At least a week ago I was tagged by Deb. What a nice thing for her to do! The rules for tagging are always friendly, but somehow I end up being unable to meet the requirements... But lets take a shot.
Deb-the-tagger has a fun blog here called "Deb Rowden's Thrift Shop Quilts". She does great things with fabric culled from thrift store finds, and she has a knack for finding obsessive scrap quilts and quilt tops at garage sales. Visit her blog, you will enjoy it.
I'm supposed to mention three things I love. Well, obviously the three loves would be husband and two daughters...but maybe they shouldn't be considered "things". So lets say:
3. my sewing machine
Now for the hard part. I'm supposed to tag three other blogs. Blogs that have less that 300 followers. I follow a lot of blogs, but I am one of a herd, not a brave pioneer. All of those blogs have hundreds of followers. The blogger that tagged Deb has a great blog called "The Root Connection" here. Tagging her again doesn't help her readership much but be sure to check out her site.
Riel Nason has fun blog here called "The Q and the U". Lets tag her.
Elizabeth Cat's blog probably has many more followers that required, but check out her site here if only to enjoy the color.
Elizabeth Hartman's blog "Oh, Fransson!" here is a great place to go for quilters. Elizabeth must sew night and day.
Well, now I am tempted to list about two dozen other blogs. There is such a weath of information and talent on the internet. Almost an overwhelming amount. But start out with Deb's, Reil's and the Elizabeths' blogs, you will be inspired!
I've got a million excuses for not posting.... I did the program at the two meetings of my quilt guild. I made a quilt for a local halfway house. (But didn't get around to photographing it.) My book came out and I've been doing some feeble attempts to promote it.
Oh, and I adopted another parrot. I now have two pairs of parrots, but they are not paired. The sunroom (aka birdroom) has all four cages occupied by a single noisy bird.
This is Nana, a 30+ year old Blue-fronted Amazon parrot. Probably a male, but he has a high pitched voice and Nana seems like a girl's name. So I am having a hard time not referring to him as her. Like my other Amazons, Nana outlived his owner and was passed around as an unwanted inheritance a bit before ending up in a parrot rescue. I need to put up a no-vacancy sign on my home for unwanted geriatric Amazons....don't want to end up on an episode of "Animal Hoarders".
Did I mention I have a book out and that it can be ordered here?
Last month I took advantage of an opportunity offered by our local arts center. They had been asking artists to come and "do art" in their large and pleasant lobby. I hauled in a sewing machine and supplies to create a new supply of "Paisley Birds".
When they were finished, I sewed magnets on the back so they can hang out on a frig or filing cabinet.
Just a couple of photos of zipper-mouthed monsters that I made for Holiday giving:
This one was used to hold a Chipotle gift card for a college age nephew. Giving a guy a stuffed animal is always a bit dicey, but he was kind about it and seemed happy to get a "Burrito Monster".
I spent some time this week trying to clean up some of the monster making debris in the sewing dungeon. Time to move on to something else for a bit. My book has been sent to the printers, so I'll probably be yakking more about that when the books ship.