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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The fabric's in!

But before we go to the loft and start playing - we get to go through the garden on the way!
With all the April showers we've had - we'd better get lots and lots of May flowers!

And really, we've already been playing. The flat folds came straight from Korea so they had to be unfolded (they're 44" wide - not 22) and redone to stack on the table. They're just easier to work with that way. So yesterday afternoon was spent folding fabric and stacking it on my table. Here's a glimpse of one side.

Now the real work begins. We're trying for 6 quilts before Market. Well - 2 quilts and some wallhangings.
Meanwhile, just in case we weren't busy enough, Tara and Kelly decided to have a Spring Fling Sale. Here's the email Kelly sent out if you're interested. And if you want to be notified of our specials you can go to and sign up for the emails if you haven't already..
Well - off to the loft to play with fabric!

Jan Patek Quilts

5 Fabulous Days at Jan Patek Quilts!



We have a very exciting event to share with you!
Starting at midnight tonight we'll be offering a daily email special! For the next 5 days (skipping the weekend) we'll send an email at midnight announcing that day's Fabulous Sale!
There will be 1/2 price sales! Buy one get one free sales! Sales with free shipping! Sales too Fabulous to miss! Each special is for one day only and starts at midnight cst. Quantities will be limited (first come, first served!) so you'll want to order quickly.
Ladies, this is gonna be fun!
5 Fabulous days at Jan Patek Quilts!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

While we wait for fabric

The fabrics not here yet but the babies came Wednesday - and were made all cozy and snug in their brooder house.

And to take breaks from sitting at the computer working on patterns and directions for the sewers, I get up and walk through the garden a couple of times each morning and afternoon

This is such a beautiful time of year around here! The divinity of God shines through the diversity of creation.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

And there will be apples this fall!!!

Dried apple strings for the mantle at Christmas and before that

apple pies, apple cobbler, apple tarts and Pep's hard apple cider that tastes like champagne. Yum!
I need to get out my Apple Tree Lane quilt.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's been awhile .....

I've been a pretty bad blogger lately. I pulled a muscle in the back of my right leg shoveling snow about six weeks ago. It got inflamed and either sitting at the computer or driving makes it worse as does a lot of walking. Even now this is going to be short. The small amount of time I spend at the computer is spent working. But today it feels good enough to do a little. It's so beautiful outside I just need to show you some pictures of the garden.

This of course, is not the garden. This is our Easter Lamb Cake. Both Pep and I spent part of our childhood back East and remember Lamb Cakes each Easter. This year we got a mold and started the tradition for our grandchildren.

This obviously is the garden. Tulips & hyacinths.

Golden Poppies.

Bleeding hearts

And just one of our many forsythia.
There's lots more going on - it's great just to walk out to feed the birds and see what's new each day. Life is pretty good - now if my body would just cooperate more :)
Hope you all had a great Easter and have a good spring.
Fabric due at the end of the month!!! Yay!