I'd love to help those guys design their t-shirts. I think it's so much fun flipping through all the shirts in a store and finding which Life Is Good one I like the best.
Today, I don't have a photo to go with my post. If I did, I think it would be a new LIG design sporting a quilted bird with a whimsical tail feather. Hmmm. I doubt they would sell many of those!
Since the quilt shop classroom was booked, I invited 2 ladies to the studio for a machine quilting follow-on class. We tried a lot of new designs to stretch their skills and inspire them. "S" really likes to doodle and she's been making more art quilts lately. I think she'll add more quilting designs into her artwork. Her machine tried very hard to misbehave and discourage her, but once we calmed it down, we admired some beautiful stitches. "A" impressed me with how quickly she began quilting feathers! She also practiced making a wreath of holly leaves in preparation for quilting a beautiful top.
We all had fun chatting as we worked. The birds, squirrels, a bunny and a cat put on quite a show for us in the backyard. "A" told me several times that it's a wonder I can get anything done with so much activity going on outdoors. I did have to confess that I found my husband's bird book and now have it in the studio. When I see a new visitor on the feeder, I like to try to identify it. It's a welcome distraction!
I'd love to have visitors every day! It was so enjoyable to see them excited about their quilting skills. It was just the push I needed too. I'll be at my first quilting retreat from Thursday thru Sunday. Even though I'm horrible at packing - waaaaay to last minute to be thorough, I've already started. This is a huge change from my habit of forgetting my toothbrush and bathing suit to go to the beach. Eyeroll. Once should be enough to learn an important lesson. However, the enthusiasm from the class just spilled over into my preparations to be out of town. Suitcase of clothes is mostly packed and the projects, notions and machine are at least gathered into one spot.
My husband and kids are probably going to have a movie weekend in my absence. : )
Enjoy your day!