Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Well, tropical storm, Eduoard, came ashore and fortunately, he was a pretty friendly guy. There has been minimal damage where he came inland and we have received some much needed rain here on the Texas coast.
I want to thank friends, old and new, who have left comments on my blog saying that it is good to have me back and giving me encouragement...thank you, thank you! Touching the lives of others gives such light to our souls and it is a pleasure to share with you and learn from you.
Today, as you can see, I have added a video clip from God Tube here and hope you will take a moment to view it. I find it quite profound and it really touches the heart. This video is my word of inspiration to you today....Christ lives, Christ loves, Christ saves!
I don't have any pictures today of anything I am working on, but I do have some good information to share. I recently found out that Carole Samples, a crazy quilter and teacher extraordinaire, has started a blog - you can find her here...Carole's Blog. I am fortunate to be taking a class later in the year in Wichita, Kansas at The Pink Bunny Quilt Shop from Carole, where I will be learning all about her templates and how to use them in crazy quilt stitch designs. Carole has a wonderful book of stitches, A Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches which goes hand in hand with her templates that I have had for quite some time. It will be such a treat to meet her and get tips and techniques from her on how she creates these wonderful stitch designs.
Here is a blog by Victoria Adams Brown of RibbonSmyth where she shares lots of tips and techniques for SRE, dying, etc. This is a must for crazy quilters and those who love silk ribbon!
For those of you who have an interest in mixed media and collage (and other art), I found a wonderful site (Creative Catalyst Productions) that offers instructional videos of great artists like Leslie Riley, Traci Bautista and Lisa Engelbrecht to name just a few. I am familiar with these particular artists because they often teach at the upcoming Houston International Quilt Show and I have been lucky enough to have taken classes from them. I have ordered several videos and just can't wait to receive and view them. What a wonderful tool to have with me at home to refer to over and over while working in my studio.
I have been dabbling a bit with silk screening and I will share that with you next time!