There’s been a whole lot happening in my craft brain over recent months, and it’s all exciting and stimulating (and stressful too!). It’s mostly details about my book project, and I’ll be ready to start sharing bits of news about that a little later this spring. But while trying to balance demands of the book-to-be with the rest of my life, I’ve found tiny bits of time around the edges to work on a few of my own creative exploits.
The big event last month was QuiltCon, which has led me, a person who has never properly made a quilt before, to start scheming a couple of quilt projects AND to buy a proper machine that will enable me to machine quilt, whenever I’m ready. I’ve also knitted a shawl using Jill Draper yarns and pattern (thanks to artist Rebecca Ringquist, who introduced me to Jill’s stuff), and I’ve made a patchwork Scottie Dog for my nephew. Here’s a look at each of the Scottie’s two sides:
All day Saturday I’ll be at Brooklyn Craft Camp, which promises to be an inspiring respite from day-to-day responsibilities, thanks to the creative vision and hard work of organizer Brett Bara. If you’re going, I look forward to showing you the pompoms I helped to make to decorate the campsite as we make terrariums and necklaces together! And, as things spring forward here in New York, I promise to share more news as well.