“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Monday, February 27, 2012

An Afghan for Lucca

I finally finished the three small Afghans for my three little grandsons. Since I'm fairly new to crochet they all have quaint little "quirks" about them, signs of a beginner crocheter! Lucca's afghan seemed to have turned out a bit more symmetrical than the other two so it is the one I'm showing. I used a half double crochet and basic acrylic yarn (Vanna's Choice), since it's sturdy, washable and should withstand the abuse of wild little boys! I used different colors for each afghan and finished them with a scalloped edging.

I had the brilliant idea to add the boys names to each one and started (and ended) with Lucca's. I attempted to couch freehand and this is what I ended up with. It's way harder than I had expected.

I'll just tell Lucca that I was nipping at the cooking sherry while working on his name...it looks like the work of someone that's been hittin' the hooch! I decided that I will forgo adding the other names until I have practiced a bit...and stopped nipping at the cooking sherry!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Poetica Collection by Art Gallery Fabrics

I never imagined that new fabric lines would be accompanied by kicky music videos. I hope to see more creative videos introducing fabulous new fabric lines...how fun is this?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

An Evening With Anna Maria Horner

Last week I spent an evening with Anna Maria Horner...oh yeah...uh huh...that's right! When I heard she would be speaking at Meissner in Sacramento, CA, just a hop, skip and a jump from home, I knew I must make the effort to attend her Meet & Greet/Lecture/Trunk Show. I swear, I'm such a geek, I showed up early, claimed a front row center spot and practically peed my pants waiting for her talk to begin. She was just as lovely as I had imagined. Adorable, sweet and totally down to earth. A slide show accompanied her as she enlightened us on her beginnings, her creative process and her philosophy of her profession. A true blue gal, indeed!

She shared with us a few of her gorgeous quilts to show some of the different techniques uses and she gave us a peek of her newest fabric line, Field Study, which is due in May 2012, sooo exciting!

I picked up a Voile Scarf Kit and a packet of her Embroidery Floss AND I won one of the door prizes, a TrueCut Rotary Blade Sharpener, yippee!

So, I met Anna Maria Horner...I can now scratch THAT off my Bucket List (happy sigh)!