Did you all have a good weekend? It was miserably hot here- other than going to church on Sunday morning, we stayed in the whole weekend. I got a lot of work done on Saturday, and then Sunday, despite my best intentions to do more work, I ended up on the couch watching movies and reading magazines, just enjoying some relaxation (and the air conditioning.) So, actually, a pretty good weekend despite the oppressive heat and humidity. Someone told me they heard August would be worse, but I don't see how! (For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere- I suppose you are drinking lots of tea and making soup and trying to stay warm. Isn't it odd and wonderful how the internet makes us feel so close to one another even though we are literally a world apart??)
So..... I have a few new things to announce. The first thing, I am really looking forward to and have been wanting to do for quite a while. I will be putting out a newsletter. I'd like to say it will be monthly, but we'll just see how it goes! Of course, the newsletter will have information about new designs and upcoming events such as workshops and classes, but it will also have FUN and FREE stuff, too. The first newsletter will be coming out at the end of this week, and it will feature...
a free note card design, available exclusively to newsletter subscribers. Just print out, fold, and voila! super adorable stationary, send a hand written note to someone special and make their day (don't you like getting real mail nowadays, instead of just email?) This design features artwork which was used in my Sewing Room Social fabric line....
recipe, perfect for using up all of the delicious and bountiful summertime fruit (again, for those of you on the other side of the world, you could use apples, pears, canned cherries...) Daughter made these for brunch on Saturday and they were delicious:
You can sign up for the newsletter at the top of the right side bar of my blog (isn't that easy??) And it is totally FREE. So, no excuses not to sign up! NOTE: if you are having trouble signing up, email me and I will add your name to the list.
Now, the next big thing is something I am really excited about.... Next week we will be having a book blog tour to celebrate the release of my first book, Fruitful Hands. I have a really great assortment of quilt-y, blog-y friends participating.
Sandi Anderson of A Legacy of Stitches
Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilt and Gift Company
Jill Finley of Jillily Studio
Michele Foster of The Quilting Gallery
Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches
Pat Sloan of, well, everything!
So you can see why I am so excited... It's going to be lots of fun and there will be tons of giveaways (really, literally, I weighed them...)
So make sure you sign up for the newsletter and stop back next week for the tour- you won't want to miss it (hmmm, I feel like I am starting to sound like an infomercial...)
Finally... Click here or on the button on the right side bar to see my newest fabric line, Apple Blossom Acres, which will be available in quilt shops around October. I have designed some really cute quilt patterns to go with the line... now I just have to get my hands on the fabric so I can start making up some samples....