Totally non-quilty pumpkin post!

Hello Friends, I heard on the news last week a total of 360 million dollars were spent by American last year on pumpkin-related products during the autumn/fall season – ranging from pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pop tarts, pumpkin body wash, pumpkin body butter to pumpkin pet products.

So, curious mind wants to know what pumpkin products you have purchased for this autumn season.  Be specific because I am really curious.

All that said, a little someone at my house is crazy about these pumpkin sandwich cookies.  I can’t stock them fast enough!  [And this year, we caved, and got pumpkin pop tarts.]


So — pumpkin products for you?  If so, what kind? :)

Thanks for stopping by… a very Happy Fall to you all!

p.s.  If you must have something quilty, click here for an Autumn virtual trunk show I did years ago.

Learn to Machine Quilt offer cards now available!

Hello Friends!   I hope you have had a lovely Fall!  We have had some glorious as well as wet days.  You remembered the foxy jumper I showed you last week?  Miss Baby modeled the jumper at a recent event.



I want to also show you these postcards about my Learn to Machine quilt class that just came in the mail today.  Click here to read more about the class.  Click here and here to view students’ class sample.


These postcards have on them a $5 off offer code that is good through 12/31/2014.  They are available for distribution at your quilting group or quilt guild or quilt shop at no cost to you!  If you would like to have them at your quilt group meeting, please email me your mailing address and the number you need at   Also, please write “postcards” in the subject line.  I will get them mailed to you!

Meanwhile, have you checked out the behind-the-scenes thoughts that shaped my book Recreating Antique Quilts hereDon’t forget to enter the giveaway while you are there.


For the FIRST time in months, I am able to say I won’t be feeling guilty for sleeping more than 4-5 hours a night!  So, you know I am going to sleep well tonight.  I have still a lot to do, to be sure, but at least I think I will be able to put in a good night rest tonight before tackling what’s next on my list!

Have a great weekend, my Dear Friends — and goodnight!