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Craftsy Spring Sale

2013 April 5
by dabbotts

I LOVE Craftsy Classes, I really do.  I think the format is great and I love the quality of the videos and the expertise of the Teachers. I also have a list of classes, that I want to take but don’t necessarily want to pay full price for (after all I’m a bargain hunter).

So Craftsy’s Spring Sale is PERFECT. 

The sale runs from today until Monday, April 8th and the sale items change at Midnight (MDT). Today one of the classes, I’ve been thinking about is on sale – so I’m jumping at the chance to get it for less than $10!

Click this link* and see what classes you REALLY WANT TO TAKE and don’t forget to stop by every day!


*In full disclosure I want to say that I am a Craftsy Affiliate and I do get a commission for all sales purchased from this link.
But I also want to add, that I am a very satisfied customer, who continues to purchase Craftsy Classes because I LOVE THEM

What Classes have you taken and loved with Craftsy?

2013 Gets Better & Better

2013 January 8
by dabbotts

Normally being able to say I sold a quilt would be Great!   It’s Awesome!  And IT IS!  BUT…

I am HONORED to say that my QR Quilt is now part of the

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Joanna S. Rose

permanent collection.

I am flying and keep pinching myself since this is way beyond my wildest dreams!  Thank you, Mrs. Rose – you’ve made my year!

PS – In case you don’t recognize Mrs. Rose’ name – she is the woman responsible for the INFINITE VARIETY show at the Armory


Welcome to 2013!

2013 January 1
by dabbotts

Goodbye 2012 – you will not be missed!

I’ve been in a bit of a funk for the last 18 months. That may have been noticeable by my lack of posts for the last year! I’ve been reluctant to talk about some of the problems because they are legal matters and better left unsaid. But I think FUNK pretty much describes how I’ve felt.

Creatively I’ve been treading water. It’s not that I haven’t been trying. In fact I’ve been trying hard to be creative during my free time, but often I’m just exhausted or stressed or upset or moderately ill and just not up to the task. This has in itself been a huge weight, I need creativity and art and friends and family in my life!

So what better time than January 1st to start the change. I actually have been resting over an extended holiday and feel great! So TODAY IS THE DAY!

I am even changing the profile pic/avatar I use.  Deirdre of the Sorrows,  really is one of my favorite pieces, but I need to shake things up so I’ll be using this image for a while.  You can see that Deirdre of the Sorrows is still in there, but she is a small part of who I am.


There will be changes this year!

My studio is semi clean, I have a space to work and I am excited to start the year with Health, Color, Family & Friends, Fiber and Paint.  These will do as a start.

I’m also lightening my stash of sewing machines. Some of these are too good to just sit and lie fallow. So if you are looking for a classic sewing machine please let me know – Right now I’m selling a Bernina 830 Record and my Stretch Mid-Arm, they are both listed on my For Sale Page.   I will soon have two Singer 301s, another Bernina 830 Record and a Singer Featherweight for sale.

Here is a recent newspaper article with a nice photo of my etching, Contemplation. I also have another etching of the NYBG Conservatory on the CT Post website



I wish everyone all the best for the new year. May 2013 be everything you desire!  GO FOR IT!




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