A: Carrot Top Studio AGE 11, Me AGE 51
B: BOOK on the studio coffee table is Quilting With a Modern Slant and I'm listening to The Telling Room while I sew.
|dear husbands enjoys the carrot cake |
for each birthday
C: CARROT Top Studio became our business name because of the childhood teasing for my orange hair. And my favorite CARROT cake recipe is this one.
D: DELIGHTING in the three fawn that just ran past my studio window.
E: EAGER to get to the farmer's market at the end of the day today. The colors and patterns are a visual feast for me and I also look forward to cooking with the fresh produce.
F: FEAR of heights except when in an airplane.
G: GRAY is a great neutral in Carrot Top Studio quilts and for me it's about 8% of my hair.
H: HOPE is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul (Emily Dickinson).
I: A couple spoonfuls of ICE CREAM is a treat of a mid afternoon snack at Carrot Top Studio. Shhh....don't tell!
J: JOY is a welcome challenge to try to depict in a ministry stole design.
K: KITES....I like to fly them and that is a happy memory from my childhood. In college for a three dimensional design class I built a kite that was larger than I and had hand dyed paper on it.
L: LOVE wins.
M: MIDDLE name: Louise. I was born in the southern part of the US and my parents thought they'd call me "Jenny Lou." They moved a year later. I'm glad.
N: NOTHING can separate us from the love of God.
O: ORANGE....it's my hair color. It's not red. Why do they call us redheads?
P: PAINTING is something I like to do on fabric. It takes me back to when I studied watercolors in high school.
Q: QUALITY wins over quantity in and out of the studio. For example, when I'm sneaking that mid afternoon ice cream I'd much rather have a bite of premium than a quart of store brand ice cream. (grin)
|kayaking with my daughter|
R: RELATING to people is sometimes a delight for me and at others a stress. That's probably why having an online business works well for me!
S: SUMMER fun: kayaking or hiking or working or eating outside.
T: I have learned to TRUST that God gives me enough time to conquer what I'm really supposed to be doing. I used to stress about time and schedules and don't really do that anymore.
U: I am UPLIFTED in worship (especially when in Haiti), in a book store or an art museum.
V: VERSE, today Psalm 23:1...."the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."
W: WEEDING out art supplies I no longer use or weeding the garden beds....both enjoyable activities.
X: eXample...Grateful for so many people who have served as examples to me.
Y: I YEARN to have more time to practice YOGA. It challenges me and helps to keep me peaceful.
Z: ZIGZAG is a sewing stitch that I use quite a lot.