Friday, April 22, 2011

It's Here!

Yesterday Mike and I were our of the shop for awhile and I got a call from Emily who was manning the shop telling me that we had received a shipment - some boxes from Moda - which really is no surprise - seems like we get something from them every week but then she said we had also received lots of boxes that FedEx delivered - lots of little boxes.  I couldn't remember anything that I had ordered that would come in little boxes so Emily said - uh - I think it might be the magazine we are waiting for - and she was soooo right - Quilt Sampler has arrived!

When we got back to the shop - which was soon after we got Em's call -  Mike and I sat and just looked through the magazine one page at a time.  What a great thrill it was to see our quilt on the cover, to read our shop story and then to read about all of the other shops.  I am still thinking that I might wake up and this will all have been a dream!  But what a wonderful dream it is.  Guess until I wake up I might as well think about what we are going to do with all of those boxes!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Almost Here

I just cannot believe how time is flying by.  Someone sent me an email that said life is like a roll of toilet paper - the closer you get to the end the faster is goes!  Well time seems to be on zoom speed - so with everything that I want to do yet I better step it up!

We received an email notice this past week with the following link:   - what a thrill to see our quilt on the cover of Quilt Sampler and it looks great - not that I am prejudiced or anything but it really does!  We should have the actual magazines in about a week.  Can't wait to actually see one.  Everyone is getting really excited.   And this just proves what I said about time flying - it was 8 months ago that we first learned about our shop being chosen for Quilt Sampler and it certainly does not seem like that long ago.

<em>Chestnut and Vine</em>We are starting a beautiful block of the month this week - Chestnut and Vine - it is a six month BOM and the colors are so warm and pretty.  This quilt has a little bit of applique and some great strip pieceing techniques.  Should be a great project. 

Just heard the weather and we are supposed to get up to a foot of snow Wednesday - maybe we still are in winter and I have just been dreaming it's April and springtime!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Time Flies

I cannot believe how quickly time moves!  I think I am going to get so much more done and then before you know it the day is done.  Have been trying to sort the triangle exchange fabrics so I can get them back to the quilters - takes time to sort and count out all of those half square triangles!

We are currently house/dog sitting for one of our daughters while they are on spring break in New Orleans.  The dogs - two beautiful chocolate labs - are doing great only barked a lot the first night and I think that was because we were in "their" room.  Have been working on binding a quilt while we are house sitting, but seems like I fall asleep under it before I get a lot done.  

Our winter friends are starting to return - that's a sure sign of spring for us.  Can't wait to see them all at Chatter Time.  Summer will be here before you know it!  On my way to the shop - Happy Quilting!