Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I have my Black & White commission quilt basted, finally!  I was feeling very overwhelmed about the process and just kept putting it off and starting new projects in front of it.  Then, one day last week, I read this post by Red Pepper Quilts Aligning The Quilt Sandwich.  It was like the proverbial "light bulb"!  So, I came home from work tonight and ........drumroll.......done in about 2 hours!  Thanks, Rita!  I am so grateful for all of the tutorials I find in blogland!  What did we all do without the internet?

It's been such a lovely day, today.  I got the quilt basted, this wonderful package was in the mail from Fat Quarter Shop.  I just ordered this fabric three days ago and it's in my hot little hands tonight.  I saw this fantastic orange and white quilt over at The Sometimes Crafter and I knew that with orange being my favorite color and all.....I have to make and orange and white quilt.  And I am thinking I may just use her "Orange Sherbet" pattern.

So, my next really exciting news.....and I have saved the biggest news for last!  It's official, I'm teaching a class over at City Craft!!!!!!  It's a beginning quilt class and it will be a two session class.  The first class is scheduled for April 25 and the second session will be on May 2.  You can sign up online at City Craft or better yet, go by and see the shop!

Whew!  What a day.  I am not sure I can take any more excitement today.  I'm thinking it's time to crawl in bed and start a new book.  I finished "The Help" last night.  It's by Kathryn Stockett.  It's SO good.  I stayed up many a night the past couple of weeks unable to put the book down.  I am going to miss all of the characters a lot.  I feel as if I know each and every one of them.  To me, that is a sign of a great book.  When I miss the characters and keep thinking about them long after the book is done.  Not sure what I am going to read next.  Any thoughts?  Suggestions?  What are you reading these days?


  1. Yay for you- Your class will be GREAT!

    I loved "The Help" too.
    May I suggest "Sarah's Key" and if you haven't yet read "The Art of Racing in the Rain" it was one of my very favorite books in many, many years.

    Let's get together does next week look?

  2. I'm reading The Help right now. It's stressing me out - it feels like bad things are going to happen and I keep waiting for it. But I'm really enjoying it.

    Have you read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"? It is truly fantastic. If you enjoy literature and have any interest in post-WWII Europe, you will love it.