Sunday, October 26, 2008

Neat Tricks

My Mary Lou Weidman book, Whimsies and Whynots came in the mail yesterday. It is very interesting reading. Her quilts are not like anything I have ever done or may want to do. She does have some great ideas on creativity and encouraging your creativity. we are all born creative and through life without encouragement we lose it or it gets pushed to the back burner.













I have discovered Ottlites!! I love them. I won't tell how many I have. They are so easy on the eyes. I have a big one on my se
wing table that has an outlet for my small travel iron.









when I am feeling lazy I don
't have to get up. I can sew and iron and not move from my chair. I also bought a small one for the bedroom when I read at night.










I
bought my daughter one for her birthday. She is getting an MBA at the Kenan Flagler Business school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and she is doing a lot of studying. She told me yesterday that it is so much better on her eyes.
The owner of our local quilt shop showed me this rotating cutting mat and it is great for those of us who are not very accurate. you can square up your block without moving the block, you just turn the mat. It is so neat. I put it right on top of my big cutting mat.










I got a lot of work done this morning. I just love it when that creative energy is flowing.










2 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

sounds like your creativeity muse is throwing a party over here! :-)

Cher said...

well, good that you have found so much that is helping and inspiring you! good luck with your creative story quilt ideas!