One of my very best friends is organizing a lovely chartered quilt tour through southern Tennessee. On March 17th, 2011 this tour starts off in the city of Manchester and travels throughout the counties of Coffee, Bedford, Moore, Lincoln, and Giles. The all day tour makes stops at several historic places, quaint shops and interesting museums that feature Quilt Blocks.
As a contemporary crafter and fiber artist I have a deep fondness and respect for traditional techniques and history in textiles. I am daydreaming of attending this tour on a lovely St. Patrick’s day, but with a nursing newborn I am not sure if it is in the stars for me.
If you would like to find out more information about attending yourself click on the link below and then click again on the same link to read more and get a detailed itinerary of the tour.
The truth is
I almost always mess up on whatever it is I am working on.
And I use my seam ripper A LOT!
I learn so much from my mistakes!
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. ~Edward Phelps
Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster. ~Weston H. Agor
Oh! Hello All!
I am back after a long winter’s nap. Well…not really. Part of me wishes that was the case, but I took an extra long break from posting on my blog because I was wrapping up my second grandest creation of my time. I finished incubating my second daughter and delivered her in late December.
So now as I make room for her in our home I am clearing out clutter, donating maternity clothes and re-assessing my wardrobe. Which has left me with old clothes that NO one wants to wear. And I can’t ever bring myself to throw any type of textile away in the trash. So I am feeling the creative itch again and have come up with a little project.
Baby Elephant Stuffies made from a vintage elephant print tank top.
Oh it feels good to make something with my hands again!
As soon as the sun comes out and I can take some good images of these cuties they will be available here on my etsy shop Eve’s Eden.