Monday, February 28, 2011

Prayer Request

 My gramma, Vi St. Pierre has always been in really good health, full of life and a total character.  Today she was diagnosed with advanced cancer that has progressed quickly throughout her system.  We have a huge family who she adores and I hope that we can show her how rich she has made our lives.  I am thankful for anytime that God gives us to spend with this wonderful woman.  At this point and always she is in God's hands.  I ask in Jesus' name, that He protect her from the pain and give her heart peace.  

Please keep her and my family in your prayers.

God Bless you and your families.  Please make every moment count!

Love Nicole

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Something Old, Something New

While I don't have any finished projects to share,  we did a lot of applique prep work last week while Mom was visiting.  I prepped a wool block for a new project.  Also these 3 blocks are from a retreat/class I took with Pearl Pereira P3 Designs about 4 years ago (yea I know, talk about a UFO).  Pattern is Wildflowers.  Add these to the 9 I have finished and thats 12 of 25 blocks. Whoof! Not to mentioned the borders.  We'll see if I get them all done.  The retreat was really fun and Pearl is a hoot.  If you ever get a chance to take a class from her, do it!  

Oh and I tangled another smaller piece.  This is like free hand quilting, while making up your own fabrics.  This one is smaller than the last one, about 4.5"x5.5"  I think I like it because I can finish one in a sitting.  

Would you believe oodles of teeny bunny faces in a carrot patch.  Hehehe... 

Ok, I need a nap now.  ZZZZ

Love to you all.  
Aunti Nic

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Nothing Like a little Down Time

Sometimes you just have to take some time to clear your head from daily stresses of life.  Find a comfy spot and take a nap.

But when you can't seem to stop your mind from spinning, here is a cool new artistic outlet.  Its called ZenTangle and its a really fun kind of meditation and kinda quiltish.  

Yesterday Mom and  I were visiting our friend Sharla at her place Soft Expressions and she was telling me about ZenTangle.

So this is my first attempt and I can tell its going to be a bit addictive.  I did this one in a few hours while listening to a couple of movies.  I would say watching but I didn't look up much.  
(8.5" x 5.5" Watercolor paper, the smudgie look is my poor photography and a little because I am left handed and that is just how we roll.)

I can totally see this pouring into my quilting creativity.  I have been working on for a few months that kind reminds me of this.  I'll show it soon, once I get to a stopping spot.

So what I want to know is, do you Tangle?

Talk to me,
Aunti Nic