Happy 2013!!

Wow, hard to believe that this year has flown by!  I have been busy finishing up lots of new projects lately (well, in between the holidays, that is).


Now I am busy getting ready for my next speaking/workshop- which is at The Folsom Guild in Folsom, CA.  This is a wonderful guild filled with lots of talent!  I am honored that they asked me to do a trunk show and then teach a workshop on Quilting Design (a la quilt whispering).

For some fun, I am throwing in a quick lesson on coloring quilted designs in this workshop.  The workshop is already filled, but I am having fun getting ready for it.   I always bring along items to offer- some cartoon work aprons, signed and numbered cartoons, and other fun stuff.

3 New Year Goals: 

Goal 1) My main goal in 2013 is to become more physically fit and ready to take on my sailing expedition in June.  I am excited to participate in the French Polynesia to Cook Island leg on board John and Amanda Neal’s sailboat- the Mahina Tiare.  This experience will give me a good idea of what bluewater sailing is like, plus I will learn lots of hand’s-on sailing skills.  There is downtime hiking, snorkeling, swimming, interacting with locals, and oh yes, shopping for fabric!

DH, Joe, went on his sailing expedition trip in 2012- the Fiji to Vanuatu leg- and came home with lots of fun adventures and stories.  He had such a good time that I knew I wanted to apply for my own expedition.   This will give me a nice taste of what bluewater cruising is like in the South Pacific.  Also, will I get seasick on the offshore passage from The Societies to Rarotonga?

Goal 2) Another goal in 2013 relates to creativity- I have lots of new projects to be started and completed- from quilting, wholecloths, painted silk, to beaded and/or metal creations.  I plan to experiment with glass, enamel, and mixing fibers, beads and metal.

Goal 3) Last goal is learning how to digitize myself- using Adobe Illustrator, plus Art&Stitch and another program.  I signed up for a college class in using AI- but I am on the waiting list.  If I do not get in, I will learn by using Lynda.com, which is a wonderful software learning site.

Now you know my 2013 goals- I want to know what YOUR goal or goals are?

Hugs, Carla

2 thoughts on “Happy 2013!!

  1. I want to finish several of my UFO’s which are sitting on the shelf taking up space! I even have two of them cut out and ready to begin sewing. I can’t wait to get started!

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