I had time to finish 3 panels for my Christmas quilt. I've only been working on it since May, 2010. I should be done by Christmas 2012 right? Ah well, it's the journey that counts, not the time it takes to get there. Wooo, I'm sounding philosophical today.
Yeah! I"ve finished my second project on my retreat weekend. This is a t-shirt quilt that I took a class for in early summer at my favorite quilt store, The Quilt Asylum. If you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, you really should visit this store. They have the most gorgeous, beautiful fabrics in the whole world. I mean it! Really! My girlfriend, Jennifer also took the class with me. I wonder if she's done with her quilt?
Now, time to shake another mojito and start another project. What should I work on next?
Working on thank you cards for the nice people who bought frozen cookie dough for my daughter's fundraiser. I stamped their cards with a "Thanks for your order" stamp and the extra cards with the Smarty Pants set on pg 164 of the catalog. I used our Circles #2 die for the cookies and trimmed them around the edges so they weren't so perfectly round. Then I stamped them with the simply circles set for the chocolate chips. I dazzled them with some contraband glitter and punched the edge with the scallop punch to look like a bite was taken.
I have a Christmas Card Camp coming up that features one card with a sliver of the Silver Glimmer Paper. Since I love to show people different samples using a particular product, I thought I'd make up some more samples using the Glimmer Paper.
So many times people say they aren't creative or they can't design. This is when I tell them to pull out their IDEA BOOK, also known as our catalog! When I'm stumped for ideas, I just flip through the pages and find something that will work with what I have. In this case, a background featuring our Glimmer Paper and one of my favorite dies, Lattice. I love the way it came out, don't you? You can find my inspiration on page 149 of the current Idea Book & Catalog.