Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New! New! For You! and You! and You!

P138 Mamma Bird  12x14 - she fits on the 12x14 Table Stand (Ackfeld Wire) with the Double Scroll header
Not one, but 2 smokin' fresh new patterns for your summer quilting fun!

I have been busy.  Busy like a bird snatching up worms after a spring rain! 
That only begins to describe "getting ready for market."   I'll bet nearly every pattern designer knows this feeling. 
No matter how well we think we've planned ahead and have all of our bobbins in a row, weeks before market . . . . we get down to the last couple weeks and a tidal wave of tasks suddenly wash into your mind.  I always ask myself the same question  "why didn't I think of these weeks ago when I HAD time to get them done"?  Ugh.  I just laugh at myself.  Because it happens before every single market and no matter what planning efforts I make, the story is the same.  Laugh and roll with it, that's what I say.

Here's the second little cutie:

P141 What the Buzz?!  6" x 11.5" each section finished - fits upon the 6x12 tri-stand from Ackfeld Wire.
 There is a button pack for this one - - it includes all the flower centers & 3 bee buttons.

Both of these patterns are shown on the website: and can be seen right on the home page!  They are so fresh though, that they may be hard to find in your local shop at the moment - so please ask your favorite shop owner about them - I'm sure they'd be happy to order them in for you - - I mean, anything for an awesome quilt customer such as yourself, right??!!  Right.

Well, now it's back to my long list of "holy crap this list keeps growing - get it done" HA!

Til next time, thanks for peeking in on me. =)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthdays are worth celebrating!!!

Well, another birthday has come and gone.  I turned 39 (for the first time) last Friday, the 15th.  Yes, tax day.
I gladly celebrate each birthday and in fact look forward to them.  That one day of the year is MY day.  My day to do whatever I please.  MY day not to do the dishes.  My day to request hugs from my handsome fella all day long .  .. . . and I did . . . and he delivered many warm strong hugs to his precious birthday gal. 

He truly "gets" me and I'm grateful he loves me for all my traits, quirkiness included. 

So, I can happily report that amidst the relentless little tasks that must be completed as I prepare for Spring Market in Salt Lake City, Utah (in a mere 4 weeks - - holy crap!) I made time to savor #39.  For I believe every birthday is a hugely important day in one's life that begs to be celebrated. 

Imagine my surprise when the local florist pulled into the driveway & came in the office with this gorgeous floral bouquet.  Which by the way, contained beer and chocolate!  The perfect birthday meal of course.  My Missouri parents, Peggy and Skip sent these to me - - totally unexpected, and oh so excited I was.  Carrie took this ever so glamorous picture of me, so I could share it with . . . well . . . who ever wants to . . . hey wait, I'm not sharing those chocolates or the beer!  Oh, perhaps with that handsome gent who gave me all the birthday hugs.  Tee Hee!

Did I get anything accomplished on my birthday?  Not much . . . . other than 2 more brand new patterns that are ready for release any second!  
That's a great topic for my next blog!  Peek back in a day - - I'll have 2 new designs ready to grace your peepers.

Til next time . . . .thanks for peeking in on me.