Hello Friends, looong time no chat! I hope you have been well…. and spring has sprung!
DAY IN LIFE
If I don’t see another clump of monkey grass for the rest of my life, it would be too soon! I don’t mean any offense at all to those of you who love monkey grass. We are in the process of redoing part of our front garden, and that involved having digging up and digging up and digging up existing monkey grass! I thought it was just going to be an afternoon to get the front garden on the path of living out my vision. But it turned out to be a much bigger deal, and I am still not finished. Part of what’s in place of the monkey grass are some new rose bushes. So far so good — I check for new growth every morning, and keeping my fingers crossed!
Spring is my favorite season. What is yours?
SOME FUN QUILTS FOR YOU
I have quite a few new designs out. You might have seen this one on the cover of Keepsake Quilting catalog. Sweet Berry Farm is my design, and I was so excited it made cover on the catalog. I actually wasn’t aware of it making cover until my sweet quilting teacher Barbara texted me about it! This is an exclusive design with Keepsake Quilting. You may purchase the kit or pattern here and here. The fun thing about the blocks is that I used Ohio Star units to be the strawberry stems!
Then, I have my Sleeping Cat kit offered through Hancocks of Paducah. You may purchase the kit here.
And the latest release is my quick and easy Basket Toss quilt! I love this quilt for its simplicity. I can’t decide for now whether to use this on my bed or the guest bed. Complete instructions are in McCall’s Quick Quilts June/July 2018 issue, and kits are available here.
Miss Baby’s Stitching Shenanigans
You remember the confetti handstitching Miss Baby learned to do through the monogram pillow ornament I posted here? Well, there is a method to my madness…. the confetti stitching was meant to prepare Miss Baby for more structure stitching.
So from this random stitching…
We are beyond the moon happy a magazine in Australia, Handmade, feature Gwedolyn’s stitching story to celebrate her first thread collection, Spool-en-dids. She had to answer a questionnaire in order for the story to be written.
THINGS ARE HAPPENING
Though I have been silent on my blog, things have been happening at my end. Between home and mother responsibilities, and the regular things I do all things quilting, here are some upcoming exciting happenings.
Next week — I start my 2018 travels. I will be speaking at Flying Geese Guild in Maryland on May 21. Public is welcome to attend with an admission. I will be bringing goodies!
Then, I will be in Tennessee later this summer/early Fall.
It’s to Berne, Indiana I go…. because I will be filming a new machine quilting video class! Click here if you haven’t known about my existing classes. I have some step-out samples from previous classes I found the other day that I will be giving away soon! Stay tuned. I am also arranging an event with a local guild while I am in IN. I will share more once I have more details.
I will be home just in time to head to Houston for Fall Market. Some fun things are being cooked up that I can’t share yet….
AND — I just found out I will be teaching 5 different classes at Road to CA in Jan 2019. So I hope to see some of you there!
And with that, I need to get going with my day to squeeze in work before I pick up my precious cargo from school.
If all goes well, I will be posting my no scraps left behind giveaway winners tomorrow. So, I hope you will come back! Tootles for now.