Though I haven’t mentioned it here on the blog, I have been busy working on this pieced back which goes to the Bright Happy Go Lucky Quilt that I blogged about a while back.
In the past, I’ve sold 700-word seats. People who wanted 1400 words (the most common number of words) bought two 700-word sessions to accomplish their 1400 words. Beginning with the May 2018 session (which was last month’s registration), I will no longer be offering 700-word sessions. I will only be offering 1400-word sessions. The price for 1400-word sessions will be $120 which is the same price as two 700-word sessions have been in the past.
Shipping days–those days when I pack up items that I’ve worked on for weeks or months and ship them to the organizations that will distribute them to their eventual recipients is always a special day. It’s a little bit like the days leading up to Christmas when I shop or finish up projects and wrap them and stick them under the tree while my mind pulses with images of the recipients enjoying the gifts.
A while back JoAnn Fabrics had fleece on sale for $2.99 a yard. Since we’ve had these unsightly, old, nearly worn through cat window seat covers that I’d been promising to replace with new ones – for years – I decided to purchase a couple of yards of jungle print fleece and make the cats some new window seat covers. As you can see from the picture, Oz really approved of my fabric choice.
I don’t make many changes to things that work – why fix what isn’t broken – right?
That said, the popularity of Yellow Highlighter Classes, the long waiting list for sold-out classes, and the number of people who are disappointed when they don’t get into the classes on registration day have necessitated a couple of changes that I am excited about.
Okay, you’ve asked for it – and here it is. I’ve created a site-wide calendar where I will list workshop schedules and class registration dates. As I put together quilt and fabric swaps, contests, and other fun stuff I’ll be adding it here so check back often to see what’s afloat.
Making hats for the homeless and for the people of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is something I do year-round, though this year I’ve crocheted more baby blankets and made fewer hats. Last year all of my hats were crocheted the old fashioned way, with a crochet hook and yarn. This year I’ve taken up loom knitting and have really enjoyed making hats on the loom. I find loom knitting very relaxing, easy to learn, and a nice lap-sized project for TV time.
There are many different types of writing classes. I teach many different classes myself. In fact, I just finished organizing my 2018 teaching schedule for OIRW. I’m pleased to announce that I will be teaching one class each month for them. There are some old favorite classes that are always popular, which will be returning. There are also some new classes which have never been offered before. I’ll be posting the schedule here on the site once it is finalized. I will be offering a free week long class on the legal ways to change point of view in December, so you’ll want to check that one out. That said, Yellow Highlighter Classes are a different type of class–and it’s time to register now.
Every now and then you find that book that you want to buy for everyone on your Christmas list. For me, The Forgiveness Solution by Misty Tyme is one of those books.
I really like the soft floral fabric that is the focus fabric for these quilt blocks. It’s one of those pieces of fabric that I purchased because I really loved it…but it took me years to find the right pattern and the right accompanying fabrics to motivate me to cut into it. I think it pairs well with the pink and lavender borders and the aqua and yellow star points.
Yellow Highlighter Classes are a unique type of class. While other classes offer advice and theory and the occasional homework to teach the basics of one writing related element or another, Yellow Highlighter classes are entirely hands on classes.