It's May 8th already and I leave for Portland on the 15th - I'm flying - yuck!
Anyway, back at home I've been sewing on bindings and sewing on bindings and sewing on bindings.
I've had a little help from Spike who is always there for me. Of course, the minute I get up to get a drink of water or use the restroom, he somehow gets part of the quilt off of the chair and under him.
He does love quilts.
And we've started filming our new applique tutorials. Jake Doan, Jenny Doan's son, who films the Missouri Star tutorials is working with me and he is a gem.
We filmed the first tutorial on basket blocks and some of the aspects thereof. This is a block from Natalie's Quilt and was our prime example. He said that the editing should be done soon, so be watching for it on You Tube and the blog. I'm pretty excited about it.
And then today I figured out how to include the video's when you see the item in our store. This is Audra's Iris Garden and when you click on the item in the store you can see the video from Moda's Schoolhouse where I talked about it. I may actually come into the 21st century here. I got a new Smartphone too. I still need to have Jake (Kelly's Jake - not Jenny's Jake) show me how to do Facebook though. It is still a mystery to me.
And this is Country Quilts for your Soul. If you click on it you can see all the quilts hung on the wall in France. All the quilts on the wall are in the book. The one on the bed is Jubilee and you can get the pattern for it here. I just looked at the video again and I take that back. The Bible Quilt is on the wall too and it's not in the book. You can get it by clicking here. All the rest of the ones on the wall are in the book. This video thing is really fun.
Meanwhile, Old Man Winter had to have one last word. Snow in May in Missouri for the 1st time since 1907.
And we had a pair of tiny bluebirds visit the feeders for a day or two. I've known we had bluebirds around but have never seen them before. That color is just awesome.
And speaking of color - back to work. Have to get the brochures ready for the printer. But I get to stitch on this year's BOM blocks each night. And I have one last quilt to bind.
Oh - and my heavens I almost forgot to tell you what I forgot. In the March block for Sleigh Bells - the Mystery Quilt, I forgot to include the Mini Charms to make the patchwork blocks out of. And I didn't give you instructions either. We'll send out both with the May Block. You'll get 2 Mini Charms of Audra's Iris Garden. You'll need most of them in the rest of the quilt.
Keep stitching ladies.