Today's post will be just a bit of babble I'm afraid. I had hoped to have some photos to share but I just haven't been able to accomplish much the past few days. My phone line was down again yesterday so I spent another 20 minutes pushing buttons on my cellphone trying to get someone from the phone company out here to fix it once and for all. Why is it you can never just get a real person to talk to? Anyway, it seems to be good now. But stuff like that throws me for a loop and then it takes me awhile to settle down and focus again.
I do expect to have some photos tomorrow. I finished up my purses and I have some new things from mom and Kathi to share. Hopefully I can get all that done tomorrow.
I'm working on my tutorial for the next issue of Crazy Quilt Gatherings magazine. Just about done with that and hope to get it all typed up next week.
I'm still working on organizing my bead cart. I'm a very neat person so I don't know how it got so messy! I think I just get into stitching and forget to take the time to neaten things up and then all of a sudden, I have what feels like an overwhelming, disorganized mess. But I'm about 1/2 done with my beads. I had to stop at Michael's this morning for a few more packages of tiny zip lock bags. It had to be Michael's because I had a coupon. Remember what I said about craft stores and coupons! Always, take a coupon with you!
I thought I'd talk a little more about my 2015 Crazy Quilt Calendar. I invited 12 crazy quilt artists to contribute a block. Obviously, 1 artist for each month and then I'll do a design as well. I asked each artist for a specific theme based on their unique style of crazy quilting and I think it'll be fun to see the interpretations as the designs come in. I plan to release the calendar at Magcloud on September 1st this year.
The purpose of this project is to help promote crazy quilting, to promote the individual artists that I invited and to offer a calendar with pure, beautiful, crazy quilt eye candy! I promise, the eye candy will be amazing! I will include bios for each CQ artist as well as links to their blogs, Etsy shops and any other links that they would like me to include.
Well, I guess I'll get offline now and finish up my tutorial and then work on my beads some more. I'll be starting my block for the calendar in another day or so too. Lots of fun things are going on! Oh yes, and Flea Market season starts next month! Oh, how I love Flea Market season!