It's been busy around here lately, but I did get a couple small embroideries done today.
My old neighbor asked if I could do another lacrosse bag for her daughter's upcoming birthday. I used the Monogram Wizard Plus software with the Exact Script font. It isn't easy to get a section of a thick back pack under the sewing needle. This is about as low as I could get this monogram on the front pocket.
I've had this overnight bag for a while. I bought it with the intention to monogram it for myself, but never got around to it. I finally decided to remove the masking tape with my last name from the top, and do a little embroidery for me. This was done in BES with the Plumage font. This bag looks better now without the tape. :-)
My real WIP is the long-arm quilting I have to do on a few quilts I have in my sewing room.
Lots of classes!!
I'm excited that I got the last spot in the EQ7 class when it will be taught locally (close enough anyway) at the MAQ 2013 seminar in July. In-person classes for EQ7 are hard to come by in this area. It will be a 1-hour drive for me, but I don't mind for this full-day class.
I also learned that QuiltUniversity.com will be closing at the end of this year. (Sadly, the site's dean and founder, Carol Miller, recently passed away). I decided to sign up for the EQ7 class I've been pondering since they won't be offered again. I'm now enrolled in the EQ7 Building Blocks class which starts on May 24.
For Mother's Day, DH gave me a credit for several classes at Craftsy.com! I had links for 50% off of each of the classes I wanted, so I now have unlimited access to Leah Day's Free Motion Fillers (vol 1 & vol 2), Angela Walter's Machine Quilting Negative Space and Quilting with Feathers, and Ann Petersen's Beyond Basic Machine Quilting. The links I have in this post are good for 50% off too - except for Angela Walter's classes.
I've got lots of opportunities to learn something new! Good thing there is no time limit at Craftsy. :-)
The weather has been odd for May, but it finally was really nice the last couple of days. Here are a couple of shots I took with my cell phone on my walk around the neighborhood. I love the open space! Just had to share...
Our puppy Shadow had his first real groom today. He looks so spiffy now. Thought I would share a nice pic of him since my last post on him wasn't the most positive. :-)
|What a handsome doggie!|
First Quilter in Space!
A friend shared this article with me about NASA sending a quilter to the International Space Station. How cool is that?? Read the NASA News article here.
Her name is Karen Nyberg. I did a little searching on her, and found this profile of her at Quilts Inc. She also has over 800 pins on Pinterest. Her tag line on Pinterest reads "Astronaut by day. Aspiring quilter, crafter, artist, runner by night. Wife and Mommy 24/7." Now that is a busy lady!