I’ll be back…

I am experiencing a lot of computer issues and will be back as soon as I get them resolved. I apologize–I cannot respond to comments from my last posts. Thank you and I hope to be back in January. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays no matter which you celebrate, and remember–already the days are getting longer and the nights shorter in the northern hemisphere.

We have weather in the 60’s predicted with possible severe thunderstorms for this weekend. That is better than the ice which kept us in last week. May all of your celebrations bring you closer to family and friends and may all your travels be safe and uneventful. I am hoping for a healing nation and more kindness in the new year. We can never give up hope, and please don’t let anyone tell you differently. I am skipping the resolutions and working on goals for a happier, healthier and more creative me. Try to find one good thing in every day, especially the days that bring you hardship or worry. Send out your love and good wishes out to the universe. Even on days that get me down, I smile at everyone I meet. I recently read that even a fake smile is good for you. I can do that.

This made my day on Wednesday. A red-shouldered hawk took a break on my arbor and he finally turned his head on the fifth shot. Better to be lucky than good. Till next time–

Red-shouldered hawk

About bycandyp.com

Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com and here (previously icandyet.com) but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

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