May 16, 2016

Rainbow Happy Sewing Land


It was a true pleasure reading everyone's entries for my giveaway post. What I loved most of all is how many of you made a point to say that you sew when life gets stressful. Of course you do! You read quilting blogs because you love quilting and doing what you love helps you feel good. You are wise.


Sewing helps me feel good too. I can't believe that this feels like an epiphany to say it. But happily I've been doing more lately! And more of my favorite kind of piecing: sewing color coordinated scraps together. This is some secret sewing so I can't show you what I've done just yet. But it's fun enough to keep me up until midnight most nights. 


My daughter recently organized a new box of sidewalk chalk like this. I love that she thinks in color groups too. 


I realize I haven't been around here much and thus haven't shared that I will be teaching in Savannah next spring for QuiltCon. I am really looking forward to that trip! I hope to meet more of you there!


So now for a winner of Lara's great new book Crafted Applique - New Possibilities.  The random number generator chose #164, which was left by Sandra at The Bias Edge. Sandra said "I work full-time but I will always squeeze some time to sew and quilt every night after my children has gone to bed. It can be just half and hour and it makes me happy just before I go to bed. This is my de-stressor". 

I love it! Sandra and I are riding the happy sewing train to the land of good dreams. To Sandra and everyone else: 



18 comments:

Gale Bulkley said...

I am hoping to go to Savannah for QuiltCon next year. Maybe I'll be fortunate enough to take your class - I loved the Wild Quilting one on Craftsy.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Congratulations to Sandra!! - and to you for being asked to teach at QuiltCon next spring - how exciting!! Now I want to get back to some Craftsy FMQ classes done by my favorite teacher - you - ;))

Suzy Webster said...

I love the chalk drawing! What a fabulous pattern. I find myself drawing things like this with my children when we're outside too

Christine Barnsley said...

Love your beautiful fabrics and the pretty sidewalk chalks! Pretty chalk drawing too.... your daughter has your creative talent! Congratulations to Sandra! Christine x

Gene Black said...

Congrats on the teaching gig at QuiltCon. If you have never been to that area before, it is a lovely part of the country.
Congrats to Sandra on winning the book.

Gene Black said...

Will your class at QuiltCon be a half day or a full day class?

Lara B. said...

Hey that is so cool Christina that you'll be teaching at QuiltCon! That class will sell out quickly, for sure!
It looks like your little girl is taking after you in creativity! Has she started sewing yet? I can just imagine how much fun that will be to teach her.
Congratulations to Sandra! I hope she will love Crafted Applique!

Kathy said...

My daughters used to love drawing on the sidewalk. In fact, as adults, and given the opportunity, they still do!!

Lisa J. said...

Love those rainbow scraps as well.

Suzanne said...

I was happy to see your post and the tease. Sorting colors is so fun!! Keep on sewing!

madhappycrafter said...

So glad you are happy-sewing again! that chalk mandala is beautiful too.

Happystitcher said...

Hi Christina ! So glad you are happy sewing and happy scrapping! Love the colours, can't wait to see the finished project. Thanks for staying in touch. Sheila.UK.x

Kathy H said...

I love seeing the sidewalk chalk arranged in color groups.

FlashinScissors said...

Congratulations to Sandra!
Love the chalk drawing, it's very pretty.
I hope you have a great time teaching at QuiltCon!
Barbara xx

KaHolly said...

Congrats to the winner! What fun!

magarli said...

Hola amiga he conocido tu blog y me encanta te he escrito un mensaje en el Facebook y no se si lo has leído, por favor si te es posible dime lo que te parece, un abrazo desde España. Soy Manuela

KaHolly said...

Just checking in. Hope all is well! XO

madhappycrafter said...

hiya Christina - just so you know i have to post as madhappycrafter now and not with my name - it's a dumb blogger thing i guess. anyway it's me just saying hi (Brenda/Sadie) so you know i'm still here, just with a different name.

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