Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This one is all about my MOM!

Ok, so I feel like I've totally dissed my mom. I have posted about my awesome brother, and my dear dad, so I figured it's now Mom's turn!!



What to say about my mom. I know daughters think their moms can do anything but... I swear she really can! She is a little ball of fire. She can cram more things into one day than any one else I know. It amazes me.



She has always been such an example to me. First of all she is the most compassionate person I know. She is a retired R.N. so I think it comes with the territory. But it's more than just that, she really cares about people and once you are her friend, you're a friend for life. She has always treated people with love and caring.




She takes the time to do the little things with her grandkids.




She loves to laugh which is a trait her mother had too. There have been many times when we have had absolute hysterics (sometimes at the wrong times) over some very funny stuff.



As I was looking at my limited library of digital photos, it was impossible to find pictures of just her. There were always other people in the photos with her. I guess that kind of sums up my mom. Her happy, positive nature and her "can do" attitude make her a joy to be around.



I wish you lived closer Mom, I miss you so.
Love you!


mary

Friday, October 16, 2009

WINNERS!! WINNERS!!! WINNERS!!!

Here are the names of the winners for my giveaway......

WINNER #1 ......TERESA C


WINNER #2 .......SEW BEE IT


Thanks SO much to all who left comments! You gals really know how to make a girl feel good :).

Winners, please email me your addresses and I will send out my new fall 2009 collection of patterns!

I'm going to go take some much needed R & R!!

Mary

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quilt Market and a Basketball Coach too

Hi gals! Well, I'm back from market and now shipping out orders - how awesome is that??!!!

But anyway, I had to take a break from counting and shipping so I thought I would catch you all up on my market happenings... So here goes, hope you enjoy this feast for the eyes. Not many words, just photo after photo - think of it as a slide show, you could even add your favorite music if you like.


Here's part of the set up. We were the "late" ones so everyone put their extra stuff in our booth - including a few extra poles and a giant wooden crate. Once that was taken care of, we got down to business. It only took about 3 hours to get it all set up and we even had time to spare before sample spree started.




Here is the finished booth. I think it turned out really nice. I cound not have done it without Valerie and Lindsey.




Here are the 20 Just Beachy bags I made.




And Gina modeling one (where did that one end up??) Hmmmmm




Here is the quilt I did for the LECIEN booth. The quilt is called Solitude and it is made out of the Centenary Collection.




Lindsey (being patient while trying to teach us "old ladies" how to use the computer).



Me and Pam & Elizabeth I was so glad they stopped by to say hi!




Here is the real reason I come to Houston.... SWEET POTATO FRIES!! They are delicious!!





Me and Anne (in her beautiful booth)




Me and Karen (I loved her orange bag)





My quilt "Wuthering Heights" that was in the Northcott booth (it is made out of Leading Ladies and Supporting Cast fabric lines)




Me and Amanda in her cute booth.




Kimberly Jolley from the Fat Quarter Shop & me



And here I am with the Lizzie B's




So as we said goodbye to Houston (and sweet potato fries) for awhile, we packed up boxes and sent them home (another act of faith)... to Utah. It is amazing how it all ends up looking like this in the end.





Now, I know you have all been at the edge of your seats wondering where the basketball coach fits into the title.... So, I'll tell you all the amazing story:

After we hauled my 2 boxes to the Fed X store - we being me and Liz and Beth who were so kind and drove me there, all of us went out to dinner to this mexican restaurant where we ate in the "quiet room" (and can I just tell ya, it really was NOT the quiet room). But the food was good and so was the company :) As we left the restaurant I spotted a guy that looked like the University of Utah Mens Basketball coach (and as many of you know, I am a HUGE U of U fan to say the least) so naturally I just HAD to go talk to him. Well, it really was coach Jim Boylen - wow, talk about a brush with greatness! Long story short, we talked and I got my photo with him too!! Needless to say, my son is just a little envious ha ha ha!



So, that's my story of Quilt Market and a Basketball Coach too!

I WILL POST THE WINNERS OF MY DRAWING LATER TODAY OR FRIDAY AM AT THE LATEST - Good luck to you all

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

just a little report

Hi everybody, We are still in Houston waiting to leave but I wanted to tell y'all how wonderful market was!!!

Thanks to all who stopped and said hi and bought patterns! It was so nice to see old friends and meet new ones too!

I just have a few minutes to give you a small update on the market happenings so here goes:
Our next door neighbors were Pine Mountain Designs - fellow Utah people who we have known forever so it was so fun to be near them. We were across from Cozy Quilt Designs - they are so nice, it was a blast to meet them!

I SO PROMISE that more posts and photos from market will follow (forgot the cords for the camera)! I also have a totally awesome "Brush with Greatness" photo from the last day too (any guesses)????.

See y'all when we get home!
Mary

Also, thanks to all who have commented on my last post - I am SO blushing :)
I will pick 2 winners tomorrow.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

at last, the preview!!

Hey everyone, I am on my way to Houston to Quilt Market but I wanted to show all of you my NEW Fall 2009 Pattern Collection!! I hope you enjoy them. Leave me a comment I would love to know what you think.

Cross Country
Made with the super awesome Simple Abundance line from MODA by Bonnie & Camille.




Sweet Tea
Made with MODA'S Aviary and a bunch of other things thrown in.




Solitude
This beauty was made with LECIEN fabric and will be in their booth.




Solitude (this one will be in my booth)
Made with mostly Flag Day Farm from MODA - with some other blues, reds & creams thrown in too.




Timeless
Made with Bonnie Blue Basics (I LOVE them)!! I hear they have a new line of Basics out now too.. hmmmm




Boston Cream Pie
Made with Joanna's yummy line called Patisserie also from MODA.




Just Beachy (this bag is so cute it makes my teeth hurt - I made 20 - yes twenty to take to market with me all with different fabrics)!!!! I made this with the hot new Riley Blake Designs line called All Star.



I think I smell a GIVEAWAY!!!!

Ok, so here's the deal... leave me a comment and I will randomly pick 2 winners and they will each win a complete set of my new Fall 2009 Pattern Collection (yes, that's all SIX patterns)!!


Happy commenting and I'll post all the fun market pictures when I get back.