The Simple Joys

Tulips, Roses, Ranunculus

After complaining for days (okay weeks) about the record-setting snow here in Minnesota…I decided a little color in the house might go a long way.

Tulips, Roses, Ranunculus

I found these tulips, roses and ranunculus at Trader Joe’s.

Tulips, Roses, Ranunculus

It’s amazing how the simple joys in life can make all the difference!  A vase of flowers on the counter…a taste of Spring!

The snow is gone today and the forecast is 70 F and partly sunny…No quilting for me today!

Doodling and Beyond

Doodling

Last week, I was strolling the aisles of my local JoAnn’s Fabric Store with a 40% coupon burning a hole in my pocket, when I spied this book on doodling.  Who knew one could write a book about doodling?

Doodling

As you know, I am a big proponent of doodling.  (Read posts HERE and HERE).

Doodling

Not only does it make you smarter (Read more HERE), doodling is a great way to practice free motion and long arm quilting.

Doodling

Of course, the best way to doodle is on fabric…

Doodling

But if you don’t sew, or if you don’t have time to sit down at your sewing machine…

Doodling

Then the next best thing is doodling the old-fashioned way.  If you are looking for a little inspiration, check out Stephanie Corfee’s Book, Creative Doodling and Beyond at your local store.  (Here’s a link on Amazon.)  I’m going to doodle a little sunshine–it did stop snowing yesterday and today it is pouring rain!

Next week:  Design tips, The Wave free motion quilting tutorial…and so much more!