Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hunting and the grand reveal!

I went to this great class last Saturday and on Sunday we got to go on a FIELD TRIP!! I love field trips, even if this one started at 6 a.m.! These are just a few of my treasured sights (why they are so small, I will try to forgive blogger)...later I will have to post my treasured FINDS!! Let's just say, I totally got PINNED! The bottom two pictures are of myself and my sweet friend Emily... I am trying to remember if I have mentioned her before...

And man, I can't remember, so let's pretend that she is new to you... We have been friends since 7th grade (she was in 8th, but we were in the same homeroom, were both tall, with dark hair, and a penchant for silliness.) We have ridden the ebb and flow of life and growing up and have found ourselves now as crazy, artistic, stay at home mommies...seeking the balance between art, craft, life, family, and self (not necessarily in that order.) It has been a wild trip, but I am happy that we get to meet somewhere on the continuum. She inspires me to keep trying new things and to have confidence in my own style artistically. It is just nice to have a friend like this... AND she totally introduced me to blogs, and since I am vain I started my own.

Wait, did I just call all of us who blog vain?? Yep, well, maybe not you, but I am a kind of vain, I will admit it.

Speaking of vain...
Here is my first totally HAND stitched project (it ended up being about 12X14 inches). I am so pleased with myself. Really, I am. I struggled with starting it and then when I had to give away in this swap...I just wanted to keep it. Finally, I had to seal it in it's envelope, so I wouldn't look at it anymore. All so I could take it to the post office and send it away!

I did receive a lovely quiltlet in return so no sadness here.
(Why, blogger, do you flip pictures?? You are so vile at times, and yet I need you...curses!)

I am feeling some bad vibes from blogger right now...I will be back!

JMB

9 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Blogger is just keeping us on our toes. great mosaic - it gets big by clicking on it. I love the blue color in the upper right. Great little quilt and what amazing quilting - excellent job.

Sarah said...

love the mosaic picture post!

Clare said...

I love the mosaic feature on Picasa. I'm have great fun playing with it.

Lovely little quilt and beautiful quilting.

upstateLisa said...

beautiful handmade quilt!!!!!!!

Lily Boot said...

that hand quilting is just divine - beautiful - I love it! And I'm with you on the vanity issue! Isn't blogging just such a peculiar thing to do - I cannot think about it for too long, or I cringe. And yes, I am vain too. But hey, aren't we lucky we have so many beautiful things to share :-)

Diane said...

Man, you have a knack with that camera. I just love your viewpoint. My favorites are the pink and green quilt and the Fisher Price king and queen. Your little swap quilt is beautiful. I can't imagine giving it up. Get cracking on another for yourself!

Mary said...

It's a great quilt - I can see why you were sad to let it go.

emilyruth said...

it was so fun to play with you that day my friend:)

i love your quilt!
so so cute:)

Yaz and Rob said...

Love seeing Emily, after hearing so many good things about her. Also, love the handstitching. Kudos to getting out of the box and doing something new. You are my inspiration, of late.