Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A new Idea

Note to self: I just saw a Lady of the Lake quilt block on another blog. I have tons of half square triangles that are the result of waste triangles....So just how scrappy can I make a Lady of the Lake Quilt and still retain the pattern? Of course it would be a small quilt since most of these units are
1 1/2 - 2 inches at most. Just what I need....Another project!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Thought

Give me the wind at my back and a star to guide me.
I will not waver from the path before me.
He is my compass and the wind in my sail,
With Him beside me, I cannot fail.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I'm Published!

Well, here I am again ~ This time to pitch the book that I am a contributing author to. This is a first for me. I have had my quilts in the gallery section of a book or two in the past, but I have never actually had a pattern that I designed published in a book. This is very exciting for me! The book, A Baker's Dozen, releases March 2nd. The patterns in it all involve the use of those wonderful pre-cut fabrics...like layer cakes, nickels, dimes, jelly rolls and fat quarters.
Here I am standing in front of my quilt, Emerald Forest, which uses 8 fat quarters and a background fabric. It was a lot of fun to do the quilt, but the nitty-gritty of writing out the actual pattern and figuring the cuts and measurements....not so much! I don't think that I would ever want to do a whole book, unless someone else did the actual paper and pen work....just let me play with my fabric!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Well, I guess that I'm not really very good at this web blogging stuff!
All the years that I was growing up, I journalized fastidiously ....but then all I had to do was pull my notebook out of my backpack and write was was on my mind....at any given moment.....
It is interesting to look back on those journals now - different types of ink, different styles of handwriting (or printing) - they revealed more of what was going on at the time than any typed blog could....
It's so much harder to write when I can only do it when I am sitting in front of my PC....
The thoughts just aren't there at my beck and call!
I have finally acquired a laptop - not new, but it will do. Next I need to figure out the internet connection thing (I really do need a lot of help with this sort of stuff!)
When we head over to the Islands in April (the Hawai'ian Islands, Of Course!), I hope to post often of our adventures.
We plan on doing some camping in some remote areas - of course there will be no coverage there - but will tell all about it as soon as we return to civilization.
The whole trip will be an adventure - we are doing in on a shoestring....Flying one way on a great sale price ($144) and flying back on miles. We will be doing a lot of camping, and maybe staying at a hostel in Waikiki. The main thing is that we will BE THERE! Just to breath the air and listen to the music and smell the flowers....Ahhhh! And don't forget the water! I love snorkeling - it's a whole different world down there....All the cares of this world left far behind!
I can hardly wait.
In the meantime, I will reflect more on this Blogging stuff.....what, what, what am I trying to accomplish with it? It is definitely not the journal-keeping of my past!