Friday, July 29, 2011

In the Studio this Week....

This week has been spent mostly at my computer. I even went to the library yesterday to work, because the internet there is much faster than my connection at home, and I was getting impatient! But that's OK- I took daughter out for her first driving lesson since she got her permit the other day (she did just fine), and then we went to the Amish Farmer's Market and had a healthy lunch (what? it had mushrooms on it- that's a vegetable).

I did get my shipment from The Gentle Art of their newest thread colors. It is always an exciting day when the mailman brings the envelope from them! As usual, I love the colors and can't wait to come up with some designs for them:
I have shown this in the past but I thought I'd show it again, my father-in-law made me this beautiful thread rack for the wall- it fits in my studio perfectly, and it makes it so easy to find just the exact right color of thread when I am putting a project together:

I also spent a good chunk of time this week working on my first newsletter, which I sent out yesterday. I did some extra little bits of art for it, drew up a free little stitchery pattern, put together a note card design that can be printed out, and had to figure out how to use the template, etc. (thank goodness for my techie husband- who did the bulk of that part). All in all, it was a lot of fun to put together. I hope everyone enjoyed it. I'd like to say that the newsletter will be a monthly thing.... but you know how that goes. I would say that the schedule is TBD and subject to change!

Finally, I have been spending a lot of time this week getting ready for my book blog tour next week. The designers I have lined up for the tour are really great- I am so happy to have all of them along. I'm sure you will enjoy "meeting" all of them and I hope that if you are not already, you will become devoted followers of their blogs- you won't want to miss out... Make sure you check in here Monday for the first day of the tour and for your chance to win LOTS of giveaways, such as books, fabric, patterns.....

Monday: Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilt and Gift Company
              Jill Finley of Jillily Studio
Tuesday: Pat Sloan of, well, everything!
Wednesday: Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches
Thursday: Michele Foster of The Quilting Gallery
Friday: Sandi Andersen of A Legacy of Stitches

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed your first newsletter. Happy quilting.

  2. Your new book looks lovely. Congratulations.
    I know how much time those things take.
    The new fabric line is precious,too.

  3. Looks like I need to quickly get signed up to receive your newsletter! I love Gentle Arts threads and your thread rack is marvelous...your father-in-law must be a peach! Blessings ~Kd



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