Thursday, October 7, 2010


I knew I was behind on posting, but gracious!! AUGUST?? It is October now, right? ;)

Well, as usual I've been booked solid with all kinds of fun and the last month FLEW by in a flurry. I taught a Shibori class, got my latest interior design client open for business (pictures soon!) and started drawings on 2 new projects, had 4 art exhibits - 2 solo, 2 group - with one more on the way, one art fundraising event, several baseball tournaments and homework with my kids, and I even had a birthday which seriously, I forgot until I was reminded!

No wonder I'm humming the tune to "The 12 Days of Christmas"...and re-writing the lyrics...

Ah, but it's all good. And I promise, I'll get back to something that resembles regular posts. With photos even!

Meanwhile, news of the upcoming:

* This Sunday, October 10 is the opening reception for "Uncommon Threads"...a juried fiber art exhibit at the Davie County Arts Council, 2-3:30

* Taste of Art at Sawtooth - silk scarf dyeing, tomorrow night and October 22...a fun, relaxed 2 hour make and take class. You can bring wine...everything else you need is furnished. See Sawtooth's website for more info.

*Old Tyme Day at Lewisville Elementary School is coming up in November. This is always lots of fun! The third graders get to experience hands-on activities all relating to life in Colonial America, and of course, my station is quilting :)  Groups of 8 rotate through each station. I give them a brief talk about quiltmaking from that time, show them my antique quilts, and then they get to work around the frame adding their own stitches to a whole cloth. It's sometimes hard to get them to quit when it' time to move on to the next station! Seeing their enthusiasm makes my day.

* In January I will be presenting "Color Works" at the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild (my guild!) on 1/10. I'll be talking about how to use the color wheel when planning projects and showing examples of what works and how to punch things up when something just seems "missing." I'll have a mini trunk show as part of the lecture too.

There are a few more things in the works, so stay tuned. I'll be back before a month goes by this time! (And if I forget, hop over to Facebook and remind me!)



Janice Paine-Dawes said...

Way to go Karen...give me your secret for staying booked! Sounds like fun.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You are one of the busiest gals I know... don't let the pace get you down! Enjoy~