Monday, April 27, 2009

more Paducah craziness

the girls @ Paducah!

[from Danielle...]
Thought that any of you who haven't gotten the email from Jan would want to see this...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Did somebody say "Spring in Georgia"?

Yeah, the weather here in North Georgia is a bit odd. The old saying, "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute," is soo true.

Sunday -- Hail, dark skies, high winds, cold, blustery

Mint and ice. That is making me think of something. . .

Tuesday -- It's 70! The sky is blue, the robins are out and the sun is shining!!

The tulips are from BEE Louise - the BEST present is has ever sent - and I got to tell you, Louise is the best present picker-outer on the planet! But these are so cool because I think of her tens times a day and worry if the night air is gonna be too cold for the tender blooms and tuck the pots under the overhang so the hail won't hurt them and look at them about 100 times a day!!!!

...I got it - MOJITOS! Yeah, that's what I need -- a cocktail hour! I am brilliant!!!

Other quilt show entries

Well, my little lovelies, guess I ought to share the other quilts (that did not sell - poo!) I had hanging in the Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild Quilt Show.

'Irish Halloween' is a great quilt! It has a history and everything!!! Got the top on ebay. Yes, bought the puppy off the internet. (Yes, I'll admit ANYTHING!) And that's one way to get a top done really quick. The wonderful green for the backing and the binding was found at Quilting Possibilities on a great road trip with the BFF Betty and Louise. We were looking for a perfect back and Louise, non-quilter that she is, pulled out this perfect green with tiny yellow stars. It was a WOW moment. It was the perfect piece. And then Betty and I quilted in on Bert (my sold long arm) using a black and white verigated thread. Looks like worms or cobwebs all over the quilt. I love it!!!

'Frogs In A Blender' is another quilt with a story. Betty and I attended the Quilter's Rescue Mission Retreat in Toccoa, GA. We took a mystery class and this is what came out. If I had known in advance (but then it wouldn't have been a mystery, would it?) I would have definitely done a better job with the points. But in the 'I don't really care THAT much' school of quilting, it'll do. We found the fabulous swirly batiks at Sew Memorable - yeah, another road trip. . .

Betty did one, too. Of course, she gave her quilt a sweet name 'Blue Swirl'. Could use a quirkier name but it is stunning anyway. Yeah, and the over-achiever made pillow cases, too. I have those plans AND the fabric. I'll get to it some day. . .
Now the deal is, my quilt is on my guest bed so Betty can sleep under it when she visits me from Michigan and she put her quilt on her guest bed and I will sleep under it when I go visit her. Very cool!!!

And I said I sold Bert. Well, money did change hands but I prefer to think that she went to live on a farm - oops! That was the dog from Friends. She was 'adopted' by a close and well trusted friend. I did a home inspection first and interviewed the family. She will be loved and well cared for. AND, the incredible artist who now owns her is ALREADY 10 times as talented with her. I am humbled. . . .

Monday, April 13, 2009

Friendly note from the tech-savvy at-risk youth...

There's new functionality to Lisa T's World! Look to your left - you'll find a little widget that allows you to input your email address so that any updates to Lisa T's World will be emailed directly to you!


No more pesky having-to-remember-to-check-the-blog!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Welcome, Baby Delcambre!

Here's the latest Lisa T creation.

This beauty is for the soon-to-be-born baby girl of my daughter's boss. Everyone in the office and in other offices around the country signed a block and I stitched them up with batik prints. Then popped some oh-so-soft minky on the back in a very bright color (the baby is sure to be very bright, too) and Zoe Palmer quilted it on her Gammil long-arm with the cool computer.

I am sooooo jealous!!! I added SAT words to some on the blocks. The mama works for The Princeton Review and they teach courses to do better on the SAT, GRE, MCAT, etc. Very smart bunch. Yeah, my daughter is right in there with them!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

You like me, you really like me!

In the immortal words of Sally Field, "You like me, you really like me!"

I've sold 2 more quilts that were hung at the Bulloch Hall Quilt Quild Show in Roswell, GA. I feels really good when folks not only like my work, but seek me out to buy it. I am honored. Here are the 2 that went bye-bye. They are 'Witchy Women' and 'Metallic Fall', both 2008 creations.