Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Just to say...

This is a quick post just to point out this wonderful article from the Salem Gazette about Maureen Clark, my LQS owner and a woman I am proud to call my friend. She is incredibly warm, kind, and generous of spirit--to everyone, but especially her customers. We adore her! It was so disarming for all of us to learn that she has breast cancer. I am so happy at the way our little community of quilters has rallied around her.

I think Maureen says it best, as quoted in the article: “The community I’ve found here, all of whom come from different backgrounds but all brought together by their love of fabric arts, have been my therapy,” Clark said. “I’ve taken so much comfort from them.”

(The photo above is of Maureen, myself, and Melynn, who was also quoted in the article. It was taken at the end of a long and very very fun night of debauchery.)

Back later this week with a post of a different sort about an amazing workshop I took last weekend!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Another bird mobile

Jenne bird branch 2
I've now made a few of these, but that doesn't make me like them any less! This was made as a baby gift for a friend of a friend (as in, my friend Hilary asked me to make this for her to give to her friend Jenne). I went with bright colors and kept the birds on a branch that could be wall-mounted or hung.

Jenne bird branch bird 1
This was done in a bit of a time crunch, so I pieced the birds by machine instead of by hand, as I'd done for all the previous birds. I was pleasantly surprised at how well, and quickly, they came together!

Jenne bird branch birds
Congrats on your new baby girl, Jenne!