Sunday, September 28, 2008

Changes to Calling All Quilts!

I've been thinking about the post I wrote yesterday and I want to make some changes. Here are the new ideas I came up with.

1) Any quilt that contains fabric I designed. You didn't have to buy it from me.

2) Any quilt that is made from authentic feedsack fabric.

3) Any quilt made from one of my pattern designs, even with changes and regardless of the fabric used.

I think I like that better! The whole idea is to see some quilts so I don't want to restrict it too much.

For your trouble, I'll send you the FREE pattern that I designed for my first fabric collection called "Fun with Feedsacks". Just send me your address with your picture and I'll get it off to you.

Thanks so much!

Blessings ~

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Calling All Quilts!!

I need your help! I would like to develop a gallery of quilts (finished or not) that have either been made with fabric or feedsacks purchased from me OR quilts made from any of my patterns. I think it would be so much fun to see them and show them on the blog!

If you would just send me a pic of a project with your name and hometown (and blog address if you have one) I would love it! Thanks in advance.

This week I am working toward getting things pulled together for the retreat I am speaking and teaching at the first weekend in October. They have about 225 people signed up and I always try to take as much as possible to sell. So we are cut, cut, cutting fabric and feedsacks and getting things ready to go.

Today I spend and hour and a half in the dentist's chair getting a temporary bridge. YUK!! Over the next year I will have 2 implants done and then get several crowns. I've had SO many root canals on my teeth from an accident when I was 13 years old, it's unbelievable. Amazing how you still deal with something 40+ years later. I've had a bridge for over 20 years and now I'm going to eventually go back to having individual teeth. Amazing! It costs a FORTUNE, hope it's worth it!

Here's the first picture I have to show you. It was made by Owanda Arms in Silver Springs, MD using my Square Dance pattern. I LOVE the pastels she used. Thanks Owanda!

Have a great week! Blessings ~

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Off To Another Book Signing!

I wish I had something exciting to tell you about, but no! All I've been doing is cutting kits for an upcoming class I'm teaching at a retreat and trying to get a few things listed on Etsy.

But tomorrow I'm off to Springfield, MO to sign some books in a vendor booth at the quilt show! Same cute shop I was at in Carthage. Bill graduated from Southwest MO State University (I think it's just called Missouri State now) and we enjoy going back there as often as possible to eat cheese enchiladas at the Mexican Villa.

He told me 30 some odd years ago before we got married that the best enchiladas in the world are there. HA! I said. Being from New Mexico, I knew that couldn't be true. So off we went to Springfield, MO to eat enchiladas. Dang!! He might be right!!

So we stuff ourselves and then go eat "Springfield style Cashew Chicken" at the next meal! If you haven't had cashew chicken in Springfield, you haven't had good cashew chicken! Didn't know Springfield, MO was a mecca for foodies, did you? If I can remember to take my camera, I'll send you some pics!

The weather here is exquisite! I hope everyone is having a lovely fall and enjoying some time outdoors. Till next time...


Monday, September 8, 2008

And the winner is....

Hi Everyone!

Hope you had a great weekend and are settling back into the work week smoothly. I had Bill pick a name from the bowl (after he got back from golf, naturally) and here is the winner of my new book:

So there ya' go! MJ in Michigan needs to send me her address etc. and I'll get it right off. Thanks to EVERYONE who took the time to enter!

Have a great week & blessings to all~

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Only One More Day!!

I've been a busy girl since I posted last! Thank goodness!! Here's what I've been working on---

First, I got that little tablerunner pattern done that I posted a pic of earlier on the blog. It's called Cock-Tails. THEN I got another quilt made with the new fabric AND the pattern done! It's called Baskets and Blooms. They'll both be on the website next week if I can corral Bill long enough to get it out there. The weather's cooling off and you know who wants to go play some golf!

Last Thursday we went to Carthage, MO to the cutest quilt shop for a book signing. Amy Campbell is the owner and was participating in a 12 shop hop so she had me over to sign books while it was going on. This shop is darling! If you're ever in the area, be sure to stop. The customers tell me that they never say they like a quilt because Amy ALWAYS has a kit for it!! LOL!! Here's a couple of pics I took (are you impressed that I remembered to take them?)

When I got up on Friday morning I got in the shower to get ready to go back and slipped and cracked my head on the soap dish! Ouch!! The urgent center stapled my head back together for me, but it could have been so much worse. One of my friends told me that was definitely an 'old lady' thing! Ouch, again!!

Beyond that, the orders for the books and that kit in the new McCalls are coming fast and furious! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I treasure each and every one of you!

Don't forget to enter the book giveaway! Tomorrow's the last day and I'll reveal the results on Monday. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to enter with a comment or email.

So until Monday - Have a great weekend!