March 3rd, 2014 | 26 Comments
I am chomping at the bit to start the next Naturalist’s Notebook block but I can’t until my return from the Asilomar engagement. I realized I hadn’t posted an update Naturalist’s Notebook layout shot in awhile so here is where we are at in the above picture.
I am so excited, now that I have my fabrics to dive in on Val’s Rhododendron block. I hope all of my ideas pan out on the embellishment.
I was traveling in the car with my husband driving and trying to do a very quick sketch (2 min.) of a color scheme for Val’s Rhododendron block. Trying to sketch in a moving car is always an interesting adventure since the I-5 freeway driving experience is a bit like…fast, slow, speed up, woops someone sitting in the passing lane-slooow down, yay they finally got over, speed up………
This inconsistent jerky ride can create some unintended results. Whatever, I just wanted to get down a basic color cartoon on paper. I had only a few marker pens with me too so that was interesting for leaf color especially-hmmmm. No matter, I got the general idea jotted down and knew I had the right fabrics to go forward.
As I have noted, I have reduced teaching engagements way down so I can free up more time to create. I am really excited this year that at the conclusion of the Asilomar workshop, I start that reduced schedule. I am really excited to have more time. Overjoyed really, if I am truthful.
One of the things I need a chunk of time for was the need to update and change my logo. You will start to notice the new logo on the patterns and packaging. I didn’t want you to wonder if you got the right stuff.
With more time, beautiful time, I should be able to get more done, create a large quilt again and also breath once in awhile. I have so many design ideas backed up in my head struggling to break free and become reality. I am really looking forward to the next few months and having the time to create again.