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Friday, August 30, 2013


It's Labor Day already - where is the year going - and going quickly.  Fall is just around the corner and we're getting ready for it by having a sale on all of our Autumn kits and patterns.  Be sure to visit the store and stock up.

And then starting Wednesday Sept. 4th it's the Moda Blog Hop.  My day to officially post is Sept. 6th but I try to hop with everyone else.
To learn all about it you can click here.  Or click on the button to the right.

And then on the morning of September 7th (which just happens to be my birthday and my birthday sister Cherie Ralston's special day too), I'll be giving a trunk show of my Crossroad fabric line quilts at Crossroads Quilt Shop in Cameron, owned by my friends Linda and Marie.  It's an awesome shop.  

So if you're in the area, come on by.  I'd love to meet you and show you my quilts.  I'm not overly fond of "speaking" but I can always talk about my quilts.

And while we're having a sale of our fall kits, it's still summer in Missouri - - - HOT!
So after a brisk walk and quick outdoor chores, we're staying inside - 
I'm sewing and getting ready for the Blog Hop and Market and the dogs have decided to take it easy for a change.

Friday, August 23, 2013

It's almost the end of August already!

I mean school has started and everything!.  And I haven't blogged since the beginning of the month.  Wow!  - Have I been busy!
What have I been doing that's kept me away from the computer???

Well, there's always the chickens to take care of.......

And the birds and deer to feed........

And the garden has been going bonkers............

Tomatoes have needed canning (the ones that didn't make it into Pep's BLT's and summer pizzas)......

And, of course, the dogs have needed watching.  
Poor Spike is trying to stay out of trouble, just snoozing away, taking a little nap.  
Hunny and Stumpy were up to their usual mischief, rolling around and making noise while Mom & Dad were trying to talk and listen to the music.

Then they rolled into him.  Oh well, if you can't beat them, join them.  You ought to see the 3 way tug of wars over a sock.  Spike gets the knot in the middle and Stumpy and Hunny each get an end.  And little Stumpy can hold his own!

Somewhere in here, I've found time to make a trip to Dallas AND
to make "Pumpkins Days" - a Wallhanging Club offering.  If you belong to the club you should be getting yours soon.  If not, you can click on the name to go to the store to get yours.  

It has been a really nice summer this year in Missouri but I am ever so ready for Fall, as usual.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A very good week

To begin with - this week they're shipping the yardage of my new line - Crossroads - to the fabric shops.  This is a picture of the precuts that have already shipped.

And this is Cityscape, one of the quilts I made out of the line.  

Cityscape is about living in the city for a change.  My son Max and grandsons Quinn and Cullen live in  Westport, midtown Kansas City, Mo.   The streets in the shops and restaurant section have trees along the sidewalks.  They have mulch and round black metal grids with trees in the center.  Stars were easier than trees :).  Anyway, there will be a tutorial on the quilt a little later.

Right now we have a new tutorial using "Spring Has Sprung" to teach "Outside Points".  You can watch the tutorial by clicking here.
Hope you enjoy it.