hearts not yet seventeen
hearts that influenced seventeens
families missing seventeen hearts
seventeen hearts that will never beat again
This week’s Diva Challenge (#352) was to use Nested Hearts as a string. I had some strong feelings that are hard to describe while I was doing this, and grabbed a bigger “tile” to work on. Fabriano Medeoevalis is such beautiful paper. Buttery to work on, blends like a champ. Colored with CarbOthello Pastels.
Yes, those are bullet holes. Morbid. Morose. All those things that we don’t like to think about. But we have to. These kids need us.
I realized when I went to go write today’s blog post that I have not posted yet in the month of February. Lots going on, and really no excuse for it. I’ve been pretty busy with the things that I need to do to get the shop closed the end of May.
Inventory, clearing out stuff I no longer need. If you frequent my online store, you will find some odd categories here and there, where I am listing some things that fall in that category. There were a few things I’ve tried and taught over the past fews years that really did not bring me joy, and I feel that they spread me a little too thin at times.
This week’s focus category was Alcohol Inks. I have some things listed that I just have too many of, and I don’t see me using that much going forward…so check it out!
And while I didn’t blog or post them, I have done all the Diva Challenges for the month…here is #350 with a Heart String and a Use My Tangle called Rimana by Nadine Roller, CZT:
I got on a bit of a roll with ATC’s that week, too.
I carry these around in my backpack when I travel, with the intention of leaving them various places. I think it brightens up the place.
And Diva Challenge #351 was hearts with an Olympic theme. I thought a modified Zedbra was a great tangle for this.
I have an awful habit of tearing up my desk whilst I am working on some of these…
I also took another class with my Quilt Guild last week. Becky McDaniel came in to teach us this cool paper piecing Crazy Cushion. Pattern is available on her web site!
I hadn’t really done much paper piecing before, and thought it might be too involved or fussy to be fun, but this was definitely a lot easier than I thought. (I am going to make 2, so we have them for the patio wall to sit on.)
oh, and remember those coasters from the last blog post?
They are now a really cool book. I call it Seeds…a Blooming Book.
More details on that another time…but I will be teaching it. Be on the lookout!
I gotta get moving now. Going to spend the weekend at a Cherryl Moote workshop learning about books that do tricks!