Rhythms of Life

Well I apologize for the absence… Life has taken over. The Piles have taken over. The Patterns have taken over. I wanted to thank all of you emailed your concerns and prayers for our family. My mother-in-law is doing much better and even though she is still in the hospital going on week 4 now, things are slowly starting to look better. Unfortunately, I know way more about acute leukemia than I ever hoped I would. In the midst of all this personal stuff, I managed to send off my newest line of fabric, Fig & Plum. I am going to totally sneak in a little piece of one of my favorites here…. although it is still so totally in production, we don’t even have final strikeoffs yet. I am sure that MODA will pull off a miracle as they always do and everything…

We have a winner & then some!

Sorry about the week long absence. I know I promised some Valentine winners by this last weekend… On Friday night we received some really bad news about the health of one of our parents and we have been juggling work and family with hospital visits and making meals, etc. We would really love to take a really long nap right about now…. But I’m back again. I have to tell you that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED reading every single one of your Valentine stories. They were sweet, heartfelt and poignant and I felt priviledged to be reading them. Thanks so much for your willingness to share… Winners are: Post #7 Deb C. on Feb 14 Post #13 Blop on Feb 14 Post #22 Annie on Feb 16 If you gals will email me, we can get that free pattern out to you right away. On the…

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Ladies & Gents… My husband brought me the most beautiful apricot French Tulips this morning… possibly my favorite special occasion flower ever! Accompanying those was a little box of dark chocolate covered orange peels… possibly my favorite special occasion chocolate ever! Accompanying that he cleaned up the house while I slept in a bit this morning… most certainly my favorite special occasion activity EVER! My day is looking sweet, how about yours? Comment on one of your sweetest valentine’s memories current or past and I will send out a few of the above Valentine’s patterns to 3 commentators this weekend. You can work on it for next year… let’s face it that ‘s about how long it takes most of us to do applique projects, even little ones! On the studio front, we…

photo oops

I’ve tried again but I don’t think they are much better the second time around… something went wrong with the colors on the shots on the last post but I am travelling teaching and can’t access my original files to fix it much. Sorry… Talk to you soon…

Creme Fraiche & Figgy Pudding

Well ladies- Thank you so much for all the “bloggy love”. I count myself blessed to be able to work at a job that I love so much which in turn inspires others to more creativity. It really is the best kind of work & time after time you all add to my inspiration. Thanks for that. Pattern Naming I never expected the amount of input and creativity that you all have sent direction by way of pattern names- over 300 and still counting [if you feel so inspired feel free to keep sending them as you like… I love reading them & seeing where they might take me]! If I wanted to use all the names I love, I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t have to think up another pattern title for years to come! Thanks so much to each one of…

Thank you’s & Giveaways

Hello everyone, I just wanted to thank you for all of your gracious and generous comments & the unbelievable amounts of emails we have been getting from you since the APQ article came out [for those of you who are hearing about this for the first time, see post below for more info]. Thank you so much for all the well wishes. I am daily humbled & blessed by your stories, your inspirations and your encouragements. I can say with all honesty that I am a designer because of wonderful women [& a few good men :-)] like you. Thank you. I would also like to ask that if you have placed an order with us this week, that you give us a bit of “leeway” as we have been a bit understaffed to meet all of the demand these days…. In honor of all of this wonderful…

A Glimpse into Fig Tree

So it seems that some of you have already beat me to the punch… so to speak. You have received the April issue of your APQ subscription and you’ve seen & read it…thanks so much for all of the generous emails!! Well, just so you know, you have seen the article before I have!! I am still waiting for my personal subscription to come and except for the copies that I have seen throughout the editing process, I have not yet seen the final story. For the rest of you, yes my latest news is that the April isse of APQ not only has a fun Fig Tree quilt in it, but it features a wonderful profile about me and Fig Tree Quilts. This has been a long time in coming as some of you close to me know. We started “preparing” the…

Dandelion Wishes… sneak peak #2

Sorry to keep sneak peaking with you… I will share the whole picture when I can, I promise. But for now… here are a few more hints… Well… yes it is a new quilt made out of Dandelion Girl. Well… yes it is going to be in the best quilting magazine out there. Well… yes if you have a subscription to this wonderful magazine, you might be getting yours any day now. But there is more. Not only will this be a new quilt in the best quilting magazine out there but it will be a part of a…. This photo is another hint… More tommorrow…. Talk to you soon…