We interrupt this unexplained and not-really-necessary absence with a blog post. I bet you're thinking I forgot I had a blog. If I could figure out a way to do the blog without having to turn on my computer - or any other techie-sort-of-thing - I sometimes think my life would be perfect.
I know it would be a step toward making me happy ~ Step No. 9, actually.
I found this on Pinterest.
Life here is about the same - good, hot and moving right along. My Mom is doing great, and so is Rosie. But I'm not getting enough sleep ~ at least that's what the nurse at my Mom's doctor's office says. (Uh oh... that's Step No. 4.)
I've been working on a little project - some upcoming patterns - and these go for photography this week and by the end of this week, I'll be chained to this here computer writing patterns. Given that it is next to a large window and it has a tendency to get a little warm over here, especially in the afternoon, I don't think I can tell you how much I'm looking forward to it. No, really, there aren't words. Just so you know, when I'm busy writing patterns, I seem to spend a fair amount of time on Pinterest and Etsy.
For this "experiment", I'm having everything photographed as tops. Then I'll get busy with getting them quilted... including... yes, I will quilt a couple of these myself. You'll understand when you see them in a few weeks.
While it seems an odd thing to be doing when its hot, I've been doing a bit of wool applique and stitching. I've been stitching with Alice, a phenomenal teacher and amazing stitcher of every type of needlework at the Olde World Quilt Shoppe. And my friend Ginger has started a little wool stitching group and we've been getting together once a month to stitch a new design and have a little fun. Someday soon, she's going to have a blog and website of her very own with some of the new designs we've been working on. Because of that, she's threatened me with all sorts of dire consequences if I show you pictures of what we've done, but for now, let it suffice to say this: Winter's Jewel. Red, green, black and pretty wonderful.
I've also gotten a slew of new quilting books in the past month that I have been enjoying, including this one:
Sew Merry and Bright - 21 easy, fun and festive patterns. And while it is still 12,000 degrees outside and way too hot to think about the holidays... Christmas is just 161 days away.
Do you know Linda? I met Linda years ago and she's one of my favorite quilt folks to talk to because she knows everybody, she knows everything that's going on, and she's got a terrific take on some of the sillier things in the business.
And Linda has a book tour starting tomorrow ~ July 18th. Here.
July 19 - Sew Mama Sew ~ Beth Wilson
July 20 - Pat Sloan
July 21 - Ellen Luckett Baker of The Long Thread
July 22 - Kate Spain
July 23 - Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced
July 24 - Martingale & Co.
July 25 - Henry Glass Fabrics
July 26 - Fat Quarterly
July 27 - Aurifil
July 28 - Fat Quarter Shop
July 29 - Mark Lipinski
Books. Prizes. Projects. And who only knows what else.
One last thing ~ I've been cleaning out "the closet" and I've got a few things listed in the shop. There are a few fat quarter bundles, some layer cakes, a couple of kits and even some red fat quarter bundles I made up while organizing my closet a little while ago.
Alright... I hear someone behind me. It's time to go to bed.
She's not sleepy, she just wants the treat she gets before she goes to bed.