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I hope you will drop by and check us out. Shirley

Monday, January 26, 2009

This and That

Good morning - It is still very cold here in Alberta; it has been an endless winter and we still have a lot of time to go before spring arrives. Oh well, no use getting frustrated!

I am venturing out with my Husband this morning. I haven't been out of the house since
Thursday, as I haven't been feeling too well. It will be good to get some fresh air.
I have been so interested in the Blogger 101 class that was held on the learningfa group this past weekend. Chris Dahl did a great job and there are lots of new blogs out there. I picked up a few tips and it was great to see what the girls accomplished. Very impressive.
I still haven't gotten back to my Flower garden - I am nearly finished the top and hopefully I will get back at it when I get home. Some of my work seems to just fly by, while once in
awhile I have to force myself to finish it. I usually am reasonably happy when I get those finished, but I can't get up much enthusiasm - maybe because I haven't felt like doing anything except sit around for the past week.
I did get my challenge quilts away and was happy with them. It will be interesting I think.

I just scrolled through all my posts since I opened the blog in August - there are 3 or 4 quite helpful tutorials and lots of information, so I hope you will scroll back- Lots of
pictures of my work, and the work of our students are there too. If you have the time, I hope you will scroll back. There is a good tree tutorial (how to include trees in a landscape- shapes, sizes, thread painted, etc.) as well as the instructions for
increasing the size from a photo , and also a tutorial on the Press n seal use for transferring patterns.
I hope you like my Header picture. I made that wall hanging a few years ago; it was the first time I really got into the quilting,and since I made this one, quilting has become very important for my work. I would strongly recommend to those who are doing landscapes, carefully think out your quilting patterns, as they can add to your work. (note the sky).

Thought for today.

"There are two kinds of people: those who don't do what they want to do, so they
write down in a diary about what they haven't done, and those who haven't time to
write about it because they are out doing it".

Richard Flournoy and Lewis R. Foster


butrfly2200 said...

Shirley, I really like your header quilt. It is awesome.
Haven't been to your blog for a bit. I'm just starting to read it.

butrfly2200 said...
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Shirley said...

Thanks Carol - I appreciate it that you are one of my followers.

Sometime when you are planning to come to Calgary let me know - maybe we could meet for coffee. (once the weather improves)grin.