Sunday, June 27, 2010

not very inspired

my blogs last week dont seem very "inspired" but they did match my mood... i was really tired last week!

before i get into this... how do i make it so when i comment on someone elses blog post they can contact me... something about an email setting... ive looked and have no idea how to fix it!!! anyone have any idea?

my picture for the day... my little 4 patches... im still in love...



I have no idea how many ive made... and the picture is a little blurry, i was fighting to keep sammy cat off of them while i got the picture. But im still enjoying making these... i can whip up a bunch in no time!

I have my stack for the week of hand piecing... but im looking forward to getting my machine back this week!!! I have so many other things i want to get started on.

My sister emailed me and asked me if i would help her put up a website for her to sell her quilts!! I had no idea she was quilting enough to sell them! I am thrilled to help and will share a link when we get it up. I told her she should blog... lol... i am a blog addict. But i guess my cousins john and johnny are going to a "handmade" fair and selling things they are making (im assuming woodworking) and she has been sending quilts with them and selling them! I am going to have to join in on the family business... i will have to ship what i make to michigan... but how cool is that! Becki is calling her quilts "inspired by angels" because her inspiration is my mom, my aunt and my grandma... all quilters who have passed away.

My mom taught me to quilt. Both of my sisters make things... becki has made me alot of pretty things and sandy tends to make things for her home. lol.. sandy doesn't seem that crafty... so it is always odd to me when i see stuff she makes... but i think that the influence we had growing up (mom made our clothes, quilts, you name it) is stronger than her seeming lack of patience and interest! Becki doesn't surprise me... she has always created things! I didn't have my mom as long as they did, she passed away when i was 14 so i dont know if my stuff is really inspired by her, and my grandma i know she sewed and quilted but during my lifetime she owned a store and didn't sew that much (i think my aunt had more influence over my quilting that anyone) but i do know that i do it to feel a connection to them. I do it because the sounds and textures and finished products take me back to a time when my mom was a part of my life and i hope that the three of them are sitting up in heaven smiling down on me as i create things... like they did.

ok.. now that im all sappy... every once in a while there is a moment that just touches your heart...



Ralph and grandbaby Waylon yesterday... how sweet is that?

2 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Tamara,
if you send me your email I can tell you how to fix that no reply thing...
Your a no reply On my blog...

Tapestry Tree said...

Tamara,
I tried to reply to a post you left on my blog and it rejected my email address. Thanks for the comment you left! Love your blog!