Friday, February 26, 2010

Meomi Swap

My first swap! Karen at URBAN CRAFT has organized a swap and I'm getting involved - because, you know, I need another deadline staring me down! I need to make something based on a Meomi character. I'm leaning towards Nurse Peso Penguin. Isn't he the cutest?! Perhaps a stuffie? Or maybe recreate one of the scenes in felt for a wall hanging? I need to mail out whatever I create to my swap partner by March 20. That seems reasonable (deadlines often seem reasonable to me at the beginning and much less so at the end). I'll likely start really planning this out after I send off pictures of my finished quilt for the contest at Brown Paper Packages, speaking of deadlines...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Is It Spring Yet?

Saturday I went with some friends to Chicago. While there we stopped by the Lincoln Park Conservatory and pretended like spring was near. Truth be told, it made me really miss Florida. February in northern Indiana will do that for you! We had a nice time strolling through the conservatory. I took lots of pictures of tropical flowers to help me get through the next few months.

What about these poor guys? They exemplify how I feel about all this cold. Brrr. We walked through the Lincoln Park Zoo to get to the Conservatory, so we stopped and said hello to a few of the animals.

Sunday, it was on to glass club. Above is a 'Before' shot. It'll be about a week before I've got an 'After' of the work. I'm primarily working on some pendants to donate to the club for their annual sale. The purpose of the sale is to raise money to fund a local service project.