Here we go…already Day TWO of the new year.  I didn’t make any resolutions this year.  I have never been one to make resolutions…but a new year is a time to reflect on what you need to change.  Reflections have been made 🙂

I got out my embroidery quilt blocks this past week…now that the holidays are over, I plan to spend more time making new blocks.  If you want to see the ones I made last year…go here .  I have two ready to sew together on my sewing machine and then I can do further hand stitching on it.  I am thinking of taking  Workshops being offered by Alma Stoller called STITCHED.  I need to make up my mind because the class started yesterday.  There are twenty different fabric artists doing workshops and they are all open to you after you join and you can delve into the ones that appeal to you first. 

BTW, the journaling workshop by Effy Wild, that I mentioned in the previous post,  is very good.  I picked up some tips from the first two videos.  Like I said, it doesn’t cost you anything (unless you want to donate and she doesn’t push you to do so).   Here are two journal pages from last week.  The face started on a sheet of black notebook paper…at one point I was ready to toss it in the garbage but I kept working on it.  The other page was named “Robot Chicken”  by my DH 🙂

6 thoughts on “HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  1. jenny January 2, 2012 / 11:19 am

    Hey mary, don’t take this the wrong way, but if S. Dali had done a painting of the Statue of Liberty, this is what she would have looked like!


  2. Mary January 2, 2012 / 11:36 am

    ROFLOL Jenny…I consider this a compliment! Thanks! Nice to hear from you again 🙂


  3. Janet January 2, 2012 / 11:39 am

    No resolutions for me either. But I’m doing a certain amount of reflecting and planning.

    I like both of these pages but I have to say I love the robot chicken! And I like Jenny’s comment about it.


  4. lee January 2, 2012 / 12:37 pm

    i have only watched the first video, about making the book, love your faces


  5. Andria January 2, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    Happy New Year, Mary! I really like your blog banner. Stitched looks like a great class (well beyond my sewing capabilities at this time). It’s amazing how many courses are being offered at the same time, isn’t it? Awfully hard to choose how to spend my time and my money!


  6. spilledinkguy January 2, 2012 / 6:54 pm

    A very happy new year to you, too Mary!
    Looks like you are off to a flying start! My mother is quite the embroiderer, although I couldn’t tell you what side of a needle was the business end. Although I do have an idea for a chicken piece (love your robo-twist, to that thought, though)!


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