Monday, January 30, 2017

I hope you are enjoying my articles written for the online publication Odyssey.  Here is a link to this week's article:

Bridging the Gap

Blessings,
Lisa

Thursday, January 19, 2017

For Limited Time... Free Marie Curie Online Unit Study






















For a limited time only... free Marie Curie online unit study.  If you have multiple age groups, doing a unit study is a wonderful way of integrating all the different ages and grade levels.  Check out this free offer at:  Techie Homeschool Mom.


This is a limited time offer, so get signed up for it, even if you aren't going to use it right away.

Blessings,
Lisa

Monday, January 16, 2017

Odyssey




I have been writing articles for an online publication called Odyssey.  It is a huge conglomeration of different colleges, with hundreds of content creators.  I've been posting my articles on Twitter and Facebook, but will put a plug in here on Mondays after publication.

So, without further ado... here is this week's article:

What We Do To Feel Beautiful


If you want to read some of my other work, just search my name, Lisa Post.  It should bring up my articles.  I especially recommend "Dodge This" and "Tangled Tinsel".

Blessings,
Lisa

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sprocket Quilt Block

I have been fooling around with some EPP for a while.  This block is one I have only worked on about once every blue moon... in other words :  Not very often.  I enjoy it, but life is full with so many other projects that have deadlines that this one gets shoved aside frequently.  I am using the kit I posted about here.   My, that seems like a LONG time ago when I made it up!  So much water under the bridge since then.  Some happy, some heartbreaking.

But I digress.

This is called a Sprocket, and I am following the directions from A Few Scraps: Sprocket Quilt Along.   She did this about four years ago, but the directions are excellent, and she has lots of great tips.  If you are doing EPP for the first time, try her tutorial in the link above.   The directions for the sewing kit I made are on the same page with a hot link.  So much goodness in one spot!

Here is my first completed block:



Close up of the points and "y" seams.  Talk about accuracy!  That is due to the EPP technique, not my skill, believe me!


I continue to work on this every so often, but right now I am finishing a baby/toddler quilt (it grew while I was designing it!  Worse than a lasagna!)  and working on some WIP's that are LONG overdo for finishing up.

Happy Quilting!
Lisa

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Start to Finish

Recently I saw a thread of posts on the Quilting Board titled "From Start to Finish".  It is a thread where we post pictures of the fabric we started a project with, and then the end product.  It is fun to see the materials in their raw form that inspired the vision for the quilt.  In honor of that thread, I will begin that tradition here.  Only today, I'm posting the "Start" and the "Middle" because I am so excited about the project. 

So, here is the fabric I started with.  The layer cake is called "Birds and Berries" put out by Moda.  I got it from the Fat Quarter Shop a couple of years ago, and was waiting for inspiration to hit before I cut into it.  Inspiration did hit, as a grandniece was born last fall, and we got a picture Christmas card with her adorable face on it.   As soon as I saw her pic, I knew exactly what fabric from my stash to use.  I did supplement background fabric (white), backing fabric (yellow floral swirl) and the binding (orange floral) from yardage I bought on sale last week.



I did a disappearing pinwheel block after watching a tute from The Missouri Star Quilt Company.  As you can see, I am adding a pinwheel border around the quilt, then after that I will put on another narrow white border.  Then it will just need to be sandwiched, quilted, bound, labeled and sent to the little darling.



This is a close up of my new pin cushion made for me by one of the twins' friends who is an expert at crochet.  She makes her own patterns and sells them on Etsy.  


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is happily cozied up in a warm quilt!

Blessings,
Lisa



Thursday, November 17, 2016

Free Nature Drawing and Journal Download



We have used the "How Great Thou Art" series in our homeschool in the past.  I love the layout of the books, and how Barry Stebbing breaks down the drawing techniques for children.  Here, available until the end of November, is a Nature Drawing and Journal download for free.

If your homeschool experience is lacking in the area of Art, I highly suggest any of Barry Stebbings products.  He has books available for all age levels.

Click here for the free Nature Drawing and Journal download.


Blessings,
Lisa