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how is your Wednesday going? Or this week? Or this still somewhat new 2013? I am not even going to ask about those resolutions…mainly because mine are all over the place, just not where they should be, ha!
So one of them was (or it still really IS), to have a more regular time for blogging. Really. I am not just saying that because I feel guilty for not writing more posts here, I am not. Truth is, almost every day I have some thoughts I would like to share, some inspirations, I take photos with intention of sharing..and then somehow the day gets away from me… Or, sometimes I start and then think – who needs this? Is this too much? Is this interesting to anyone? I suppose most bloggers have these questions. So, I am thinking I would like to ask all of you for some answers! 🙂
What would you like to see more on this blog? More tutorials or links to them? More color inspirations? More from our sewing rooms – current projects, dilemmas or finishes? Less of ….something? 🙂
Please, please, pretty please – leave a comment and let us hear your thoughts!! Thank you so much in advance!
To make is even more specific – here are some examples of above suggestions and you tell us which one you like more or less?
Tutorials: Are you longing for spring yet? Need a quick and easy project to get you into a spring mood? How about this one:
I wrote a tutorial for this easy, paper-pieced wreath on my blog a while ago, you can find it HERE. I am actually making this one again, since I gifted the above one to a good friend who just loved it and I need another one for a class – so if you decide to make it, let me know – we can compare progress and photos! 🙂
Inspirations: Oh these are everywhere and so many! I recently discovered amazing work of Australian painter, Loretta Grayson ! Yes I did say painter, not a quilter, but when you see her work, you will understand! 🙂 The link takes you to her latest blog post that I just loved, since it talks about – inspiration! You can see so many more of her works HERE. Inspiration indeed!
Another source for me is a wonderful artist and excellent blogger Maureen Cracknell. Today on her blog Maureen shares the latest finished quilt and it is so happy and beautiful – photos remind me of those first signs of spring, colorful bulbs poking through the snow! You will want to subscribe and follow her blog – great tutorials, inspirations and giveaways too.
Where does your inspiration come from? How does that new quilt start? Magazine, book, pattern, just a set of colors in a photo? All of the above for me, but sometimes it does start from a doodle on paper…Like this one:
Yes, you can get these color inspirations every day in your email if you subscribe to the blog called Design Seeds The result?
What do you think? Future quilt? Definitely has possibilities! 🙂 Here is another color combination:Or a slightly different pattern:Curious to know what is your favorite, if any? Also – a name for this one?
From my sewing room: Hmm…currently no quilt or cotton fabric in my machine. Instead – fleece! Making a whole pile of cat beds for kitties in the shelter. Yeah…sad note with that one – last week we had to say goodby to our beloved cat Marko. He gave us love, laughs and cuddles for almost 19 years and I still cry with every thought of him and still miss him so much. He was handsome, savvy, outdoor guy who ruled Rosedale boulevard and was the boss of two large dogs in our house. He was just awesome.So in memory of my Marko, and to ease the pain, I went through my huge fleece bin and just cut, cut, cut…So far – total of 18 cat beds and a whole bag full of leftover strips and ends to be braided into some toys. Marko would be proud. 🙂
OK my friends, this was my sampling of blog stuff for now! As the title says – Wednesday wanderings. Lets hear from you – like, don’t like, more of this or less of that?
Thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful Wednesday yourself,