Monday, January 17, 2011

when a quilt pattern idea turns into a math problem

Mary has 16 brown 1/8th yards, 10 aqua fat quarters, and 12 light cream fat quarters.

I had a design in mind (in my head) but I can't make it work.. It looks yucky! So it's back to the drawing board for me and my fabric... I now feel like this is a story problem.


but...


I am excited to see what happens here... I'll keep you posted.

What do you do when this happens?? I would love any suggestions / comments - then I'll know I'm not alone in my sewing room with my "math / story problem"

Happy Quilting? :)

Mary

Saturday, January 15, 2011

aaaww shucks!

You guys really know how to make a gal feel good!! Thanks so much for all the sweet comments! I can't wait to have "book in hand" so I can have a giveaway! You guys will be the first to know!!

Thanks again!

Mary

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

the cat is now out of the bag!

SO EXCITED I CAN'T SIT STILL FOR ONE MORE MINUTE.......








It's my very OWN book and it will be out in JUNE! I saw this on Amazon's website and almost had a COW!!

I started on this book with C&T Publishing last spring, and had to promise to keep it under wraps until now and yes, it's a major miracle that I didn't let the cat out of the bag a long time ago!!

I am SO excited! I have never done anything like this before!

Now I just hope people like it!!

OH HAPPY DAY (now breathe mary!)

Mary

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

the to do list

Working on some new quilts for SPRING MARKET!! Now that I'm a working girl I have to manage my time better. 2 done 4 to go :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

On December 24th my dear Aunt passed away. It was sad because we will all miss her, she was very kind and sweet. I believe that she is with her husband and sisters and all her family that has already passed on. She was 97 and lived a very full life.

At her funeral, one of her grandsons told a very dear story about the visits he and his family had with their grandma. He said that she would smile so big that her smile would go all the way to her eyes and they would light up too. His family would stay and visit for awhile and as they were leaving she would smile again but this time the smile wouldn't go all the way to her eyes...

This is the same Aunt that we would sometimes invite out to Sunday dinner in the summer. She would always fuss and say "you went to so much trouble to have me out for dinner". But it was really no trouble at all! To us it was time to spend with our Aunt, it was another leaf in the table and an extra hamburger on the grill. It was just a little thing to us but it meant so much to her.

This year, I'm going to try to do more of the little things that mean so much to others.

Well, it's January and time for resolutions and this is one I intend to keep. So... while you are all making your New Year's goals, add this one to the list. You never know what your little act of kindness will mean to someone else.

May your new year be filled with happiness and health!

Mary