Sunday, March 10, 2013


Oh What a Beautiful Day in Northwestern Pennsylvania!

Today is DAY 3 of the Blog Hop with the Quilting Gallery.  Remember, if you leave a comment on the day's blog from March 8 - March 14th, you will be registered to win a copy of my first quilt book, ORPHAN BLOCK QUILTS.  The drawing will be March 15th and the winner will be notified then.  Good Luck! 

OH!  I almost forgot!  Please become one of my blog followers so that we can stay in touch and you'll know when my new book comes out and any upcoming events!

Anyway, back to this beautiful day in NW PA.  It was a balmy 64 degrees F today with lots of sun.  Would you believe that I washed a couple loads of laundry and hung them outside to dry?  Me neither, except that I actually did it.  Oh, how wonderful my clothes smelled when I took them inside and put them away.  Ahhhhhhh.

Spring must be on the way because the animals are coming out to see what's going on -- woodchucks, squirrels, chipmunks, Canadian geese, and other assorted bords.  Sadly, I haven't seen my first spring robin yet, but I know it's just a matter of time.  I've even noticed the buds starting to swell on the trees.  What's spring like in your neck of the woods?

Today I did manage to spend some time in my studio although I was wishing it was outisde instead of down in the dungeon!  I put the binding on a small quilt that I've been commissioned to make for a neighbor as a memory quilt for her granddaughter which includes fabric salvaged from her father's (the great-grandfather) red plaid flannel shirt.  I designed a medallion setting and feature a photo of the granddaughter and great-grandfather in the center.  It's rather sweet, don't you agree? I'm very pleased with the quilting.  Have you ever made a memory quilt?

I'm also working on a fat quarter tote bag for an upcoming book.  It's going to be really quite mod with fabrics in black, cream, grey, and taupe.  Pretty fabrics, huh?

I haven't heard from my editor for about a week now.  I'm guessing that no news is actually good news.  I do need to check to see if the quilts arrived at the office, though.  They should have been there last Wednesday and I haven't heard anything so I'd better check on that.

Well, I guess that's enough for today.  Until tomorrow!


  1. Reminds me of growing up in Queens...we used to hang the laundry on the line in the backyard (we had a washing machine but not a dryer)...the sheets smelled so fresh and were so crisp....

  2. I've never made a memory quilt! What a great idea!

  3. Nana Rose
    I have made a couple memory quilts and they are such fun to make and remember when.
    I too am an orphan block quilter - I like the challenge and the thoughts of someone's prize quilt in the leftover.

  4. I have never made a memory quilt before but have been saving scraps from clothes that I made the kids and most of the quilts I have made. I keep looking for the right pattern and will make them each one one of these days.

  5. It is against homeowners assoc. regulations to have a laundry line in the yard. Stupid people. I love laundry lines.

  6. Interesting blog format - a new one to me! Looks like you are having a blast with this giveaway! Thanks for the chance!


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