Inky Fingers
That's a Wrap!

Yep, I work in a sweat shop.

My back is killing me.

I think I have tendonitis in my right wrist.

My index finger and thumb are in serious pain.

My apartment is a disaster.

I think my nail beds may be permanently dyed blue.

And my shoulders are useless.

But, it was all worth it!  I've been sitting at the sewing machine for the last week.  Seriously, other than sleep, some meetings, teaching a class, and the occasional meal, I've been sewing, sewing, sewing.  I am a procrastinator and it really bit me in the backside this week.

On Monday morning, I'll be at Beachwood Studios, outside Cleveland, for the taping of two episodes of Quilting Arts TV (PBS).  For one of the episodes, I'm doing "Scrappy Scarves."  I'll be sharing how to make these beauties:


Plus two other cool scarves that use up fabric scraps.  (I'm too tired to take photos and they're already semi-packed.) 

And for the second episode, I'll be sharing how to make these really cool canvas art quilts:





The photographs aren't great, but you get the idea.  They're wonderfully colorful and the transferred photographs almost look like paintings.

One of the reasons that I've been so busy is because you have to make both the actual projects and all the "step outs."  You're supposed to make two sets of them (in case you mess up and need another take), but my plane leaves in about twelve hours, and I don't think I'm going to have the time to....  Though, do I really need to sleep?  Well, I *do* need to pack.  Now, I just have to figure out what I'm going to wear and if I own some sort of cleaning supply that will get rid of these blue fingers!

I'll try to blog from the road!  Thanks for stopping by!