Life has been really busy here as we have added three new grandchildren to our family. Little Josiah is doing very well and loves to spend time with his Nana in her sewing room.
My daughter and her husband have adopted two children From Ethiopia and they arrived here last Friday. It has been So awesome and they have just adjusted so well to our family. The little girl is two years old and she ran into our house yesterday and yelled Nana and ran right up to me and gave me a big hug. Just melted my heart.
My son and his wife are currently awaiting for their two children from Ethiopia, please keep them in your prayers as they have been waiting for a year now.
There has been some time to work on quilting and I have finished my second Phebe quilt. Both of the Phebe quilts will be put away for my two granddaughters for when they are getting married, they currently are only nine and six but it is such a special quilt and it is one that I want to have as their wedding quilt. I’m going to start Di Ford’s Rotherfield Greys Quilt next.
I also want to pull out my Lancaster diamonds, really want to work on that project and I’m also starting on the Away from Home Quilt also. Plenty of things to keep me busy this summer. I will be working on the manuscript for the sixth Book. Manuscript is due early fall and the book will be released sometime next year.
I am Fabric hunting for a couple of older fabrics, if you have either of these fabrics in your stash, and would love to part with them, just let me know.
I’m looking for this fabric but in a blue-color way, it is from bits of blue and gray by Judie Rothermel. I do have it in the brown but I can’t find the blue anywhere.
Fabrics from the Sophia Pierce collection, it is a Winterthur collection and I think it was Released about four years ago.
I hope that you all enjoy this wonderful Memorial Day weekend, take some time to relax and spend with family, and a little bit of time to stitch.
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Happy Mother’s Day to all of you, I hope you find some special time to stitch.
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Life is busy lately, spent yesterday getting all the things ready to mail to my
editor for the sixth book. First deadline had to be met, final deadline is in
August when I have to have the entire manuscript turned in. Book will be
released sometime in 2014.
Also I am thrilled to say that my Youngest daughter had her first baby on
Friday, Josiah Matthew, 9 lbs. 8 oz. and 22 inches long. We have had so much fun welcoming him into this world and are so blessed. Mom and baby are home and are doing very well.
There are quite a few different quilt fabrics with pillars on them, If you have
any of them in your Stash and are willing to sell them, could you please email
me A photograph of the fabric and how much Yardage you have. If you aren’t sure what pillar fabric is, here are couple of blogs about pillar fabric.
Have a great day today, I hope the sun is shining where you are.
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As an author of quilt books and a quilter, I know for fact there are a lot of quilt books out there. We love to buy books, sometimes for the historical content, sometimes the patterns, sometimes to just look at the pictures.
I was very honored when my mailman arrived with a beautiful book sent to me by Di Ford, The book is entitled Primarily Quilts, 19th-Century Inspiration. It is a must-have for your collection, the book is absolutely beautiful.
Di Has designed so many beautiful quilts for the book, 16 patterns are presented with pullout sections for pattern pieces. She has such a gift for design and working with fabrics. The instructions, diagrams, photography, and templates are very well done. The book is very easy to follow and will help you make your own magnificent treasured Quilt.
I am working on my second Phebe quilt, she does such an amazing job of illustrating the pattern in the book. Pictured here is my first quilt, I cannot wait to finish my second one so I can start another Quilt from this special book. I definitely recommend it for your quilt book collection.
Enjoy your day with a little bit of stitching,
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Here is the dear Jane quilt retreat smile box of the Show and tell. We had an absolute wonderful time, the shopping, food, fabric selection, and visiting with friends was just so awesome. Hope you enjoy the show.
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Having a great time at the dear Jane retreat in Shipshewana. It has been awesome to visit with so many wonderful Friends again, food is great as usual amd the shopping is spectacular.
Love the fabrics that I bought,
Went to a wonderful book outlet and found some Great Amish book series, quilt magazines in the quilt shops.
New shoes ,
Vera Bradley and a really neat coat,
Clifford fabric For a baby quilt,
Going to work on the Phebe stars today, spent the last couple days putting the quilt together, it was made with the old Smithsonian Museum Collections, I did not like the way it turned out at all. Colors just don’t seem to go together now.
Wishing you all a wonderful day, going to have a wonderful day here in Shipshewana. Headed out this evening for a typical Amish dinner In an area Amish home.
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I hope that you had a great time during spring break week. Weather was cold here and I am really looking forward to heading down to Shipshewana this week for the dear Jane retreat.
Sending you a picture of the border fabric, cornerstones and Sashing fabric that I used in the next book quilt that will be released next year. The border and cornerstone fabrics are from the Mill girls collection by Marcus, the sashing fabric is I think from Chronicles.
I just really like that border fabric, really want to use it on a couple more quilts.
Having a lot of fun with the blocks of the months, enclosing pictures of those also. The first blocks are from a quilt by country threads, second is the Dixie diary by Barbara Brackman and the third is Barbara Brackman’s grandmother’s favorites. All of the block of the months are free on the Internet.
Just wondering if you are out and see these electric scissors at your hardware store, craft store, or department store can you please let me know. I would be interested in buying some more pairs of them as I use them for my quilting because I really cannot use the rotary cutter. Apparently they have been discontinued and I have tried some other brands and nothing seems to work anything like them.
Wishing you all a wonderful week, I will report in after Shipshewana and send
A smile box.
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