I bet you are all thinking I forgot about you – since it’s been almost two weeks since my last post and I haven’t announced the winners of the free book. I haven’t forgotten about you, it just that I have hardly been home in the last two weeks! I have been gone teaching for much of that time. I got home Sunday night, but I’ve been busy unpacking and catching up on some sleep. I’ve also come home rather burned out and brain dead. Not a good combination. I had a hard time even getting my brain going to come up with a blog post. I can at least announce the winners from the last post to get started. . . . .
By the way, I really enjoyed reading all of your comments. There were so many who suggested keeping the original look for fall and winter, and switching to the brighter quilt for spring and summer. I may seriously have to consider that. I think Joel would appreciate that too – As I’m getting the new look put together, it is starting to look more and more girly, and I am starting to feel sorry for him for having to sleep in a room with pink! He may need the fall and winter look just to recover some of his lost masculinity!!! Anyways, on to the winners of the drawing:
Janet T – posted on 11-9-08 at10:32 pm
Sue Cahill – posted on 11 – 7 08 at 1:17 pm
Please e-mail me your shipping address and I’ll get you a book right away.
Here are some pictures of one of the projects I was teaching while I was gone:
The Kitchen Collection, which I designed with my Mom Deb.
I told the gals at the retreat that the reason I picked this pattern, was because I thought these items would make great Christmas gifts. Christmas will be here before we know it – Yikes! Thanksgiving is already next week!!
The pattern requires a charm pack and a couple coordinating prints for the borders and apron. Depending on how many charms you have in your pack, you may be able to use the scraps to make the hot pads.
Here’s one of the color options for this pattern:
The apron is a great place to display that large floral that you just don’t want to cut up, like this poppy print. I have a whole stash of large-scale prints that would be great for aprons!
This one is done out of my Serenity collection. My picture isn’t great, so you will have to use your imagination.
One of the other things that I wanted to mention is that I have added a couple new links to my side bar. The first one is Lissa Alexander. She is the market director at Moda fabrics, and you know how I love Moda!! She has just started a blog a few weeks ago and I thought you all might be interested in checking it out. Plus, she has a really cool blog name – The Moda Lissa.
Also, for all you Miss Rosie fans, Carrie Nelson has just started blogging. You may remember me talking about her here. She is lots of fun, so I’m sure you will enjoy reading about her and what she is up to. I wasn’t able to copy her blog pic, but here’s the link:
To help get me back on track, I thought I would make a list of what I should blog about – just to help get me back on track:
1. My next fabric line, due out in Feb ’09
2. My favorite quilting tools
3. Binding inside corners and how to hand stitch a quilt faster (a queen size in the time it takes to watch Price and Prejudice)
4. Remodeling. Everyone seems to like to see pics of quilts in my house, but the house didn’t start out this way. If you don’t already think I’m crazy, seeing the before pictures will definitely confirm it.
5. Guide to our new and updated website (we have to finish this first, so don’t look now!)
6. Survey to help me get started with my new book (s)
7. Anything else you would like me to post on? I’m always looking for ideas.
If you would like to share any ideas, I’d be happy to enter you into a drawing for a Kitchen Collection pattern. It can be this week’s “Pattern of the Week” – You know the drill