Update

Hello All,

Well I have been working on stitching embroidery designs over the last week for the launch of Bernina Embroidery Software 8. I am doing a launch party for it on Saturday Sept 24th from 11 am to 2 pm at Seams Like Home. I am excited about the new software it has some awesome additions to it!

As for my calendar I have not been diligent in logging my studio time lately. I have not been feeling like I am getting enough studio time lately so I don’t want to use it filling out the calendar. I am setting a new rule for myself starting today that when ever I get creative time I will log it before leaving the studio that day.

Back to sample creating,

Happy creating!

Gene

Posted on Sunday, September 18th, 2016
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Random thoughts and things

The last 2 days have been awesome I have gotten to spend time back in the studio. The time away has allowed me to see what I truly love in life. I love my friends and family. I also love creating and I need to spend more time doing that! I feel so much better when I do that. I am going to refocus and aim for an hour in the studio per day again. That seemed to work the best. A lot of the time I spent more than that but at least it is a commitment to myself. I really need that time for my life energy to recharge.

Off I go to cook dinner!

Happy creating

Gene

Posted on Monday, September 5th, 2016
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New item added to the gallery!

Hello All!

I am adding pictures of my very first item I finished after I accepted the fact I AM AN ARTIST!

I have named it Light and Love. Go check it out please!

Happy Creating

Gene

Posted on Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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I am back!

Ok 3 weeks is way to long to be out of the studio.

First Mike had to spend 2 days in ICU. He had cellulitis!! Yucky! Then 4 days after that I had to do an emergency fly out for mom. She developed a hip infection in her rebuilt hip and was not wanting to go to OHSU to get it fixed. So I was gone for almost 2 weeks for that. During the time with mom in the hospital I finally finished my scarf!!! It is beautiful I will post pictures soon.

When I got back from Oregon I was exhausted. I only had 3 hours of sleep in the first 3 days I was there. Then I slept in mom’s hospital room for the next 6 nights! So I was very tired when I got home.

The day after I got back I had two 3 hour free motion quilting classes with Angela Walters, http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com at Seams Like Home, http://www.akseams.com.

I am finally feeling almost human again and I am back in the studio!

Happy creating!

Gene

Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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Quilting class with Angela Walters!

On Saturday July 30th I took 2 3 hour quilting classes with Angela Walters (www.quiltingismytherapy.com). It was awesome! Thank you Angela!

The classes were at Seams Like Home! www.akseams.com

The first 3 hours was spent learning ways to quilt the negative space in quilts. It was lots of fun. I keep repeating in my head “It only needs to be straightish!” The beauty is not in perfection it is in the overall appearance. Sometimes perfect does not look right!

The 2nd 3 hours was learning how to quilt different shapes. It was a very eye opening experience. It is a great way to break quilts down to basic shapes and quilt them!

A finished quilt is better than a perfect quilt top!

Posted on Sunday, July 31st, 2016
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