knitting Paradise

I belong to a wonderful knitting and crochet group called

Knitting Paradise.

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

Monday, August 5, 2013

Please go to this link to see some of my quilts.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hi everyone! I just looked over the blog as I have been away for some time and 
I would ask you to check out my flicker pictures on the right hand side -- click on Flicker.

It gives a pretty good idea of my  thread painting and appliqued wallhangings done since 2008

I think I am getting the urge to get back at it but have a bit of a time problem.  I couldn't even come in here to read the posts for quite awhile and that is why I haven't done any posting. 

I am feeling so much better and with the wonderful support I have received from my TP friends on Knitting Paradise, and reading the kind words from my quilting friends,  I just am feeling more like getting back to it.  There is a possible move coming up in our lives and if it comes through we 
will be on the west coast and they don't need much in the way of knitted objects so it would be a good time to go back to the landscape quilts and the crazy patch.  Will see what happens. 

I hope our tentative plans come to pass - but it is out of our hands.  Well, I am going to go and read.  

I just opened up a workshop with my friend Gwen who is teaching 3 beautiful scarves in the 
"Let's do Christmas early ' series of workshops which started last month.  some great workshops 
are happening .  I have them booked right through until Mar. 2014 - which amazes me. 

talk to you all later.  Designer (Shirley)

 IT IS SO NICE TO BE BACK!  I have been really busy this past while in
Knitting Paradise , and have finally decided to start posting again.

I am having a lot of fun there - as I am organizing workshops (sound familiar)
using teachers (KP members) who teach different Knitting or crochet technique or projects to other KP members.   It is very satisfying and seems to be quite successful

My life has settled down a lot after losing Rob and then Pat had major heart surgery in 2011 ( two valve replacements, then I had  a bad fall while he was in the hospital and went face first into the carpet with an attack of BPPV (vertigo) (looked like I had been hit in the face with a baseball bat) -  Pat had two valves, mitral and aortic replaced and was in the hospital  for 45 days . He is doing very well now
but since then there have been other medical situations .  However things are looking very much better for us and  both of us are feeling much better.  Hayley is 9 -- unbelievable.

I have spent some time quickly scanning the different blogs - so nice to see all of you are doing so well with your quilting.

I will talk to you all soon.  Shirley
I haven't done any posting for awhile but just realized if you wish to go back to the beginning you can click on the 2008 archives and start at the beginning!  I hope you do.  Shirley

Hi everyone -- I want to welcome those of my friends from  the Knitting  Paradise forum -- especially the KP Tea Party members.   

If you are interested in seeing my work, this blog opened in 2008 and if you scroll  down each page until you reach the start of the blog you can see my complete blog with all the different works i have done over the past few years - especially pictures of my Arizona     projects and my Thread Painting and quilted wall hangings- then recently the knitting and crochet projects. 

Welcome to you all - I hope you enjoy my blog.  Shirley