Tuesday, December 11, 2007

!@$%*@#$%&@#$%*@#$&........

Not very ladylike - I know..... but I feel better now. I don't know why this quilt is giving me such problems. Maybe because this is the largest project I've quilted -- my inexperience is getting the better (or worst) of me. Oh yeah, yeah -- that's it - definately. Or, um, maybe it's because of my inexperience that while quilting and watching Fox News ( I love Brian & Steve!!) I sewed through my index finger (don't ask!) yesterday - oh yeah, that's it. Maybe it's because of my inexperience that I knocked over my coffee, soaked my favorite white slippers I was wearing which I immediately took off and then proceeded to step on a ginormous safety pin that was on the floor and drew blood - yet again! -- oh yeah, yeah -- that's it. I just heard someone say yesterday you learn more from failure than you do from success -- well if that's the case -- then by the time I am done with this quilt - I will be teeming with knowledge! Anyway -- I'm almost done with this "learning experience, " and while I really have no other news to report or project pictures to post -- Sabrina, on the other hand, has been quite a busy girl - take a look.....


This is a picture Sabrina painted the other day after we visited a friend (Andrea's) blog. (Andrea lives in Paris - which Sabrina finds extremely enchanting.) Finding herself inspired, Sabrina decided to paint a picture of her Parisian alter ego.... Sabrina de Bleu

Here is a lovely little surprise I found tapped to my sewing machine Monday morning after Sabrina left for school. I'm guessing she made it Sunday while scrapbooking and left this little surprise for me to find Monday morning. (She frequently leaves me little treasures -- taped to my sewing machine!)
And finally, one of my favorite things she's made me in a while -- is a little free-hand drawn and embroidered Christmas tree. I so love this little tree and keep it hanging up all year on the wall in our studio.....

I am so blessed to have two children who are so creative and from whom I derrive my own inspiration. They are so very different -- my two kids. So uniquely individual and special. Their art reflects that uniquenes, and continues to be an inspiration for me in everything I do.
XO

7 comments:

ANDREA said...

Hay Cathie and Sabrina:)
Sabrina de Bleu is great! (Her name makes me smile) I love the blue of her eyes, her mouth and the "Casquette"! Great drawing/painting. And the other things are cute too! Bravo Sabrina and lucky Cathie, such a charming daughter you have.
The quilt looks as if it will be worth all these needle-felt :) experiences... Be brave and don't watch TV while sewing, take care:)
I'm waiting every day now for the sun and so hope that my "piece" will be with you soon too. Lots of love from Paris,
Andrea

Joanna van said...

Just had to laugh at your quilt problems and the slippers! Boy oh boy, I don't know what I would have done.

verobirdie said...

Poor you! Since I once machine-sewed a finger, I know how it is. Not to mention the coffee and the pin. Hope things will be better today.
Congratulations to your two creative kids.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Well, the quilt is looking great! Sabrina is adorable-how wonderful that she shares your interests in art and sewing.

Michelle said...

It sounds to me like you need to have some coffee (with a lid!) with a friend! When are you free??? xo.

English Rose said...

ouch! I free machined my finger once, and goodness it hurt for days. have a cyber hug from me. and I love the snowman your daughter left for you, what a sweetheart. and a very talented one too by the looks of it, art, stitch and scrapbooking. keep up the good work both of you, and I look forward to seeing pictures of the quilt when it is finally finished.

Sue said...

It must have been one of those weekends, as you mentioned to me. Just wanted to mention that I just finished reading your most recent posts, and love the work you are doing, especially the 6 X 6 pieces. Wonderful stuff - I wish I had your energy...where do you find the time?

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