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Good Morning, Quilters!
Once again, I would like to thank all of you who have ordered autographed books from my Etsy shop: The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE
Or from YOUR Local Quilt Shop!
It’s already a bestseller on Amazon and it won’t be released until March 15!!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
KIMBERLY EINMO REVIEWS
I was really honored to have fellow columnist at American Quilter Magazine, Kimberly Einmo review Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 on her blog yesterday. See “A Really Good Read” HERE
Kimberly is an amazing quilt instructor, author of six books HERE, Craftsy instructor and all around lovely lady!
She is definitely someone YOU should know–and we will be interviewing her soon in our “Make New Friends” feature coming soon!
I am slowly moving into my new digs—-arranging and re-arranging….
It is so nice to have all of my collections in one place and visible!
Do you recognize some of my “photo props”!?
As I organize my new shelves, it is like making new friends again!
I have collected a wide variety of things over my years of sewing…
Vintage Flower Books
Vintage Bird Books
As I read this over….(and I didn’t even include fabric, thread, quilt books….)
Am I a HOARDER?!?!
If so…I blame you…I need photo props after all….
Yeah–that’s it…It’s The Inbox Jaunt’s fault….
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
What about YOU?
Are YOU a
What do YOU Collect?
We’d LOVE to hear!
PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only. Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!
Good Morning, Quilters!
I have been an errant blogger of late, but I haven’t forgotten about YOU! I have been busy celebrating Christmas and the New Year with family and taking some quiet time to think, plan and organize.
I love the early days of a new year when everything is a blank slate–including the untouched calendar waiting to be filled with activities, goals, lists, hopes and dreams and of course, doodles!
WORD OF THE YEAR
One of the big discussions in the blogosphere at this time of year is the idea of choosing a word for the year-a word that suggests a guiding principle.
In 2015, I chose the word focus–a play on my interest in learning more about photography and my need to avoid distractions.
By the end of the year (Squirrel!) I was so harried (Squirrel!) I never chose a word for 2016. (Perhaps I should have chosen Squirrel!?)
MOTTO FOR 2017
My motto for 2017 is Make New Friends
I don’t mean it literally–but as a reminder to be open to new ideas and fresh ways of looking at things, exploring new possibilities and avoiding ruts.
Remember the old Girl Scout song:
Make new friends, but keep the old…
One is silver and the other’s gold!
MAKING NEW FRIENDS-MY THREAD STASH
One of my frustrations in my sewing room is my thread stash.
I LOVE thread, but finding the right thread is a nightmare and leaves my sewing room looking like a tornado hit!
All of my thread is stored (neatly) in boxes. However, when I’m auditioning threads, I have to open all the boxes to see my choices–leaving my room a mess!
HOW A THREAD NERD LIVES DANGEROUSLY
Last week I had six June Tailor thread racks installed on my sewing room wall.
I know this is not the best way to store thread–light and dust can damage thread.
However, I have decided to throw caution to the wind and store my threads (on a wall with minimal sun light) in a way that suits the way I work--even if it means I have to replace threads more frequently!
I spent several happy hours silently organizing my thread. It was oddly calming and therapeutic…
This will transform the way I work–a fresh look and a NEW FRIEND!
Isn’t it pretty???
What about YOU? Do YOU have a motto or word for 2017?
Is there something YOU can look at with fresh eyes?
We’d LOVE to hear!
PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only. Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks!
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