Wednesday, July 16, 2008

welcoming one and all!

Hello! Bonjour! a blessed day to everyone! Here's my first-ever post to a brand-new BLOG, thanks to my dear sister-friend, Miss Willer Fuller, RN, who spent almost three of seven hours with me Monday, the 14th, setting me up and showing me the ropes. Still don't know how to make my digicam work, but will get help from Peter, my tall son. (Willa just ran out of time!) +++ Look for me to have an irregular potpourri of things for you, including (but certainly not limited to) a lot of pix. of Crazywork items -- finished and in progress, room-organization ideas and containers that work and don't work, other people's stuff, needlework books I love, things I've admired, and just Sources for the stuff we love and need. I'll ask for a lot of opinions about fabric compatibility, prints and colors, as I try to stretch my creative aspect. I need LOTS of encouragement!, 'cause I'm not one of those very confident craftswomen who always know what's really brilliant UNTIL I see it in someone else's work. THEN I know! Like, Sunday, when Mary Anne Griffin brought her Masterpiece garments to show us in the hotel lobby during Crazy Quilt Society's Annual Retreat. Like, when Miss Martha Green brought her two incomparable Crazyquilts to Lynn Tolles's room at the hotel for me to droooool on & try to comprehend. (Please visit Karen South's wonderful journal of her Retreat experience at http://karensouth.blogspot.com/.) Like, when Miss Lisa Caryl let several overwhelmed CQers see five of her amazing Embellished Boxes -- highly ornamental and exquisitely encrusted (www.picturetrail.com/quiltygurl). Everyone wanted them all! Lovely, lovely items, too gorgeous for mere words (even for someone as wordy as I). +++ Will go into Illustrator Mode now, dear ones. Am on a commission for Miss Valerie Bothell at The Pink Bunny (http://www.valeriebothell.com/) which needs to be finished before Saturday. Must also try to upload the only photo I have of my own ageing self to make the Profile more exciting. Wish me a blessing! I wish a major blessing on your Summer and on YOU. . . . .

7 comments:

Marty52 said...

Welcome to the blog-o-sphere, Miss Carole! We welcome your words of wisdom and we'll try to reply in kind. I have your book of CQ stitches and refer to it often. Thanks for that. ;0)

Jane said...

So happy to see you started a blog to share with us Miss Carole!! I found out through Susan over at Desert Sky. I look forward to reading your posts and blessings and best wishes indeed to you and "Your Hearts Fancy"!

Susan said...

I look forward to all those wonderful sharings. =) Hope your tall son comes by soon to help with the camera.

Debra said...

Welcome to Blogging! I also found out about your new blog from Susan. I hope you will enjoy blogging and holler if you need help with blogger.

Charlene said...

Well, Hello there Miss Carole! So great to see you here... can hardly wait to see LOTS more! I saw your link on Susan's blog as well

Barb said...

Hi Miss Carole

I made it to your blog site and it is off to a great start. I am so proud of you and your new outlook on things...I am trying to step right along side of you, but I am afraid I may already be step or two behind. Can't wait for Pete to help you with your camera and finally be able to see your great works and those you have been collecting.

JoWynn Johns said...

Oh, Carole, I'm so happy to see you here! I've been wishing you would blog so we could stay in touch.

On my current block, I've used two of your templates. Yesterday, looking for some fan ideas, I started leafing through your book from the back forward and there, right opposite the biography page, was a block of fans!

Thank you, my friend. Keep blogging and I'll keep reading. I'm about to put your blog in my RSS reader. Find out about that so you have an easy way of staying up-to-date with the blogs you want to read.