As you can see, I have simplified the look of the blog. I realized that the busy backgrounds and banners were unnerving me with the distraction from the images of my pieces that I post. Sometimes you have to remember that when you're working on your blog, you are looking at a completely different screen than what it actually publishes to.
Most of my work is very simple. I try to use minimal lines, and my pieces are far from cluttered (unlike my "nest" that is nearly always by my side of the couch and bed!) I believe this is a throwback to my graphic design education: minimal lines/maximum impact! (To prove my design geekness: I am currently watching a documentary called "Helvetica" which is all about the most popular/common font in existence currently.)
Last week I didn't post at all, as I was in Wisconsin on a quilt retreat (above a quilt shop!) with Anilee, Norma Riehm and our friend Carol! It's called Lamb's Inn by Pin's and Needles quilt shop in St. Croix Falls, WI.
I also worked on finishing the quilting on this one:
I finished adding the green quilting part, and now I will be working on the hand stitched binding part in the evenings.
I also realized that perhaps the previous pictures of my mini's that are on my Etsy store may not properly show the scale of the size. So here is a picture of one next to a nickel!
I mentioned before I was working on getting the house cleaned up once and for all. Here is a picture of the reduction/organization in progress and the latter two are of the after!
My business cards weren't quite suited to my fiber arts before, so I took the time today to redo them before the holiday parties and openings start, so I have a new spiffy one to hand out if asked. Keep in mind they look even better on the glossy cards I printed them on!
And last but not least, just a picture of my by the new Christmas Tree we got this year! We opted for a small 4 and a half foot this year, as the big one usually dwarfs and cramps the living space!