10 June 2019

Hello Friends!

Hello Friends!  I'm back!

It's been a long break from blogging, but I'm ready to post regularly once again!

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My exciting news is that I have started a YouTube channel, Ivory Blush Roses, Crazy Quilting & Beyond, which I am so pleased to be able to share with you!  There are a few videos up so far, and many more to come!  There will be at least one new video a week uploaded, and occasionally there will me more.  I've been filming for a couple of months, and hope you will be forgiving of my learning curve, both for being on camera, as well as the technical aspects of filming and editing!  I have so many things to share with you, from projects I've done in the past, to things I'm working on right now, project tutorials, in-depth looks at various supplies, and especially, all those fancy embroidered seams!  I started off with a set of really basic crazy quilting videos; supplies, piecing, making a template, and simple seam stitching.  I'd love to hear from you about what you'd like to see me cover in these videos!

After a long break from stitching, I'm finally back to crazy quilting regularly again!  I have so many projects in the works as well as a few that I finally completed, that I want to share with you!

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In January, I embarked on a serious study of oil painting. It's something I have loved since I was a girl, but have never really had the time to devote myself to.  It's been tremendously enriching to see my work growing and improving over the past few months.  I won't be posting too much about my paintings here, but you can find them featured on my Lisa P Boni Art Facebook page, and on my Lisa P Boni website, where many of the paintings will be available for sale.

Stitching Friends!
In April, I had the pleasure of attending the South Windsor Crazy Quilt Retreat in Connecticut.  What a joy it was to spend time with this talented group of ladies!  There were 20 of us there, but this particular group  pictured above first met together in 2015, and this retreat was born out of that fun gathering! I hope they'll forgive me for posting this photo, but I think it shows what a fun time we were having!

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I wish we had an opportunity for a full group photo, but as it rained nearly the entire time, we never quite managed, so these shots will have to do.  I can't say that I got to do a lot of stitching in our 3 days together! Truly, the best part was renewing friendships and making new ones, and being inspired by the amazing work that everyone was doing!

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There was quite a bit of sharing of stash, some selling of various supplies, and best of all, Jan from Delectable Mountain Fabrics in Brattleboro, VT brought part of her store down to us to shop from!  Truly, she has the most exquisite fabrics!

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There was a Challenge Project, which 10 of us participated in. Here we are, standing near the pieces we created with everyone else coming to check them out. Each piece was wonderfully unique and creative!  We had fun trying to figure out who stitched each piece as well as voting for a winner.  Truthfully, they were all winners!  Shirley Fassell won the prize, and her piece really did have some creative use of the materials and her technique was lovely.  I managed to win the prize for guessing the largest number of who stitched each piece!

I'll be posting a series of videos on my YouTube channel about the creation of my Challenge Piece, so I won't share it here just yet!

So, I hope you'll visit my new YouTube Channel and subscribe to it.  Click on the bell next to the subscribe button to be notified of new episodes.  I'd love to hear your comments and questions as well , and as I asked earlier, please do let me know what topics you'd like to see videos on!

It's good to be back! 

8 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

How wonderful to see a post from you Lisa! Congrats on your new you-tube channel also, I became a subscriber. I am excited about what I will learn from you and am happily looking forward to that.

Love your paintings! They speak to my heart.

You are an inspiration to me, thank you.

Happy living each day and doing the things you love ~ FlowerLady

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Glad to see you back on the blogger platform. Thanks for the info on your U-tube channel too.
xx, Carol

Sarah Aldrich said...

I missed the South Windsor retreat, but plan on being at the next one whenever it is. I am thrilled for your YouTube channel and will subscribe today. Welcome back!

Shirlee Fassell said...

We did have a great time! It was amazing to have so many talented textile artists in one room! It would be nice to do it a little more often. Glad you are back blogging and congratulations on your YouTube channel! The picture of us is great! Colluded you send me a copy?

Dots said...

I was just thinking about you a few days ago. I realized it had been a while since i had heard anything from you. So glad you are back! Your stitching is wonderful and interesting. Your talent is incomparable. I have missed your newsletters and blogging.I'm off to check out your you tube channel.

hpk said...

It was wonderful to see this update of all you've been up to! I'm really enjoying your YouTube videos. Great job!

Donna said...

Nice to see and hear from you! Maybe I can find the time to resurrect my blog, too.

Sweet Sue said...

yay, you're back! you've been missed!