199:MIA or Scott’s great disappearing act of 2009
Hey did you miss me?? I hope so, cause I sure have missed you all!! I have been holed up in the black fog of Retail Workville for the whole month it seems. I can’t believe it has been over a month since I dropped in here to say hello…I admit I can be a particularly bad bloggin’ boy this time of year. It is just tough for me with the hours I put into the “other” job…the one that is paying for most everything these days.
Above apologies and explanations (of a sort) being said, I don’t have a LOT of time to be doing even this post, but I do have a few pictures to share and a couple links I think. First of all, I have to share this one little link to an incredibly cute owl ornament by my friend Jessica Levitt…I met Jessica mainly through Melissa (whom by the way I haven’t yet met in person…but hope to next Spring) And since I started this entry a couple days ago actually (yes, it’s that bad, this little post took multiple days), Jess came up with these ideas as well. So now I am waiting to see her woodland tree that she is creating…
Okay…..so I promised some pictures too. There are just a few…..
this is above my “paperwork” desk….and does not get dusted very often….can you tell? you can’t tell from the picture, but that coin up there ….it is the original “blue nickel” I found when I came up with the studio name..(I actually forgot it was there until just now…I should have it framed, huh?) It’s red on the back side which is rather ironic, because red is actually my favorite color….(I didn’t remember it being red on the back either)..
Okay and so this is my very first “quilt” that I made in 1978 with my mom’s guidance…neither of us knew anything about quilting….but that never stops either of us really. It’s huge and heavy and well….pretty ugly. I it is actually a comforter as it isn’t actually quilted, but I still love it even just for the memories. I sent this picture to Joe Cunningham for him to possibly use in his book about male quilters coming out (next year?)….he didn’t want it..he like my newer stuff…I will have to put it somewhere in one of MY books someday! 🙂
okay and one last picture…I actually had more, but I am running out of time to post (not a rarity these days) and I need to wrap it up…
this quilt is one of my favorites as it is one where I just started whacking away at traditional blocks. I was given a bunch of these log cabin blocks and about 674 strips to go with them….so I made some more blocks and just played around…I call it “Sawing Logs” and I really like it, even though I was never all that fond of some of the fabrics in it.
Okay, okay, you twisted my arm….one more picture. I am currently working on a free download pattern for Free Spirit again for my friend Jennifer Paganelli’s next line called So St. Croix. Here is a sneak peak at my project for that. Okay…I am really done now, thanks for dropping by….be sure to come by next post too, cause it’s the big 200!! I am planning a bunch of prizes to give away…I don’t know when that post will be. I would love to get it in this month, but I can’t promise you anything…Just don’t desert me folks….I know I have been a bad blogger….but I really do love it when you stop by and say hi! I would love to meet everyone in person…someday maybe we can…and if I don’t get back here before Christmas, a very Merry Christmas to you and yours….and Post Happy Hannukah!!
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy, S.
Well I guess we should just be grateful you have a job! Thanks for taking the time to come up for air. I love your first quilt and it’s fun to see where you started (you’ve come a long way baby!). Now I need to run over and look at Jessica’s owl that everyone has been talking about. Have a wonderful Christmas Scott!
“Hi” …you said you like it when people come by and say ‘hi’! 😉
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
love just seeing it laid out!!
Love your ‘Sawin Logs’ great idea.
Am looking forward to seeing how those ‘So St. Croix’ bits go together.
Love the organic feel to your first quilt. It reminds me of the early quilters who used whatever was handy.
And I agree with Jona…these days any job is a good thing!
Your first quilt is a piece of your history and I think it would have been nice to at least have a small shot of it with you in that men’s book, if indeed there will be pictures. I like your sawing logs idea, it’s a neat perspective. Juicy Bits (Jessica) is one of my favorite blogs and I plan on making lots of owls. I subscribed to your friend Melissa’s to see what she’s all about. Cannot wait to see the finished St. Croix, the fabric is of course amazing. Who doesn’t love her fabrics. Merry Christmas back at ya and Happy New Year. (maybe you shouldn’t frame your coin because you won’t see the red on the back)
You never cease to amaze me Scott. As always you take my breath away with all your talent.