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In December I got a call about a new student, interested in learning to paint…could she join one of our classes? Of course, I asked if she had any experience painting and her age. No experience….and she’s 90. She’s 90!!!!! And she is here at The Studio learning something new. It’s never too late to learn to do something creative. And Matilde is our example. Just look at her!!!!!!!!! If you want to learn to paint contact kwalker@kellywalkerstudios.com and get started this week.

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Not only do these look great they are so useful. This will become one of your favorite things. I use mine all the time. It’s perfect for holding the phone while you listen to audiobooks, podcasts, etc. Or use it in the kitchen with your tablet while you whip up your favorite recipe. Did I mention these are GREAT?! Come to The Studio and learn to make one. We’ll help you. This class will be Friday, January 28th from Noon to 2 pm. You can do this in your lunch hour….that’s how easy it is. Click here for more information and to register.

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Glory, Glory to Ole’ Georgia!!!! The Dawgs win the National Championship! I’m still exhausted from watching that game. Whew!!!

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Several years ago I found my first Featherweight Sewing machine at an auction…a 1946 beauty. (Read about her here.) And ever since then I have been hoping to find a 1961 Featherweight to go along with her. I’m still looking for that ’61 but I ran across this beauty recently….a one owner 1964 Featherweight! She looks like she just came off the factory line. And since there is a tradition with Featherweights to give them a name I have decided to call this one Lucille for my maternal grandmother. (My first Featherweight is named Nola Mae for my paternal grandmother who taught me to sew.) Have a mentioned that I love these little machines?! They make the BEST stitch as anyone who has ever sewed on one will tell you. I am thrilled the “Lucille” now resides with me and will help me make some beautiful quilts in the future. Now just one more Featherweight to find….that elusive 1961! And I am really hoping to find a tan one so then I will have the trifecta of Featherweights….one in each color! Wish me luck.

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Twenty-six years ago I used this ticket to attend Game 6 of the World Series in Atlanta. That night in 1995 the Atlanta Braves won the World Series. It was such an exciting evening and one I still remember so well. My mom was a huge Braves fan and she had passed away the year before. I had a feeling all during that series as I watched that this was their year…and it was! And when the Braves won in that 6th game I felt like Mama was there in Atlanta with me. It was a wonderful feeling. And now, the Braves have done it again in six games. WooHoo! And what better year to win after the travesty of moving the All-Star Game out of Atlanta earlier this year….something that should have never happened. Go Braves! Your the best!!!!

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We had such a great time on our trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We went to see the Ricky Scaggs concert but we packed in a whole lot more. We drove around the countryside and took in the beautiful landscape; saw hardworking people and their horses working the fields; watch the horse and buggies come into town; shopped in some lovely old towns with painted buildings that we adored; but best of all we found a few fabric outlets where I could not resist buying some gorgeous material. I’m beginning to think I have a problem. LOL! I see another trip to the area in the very near future.

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I got to appreciate a different type of art yesterday as I traveled to Lancaster PA to see Ricky Scaggs and The Kentucky Thunder. They were AWESOME! Bluegrass is alive and well in this group. It was one of the best concerts I’ve seen in a long, long time. Great job guys. We LOVED it!!!!

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Yesterday I went to see the Van Gogh Immersive Experience in Washington DC. It was very interesting…unlike any exhibit I have ever seen. Normally at an exhibit you see the paintings of an artist but at this you see copies of Van Gogh’s works and information about his life. And then you actually sit in a large room surrounded by his works projected on the walls all around you. You feel like you are inside his works. VERY DIFFERENT!

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We are having so much fun with family and friends painting together at Capon Springs Resort this week. If you didn’t make it you are missing out on so much fun!!!! We will hopefully have out 2022 dates soon so you can put it on your calendars and plan to join us to learn to paint or come to improve your painting skills. It’s a great place to relax and learn!

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We took a little trip yesterday to pay our respects to James and Dolly Madison at Montpelier, the Madison home. It’s a short drive from Front Royal and an amazing place full of history. The foundation has done a beautiful job restoring and recovering the history of the time. “Via interpretation, research, and civic education, Montpelier engages the public with Madison’s most powerful idea: government by the people.” It’s worth a visit. (Click here to see the visit I made there 4 years ago.)

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