Friday, January 30, 2009

My studio is feeling abandoned. Thursday I was working in the house and today I was in Milton and Pensacola, FL, attending professional meetings and not buying fabric.

While in the 2 hour professional meeting I was working on designs for a new quilted jacket. I find that I can concentrate better when my hands are busy: that's my story and I'm sticking to it. After the meeting I went to two fabric stores looking for cream and light tan fabrics for a block swap and found nothing I liked. I did, however, get a couple yards of two batiks that will eventually be part of "something." (I have never made anything with batik)

Last week I won a blog giveaway from Gene Black: the first one ever. When I got home there was a package waiting for me. And this is what was in it: a quilted journal, beautiful fabric, and a unique pendent made by Gene, the artist. I am thinking about using the journal to document the quilts I do this year and if that works I'll try it again next year. Thanks, Gene!

Also last week I was given this Fabulous Award from Pollyanna. I appreciated the honor but then I was supposed to list my 5 addictions. Now, as a former addictions therapist, I didn't think I had any addictions. But, to be a good sport, and to be honest, I do have some very strong preferences:
1. DH (even though he frequently drives me crazy)
2. Coffee
3. Quilting
4. Cheetos (rarely since going on WW)
5. Blogs (reading and writing)

So as you can see, even though I haven't been sewing for the last two days, I have been busy. Tomorrow, however, I will be back at work in my favorite place and maybe I will get enough done to have something to share.


Judi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, good luck in the giveaway.

pollyanna said...

I have been catching up and looking at your adorable puppy. I want a puppy :) And your quilts are gorgeous. Those weight things are great! I want a puppy and some of those weight thingys :)

Pat said...

I love batiks and have a collection of them and have never used them...I have said I will do that this year...let's keep fingers crossed it happens!!! LOL

Dragon's Dolphin said...

Congratulations on the blog award! The fabric and pendent are beautiful. I can't wait to see what you use that fabric for!

Gene Black said...

Thanks for the blog mentioning your winnings. I am glad you like the package. I, too, can't wait to see what you do with the fabric (because I have some more of it!)

Wilma NC said...

Your dog is precious, especially with the paper hanging out of his mouth. Congrats on your win. Neat stuff.

pollyanna said...

Isn't Abby adorable with her little paper trophy :) She does look like Abby on NCIS! And the big congratulations on *almiost* reaching that goal!! YippeeSkippee!!!! You go girl!!