First off, the Daily Surprise. I’m giving away three sets of the first two Fallen Angels books in audio (or physical book if people prefer). The ones I wrote as Kristina Douglas. Go to www.anne-stuart.com and the Drama Queen blog and comment. Hmmm, did I say people had to comment in my post? I’ll have to go check. As usual I said too much there. Bad Krissie. Anyway, this is good for people all over the world, unlike the previous deals etc. and whatsername (she’s new) is seeing about spreading the deals to other countries and to the Nook when possible.
Okay, time for creativity. I’m having trouble with my big fancy machine — I keep getting an error message, so I put that away and pulled out my baby Janome Gem. Though maybe I should have Richie haul up the Bernina. (I have too many sewing machines but I love them!).I’m almost finished Emily’s quilt but I have to do some free motion quilting in the border and the Janome needs a little plate over the feed dogs (they don’t go down). I could always put duct tape over them, but given that I have so many sewing machines I might as well spread the love. Then I’ll finish Alex’s snowboard quilt and make up the two other baby quilts I started. And then expand the batik quilt (I’ll ask advice from you guys) and quilt that for Tim and Erin).
Let’s see what’s in Dropbox today. Ah, someone’s been making stained glass! I love art glass — Jenny gave me a bunch that I intend to put into my eventual writing/quilting/sewing studio (when I get one). So far I can’t tell who did them, but here’s what she said.
These are the first four pieces I’ve made. The tree was made several
years ago in a class and the mallard drake and frog were made in the
class I took at the end of February. The geometric piece, I like to
think it looks a bit like a quilt, I made on my own. It’s not perfect
but I don’t think it’s too bad for a beginner. Onward to butterflies!
I love them all, but particularly the “quilt” one with the Mondrian-like effect. ‘Fess up and take your praise, lady.
Jenny will probably come in and make the layout look much prettier. Because graphics and layout are important to her she’s taken the time to learn how to do it properly. It’s a steeper learning curve for me, so I don’t know how to make it all pretty, but I bet she comes and does it.
And it’s Richie’s birthday!!! My glorious husband is one year short of a Significant Birthday, but I get to make him pineapple bread pudding and we’re going out for gourmet pizza. Ah, life is good.