Crafts are like the ocean...an unfathomable source of creative expression and pleasure. MANY people do not understand one's not sticking to just one area of crafting. On rare occasions one meets another with a similar drive. A month or so ago Susan walked through a room where Katie had many quilters starting to put together another quilt for Project Hope, this time an ocean theme. Susan, a sewer and crocheter, among other talents, had not quilted, but the next time we met, she had figured out how to do her first nine-patch block. Today at a mixed craft group she showed us the boat block and her plans for a fish block. Click the photo above to see. Next week she'll do needlepoint.
I continue to listen to and learn from podcasts downloaded from craftypod.com. Easy to download, they enrich crafting time and dog walking with business, skill and creative ideas, some as wild as a Church of Craft. The Internet is exploding with easy instruction. Susan probably didn't take a class but perhaps found a book at the library, or Internet sites such as Marcia Hohn's Quilter's Cache or quilting.about.com and added her own touches. Hats off to people who dive in, daring explorers of the ocean of craft.