Thursday, February 9, 2017

Adventures of the Sewing Machine Kind in Long Beach, CA, a small look back.

This is one of my first 'art quilts' read fun quilt, made in Santa Clara, CA.

Bird of Paradise bloom right after a rain.

Fun with log cabin blocks, 2016

Butterfly blocks, pattern by Fig Tree Quilts, 2016

Improvising, love orange and turquoise, 2016

String blocks, rail fence style, 2016

Me over the American River, Folsom, CA.

Wonky, Liberated log cabin, by me, 2016.

Greetings from foggy Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
It has been rainy and foggy here off and on lately.

We're here for a while, no plans, just to explore. 
Will I get back to Folsom, I don't know.

I'm going into Long Beach today for sewing machine parts to get the resident sewing machine here up and running. That's east of here, up and over the coastal hills. The sewing machine shop is supposed to be a big one with fabric and classes etc. Long Beach SewVac .

I decided to look through my photos of projects made in Folsom, Ca.  The top art quilt, 'Morning Song' I made while we were living in Santa Clara.
It's fun to look back, inspiring. 

I ask myself, Why do you make quilts? Is it a hobby or what?
Maybe I need to get a job at this sewing store selling sewing machines.
Change of pace?

Have a great day. I'll be by to visit and see your projects.


Queeniepatch said...

Over the years you have made some beautiful quilts, vibrant with colour. I hope you find the sewing machine shop inspiring, and yes, how about getting a job in the shop making quilts?
Snow and bitterly cold in Tokyo.

Pamela said...

I love seeing your cheery colorful quilts!

I think stitching is more than a hobby. I'm not happy when I can't have a needle in my hand!

Mystic Quilter said...

It's always good to look back on quilts made in the past year or years, a trip down Memory Lane! Hope your foggy weather improves soon and enjoy your visit to the sewing machine store.

Ann said...

What happy quilts to look back on. I hope your trip to Long Beach was successful.

Kaja said...

What a great look back. As always I am struck by your fabulous, happy colours. I hope your shopping trip was successful.

Janie said...

Thanks, Queenie, stay warm!

Janie said...

Thank you, Pamela, I think you're right about that.

Janie said...

We have sun today and the sewing machine is up and running here!

Karen said...

I think looking back is a valuable exercise, it reminds, it prompts. I find if I am struggling creatively that it feeds new ideas too....

Janie said...

Thank you, Ann. Your 'Chinese Coin' start is looking good!

Janie said...

Thanks, Kaja. The sewing machine is up and running!
And your hand quilting is beautiful.

Janie said...

That's a good word Karen, I agree.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

A job in a sewing store - sounds wonderful but I know that I would spend far more than I would ever earn. I enjoyed seeing some of your previous works; it's fun to look back once in awhile just to see how work evolves.

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