"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Finished something for me!

Started cleaning up around the apt this weekend - something that has been totally neglected lately with everything else going on. Thankfully there isn't anyone else to gripe at me for that, on the other hand that means there is no one else to help clean either. At any rate, while cleaning up the piles around here (or trying to any way) I got distracted by a project I'd started a while back....I ended up working on and finishing up a purse organizer made from leftovers from a quilt made 5 or more yrs ago. Love the colors in the squares. Will be using it in my tote bag that I take to school. =) Now to make myself a pretty tote bag to go with it....lol.

Gratitudes -
1. Lots of work to keep me busy and help pay the bills
2. Lovely rain - even if that means the humidity in the air made my sheets damp last night.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Seems like forever since I've been able to post here, much less actually quilt. =( Grad school and work have been keeping me busy to say the least. And things don't look like they will slow down anytime soon. Starting next week I'll be observing at the school where I'll be student teaching and am supposed to be teaching 2-3 hrs a week as well. Student teaching starts in the Spring and goes for 10 wks. Still working on the commissioned sewing as well.

I did get to do some quilting though in August when I scrambled to make a sample quilt using the block that has been accepted for publication in Vol. 4 of QuiltMaker's 100 Blocks From Todays Top Designers. Pics of the quilt will be posted later after the magazine has been published and is for sale.

I do have to say that I am very happy to have had the block accepted for publication in the magazine because one of my long time dreams is to have my patterns published. Finally decided that this was the year I was at least going to try to accomplish this. Have designed a quilt pattern that I plan on sending in to see if I can get it published.....just need time to actually put it together and quilt it. Am hoping to get that done by the end of the year. And am also working on my design for submittal for volume 5 of the 100 Blocks. =)

At the present time I'm waiting for info back on ordering wholesale copies of the magazine (have the opportunity to do so since my block is in it). Sent out an email to various lists asking how many, if any, would be interested in buying a copy from me and having me sign it. Am now trying to decide how many copies that I am willing to order. So if anyone reading this wants a copy - let me know now so i can add you in to the total that I'm looking at getting.

Hopefully tonite I'll get a little bit of time to work on my top for the Dorinda mystery...am three rules behind on it. But at least I know what I want to do for the first one of those. =) I also need to get the binding onto my niece's quilt so that I can get it finished off and back to her.

1. Wonderful, cooler temps here!
2. God's manifold provisions in all areas of my life