My life in this very moment is just all about quilts, quilting, fabric, stitches, threads, rotary cutter, sweeping the mess, scrap bags of fabric piling up, making space for more quilts…
In between I am trying to keep the sanity by staying real. Real life keeps butting its head into my sewing realm. Kids. Dinner. Dishes. Responsibilities. Friends. Health. … so to stay real I have to stop procrastinating, need to use my time wisely. Need to be organised. Have to stay on track. Stay focussed. …
How to stay on track … Keep lists. Use the blackboard planner. Not in fact plan too much. Be realistic. Delegate. What do you do to stay on track?
Check in on ourÂ creativity series:
- Slowing down and connecting with each other
- Crafting is my lifeboat
- Four essential truths of my creative self
- Fiber art for families and the nomadic studio life
We also hosted: Maya on her blog tour for her new book Reinvention.
- Mimosa painting
- Grilled pineapple salsa
- Green your period
- Beautiful photography
- Tissue flowers (for mother’s day – the the kiddos onto this one!)
- Strawberry cake
Happy mother’s day this weekend to all the mothers out there. [I share mother's day this year with my husband's birthday -- so ... kiddos you better buck up! :)]
This week I am reading some traditional quilting books from That Patchwork Place:
Foundation-Pieced Quilts (Dec 2011) :: Civil War Legacies (March 2012) :: Pretty Patchwork Quilts (March 2012) and Kaleidoscope Paper Piecing (Jan 1012). All of these quilt books are full of traditional designs and techniques that have taught me a thing or two. That Patchwork Place always has such excellence in their quilt books. The instructions, diagrams, templates and images are straightforward. Don’t get these books for the pretty styled pictures or the conversational dialogue – you won’t find it. However do get these books for a good foundation in technique and some lovely traditional style quilt designs that will challenge your skills.
[Thanks to publishers and distributors for sending me books to review, I don't get paid to post reviews but I am an amazon affiliate]Â (Australians can purchase craft books online throughÂ can do booksÂ orÂ booktopiaÂ or else browseÂ bookoÂ for the best prices.)