Tuesday, November 29, 2011

He Put Up the Lights and NO Complaints!

So, how lovely was this day? My husband put up the lights with no complaints (we bought all new ones so he doesn't have to unwrap all of the old ones.....
and he put up the tree this morning and he is a happy camper. Glad the weather is mild enough and then when it snows the lights look beautiful. I am hoping for snow on the 24th of December and a nice melting January 1st. Stay tuned....

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Gift to YOU for Thanksgiving

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Blessed to Be A Blessing...How About You?

Just wanted to mention how very blessed most of us are and if you live in the US, 15% of all Americans are on food stamps and many people have lost their jobs and are depressed and sad this November. I would like to first of all say we all need a sense of gratitude for whatever gifts we have such as health, or being able to imagine, or having someone to love like family, friends or our pets, if your house is warm, if you have running water, food somewhere in your home, then please give thanks. I am giving to several food banks in three states because I know I am blessed to be a blessing. If you take stock of what you have then do something nice for someone and ask them to pass it along....if we all did that the world would be a much better place. I am taking the proceeds of my books this month and giving pajamas to the Mission as I often do...it is cold here already and as I drove home from Troy Montana today, the roads were icy and the snow was coming down as fast as my wipers could get it off the windshield. Wouldn't it be nice to know that what you gave which would not hurt you could make a huge difference for some little family or a widow or someone that needs help. This is Thanksgiving week here and I think the food would taste better knowing your helped make someone else's day better.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Images of quilts made from my books, patterns or workshops-I am thankful for the whimsy and color in all of these

This final sample was made by Shaula Patton from my "Rejoice" pattern. Wonderful to have this time of year.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Roxanne's Quilt shop in Carpenteria a Great Experience (Notice the great COW quilts!)

I had the best experience visiting Roxanne's quilt shop this week. Pam, Jackie and Joyce came to visit, pick up books and fabrics and laugh along with me about life.

This shop has so much color and excitement in it and you are just giddy thinking about quilt possibilities and color and stories and happy things....it is a hppy place. No down faces, cranky people or boring quilts....it is all positive, happy, color and nice things...I am thankful to be able to go there and visit. Roxanne is a very nice person who has great style. Such fun.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Home from Beautiful MN and Finishing Up on Market Photos-PLUS fabric giveaway

Mel and I show Cows from the Cow pattern in the book which has taken a life of it's own. We have loads and loads of cow quilts people have made and we are booked for a show at Road to California in January and also MN quilters in June. These cow quilts are addictive! We had so much fun showing the many cow quilts and chick quilts and coffee quilts we brought as a result of the Out of the Box with Easy Blocks book! GREAT fun and a neat way to get quilter's to learn how to be creative with a starting point! We are holding up Susan Typpi's cow quilt...so great!

Below is Mary Lou and Mel and TWO Wacky Women who Mary Lou is teaching for next year-want to do a story quilt in a beautiful hotel with great hostess's, good food,lovely new friends, ideas for stories and how to's and techniques you haven't tried? Come and join us! Two Wacky Women, Summer 2012, Quilting Retreat
Palm Desert, August 8-13, 2012

As you can see the quilt show portion of Market was outstanding and breath taking. Each quilt wonderful and different!

I have a big stack of fabric here that is perfect for people who love pretty stuff and light givers. Join this blog and comment and I am picking four winners from a box when I get home Sunday night....you will love what I have for you!