Wednesday, January 23, 2008

today tomorrow FOREVER

“It isn't procrastination if you put it off right away”

Last weekend I attended a quilt show and as luck would have it I bumped into Jenny Dho and her friend Cynthia, Jenny took this picture of us.

There was so much to see at this show, the truth is that the whole quilting world is a new one to me as I stumbled through the vendor booths it was as every thing that I encountered opened my eyes up to new possibilities. One of my goals for the end of this year is I want to start creating art clothing and learn about using proper fabric dye's... I truly think that the array of the different ways of dying that are out there were what really amazed me the most, as I really like creating my own pallet.

Now the true reason for me going to this show was to acquire what I have been lusting after from the moment that I fist set my eyes on it last September, I am not one to spend a lot of money on tools or new gadgets, if its works I am happy with it, but what hooked me on this sewing machine was BERNINA® Stitch Regulator (BSR) - This patented innovation 'sees' the fabric and regulates the length of your stitches, making free-motion stitching easy! you do not need to use a foot control there is a laser that follows your hands as they move the fabric!

now let me also add that once I got this gem home it took about 5 seconds for me to discover that its much smarter that I am! Lucky for me the machine comes with 11 classes at my local sewing shop. On Monday I took the button hole 101 class. I have so much to learn about sewing, I am really excited about my classes! It will be interesting to see how the use of free motion sewing will change my work but for now I am just getting the hang of it.

Here you have a little heart quilt that I made using all my great stamps from RED LEAD
I started out working on my fabric charms for my quilting arts tv segment but as always I got lost and started to make this quilt, I am not kidding any more its serious my next book really will be called:
"the art of procrastination"
Projects to create when your supposed to be doing something else!
(what do you think Tonia?)

I am at odds with my creative spirit as I try to walk the line of keeping dead lines and my life more sane, I just do not understand why I have such a hard time completing the task at hand...
I guess it all comes down to the fact that I do not like to be told what to do, even if that person is me!

“Procrastination avoids boredom; one never has the feeling that there is nothing important to do”

(I must say that I am never bored!)



Waltraud said...

Great, you new creations!

Gunnels blog said...

Yes, they are great!! and congratulations to your new machine! I think you will love it! I think this is fun, you nad others artists from mixed media will learn to quilt and we from the quilting world wants to learn mmore of mixed media :-)

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I've often pondered this! Question: where does the thing/idea/need to be born thing come from that interrupts the thing you are doing/have just started working on? Maybe the thing you are working on is a step (important one albeit) toward the thing that demands to be made. Process is the only thing I account it to! Creative hugs fom Norma.

Heartinmyhand said...

How fun to have a new sewing machine. A New Toy. Love the new creations

knitsteel said...

The heart piece is beautiful. I am completely drawn in by hearts this year, especially pink red happy hearts.

I am getting to a point where I really dislike deadlines. I used to love commissions, but now I long for more small piece discovery time. I think that's why I like my Etsy shop & my blog so much. I may have to refuse big commissions for awhile after I finish my current one.

daydreamstudios said...

Your heart quilt is amazing as usual. If that is what procrastination brings you, then you should just submit to I have a fear of committing to a project until I have already completed it. Make sense? Becuase I can't handle the pressure.

The quotes are great too, made me chuckle.

Kelly Snelling said...

i think we need to have a sewing machine celebration party and christen it! ha! your heart quilt is beautiful. and in the picture with jenny you look so adorable i just want to pinch your face off! and those pop up windows on your blog are driving me bananas. they keep popping open when i'm trying to read. i feel like i am playing whack-a-mole and the little buggers keep sticking their heads out.

A bird in the hand said...

oh, the excitement of a new sewing maching that can do wonders! One more thing we have in common, Ruth, I start one thing and then drift off and do another!!

Anonymous said...

Looking at your new machine with lust in my heart!!! Enjoy it and the classes too! Those charms turned into a really great quilt!!!!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that your sewing machine comes with classes - I wish mine had! Love this quilted work.

Ro Bruhn said...

Love the quilt and the machine sounds magic, will it make you a coffee too?

Ro Bruhn said...

Love the quilt and the machine sounds magic, will it make you a coffee too?

Trudi said...

Fabulous!!! If I bought one could I trim my waist line with it????? I recently framed some more ATC's and one is yours. I will link the credit back to this site.

Have fun with your new piece of technology! I want one!!!!

Patti G. said...

RUTH, Congrats on the new "baby"=sewing machine! It looks unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!
It will only allow your talents to shine even more! GO GIRL!
Love the theme for your next book too! Heheheh!
Sending big hugs!

red tin heart said...

This just took my breath away! just beautiful. xoxo nita

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so envious of your new sewing machine! I have a Bernina, but an old one, and I could really use one that would "think" for me!

I can't imagine you having to learn how to sew. Your fabric work is already beautiful!!

Tammy said...

I *heart* everything about this!!!! Yummy yum yum!

Karen Cole said...


What a fabulous sewing machine!
I think you are pretty smart, though!

Gorgeous quilt.

Haven't visited for a bit, hope all is well. It certainly looks like it, procrastination or not!

xo Karen

knitsteel said...

I put a little something in the mail for you today.

Elizabeth said...

I have marveled at your sewing as it is- It is so very whimsical and free.I have to work hard to achieve taht freeness because I was taught to sew and that evertything had to look "PERFECT"ARGHH!!! You will ahve such fun with the machine- it would intimidate the heck out of me for awhile but you will do wonderful things, of that I have NO DOUBT!!!
Your heart Quilt is amazing! We miss you at cc!
Did you get a prayer Pillow from me????


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iHanna said...

Hearts really are in fashion this month huh? Hehe. I love this quilt, it is soo cool and beauttiful - filled with detail.

Great one!

jj said...

I am french and my english is very bad, so I hope you understand me.
I love your blog!! very beautiful creations!!!
I am "fall in love" with the quilting square with nine hearts!!!
Do you allowed me to put it on my blog , one day??
my blog's adress is :

MERCI, MERCI de nous faire partager toutes ces merveilles!!
Je mets votre blog dans les liens du mien!!
a bientot