Browsing Archive: March, 2011

Bits and Pieces full of Smiles and Memories

Posted by Jean Abbott on Thursday, March 31, 2011,
For the past two weeks, Day of the Dead skeletons dancing and celebrating, along with a rainbow of vibrant colors has been living on my design table and in my heart. The quilt I just finished was special for lots of reasons, but mostly, because the customer had a dream of a quilt and had been collecting fabrics for years waiting for the perfect moment for it to come to life.  So, I've cut, stitched and created a beautiful quilt out of them that I hope she enjoys and comes to treasure. I know ...
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What Do I Think

Posted by Jean Abbott on Monday, March 21, 2011,
  Recently I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I want for Mama Jean's Kind Threads.  I cut fabric and I think about it, I sew and I think about it, People ask what's new or how's it going and I think about it. I realized today, I want to just dream more about it.  I need to dream the future I want to see and stop thinking.  Thinking has never really been my strong suit.  Feeling,...


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Organic Quilting

Posted by Jean Abbott on Saturday, March 19, 2011,
 
The process I love most in creating quilts is what I have come to call organic quilting.  No, it doesn't mean that I have gone over the deep end.  Some may question that but it means I love to start with an idea; we'll call that the garden plots.  Now I need to make sure that everything is ready toil and I till over ideas in my head I see colors playing with each other, are they playing ...


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To Treasure

Posted by Jean Abbott on Saturday, March 19, 2011,
In Etsy, you can create treasuries of things that you love, like or think of as just a bit off the plum as they might say.  It's a fun way to sort through the thousands of beautiful handmade items created all over the world.  They make you feel more, see more and dream more.  You can get lost in the beauty of one artist for hours or laugh out loud when you fall into a shop of whimsy.  It inspires you to strive a bit more for the work that lives just beneath the surface of what you knew or tho...
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Quilts Created From Magic

Posted by Jean Abbott on Tuesday, March 15, 2011,


Starting a new project is always so exciting.  To lay out the new fabrics and see them all start to play together on the table is amazing.  But truth be told, the process started long before then.  I think it's the same for many creative hearts.  Some of us aren't the type that follow outlines and rules and have date books, in fact, I can't tell you how many calendars and organizers I've tried over the years and before you know it, I can't remember where it is or that I even owned it.  ...
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A Day of Rest

Posted by Jean Abbott on Sunday, March 13, 2011,
Daylight savings time always feels a bit out of sorts for me.  I know it's all an allusion but still losing that hour, where does it go?  I am trying to learn balance between working and resting.  Working from home it' s easy to pop on the computer and work on a needful project or check and see what's happening on your site but then your mind begins to think of other things you haven't finished or started and you start to get pulled into your studio and before you know it you've worked throug...
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Recreating

Posted by Jean Abbott on Sunday, March 6, 2011,
Recreating is to give back life not only to the object but also to the world, and working with recycled materials fills me with passion. Over the years I have collected fabrics from antique stores, estate sales, resale outlets to take the old and make into new is magic to me. Last year I discovered a group of artist working together to bring reclaimed and recycled products to people and became a member of Trillium Artisans. A dedicated organization that supporting local artist and reclaimed a...
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Jean Abbott A woman with a dream. To create a life that is full of joy, laughter and love, and along the way to maybe bring a bit of that into others lives as well through creating unique and one of a kind items that warm the hearts and create smiles to those who purchase an item either for themselves or for another.

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