Streak Over

So I had trouble sleeping last night.

I realized that I made a mistake in the information that I sent out for the QAL runner.  I laid awake being upset with myself for making a mistake on something so simple, and thinking about how I had to tell all of you about my screw up.  Errors in books and patterns are not something that I take lightly.  In fact, I do take some pride in the error free run of books and patterns that we have been putting out.  It’s always such a relief, because editing is such a huge job and my brain isn’t what it used to be!  I am a big believer in testing (and by testing, I mean paying someone to actually make the quilt) and then lots of editing afterwards.  With this runner, I thought –  the book has been out for 9 months with no errors, so just a little change by making it a runner should be fine.  But . . .  I forgot one cutting step, which then changes the fabric requirements and cutting instructions.  And I forgot one Reverse, so that changes one number in the directions too.

For those of you who have already cut according to the directions that I sent out, you didn’t cut anything wrong.  The sizes are all right, etc – you will just need to cut a little more of two items.  You can download the new instructions here.  Now I will just say I’m sorry and go eat some humble pie.  Streak over 😦


On a lighter note, I have a few pictures to share of my boys.  I snapped them when I was working on our Christmas card.  I don’t think I’ve shared any of them yet, but it is a fun memory for me.  We started shooting inside.

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It wasn’t long before the boys realized that it was snowing outside – Big, giant flakes.  It the first snow of the year that had arrived on a day when we could go out and play.  So, we took the party outside.DSC_1233 bw


It was Max’s first time out in the snow.  He just kept putting his arms out to catch it, eyes wide with wonder.  There was also lots of snacking on the snow.  We had a good time, got good and wet, then ventured back in to see if I got my shot.

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And the final cut –

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17 Responses to Streak Over

  1. Marsha Nelson says:

    As always, the boys are darling! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Janice King says:

    What lovely photos and great memories! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Jean says:

    Love those boys! It is so great to see the world through young eyes

  4. Teri says:

    Always great to cover you mistakes with super cute kids. They are both going to be heart breakers in a few years. Who can be upset when you have such adorable children..

  5. Kris P says:

    Oh goodness your boys are darling. Don’t lose a moment more sleep worrying about a mistake in a free quilt along. I’m so very happy you are offering this opportunity. Besides, what’s a few more scraps? I love scraps!

  6. Kathie L says:

    My mind works just like yours – losing sleep over things that in daylight aren’t that serious. I haven’t started cutting yet. Just the cutest boys. I’ll have to introduce them to my darling granddaughter Biagia in about 18 years!

  7. Carolyn S says:

    Don’t be so hard on yourself. And, the boys are super cute!!

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  9. Ellie says:

    Precious boys. Please don’t be so hard on yourself, family is first ALWAYS!! You made the correction and all’s Okay.

  10. Ellie says:

    Precious boys. Don’t be so hard on yourself, family comes first ALWAYS. You made the correction so forgive yourself and get on with it.

  11. June Smasal says:

    Thank You for sharing your “happy children” enjoying winter wonderment.

  12. Jilna Hatton says:

    Thanks for sharing photos of your super cute, adorable boys in the snow.
    So delightful to see them enjoying the snow. Wish it was me in the snow.
    Extremely H-O-T here in Western Australia, Perth.

  13. Deb Sinz says:

    Beautiful pictures. Memories to treasure!!!!

  14. dawn at firstlightdesigns says:

    Terrific pictures of your darling boys!!

  15. Tina Mcnamara says:

    Your boys are just precious! I love how you dress them. Like little men.

  16. Marsha says:

    That is exactly how I would feel in your shoes . . . and I would lie awake over it, too. Take a deep breath . . . it’ll be okay! 🙂 Your boys are darling and you so caught the joy and amazement of the first snow!

  17. HeidiK says:

    Such handsome boys!!!

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