A great plan if I were looking to kill off EPQD, but such is not the case. Instead I really want to be able to use the lessons I learned in Portland to make Houston 2014 even better. And I want to snap out of neutral and get to my list of new projects, one of which involves playing with Phoomph, a product I discovered in Portland. A product which, while possessing perhaps the weirdest name ever in the history of naming anything if you take urban legendary twins Orangejello and Lemonjello out of the equation, looks like way too much fun and something I think you will all agree has my name written all over it. Too bad for Phoomph that it isn't really called Beth or at least Quilting Hottie Foam. So much easier to pronounce and spell.
|I am guessing the makers are big huge fans of onomatapoeia. Or saying "ph as in phone" when they spell things.|
Phoomph even has its own Pinterest page with all sorts of cute ideas, including this one:
|Pretty sure my children are going to want to make a few of these.|
Like a brand new quilter's penchant to take on a king sized quilt right off the bat, my first Phoomph project will be trying something I don't even see in those photos at all, but you know that's how I roll. Or poof, I guess, in this case.
I'm also attempting to get back on the EQ horse in light of some contacts in the magazine and book industries that I made while in Portland. I still think I need to take some sort of class on using the silly software, but in playing a bit this past week I am rediscovering how fun it is to just keep changing one little thing and therefore change the entire look of a block or a quilt almost instantly. Now to turn some of that Sample Spree fabric into some of these cute new blocks I'm creating. But that would involve unlocking the studio. And cleaning it up.
Sometimes the hammock just sounds more inviting. Convince me otherwise.