Sunday Thoughts – Let our own light shine!

Sunday Thoughts – Let our own light shine!

Posted by on May 11, 2014 | 0 comments

As we start off a new week, I  thought I would share something I heard read today and I have reflected on it  a few times since I heard it Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” So I challange  you this week to step forward and shine you light for all to...

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On my way home from HMQS

Posted by on May 11, 2014 | 0 comments

I am sitting in LAX waiting for my delayed flight to San Jose after  a wonderful 3 days at Home Machine Quilt Show for info click  here.  Oh what a wonderful time I had and plan to add this to my calendar for many years to come.  I met some great friends and made some new friends, I enjoyed amazing classes, saw some of the best quilts I have seen at any show and created wonderful memories. I will write other posts for each day but for how I will talk about some highlights. I suppose I should start very early last Monday morning after a night of very little sleep, I  made  the decision to check and see how much it would cost to fly to SLC and after a search I found a reasonable flight form San Jose on Wed after work and back on Saturday. I had been on MQR a few days before and in a post I said I would love to go but would probably be next year, my good friend Carol said if I got a chance to come that I could stay with her. I think she was very suprised to get an message on Facebook asking if  the offer still stands. With in about 30 mins my plans were set and I was singing the Happy song all day. Wednesady morning I drove to the office very early for an 8am meeting but by 3:30pm I was  on the road to the airport and boarded my first of 2 planes to get me to SLC. My first flight was a little late but as soon as I got to Las Vegas I just walked to my second flight and boarded straight away. It was about 10:30 pm when I touched down in SLC   and within 10 mins I was hugging Carol. We meet at my first Art and Stitch class about three years ago at the HandiQuilter in SLC and we had such fun, laughing all the time, getting lost and learning lots about Art and Stitch. This trip was just as fun with lots of laughter but no getting lost and no visit to Walgreens. You need to ask Carol about the Walgreen reference I am not telling.   We got back to the hotel room, caught up on respective news and made plans for the next day. The day began at breakfast when we met up with 2 more fellow MQR members Donna  and Lisa. Much laughter was had before we even got into the car to head to the Expo center where we took wonderful classes, met amazing quilters, shopped until we dropped, saw jaw dropping quilts and           Check back soon for my day one report and lots of  pictures of quilts. I will leave you with a picture of the Best...

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Tuesday Tips!

Posted by on May 5, 2014 | 0 comments

Starting a series of Tuesday tips where I find useful videos on quilting that I find very interesting and provide practice tips for quilting issues. I am sharing two tonight the first from the wonderful Jamie Wallen on tension and also wonderful video from Shelly Sieverkropp on how to add extra fabric when the backing is too short on the longarm. Yes! I said when it is on the longarm. Some of Jamie’s key tips are: Ensure you check your bobbin case for lint as even a little bit of lint can mess up your tension Don’t wind your bobbins too tightly 95% of your tension issues come from your bobbin case …………Yes 95% readjust your bobbin tension for each of your tread types when you snap in your bobbin case never open the toggle/ lever The second video by Shelly has been  a lifesaver for me more than once. I know I have loading a backing the wrong way and it was too short more than once and this 4 mins of a video help me not have to take the quilt off the frame to add more fabric.   If I ever meet Shelly in real life I will give her such a big hug and kiss for this video. Hope you enjoyed this first series of Tuesday Tips and tune in next Tuesday for some more tips!...

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A Weekend of Art and Stitch Fun

A Weekend of Art and Stitch Fun

Posted by on May 3, 2014 | 1 comment

I am offering " A Weekend of Art and Stitch Fun" in my studio space in Pleasant Hill, CA. The weekend will start at 6 - 8 on Friday night followed by 2 days of classes - 9 - 5 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday which will cover beginning to advanced features, will review all Ver. 3 new features and also my method of digitizing Celtic Knots. For full information on what will be covered check out this page on my site http://tirnanogstudi…-fun-workshops/ Cost is $250 for the weekend which covers training and lunch. A minimum of 4 required for a weekend to go ahead but have space for up to 6. Two weekend options are available for June either the weekend of 6-8 or 27-29 of June. Deadline for signing up would be May 24th. Pleasant Hill is in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area and accessible on BART (local train) we can pick up at the local station!. Nearest airport is Oakland but San Francisco is also an option. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please email me at...

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A dream is coming true…………

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 | 0 comments

I have been planning for a while to set my sewing studio space up to teach some classes in Art and Stitch and my first class is going to happen this weekend when I teach a ” A Weekend of Art and Stitch Fun”. The class will start on Friday night and go until Sunday afternoon at 4pm and will cover Beginning ANS features, will spent sometime on the new feathers in Ver. 3 and then some of the more advanced features. Here are some photos of the studio all set up for the class:   Just got to print out the class handouts and I am ready to get this party started!  Today I came across the following quote and it totally resonated for me:   “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life, which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau I will finish by encouraging you to go follow your dreams, make it happen even if you only have 10 minutes a day to devote to it. Go for it……………… You are a manager of the gifts God has given to you. They may be great or small in your eyes, but they matter to God. “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2 NIV).   <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4975819/?claim=j6ydqrhd5g4″>Follow my blog with...

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