Friday, March 06, 2009

Hector!

We've had a busy week: going here, there, and everywhere, so I am happy to be home and kicking back for a few days. The weather is Spring-like with temps in the low 70s and lovely sunny skies! After the recent cold (and snow), it's nice to have some warmth! I have finally put the finishing stitches on Hector for my Art Quilt class with Jane LaFazio. Here he is: I am learning a tremendous amount from Jane and I love the weekly format! It's akin to creating journal quilts or short stories or short movies. You really concentrate and have a time limit and then you are done and on to the next subject! Short and Sweet! And you really can't beat Jane for a teacher!!! C, Barker and I were on our way home from Atlanta today and since it was such a pretty day, we decided to stop and have a late lunch on the patio at our favorite Chipotle. We were munching and chatting, feeding Barker every other chip along the way, when a cute young lady exited the front door on her way to her car and asked if our dog was named Barker. I was a bit taken aback, and then when we answered yes, she asked if I was Judy. YIKES!! She is Deborah and she lives in Oxford, a wonderful little town east of Atlanta.........and she reads my blog! WooHoo!!! So, a big shoutout to Deborah! Ya know: ya just never know!!! LOL Deborah says she'll leave a comment, so now let's see if she does!!! You guys be on the lookout for her!!! That just totally blew me away, and now I think I'm going to have to be on my best behavior wherever and whenever!!!!

And last but not least, I want to thank Terri for the recommendation of Ann Budd's Diagonal Rib sock pattern. I started it on Tuesday and am about to turn the heal on my first sock! Terri, I just love that pattern, but I may have a question on the heal turning...are you finished with your first sock?


Hope you all have a great weekend!


YES WE CAN!!!

10 comments:

imquilternity said...

It really is a small world, isn't it? Can't wait to see your socks and am happy you are loving the pattern. I am too!

Gerrie said...

Hector? That is a beautiful piece, but Hector? makes me giggle.

Jeannie said...

Are you going to create a Hortense for Hector to gaze upon? I do like Hector, is he a heron? So, Barker is now so famous he now has fans - eh? Have a fantastic weekend! Cheers.

Eva said...

Hector is so cute! The curious glance...

Elizabeth said...

Hector is fabulous!! Love all of the color and the free motoin stitching in the grasses is wonderful!! What is his eye? a button/
Blogging is just the best!! Now Barker has his own fan club and so do you!! That is just wonderfully cool and it is amazing how motiviating it is to find out that people out there, even right next door are reading your blog!!!! You had better shape up and behave, though!! LOL!!!!
Big hugs!
Elizabeth

Joyce said...

Very nice. I love the idea of short and sweet!

connie said...

I love hector. Looks like you are enjoying your class. I think it is a class that I would enjoy. It is the class from Joggles isn't it? I hope she offers it again I would love to take it.

corryna said...

Judy it is wonderful! I love hector. His face is so friendly and you did a great job quilting it. Well done!
I also looked at Jane's blog. And now I know I have seen her work before in Quilting Arts Magazine. Great to see more of her work.
I also attented a workshop. I will post about it on my blog this week.

Carol said...

Congratulations on getting your ATC published. And how wonderful, to meet one of your readers? Barker obviously
has star quality, as if we didn't know that! I now have email but so busy that I hardly get to sit at my computer. Promise an updating email soon. XO

Debra C said...

Hey Judy, here I am writing a comment! Just checked your friday post, you were talking about me...what are the odds of running into someone whose blog one reads all the time. Amazing! You were so kind, to a total stranger,I am so glad that we met, and after this I will comment often. Barker is beautiful!!