Sunday, August 22, 2010
The quilt above is the pattern for my first UFP that I am currently trying to finish. I am a sucker for ANY art that is pear themed. I think it comes from the fact that I love to eat pears. Growing up in the South, my Grandma fried everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING! One of her specialties was pear turnovers. She would take a can of refrigerator biscuits, roll them out in flour, and fill them with stewed pears from her own trees. O.M.Goodness, these were the best thing you could ever put in your mouth. I think of them often and hope to replicate them one day. I'm not a fried food eater generally, but for those turnovers I would.
So, I titled this a "series" because of the numerous projects, mostly quilts, that I have to finish. As I start and finish them, I'll post as I have today. It will be an opportunity for me to work on my ability to "FOCUS" on one thing. This is something that I've had difficulties with as I've grown older. Who am I kidding? I've always been this way, LOL. I have report cards all the way back to Kindergarten with comments from teachers like, "Cristi needs to learn to apply herself more" or "Cristi needs to make wise use of her time" (I got that one ALOT). This is exactly what it will take to complete all these projects, that ability to commit to the task until it's completed.
Wish me luck! I'll be posting a finished quilt soon!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Here is my finished journal. It's not as cohesive as I would have liked. At the time I started it I only had 2 colors of Adirondack Color Spray. Now, thanks to Misterart.com, I have all of the colors and I'm looking forward to making another journal soon. I highly recommend any of Dina Wakely's classes.