I will never, ever, move again. Take me out of here in a pine box and as I have a forest, that won’t be hard to do. It has taken me nearly seven months to just get myself organized, do some new work, so much demanding my attention, but a little spare time right now before supper to share what I’ve done lately. I made these for my kitchen table, chair seats and matching placemats. One side is the yellow colourway and the other side is the green colourway. If one side gets dirty, I can flip to the other side for a few more days. Who’s got time for laundry?
I’m selling some of my quilts. I have waaaayyy to many. The difficulty is that for every quilt we design, we try to make it up in other fabric beforehand to make sure our dimensions, etc. are correct. Soooo … the first two I’m putting on are two table runners. Nice gifts for Christmas. They are $65.00 each. Designed and made by – ME.
18 X 58 inches 100% new cotton fabric. Please note I have a cat and can’t guarantee fur-free for those with allergies.
What a summer! Grandkids and their parents from Texas visiting, new granddaughter born in July – So cute! And moving to the country August 1st. My first reactio: WTF What have we done? It’s too big! It’s too country! It’s all green. Where’s the pavement? Getting settled in now. I even found time to make this cute dress for my new granddaughter.
From my other life as a writer! Take this one day workshop with me! Very informal, but very informative. See Fanshawe College summer programs online to register.
Have you ever wanted to know more about the writing industry? Agents? Publishers? E-publishing? Self-publishing? How to make your work stronger? How to present your work for an editor so your manuscript will make it out of the slush pile? Young Adult author Barbara Haworth-Attard, author of fifteen books and participant in short story anthologies, will answer all your questions about the writing industry in this workshop set in a discussion format. Bring your coffee, bring your lunch and bring a notebook to take down tips to help you get published. Also bring a two page sample of your work for a peer critique hour at the end of the day. Fee: $92 + HST 60LC Fri Jun22 9am-4pm (C)
On Saturday, May 5th, our court is having a garage sale. Quinella Place, London, Ontario starting at 7:00 a.m. I am going to be showing and selling my quilts. Here is one of the quilts I will be selling.
I knew getting the house and cottage ready for sale would be a huge job, but I had no idea it would be this HUGE a job. But both went up for sale this week, both have already had viewings and I’m on my way out shortly as another viewing is due at 11:00 a.m. Just telling you this because I’ve been so absent from books, Facebook, blogs, etc.
It’s quilt guild tonight! I have belonged to the London Friendship Quilters Guild since 1988. My BFF and I joined, looking for a way to increase our skills in quilting, and enjoy the cmopany of like-minded people. It was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made to join the guild. I was on the executive for seven years, president for three of those and am co-presidenting (my own word) with two other past president this year while the guild goes through a transitional time. When I joined there were approximately 25 members and now we number 100 +. All guilds go through times of changes and I have found that we are stronger for those occasional transitions. My guild has been with me on life’s journey, be it raising children, losing parents, empty nesting, and mostly making me laugh. I value each and every member of my guild. (Right about here I feel like I should do a Marine Hoo – rah. Weird)
I’ve been out and about a bit. Here are some pictures from The Marsh Store in Coldstream where they displayed our Skinnies for classes they were holding. And some pictures of the wonderful quilts on the walls of Quilts and Calicos in Exeter, Ontario.
All this techy stuff is wearing down my brain power – which wasn’t too great to begin with! But I am slowly getting our new blog/website updated. We’re so excited to be able to offer PDF versions of our patterns. Instant gratification. Stay tuned for more!
I will never, ever, move again. Take me out of here in a pine box and as I have a forest, that won't be hard to do. It has taken me nearly seven months to just get myself organized, do some new work, so much demanding my attention, but a ... ∞
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Merry Christmas! All the best for 2013! Lots of sewing, writing, quilting, love, family and good health.
My inside tree and my outside tree. We are all beautiful. And cardinals and blue jays in my back yard.
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