knitting Paradise

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

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Good Morning!

I don't have anything too interesting to talk about this morning, but here goes any way.

I really do feel spring in the air. My DIL arrived over with a bouquet of daffodils yesterday. They hadn't bloomed but I put them in water- This morning when I got up there they were in all their splendour! What a lovely way to wake up. I know it will be awhile, but seeing these lovely spring flowers, makes me realize that spring IS coming!.

I finally finished all but the binding on one of my class projects, and I am happy with it.
I went to fabric land (fabric store here in Canada) last weekend for their big sale, and bought all sorts of fabric for my borders - so many of my quilts have very plain borders as I want them to frame the work rather than overcome it. However, I got weary of using dark greens and browns and blues so in keeping with the hopes for spring I used a pretty green and gold fabric. It looks quite nice. I have a class coming up in April hopefully, so wanted to get it finished.

I learned something new yesterday- quite a few of us fairly new bloggers have been complaining about the fact that we can't seem to get our photos in the right place on our posts. Stephen from the Magic Factory in the UK, posted that he had found a way.

It is so simple, and I don't know why I never thought of at least trying it. When you download photos, and you want a certain photo in a specific place in your blog. Click on the photo - click on edit and then click on cut - the photo will disappear then click on paste at the exact spot you want your photo. It works!

People have been trying to find new programs to accomplish the same thing, and some of us (me included) were very frustrated. I hope some of you who follow this blog will
find it useful.
Speaking of followers, I want to thank all the people who have signed up and follow my blog. It is very gratifying and I do appreciate it. If you would like to become a "follower" click on 'followers' in the side bar and follow the instructions.

I put a new picture in the header today - it was the 'underwater world' that I donated to
"The Quilt Project " for cancer support- 2007. It was auctioned at the Calgary Auction and did very well. I had lots of fun doing it and that reminds me I am about ready to do another. I am finding life is very busy with the group and the blog and my commitments for my work.
I also finished the new wall hanging for the 'simple landscape' class on learningfa -- there are over l00 people signed up. Hard to believe as when I started doing my landscapes, people looked at me as if I was crazy and one or two told me 'they weren't really quilts'. Each year more and more of us are landscape and art quilters. With this one, as the class is called ' learn how to make a simple landscape' I didn't go to a lot of detail -The idea is to teach how you can develop the right perspective as far as distance- how to compose your picture and how to do trees. HOpefully the girls will enjoy it.

There is a second class in this series - "Lets made a Landscape" which is more involved - in each case I will walk the students through the steps.


Our 4 season Landscape Challenge has 21 members signed up to do the challenge.
each portion must be done in a period of two month - so if we are doing all four seasons we should be finished in October. I am quite looking forward to seeing the results.


MARIKA said...

Additional very beautiful flowery day .beautiful the daffodils brings a real spring.MARIKA

Debbie said...

great tip for the blog.... and I can't wait to take the landscape calse -

everythingquilts said...

Gorgeous, art quilts. I been reading all the tips and they are wonderful ideas. I can see me attempting my first art quilt very soon. I do love your blog and find reading your post very inspiring.