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American Country & Hello Jane

First off, I want to say thanks for all of the kind words in regards to my "I Quit" post. So wonderful knowing I am not alone. It is funny because just by sharing that I have those thoughts sometimes, I seemed to totally disarm those negative thoughts in my head. It was like "aha, you nasty bad vibes, see you CANNOT take me down, because you have been exposed for what you are - empty and without any bite" or something like that. Probably...

I Quit . . .

there, did I get your attention??    :) Today's post is a bit more like my early days of Blogging when I shared more "non" quilty things along with all of the Textiley goodness here. But don't worry, I am scattering random studio pix and pictures of my week in Sisters (from my phone) in here just so you have something to look at it, if you get bored by my rambling.  :) I often declare "I Quit!" to myself and sometimes my darling wife, Linda, when...

If you follow my Instagram Account, you know that I just got back from Sisters, Oregon, where I spent the most amazing week with The Stitchin' Post's Quilters Affair and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! Keep checking for photos of that week on my IG feed; I will likely be posting them there for at least a couple of weeks! Last month, the Fine folks at Culcita sent me a sample Subscription Box to share review and share with you. I posted one of my little...

Dreamer

You have probably seen this wonderful line Dreamer by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics out on the fabric shelves for about 3 months now - it came out in March this spring. Carrie's work is so full of depth; I love her brushstrokes mixed with the collage. The little bits of text that show up feature words like "Art" and "Grow" and "XOXO" making for fun reminders of what this craft is all about (for me at least). I like all of the "chalky" colors here...