Friday, April 14, 2017

It's Official!

In case just seeing my book, Isotope, available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble wasn't enough, I now have further proof that I am an author (even though I get published multiple times a month at Odyssey).  The other day I was in the library, and the librarian greeted me as I walked in.  She said, "Guess what I'm cataloging into the computer system?"  And she held up not one copy, but two of my books! She also said that after it has time to circulate for a while she'll probably have a reading.

Oh my.

Anywhere, here is the head librarian Terry, putting my book into the system.



I'm still excited, and still doing the goodie goodie dance here.  

Blessings,
Lisa

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Special Announcement!

As promised, here is the special announcement I alluded to in my last post.

Ahem.

*Clears Throat*

I am VERY excited to announce the release of my book Isotope .  It is available through Amazon, or use the link below.

This book has been in the works for four years.  I've been fiddling around with it off and on, and finally got the process rolling on publishing last fall.  I've kept this a secret from my family, except my husband of course, and planned it as a fun surprise.

I hope you will enjoy it!



Isotope by Lisa Post


Blessings!
Lisa

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Quilts and Cake

Over the last few months there have been occasions to enjoy some crafting.  One of my nephews and his wife had their first baby.  What a cutie she is!  Of course a baby quilt was in order.  I made it bigger than a traditional baby quilt so that she could enjoy it through her toddler years at least.  Plus, I just kind of got carried away making the disappearing pinwheels.  They were lots of fun.  I used this tutorial by Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.







This next quilt went to a family who had their first baby.   





Back and tag 




Of course I had to include the book with the gift!






This is a flimsy from 2015 Mystery Quilt through Merry Mayhem.  I need to piece the back, sandwich, quilt, and bind it off.  So, still a little ways to go on it.




In the beginning of March, Caleb and Josiah went to a Teen Leadership Retreat.  I made this cake for the event. Dale had the opportunity to speak in one of the "Break Out" sessions. 







I love living in the country!  Being treated to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets are something I hope I never take for granted. Our old, cheap, camera doesn't do it justice. It also doesn't do moon shots.  I've tried and failed on every setting the camera has.   



Have a great day!
~Lisa

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Once again I am embarrassed to realize how long it has been since my last post!  I apologize for the LONG delay in getting back on here.  I have no real reason other than life has been very full and busy.  I am still engaged in online classes through SNHU.  I am in my third year, which means the work load has been ramped up.  I am still homeschooling, and we just got through a fine arts competition through our church.  I've also done a special cake for a Teen Retreat, and made two quilts for some new babies of friends and family.

Tonight, just to dip my toes back into blogging, I'm sharing a link for my latest article on Odyssey.  Yes, I'm still writing for school's online publication.  I've been promoted from Content Creator to Contributing Editor.  I've been learning the ropes for my new position, and still writing, meeting the deadlines.

I do have some plans here coming up, so stayed tune. I'll be updating on homeschooling, family outings, and projects.

Without further ado, here is the link to my newest article.  Please enjoy!

I'll Be Watching You


Blessings!
Lisa

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