Some business first…last week I asked for help in re-naming my blog. I have been Featherstone Quiltworks for years, but since I’m now about 50% quilting (my own only), 50% bird photography, and 30% knitting (I never claimed to be good at math!), I decided a name change was in order.
Thank you, Heidi of Red Letter Quilts, for suggesting “Featherplay”. I like how it ties into both quilting and birds…and FUN, with a hint of my former name. Perfect! Heidi, I’ve ordered some desk calendars featuring some of my photos and you will be getting one! I’ll contact you by e-mail with details. And thanks to those who also gave me suggestions. I really did need help!
What NEEDS to happen this week:
Christmas post cards out of slubby green satin and pink buttons. (Plan is to long-arm stitch holly leaves in pink thread with three pink buttons for berries. We’ll see…)
Long Arm: Quilt baby Noah’s Ark quilt for Marcia by Wednesday (so I can hand bind at DayStitchers), and quilt Bertha’s quilt.
Straighten out my knitting. Yikes! I have a mistake on a sock and the Three S Shawl. Need to do some un-knitting. I need to get at least one of these things done before I can start on the reading mitts I plan on knitting. Except for me they will be “photography mitts”.
Decorate for Christmas. Like today, since yesterday is no longer an option. Since I haven’t put up the big tree for a few years, who wants to guess how many strings of lights won’t work. *sigh*
Friday, Vicki Welsh is hosting the REAL Studio Tour. You will want to pop on over to Vicki’s place to see what she has planned for this month!
and Tomorrow I will tell you about my Small Business Saturday shopping excursion where I visited The Twisted Loop yarn shop, Rosebud’s Cottage quilt shop, and Next Act, a special not-so-little shop where they find good used furniture and give the pieces new life (and make them gorgeous) with paint.
and, just for good measure, a bird:
Linking to Judy Laquidara’s Patchwork Times…always interesting, always fun, generous to the extreme in her patterns. Be sure to visit!