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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Two A's!!!...sort of

Today I have several announcements
of things you might like to know about.

1.  The newest edition of CQMagOnline is up and can be viewed HERE.  For those of you who don't know, this is an excellent (and free!) online magazine about crazy quilting edited by the very talented Rissa Peace Root.  

2.  My friend Karen Ruane is putting the finishing touches on a book!!!  I've been nagging her for ages to create one and now she has.  Can't wait to get my hands on a copy because I know it's going to be beautiful.  If you aren't familiar with her work, please go and look....HERE.....I guarantee you will be totally awed.

3.  Most of you will remember my taking a journal-making online class with Carole Brungar last year and how much fun I had and how happy I was with the end result.  Well, Carole has just announced that she will be running the class again!  If you haven't taken one of her classes, you should because I know you will enjoy it.  Have a look at her post HERE for the initial details and there will be more to come.

4.  Susan has a post on her blog today pointing towards a tutorial for the cutest wee  Sarubobo dolls done by Mai.  You have to see them (and possibly make one, or ten)... go HERE.

Now for the second 'A'....

Today we had our little CQTeers meeting and, because we didn't meet in December, it was Christmas too.  Irene has been experimenting with zentangles and created the two examples on the upper right.  Sue (our queen of paper) made the ones on the lower left.  I almost forgot about not having done any for Christmas and whipped up the imitation wrapped package on the lower right and also did the one on the upper left (using rub on transfers).  

Our meeting/program included two fun things today.  First we learned the basics of making zentangles from Irene and then Sue (our hostess) showed us how to make felted birds....

This photo shows the blue bird that Sue made for me and the white bird I made during the meeting.  So much fun, and very cute.  Irene made each of us a  little Santa ornament (see his zentangle body?).  On the lower left you can see my first effort at making a zentangle.  Needless to say I need LOTS more practice!!


  1. thanks for the link!! Did I ever tell you that you are my favourite Canadian ever???

  2. Oh boy would I love to be able to squeeze in that journal class of Carol's but...we'll see. Love all the creativity you shared with us. Also love your new blog colors! Very warm! Hope you are staying warm up there MA!

  3. Hi MA, thanks for the link! I am going now to check out the other ones! I'm sure I'll have a fun time on this gray day.

  4. Great projects. I bet you all have a lot of fun when you get together. I love those felted birds especially. BTW, thanks for the wonderful plug on your last post. You are such a sweet friend. Take care, Connie

  5. Thanks for lovely comment on my blog - yes you are entered in the giveaway draw! I am sure after reading your blog about the CQmag on line, that Pat Winter from Pat Winter Gatherings will be publishing her first paper magazine in March and yours truely will featured in the first issue.
    Go to her blog and read about it there.
    All the best,


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