Took a break from packing and donating things to Goodwill (yes, I'm moving next week!) and rewarded myself with a class on sewing up a bag using waxed canvas. I was obviously distracted because I had to use my seam ripper TWiCE! (you know that broke one of my rules but it had to be done.)
Andrea is a wonderful teacher. She explained everything, gave us numerous tips, and in the end, everyone made a wonderful bag. The instruction for this bag are included in her newest magazine — By Hand Serial #8. You can buy it here. I am one of the artists featured in this magazine so I hope you will support her and buy a copy!
Best part of the class was meeting and sitting next to Ali DeJohn, the founder of Makerie. We became friends as we were the most challenged students in the classroom but helped each other out and had fun, regardless of our mistakes. We both are involved in creative retreats, knowing that it can be life-changing. And it was fun to be on the other side -- being students instead of organizing and teaching.
Ali and I will be creating together one of these days, as soon as I get this move under my belt. Can't wait!
I was so excited to receive a copy of LookBook #8 published by By Hand Serial.
I was one of several fiber artists featured in this magazine and if you live in or are thinking of visiting the Front Range of Colorado, I encourage you to buy this magazine. I learned so much about my local community and my New Year's resolution is to take up knitting! (Just love all of these hand-dyed yarns!)
Obviously, fiber art runs in our family. My husband's cousins' daughter is also featured — Dani Frisbie, owner of Sunshine Yarns — small world!
After 30 years of living in my old house, I'm moving to an apartment! One of the most time-consuming things I'm doing to prepare to move is going back over my life by reviewing photos (thousands!) and files (hundreds!)
One of the files I'm reviewing tonight concerns the publication of my first quilting book "The Patchwork Quilt Design & Coloring Book" published in 1977.
I couldn't resist sharing this photo with you because it shows how things were done in 1977. When you wanted to share something with fellow employees, you created a "Routing Slip" that was stapled to the item and included a list of initials who needed to know this information. Once the person saw it, they would cross off their initials, put it in their "out-box" and the mail guy would pick it up and put it into the next "in-box" of the person on the list. And this would continue until it eventually was returned to the person who sent it in the first place.
The list was always prepared with a pecking list -- most important person to least important person. That way, if you were on the list, you always knew where you stood in the corporation.
It took months for information to be shared in the old days. I'm not convinced that wasn't a good thing!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!