Monday, August 1, 2011

New Yahoo group & camera


I'm so pleased that Alice has set up a private Yahoo group for us to communicate. The past few mornings I have been reading the Twelve x 12 book and doing alot of highlighting! A number of their members have mentioned how valuable it has been both creatively and personally to be able to have a private forum ( their Yahoo group ) in conjunction with their blog. This is my first experience with actually being part of a blog, and even though I am thrilled to be a member, I am not as of yet completely comfortable with posting thoughts & ideas to share with "the world".
Another idea that I'm trying to adopt from the book is the importance of documenting the various "ideas" that I put up on my design wall. I have a small digital camera that I carry around with me in my pocketbook for those "just in case" Kodak moments,
but am now trying to make it a habit to bring the camera with me to my studio. Many times I have been "playing" and put things on the wall, think that that combination is "kind of interesting", and I will remember it. Well, I now have to admit, that I don't.
I do remember that I liked SOMETHING, but never seem to be able to replicate again ( and spend WAY TOO much time trying! ).
This might actually lead to having another "dedicated" studio camera!

Revised Schedule

(1) Carolyn chooses theme #1 in July, 2011, for September, 2011's quilt.
(2) Linda chooses theme #2 on Sept. 15, 2011, for November, 2011's quilt.

(3) Jane chooses theme #3 on Nov. 15, 2011, for January, 2012's quilt.
(4) Judy S. chooses theme #4 on Jan. 15, 2012,  for March, 2012's quilt.
(5) Rita chooses theme #5 on Mar. 15, 2012, for May, 2012's quilt.
(6) Patti chooses theme #6 on May 15, 2012, for July 2012's quilt.
(7) Andrea chooses theme #7 on July 15, 2012, for Sept. 2012's quilt.
(8) Alice chooses theme #8  on Sept. 15, 2012,  for Nov. 2012's quilt.
(9) Barbara chooses theme #9 on Nov. 15, 2012,  for Jan 2013's quilt.
(10)  Kathy chooses theme #10 on Jan. 15, 2013 for March 2013's quilt
(11) Sara  chooses theme #11 on Mar. 15, 2013, for May, 2013's quilt
(12) Nedra chooses theme #12 on May 15, 2013, for July, 2013's quilt
(13) Judy W. chooses theme #13 on July 15, 2013, for Sept. 2013's quilt

We've Lost Our First Member!

So sorry that Kym had to drop out.  I'm sure you've heard from her by now.  Her reasons are understandable, and I am so sorry she is facing such a traumatic situation.  I will revise our blog so that we are, once again, a dozen and not a Baker's Dozen.

Yahoo Group Membership from Alice

Mavens, you all should have received an invitation to join our private Yahoo group.  Please accept that invitation.  As I explained in my recent email, this is just another way for us to communicate, especially if any of us ever want to say something just to the other 12 and not something for the vast world of the Internet to read!  Let me know if you have any questions