Saturday, April 12, 2014

It Has Been Too Long!

Well, Hello Strangers! It has been too long since I last posted for sure! Life has been way too busy and unfortunately, I have not had much time for stitching! I did redo my pattern covers though, which was a huge job. I learned very much about several publishing programs, and also learned I hardly know anything about the tech world! I am thankful for Sonia, the employee at the printer who was so kind and helpful! Now, the covers look more professional and the pictures are much better. I hope my customers will notice the difference! I went for a bit of a rustic look. This is an iPad picture, so it's not the best, but you get the idea!

We have been busy preparing for two foreign exchange students and two graduations in our household. The exchange students will be here for ten days. Shortly after, my middle daughter will graduate from college and the youngest will graduate from high school. We'll have two celebrations on the same day! Since I am such a poor housekeeper, we are having a work day today to get prepped for these occasions...I am not a housekeeper, but a creative person. My excuse is that it is a known fact that those two parts of the brain work in that way...creative people are not usually organized. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Hahaha!

Last weekend I set up my shop in Stover, MO at "It's A Gatherin' ". It was a great shopping stop! So busy we couldn't stop to breath until 2:30 both days. It's so much fun when the ladies and gents attending a show are excited to be there! The town is very tiny and the quilters really flock in to attend. Fun fun. I took my friend Marcia along this time to help me in the booth. She was a great assistant! You saw her beautiful condo decorated with quilts and wool a while back. We had a great time getting to know each other better and I look forward to taking her along to vend at the MN State Guild Show in St. Cloud in June. I hope to see some of you there! Please come say hi if you are there!

Since re turning from Stover, I have finally had a bit of time to get started on my next quilt! It has been WAY TOO LONG! Felt so good to do a bit of stitching. Here's the fabrics and the first block. That stack of Needl' Love fabric on top was just what it needed to finish my pile I've been collecting.

Yes, you can sort of tell that this in another English Paper Piecing quilt. My favorite relaxed way of piecing blocks together! It's so exciting to finally get on with this quilt as it has been burning my brain for a year now!

We've loved the wonderful weather this week and welcome spring, even though during unloading the van at the above shopping venue, the rain was pouring down! Rain is much better than snow at this point! It has been a long winter! Have a wonderful week and I hope to post a bit more often now that my busy work is done! Back to what I crave, stitching and quilting!

Take care,




  1. It is good to see you able to surface again, Missie! : )
    I think your new pattern packaging looks very inviting--and so does your booth! Wish you were ever coming west.
    Pretty block you are making there!

  2. Glad to see you back - sounds like you've been VERY busy. I look forward to watching this new EPP quilt progress - it looks awesome.

  3. Rustic is good so I like your pattern cover style.

  4. And I thought I was too busy, lol. You do have a lot on your plate but sounds like a wonderful adventure with your shows and family.


  5. I love EPP so I'm looking forward to watching yours come to life.