Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Curator Schedules a Studio Visit

 A Studio visit is an important tool for learning, connecting, understanding, and growth—and can lead to opportunities like exhibitions or interviews, grow your network, and engender a wonderful conversation." - ……… the emphasis on a studio visit is the exchange."  Brooke Tomiello.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Sew I Sewed.... Received First Customer Complaint (to my surprise)

 I really consider each quilt a masterpiece... in the making.   My brain, body and my inner yearnings to start and finish a THINK OF BEAUTY.... MASTERFULLY.... BEAUTIFULLY !!!

So it should have been a raving success..... as I finished, folded, and presented my client her Thunder Quilt this week.  hmnnnn I sewed wrongly....  not so.... but customer was heard!

Please .... I share now... if you've been dumb-founded when a client goes on the attack....  she really is not herself,,, no knowing.... and misguided.   Home based business, hand-crafted, custom-design// quality cotton/threads/workmanship.  She was a referral.. highly rated by work of mouth in ringing my doorbell. The backside was her complaint.....!!!

So, we as quilters-we root for each other.  We remain kind.  We can more carefully choose our clients.  Should have sent her to JOURNEY's Commercial T-shirt Quilt Company... aaahhh ha!   

I loved making this so much....21 shirts from her 10-year collection of Thunder!  
 I took show-time photo's.   I'll post in a few minutes!!! 

Life is Wonderful... none-the-less.... and all-the-more!!!!!

One Lovely Word,,,,,

 My lovely life - passion - home-based crafting Studio

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Springing Forward

 Sewcial Justice.  A favorite group/Fb

Monday, February 13, 2023

Black tea (💕💕) Camellia

The plant that black tea comes from is called Camellia sinensis, and the leaves are usually dried and steeped in hot water to make them into a beverage. This can be cooled to create iced tea, but you can also make a wide variety of different tea blends with it, with options like Morning Tea and Earl Grey being very popular.

While it contains a wide range of chemicals, black tea is generally considered to be quite good for you when it is consumed in moderation. Along with caffeine, black tea also contains antioxidants, along with a range of other beneficial chemicals that can improve your overall health. 

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Love ❤️ 2023 Quilt Finished

 I like taking pretty good pictures… the display was nice. Auction value was $125.00….bid in $25 increments!!!

Donations yielded $175!!!  

Love ❤️ in Season 2023 Starting

 This has been a really super fun evening-dancin a Valentine fun and making friends!  Eye 2Eye Marriage asked me to make a donation quilt for auctioning and support!  About 11 days prior notice— good friends— I said yes

Here’s the prep work… a printed magazine pattern called Big Live.  Beautiful-HST’s!  Here’s the startup 

I knew I could pull out all scraps for quilt top

Then the backing was pieced…. Refused to buy fabric… yippee!  Batting on hand, binding is machine stitched

Longarm- I’m getting lovely 💕 on swirls and tips that stay smooth.  Thread and tension was great!

8 inch blocks…. 8 across… 9 down makes lap throw abt 68 x 79 (I think)

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Writin' A Book and Quiltin' A Quilt

 My current points of passion ...... 

all scraps.. pieced

a quilted panel:  baby boy gift!   Maimi Florida

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

So I Sew ~ 2023

 My second project 2023  full sized!  I’m anxious for backing and long-arm Quiltin Design (by me, of course)

New client friend collected Thunder T-shirts from 2008 -  2020 playoff’s Orlando FL

My major home construction/new pipes has placed me in hotel with a kitchenette 😇.    So I sew n quilt!!!

Monday, January 9, 2023

Bquiltin is my Therapy

Many years of Dr Lucy McBride, newsletters 
Four non-negotiables ….for good health /// Life more abundantly John 10:10.  

S = Sleep. Our brains and bodies can’t function without rest. Most humans need 7-9 hours. Prioritize it.

T = Talk. To loved ones, friends, a therapist if you have one. Externalize your internal world. Tell your story.

E = Eat. We need protein, fiber, healthy fats, and whole grains. Satiety on a regular cadence is critical for our bodies and brains. Experience it.

M = Movement. Walk, stretch, dance wildly and embarrass your kids. Whatever you need to connect with your body, just do it.

Friday, January 6, 2023

Mitigate Despair-Learn to Quilt!

Serenity Prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Advice from a friend (Lucy McBride). 

In other words, mitigating despair requires:

  • Facing the fixed harsh realities of life (i.e. death, loss, grief, aging)

  • Coping with these realities as able (i.e. giving yourself permission to grieve; managing complex feelings with support as needed; prioritizing sleep, exercise, and good care of your body and mind.)

  • Directing our energy to the areas where we do have some control (i.e. relationships, hobbies, volunteer work, creating and enjoying beauty, leaning into joy.)

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Tuesday, January 3, 2023


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