I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this..... but I write the best posts in my head. I think of witty things to say and add great pictures. But sadly, the posts stay in my head and somehow, weeks go by and no posts. I've had life happening lately - some good, some not so good. But I don't want to let any more time go by without sharing about my sweet quilt being a calendar girl :)!! If any of you own the 2013 calendar from That Patchwork Place, you've been seeing my special quilt every day :).
This is such a special quilt, has a great story to go with it (from Kim's 2nd book) and is just plain pretty. It's such a thrill to be featured in a calendar, and I know I'll be a little sad on May 1st when I have to turn the page. Until then, I'll enjoy.
Remember when it was hanging at the Dothan Quilt Show last fall? Very exciting.
In case you didn't know, Kim Brackett's 3rd book has been released. I was again blessed to be able to be a part of it. And there is something else special about this new book.
When I opened the book I was blown away when I saw this.
If you're new to my blog, you may not know the back story, but Kim and I have known each other since 1996 and worked at the same law firm for about 12 or 13 years. We became instant friends and have been a part of each other's quilting journey for all these years. She is also a treasure in my life and her friendship is a gift to me.
Several weeks ago our local shop had a book signing day for the new book. They graciously extended the invitation to me and to Nancy who quilted many of the quilts.
As you can see, we were hard at work. They hung many of the quilts from the 3rd book along with several others.
The one in the top left corner (in the picture below) is one of my quilts from the new book - "Vintage Flowers". The other one had travelled to Mark Lipinski's shop so it wasn't there. It's called "Poinsettia" one and it was my favorite :).
It all looked so pretty. Kim posted a lot more pictures over on her blog here.
I'm getting the rest of the pictures ready to post about the other things that have kept me busy (including 2 workshops with Cindy Needham and time with my grandchildren).
Hope you are all having a great day - stay tuned.