Hey, everyone, I’m not going to try to explain the lack of quilting progress other than to refer you to the picture of my living room and dining room that I just snapped minutes ago.
The dog walks around mostly looking like this.
I tried to tell him the new house has central air and carpet that he can scratch his back on just like when he visits grandma, but it’s hard to reason with a dog. He’ll just have to hang in there for two more weeks.
I’ve promised myself on the quilting front to keep my fabrics for my two most pressing projects close at hand and in a well-labeled box. I’ll push hard the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday after I move to get as settled as possible, but after that, I’m quilting at least a couple hours a week. I don’t care if I have to do it in a purple sewing room still waiting for its new paint. I have to get back to some fabric. I’ve been coming up for air in the quilting word by trying to read blogs a little more often again, and that is nursing me through the withdraw for now.
Speaking of awesome blogs, the newest batch of participants in the New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop hosted by Beth at Plum and June have their posts up now. I just now finished reading the blogs from the last go round. Did I mention quilt withdraw symptoms?!?
Like last time, I don’t want to undermine anyone’s fabulous blog by leaving anyone out, but I thought it would be fun to highlight a few favorites from the last round (and one that I totally meant to post from the first round).
Let’s talk about Chelsea @ Patch the Giraffe. First, she loves giraffes, which makes her awesome — automatically. Second, she’s also a teacher, so we have more than quilting in common, even if she does teach math and no one would ever, ever, ever ask me to teach math. Ever. Seriously, one of the things I love about this blog hop is that participants are likely to just “click” with a few other bloggers. You’ll like their blog and you’ll feel like if that blogger lived next door, you’d invite her to coffee and then you’d go fabric shopping together. I’d invite Chelsea to coffee. I hope you join the hop and find some bloggers that you enjoy emailing about common interests.
I’m glad I finished tracking down the last of the links from last round, or I would have missed Kelsey @ Lovely and Enough. I found that she explores quilting through a slightly different lens than many other bloggers. She even got to do her senior college show though quilts inspired by one of her favorite verses in Proverbs. I love her eye for color and her integration of her faith into what she does. Oh yeah, Bloglovin’ feed, here you grow again.
I also just added Alice @ Blossom Quilts & Crafts to my Bloglovin’ feed. She’s getting ready to embark on FMQ and paper piecing adventures and so am I. I want to follow her journey.
And, finally, I can’t believe that I forgot Yvonne @ Quilting Jet Girl when I recapped the first round. I’m blaming it on having to blog from a hotel room in Louisville. Yvonne has been ridiculously helpful giving me honest feedback about how to improve my blog along with practical tips to fuel the improvements. She’s also ridiculously fun. If someone names a cat Puppy, then you know they have a sense of humor. Yvonne asked a fun get-to-know-you question when she introduced herself for the hop. She asked what quilting superhero we would want to be. After much contemplation, I decided I would want to be Prismatic Color Girl so I could create stunning color combinations for my quilts. Lo and behold, Yvonne sent me a link to this Etsy necklace at the shop Beijo Brasil.
Wouldn’t this just be the most absolutely perfect necklace for my quilting superhero persona? I think it’s a happy accident that I missed Yvonne the first time around because now I can tell you that you have to go see her Synesthetic Alphabet quilt. It’s one of those quilts that just makes me explode with joy that so much creativity and beauty can possibly exist on the planet. Read the process behind it too.
Then, go read the other blogs for this round of the hop. And, don’t give up on me. I will quilt again!
Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs
Liz @ Green Cheese Quilting
Janet @ Simply Pieced
Ruth @ Charly & Ben’s Crafty Corner
Kristyn @ Melon Patch Quilts
Jo @ Riddle and Whimsy
Linh @ Calling All Stitchers
Alida @ Tweety Loves Quilting
Rachel @ Quiltineering
Shauna @ Shauna’s World
Pam @ Sewing Wilde
Wendy @ Wendy’s Quilts and More
Jan @ The Colorful Fabriholic
Carole @ From My Carolina Home
Lin @ Lin’s Quilts
Helga @ Green Mill Vintage
Kate @ Thread Everywhere
Cheryl @ Texas Quilting Gal
Jenn @ Sew Crafty Jenn
Heather @ QA Creations
Cornelia @ Pieced With Love XOXO