. Even my beloved weekends were eaten up with work / housework. So my creative outlet has been locked away and it's made me sad. Some how during this time (since Jan) I've seemed to only make time for jewelry and I do miss sewing so much. So I've decided after a good bit of thinking to change my goals in jewelry making and concentrate on art jewelry and discontinue making the style of jewelry I now create. This took a lot of thinking about to come to this conclusion. 
So I've marked down everything in my Etsy shop and will be clearing out all my current designs. 
This will leave me time to get back to quilting. I'd also stopped drawing pretty much …