Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving. This time of year is always my favorite. I love Christmas that celebrates the birth of my Lord Jesus Christ. I love the sparkly lights and the over-the-top decorations. I love the music and everything about it.
In a somewhat related item this year, I am making a deep space quilt which I may not finish before Christmas, but actually, it is inspired by the great beauty and glory of the wonderful space scenes that NASA and others bring to us with their telescopes and photography. Here is the chosen picture I will be celebrating. When I see some of these glorious pictures, Haydn’s music “the Heavens Declare the Glory of God”, based on Psalm 19, runs through my head. It was one of the pieces I sang many times with multiple choruses over my decades of singing. Haydn had partially been inspired by a friend’s telescope focused on space some time before he wrote that piece.
I am acutely aware that my quilt can never fully capture the glory of this scene, but it might be beautiful when finished. I will use a background fabric of Pepper Cory’s “Deep Space 98” peppered cotton, with a lot of crystals, Angelina Fibers, a little paint, black nylon veiling, and beautiful threads to make this. I don’t have a clue how long it will take me to make it and I am not going to rush it. I also plan on doing a few other projects during the same time-frame. Will I be providing a video tutorial on this? Well,not really. I am planning to simply show some of the making of it, but not try to teach people the techniques. If they pick them up from just my videos, that is fine. I just basically want to share my fun in the making of it in a video or two. Sew I will need a few other projects that are tutorials with patterns for my subscribers too.
By the way, I am making some short little project tutorials for presentation from time to time over the next few months.
ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be providing a showing and discussion of some of my work over the years at Suzzie’s Quilt Shop, 10404 Portsmouth Road (Westgate Shopping Center) in Mannassas, Virginia on January 10th at 10:30 am.
A little report on my YouTube channel: As of today (Thanksgiving 2022), I have 465 subscribers. According to the YouTube analytics, that represents about 31 percent of the people who watch my videos. If I were to reach 500 subscribers, it provides me with a few more tools to add interest to the channel. I cannot monetize the channel until I reach a minimum of 100o subscribers and lots of viewers. Monetizing might help pay for some of the fabric, thread, stabilizers, battings, paints, beads, crystals, needles, cameras, lights, machine maintenance, sdcards, batteries, tripods, machine feet, and on and on. Sew if you want to support my channel, all you need to do is “subscribe” (it’s free and does not require filling anything out) and then “like” my videos. I would really appreciate it. By the way, I am making some short little project tutorials for presentation from time to time over the next few months.
Sew happy everyone! Have fun in your studios (even if that “studio” is closet size or the top of your dining table).