gretchenblack Apparently our dog Lily likes my quilt I'm working on. Found her sleeping in my studio, and laying on the quilt. 4h

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gretchenblack Sometimes a girl just needs ⒡⒧⒪⒲⒠⒭⒮ #gatheringstyle 2d

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gretchenblack Food for thought this Monday morning. Make it a great week. 2d

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gretchenblack Doing a little birthday shopping a few days early. Thanks @anthropologie 3d

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gretchenblack Love this little frame from @homegoods It's perfect for my little instax mini photo of my love and me. 5d

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gretchenblack My book collection continues to grow. Just found a bag in the garage with a couple of books I forget that I had purchased. It pays to clean up . 6d

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gretchenblack Arrow necklace I made for myself two years ago before arrows were cool, and my big bug eye sunnies. Passing time, waiting for my son's swim meet to start 7d

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gretchenblack Quilting update. I took out the red print and added a more subtle yellow. I loved the red and pink fabric, but felt like it was overwhelming the other prints in the quilt. Thank goodness I wasn't that far along. Happy with the change. It's starting to look like a quilt. 7d

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gretchenblack Super excited about Margie's latest Spark class that she just released. Got signed up this morning. Looking forward to sparking my creativity in August. Check out @justagirl page for all the details via her blog. 1w

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gretchenblack Thankful for this backyard view, and this gorgeous summer evening we are having. It's 72 degrees out. 1w

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gretchenblack Ok I added a little patterned paper to her, and put her in an open frame, where she will hang in my studio. Trying to figure out what to name her. Suggestions appreciated. . 1w

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gretchenblack Finished my little art project. I used water colors to finish it. Not an expert by any means, but happy with the way she turned out. I decided to add a quote :). 1w

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gretchenblack Picked up this book set last week and it's perfect because LOVE is my #owl for 2014. 1w

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gretchenblack Thank you Pinterest for the inspiration, here is a drawing I worked on this am. Trying to do something creative every day. 1w
  •   sfloyd3 Whoa! That's good! 1w
  •   gretchenblack @sfloyd3 thanks friend. I think I'm going to try to watercolor her. 1w
  •   sfloyd3 @gretchenblack have you tried those Crayola brand watercolor colored pencils? You shade in with the pencil and then add water with a watercolor brush and it turns to watercolor. I found it easier to work with since I can be more precise with a pencil than I can with a brush. The colors turn out beautifully, too. 1w
  •   gretchenblack @sfloyd3 yes, I love them. But I'm missing the flesh colored one out of the pack :-/. 1w
  •   sfloyd3 @gretchenblack Well, lets say this lady with the boat in her hair is extremely tan from all of her yachting ..... And then the brown works! Ha! Or maybe just pink up her cheeks a bit. 1w
  •   gretchenblack @sfloyd3 good ideas 1w

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gretchenblack Quilting update. After carefully cutting out over 200 half hexagon pieces, I'm starting to sew the pieces together. #laboroflove 1w

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gretchenblack Rocking some arm candy to church this am. Happy Sunday! 1w

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gretchenblack True story. I locked my keys in my car, and I'm waiting on my dad to bring me the extra set. I'm beyond aggregated and frustrated with myself because I have a million things to get done today. My son notices this heart shape in the parking lot, and it made me stop and realize that I need to let the frustration go, and that I'm lucky to have people in my life who love me and are willing to drop what they are doing to help. And LOVE is my #owl for this year. Thankful for the reminder. 2w
  •   city2countrygirl Perfect 2w
  •   hooptydoopty Perspective, non? 2w
  •   decor8 2w
  •   decor8 @gretchenblack I wish I could call my dad for anything. Last time I called him was 13 years ago to invite him to my wedding and to ask him to walk me down the aisle. He told me he'd moved on with his new life and family and that I should too. Them he curtly told me to go to hell and hung up on me. So yeah, perspective and that heart on the pavement... Right on sista. 2w
  •   gretchenblack @decor8 plain and simple, his loss. The silver lining is that you will always be that amazing parent for Aidan, who drops everything to be there for him, because you won't ever want him to feel the way you did, and he is lucky to have you as his momma. 2w
  •   decor8 @gretchenblack exactly and thank god I moved on way back then and only look back to remember how NOT to parent your only child! Lol! 2w
  •   decor8 @gretchenblack so back to you, hoes your day going now? Unlocked and painting the town red? 2w
  •   gretchenblack @decor8 my day got better. Thanks for checking in friend . Happy Saturday to you. 2w

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gretchenblack I love wrapping gifts 2w

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gretchenblack Currently on my desk. A new gold stapler, which I finally purchased from @target A new sketchbook from @tjmaxx My fabric scissors from @joann_stores that I'm using to cut out my quilt pieces, and a personalized name tag from my @gatheringsmag photo shoot. Obviously I love aqua, golds, and pink, with a touch of navy . 2w
  •   mypaperpinwheel This photo makes me happy 2w
  •   rhonnafarrer Pretty!!!!! 2w
  •   lifeinsketch I love everything here!!! 2w
  •   lesnels8 Work, too, can and should be lovely! 2w
  •   samuraimom Hey! Might I suggest a rotary cutter for your quilt? I use mine for straight cuts and find I'm more precise. Especially if you're making a quilt with lucky stars, lots of triangles, strips, etc 2w
  •   gretchenblack @samuraimom thanks 2w
  •   theuncommonplace I bought that stapler too, target is amazing! 2w

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gretchenblack What my evenings consist of in the summer. Swim practice, and catching up on magazines. :) I love summer. 2w

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