Have you all seen Melanie's new Free Digital Image yet? If not, be sure to check it out HERE! Its absolutely adorable, and the perfect image for spring cards. Here's a little snippet of the image for you: On a personal note, I wanted to tell you all about my Quilting Class that I recently attended. As most of you already know, I work at a Fabrics and Crafts store. And although I have sewn apparel and home dec my entire life, I have never made a quilt. Well, quilting seems to have really made a big comeback in popularity recently. We seem to have more quilting customers than anyone else. And, the customers always expect us employees to be expert quilters ourselves and to be able to solve all their math problems and answer all their questions. When I tell them, 'I don't quilt', they look at me all aghast and say 'WELL, how can you work here if you don't QUILT?'. So after a year of this verbal abuse, our fabric manager decided to have quilting classes for any employee who was interested....which was just about everyone because no one other than the fabric manager knows how to quilt. LOL! Anyhow, we all gathered together Tuesday Night to learn how to quilt and I have to tell you, I can't remember the last time I had so much fun! All of us co-workers just get along so well and we truly, and genuinely care for each other. We always have so much fun at work, so to have a big get together outside of work was a blast! We spent hours just talking, laughing, etc. And, yes, we also quilted. And I discovered, I LOVE TO QUILT!!!! Its not as hard as it looks once you learn the basics and how all those rulers and gadgets worked. I think my favorite part is just the process of combining fabrics, colors, and patterns. I have a real artistic eye for it, and my teacher even told me that 'She loved the fabrics I chose'. I think its actually a lot like combining different designer papers in paper crafting, I have years of experience with that! Plus, just working at the fabric store for a year, and constantly seeing and touching fabrics all day, gave me an eye for it. I also developed an eye for fabric combinations by seeing the different fabric combinations customers come to the cutting counter with; some of which are not too great, but others which are very inspiring. I guess the reason I'm telling you all of this is because this blog is about 'anything of artistic interest to me', so be expecting some quilting posts now! LOL! And I'll be sure to post my very first quilting project that were making in class when its done...even if its really bad! LOL!
Have a great day! Amy