Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Rough Day....and night

I'm a little bit under the weather today, and had a bad night so I am not too energetic right now. Nothing serious....just some tummy troubles. I'm not sure I will have any art to show you today but check back in the evening. I might get creative!

I did get a nice package in the mail that cheered me up. Not long ago I was on a blog (can't remember which one!) and they mentioned a book about how to design a series of small art quilts. Something just said "check it out" so I followed the link to this blog and I ordered the book right then and there.

Here is the book....

And included in my package was a little something extra....

Now how nice is that!! The book is easy to follow and has very clear instructions even for someone like me who doesn't usually sew very much. I think it will be a great inspirational tool even if I never sew anything....but I think I might give her technique a whirl after the holidays when I have some time.


  1. Thank you so much Janet. I am just thrilled that you like my book. Thank you so much for taking time to post about it.

  2. Does this mean you may need a sewing room as well as a studio Janet?
    Quilting is an art form. I didn't realize it could take so many forms until I met all these talented Bloggers.Make sure to let us know how it goes..I envision you quilting some of your lovely art pieces with fabric..
    Hope your tummy is soon better..xo

  3. Hi Janet, it was me that told you to check it out-I just got mine too and I just got back from JoAnn's where I purchased a large quantity of Wonder Under. Trying to resist the urge to get started until the holiday stuff is done....Hope you have fun-can't wait to see what you've done.

  4. Poor Janet, I'm sorry that you aren't too well, hope you feel better very soon, at least you had a nice package to cheer you up a bit.

  5. Oooh, this is so much fun to receive nice gifts.
    So, you sew, too. what else do you do?

    I might go to Argentina in January, for couple of weeks. My step-son is getting married.

    I hope your tummy starts behavin' and you would feel much better.

  6. aww, that's so sweet! i love getting a little surprise when i order something. that's awesome! :-)

  7. YAY for Good Mail.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  8. The book looks wonderful. I hope you you feeling better soon. Get lots of rest! I know, easier said than done. :0)

  9. The Linda3:27 AM

    Sorry you are feeling under the weather, Janet, but can I say I love what you've done to your blog. The dancing Santa is so cheerful and the red background is so fun!

    Thanks for the info on that book, it looks like something I'd be interested in.

  10. HOpe you are feeling better. I haven't seen any paper dolls in years.

  11. Janet I just now made it to you flickr site. Wonderful artwork! You have many talents. I was especially intrigued by the painting of the object that looks sorta like a gourd, but has a handle, and flowers around it, and a ribbon tied on, and it's blowing bubbles?? LOVE that one.

    Feel better soon! ((((healing hug))))

  12. Hope you are feeling better and have had some wonderful creative time now!
    Thank-you for the link to Deborah's blog and the information about the book. Quilting is another of my addictions....

  13. Hope you feel better soon.
    I remember the post you did when you said you liked paper dolls..

  14. Oh dear sending you hugs, not nice being unwell!


  15. I love your paper dolls, they were one of my favourite things as a child. You did really well with those ex library books. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  16. I am so far behind, I didn't even know you were sick. Poor you. And the stomache! That's the worst. Sure hope you are better. Huggs!!

  17. Deborah does good work, and the book does look interesting.


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