Monday, September 13, 2010

WHERE HAVE I BEEN? WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING?

Ironing



I blanket stitched this table runner..... you can find it at inchworm fabrics



Working on the border for this quilt. Something about doing all this blanket stitching that has made my mind go blank...and no desire to post, no desire to sew...just want mindless work..so the blanket stitch is perfect for that.



Today I taught two classes. I actually did my first trunk show...it was awesome. The first class had 20 students and the second maybe had 12. The second class was those that have sewed on a machine before.

I have decided that whether I am knowledgeable or not that I love to teach....brings me great satisfaction and happiness.

25 comments:

wackywoman said...

How exciting that you gave a trunk show. Nothing like being able to share your passion.

QuiltSue said...

It's funny how we can go through these phases of needing something mindless to do isn't it? I have to agree with you about the teaching too.

Fiesta said...

Barb, your blanket stitch project is beautiful. I know you are a wonderful teacher and I bet you beam when you see your students projects. You should be proud. Teaching is an honor only bestowed to a few.

luv2quilt2 said...

Good to see you back!

JustCindy said...

You have done a lot of ironing! I like doing the blanket stitch as I can think about other things and still be creative.

Pat said...

Way to go Barb. Good thinking and doing!
Happy Quilting!

Gene Black said...

Teaching is fun for me. I love it when I see "the lights come on" in students eyes.

Gene Black said...

Teaching is fun for me. I love it when I see "the lights come on" in students eyes.

Rumi said...

Congrats on your trunk show. I'm sure those in attendance left inspired!

I'm thinking that there is so much going on in your life right now that "mindless" blanket stitching is just what you need to destress and refresh you mind.

hetty said...

Glad to see you back. I was getting worried. Teaching and trunk shows are two of my favourite things too! But the blanket stitch - I don't know about that. If I want to do mindless handwork, I do applique or English paper piecing.

Tangos Treasures said...

Yippie glad you felt like posting!! All your projects are pretty!! Glad you love teaching!!

Anonymous said...

The answer to where you have been is simply "busy"! Good for you!

Crispy said...

You, my dear, would be such a wonderful person to learn from. I'm sure your students enjoyed every minute of it :0)

Crispy

Millie said...

Barb, good to see you and your projects back. Have a good day!

Yvette said...

Wanna hear something weird? I love to iron. I zone out and do my best thinking there. Yeah, I'm weird. LOL

I really love your Patriotic table runner. I have nothing patriotic and should make one.

Congrats on teaching! You must get a lot of satisfaction from those happy faces.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

You've been busy doing a little of this a little of that. I know ironing is important but is definitely not my favorite quilting activity.

I bet your a great teacher ;)

quiltsbylee said...

I was wondering where you have been. I knew you were busy with something.

andsewon said...

Lots of pilla cases!! Yes I too understand the need for mindless sewing from time to time...;-).
I do a goodly bit of machine applique and use this stitch a lot. It can be adjusted in so many ways just like any other stitch.
I bet you are an awesome fun Teach!
Maybe when you get back stateside you can do more trunk shows!!!
Hugs,
Lola

Needled Mom said...

I can imagine that you have not felt the energy to blog with all that you have been doing, Barb. Good to see what you have been up to.

Debi said...

I don't like ironing..but your border is awesome. I enjoy blanket stitching also! Glad you enjoy teaching, me not so much!

kpaints said...

Mindless work is good! It's a great way to relax and get rejuved.

I think it is marvelous that you love to teach....what a great gift!

Shasta said...

They are nice projects - I especially like the flag. I think you would be a great teacher - your personality really sparkles, and you are really good at quilting.

Beautiful Seams said...

Barb I bet your trunk show was great and everyone enjoyed it! I love doing the blanket stich one of my favorites stitches.

P.S. I did my first Drunkard's Path tester and I love how fast and easy it is. Thank you so much for the tips it helped so much.. Sharlene

Melissa said...

Your blanket stitching may be mindless, but it is very neat and even!

SewCalGal said...

It is like going to a show, seeing all the beauties you create. Love them all! And I'm very happy to hear you like teaching and have such a GREAT turnout of students. If I were in AS I'd love to attend too!

SewCalGal
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