creativity nights

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Last night I was invited to my friend Clare’s quilting and design studio for an evening of catching up and creativity. We’ve decided to try to get together once a week to sip tea or wine, chat and make things. Since it’s so cold this time of year, a wooly quilt seemed like a good project to start with.

So… on my way over to her place, which is only a couple blocks away, I stopped to get a bottle of wine. When I arrived she had candles lit everywhere (please excuse the grainy pictures)…wonderful music playing, and cookies and ice cream for sustenance. We had a great conversation while we sipped, munched and selected fabric for my quilt.

I can tell this new little tradition is the beginning of something inspiring and fun, and I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful, talented lady to call my friend!

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  6 comments for “creativity nights

  1. Sandy
    December 9, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Melissa…Clare’s studio looks warm and cozy for this time of the year. Thanks for the photos. Maybe I need to soften the lights in my studio and take photos and send to you. The working mess won’t stand-out. LOL <3

    • Melissa
      December 10, 2011 at 6:58 am

      She’s got a great place. She’s put so much work into it 🙂 More photos to come, as I’ll be spending more time there on our crafty nights. I would love to see pics of your studio sometime, GF. I know what a big job it is to get a studio ready to be photographed. After all, it’s where we do our creative work! Not always going to be spic and span, right? 😉 xo

  2. Sandy
    December 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

    This time of the year bins are label for shows and stores and cutting, sewing area, fabric on bolts and folded on the shelves. From the first original photo to what it looks like now has even changed and more changes are coming since new windows were installed…

    • Melissa
      December 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

      Mine is constantly evolving too 🙂

  3. December 12, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I love that quote fabric thing… what is it… cushion cover or something? I saw one similar once in Sweden (well, actually there was a small museum filled with quotations on fabrics) but the most memorable one said (translated to English):
    5 were invited, but 10 showed up, pour water into the soup and bid everyone a warm welcome.

    Sounds better in Swedish of course, but it’s hilarious 😀 “Just bulk out the soup a bit with extra water… no-one will notice” 😀

    • Melissa
      December 12, 2011 at 6:48 am

      I think it is a pillow cover. I love it too, such a sweet message.

      HAHAHA! Love the soup quote too! Too funny 🙂

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