Be Happy Bunny

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“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

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Be Happy (9” x 9”)

Small Inspirational Word Quilts

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After make the cards, I had extra prints. So I exchanged the card and paper for small quilt backgrounds and fabric.
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Each one includes a stitched word or phrase and some hand-stitching.
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All nine are currently for sale via GCVA (a local non-profit gallery that is closed during this hunker down period). All proceeds benefit the gallery so your purchase supports the local arts community and can brighten and lighten up your day. Each art quilts is 5”x7″ – $24.00 each with free shipping in US.
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If you’d like to purchase one, contact the gallery via email: gcvamanager@gmail.com

Stitch Happy Cards

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What do you do when you have 8 art quilters to thank for putting together presentation for a virtual conference? You stitch some cards!

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Bits of paper, fabric and free motion stitching on fabric scraps were machine stitched to blank cards. Each card was embellished hand stitching.

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I love adding fun or inspirational words to a card, so I added a sticker to the back of each card.

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Each card is unique and hopefully a wonderful thank you.

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During this pandemic, I found delight I noticed the sticker I had selected. It’s a wonderful reminder to have hope.

Adjusting My Sails

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I was to leave in in week for conference in Toronto about art quilting. Due to COVID-19, the conference was cancelled,

I have been on the committee helping to plan the conference for more than a year. I spent 6 months organizing lightning talks (20 slides – 20 seconds a slide – for quick 6 minute 40 second presentations). I was excited for the time away and time to connect with my people.

I’m bummed and frustrated and struggling to adjust. I understand the decision to cancel and they are plotting to make the conference virtual which may be nifty, but it doesn’t get me out of my house, out of my comfort zone or give me a much needed break from daily life. I will eventually accept the situation (and just my sails), but it’s okay to grieve for plans you don’t get to see through. Right?

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Adjust the sails (9” x 9”), quilted iron on transfers

Yoga Cats – Tree Pose

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My coworker doodled a cat doing yoga – tree pose at a recent team meeting. I was challenged to turn into fabric art.
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One week later, I had two adorable art quilts ready to hang in our office space. I’ve challenged my coworker to draw more cats doing yoga so we can have a rainbow of cats in a yoga studio.
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Contemplate the cat within (8” x 10”)

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Let your cat self be in bliss (8” x 10”)

WOW!

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It’s been too long since I posted, but I am still stitching!
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Six months ago I started working for the local school district in project management. I get to write documentation and solve process puzzles – I love it. However, the job is full time so I spend less time in the studio than I’m used to. When I do get to creating I don’t seem to stop for blog posts. I will try to do better – posting is fun for me and you too.
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believe in the magic of creativity (7” x 5”)

I’m trying something new. I added beading and matted the piece. It’s ready to fit into an 8 x 10 frame.