I know it's been awhile since I've blogged but I've been busy. I have been sewing,d hand quilting, tatting, knitting, watching grandbabies and I have even been taking drawing lessons. I haven't finished anything yet. I'm close. I have four bindings to put on quilts. I have a sweater almost finished. I'm working on the yoke....I'm almost finished with my friends hand quilted quilt. Just not enough free time to do it all. As soon as I'm through with something, you'll see pictures. I'm really anxious to start my new BOM's but I'm staying strong and not starting anything. I've been a really good girl. I'm trying really hard to stay on task.
I am taking a drawing class. I have had two classes (there are 4 in all.) The class is based on a book called Drawing from the right side of the brain. Well, I must not have any brain on the right side, cause I cannot draw! The teacher said she can teach anyone to draw. Yeah right, I think I'm going to be the one to prove her wrong. I don't even want to go to the third class....I've been talking to myself all week about it. I was so frustrated when I left the last class, I wanted to scream. Art is supposed to be about relaxation and stress reduction....at least, that's what this teacher says. Hmm, maybe I should medicate myself before or if I go. That might be the only way I'm not stressed out about this class. I have always wanted to draw but this just proves to me (again) that I was not wrong when I gave up art in the 7th grade...I'll decide Sunday morning if I go that afternoon for class. I'm usually not a quitter but I don't know if I can handle being so frustrated.....We'll see.
I went to tatting class last night and we worked on Valentine cards. Everyone in the tatting class is so talented. These ladies are so good with all crafts. They tat, knit, crochet, scrapbook, sew, you name it and they can do it. We all brought our Sizzix machines, card stock, glue, tape, etc and made Valentine cards for our grandchildren, husbands, friends, etc. It was so much fun. I learned how to do embossing. I had never done that before and it was alot of fun. I know I'm going to have to have some 40% off coupons for Michael's or Hobby Lobby as I'm going to have to go get me some more craft stuff. I'll be stimulating the economy a little bit!
We even tatted some last night. We all had a great time. We will be knitting a little next week. One of our teachers is a knitting teacher too and she is teaching us the Moebius scarf. I have always wanted to make that so I'm looking forward to that. Til next time....
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