Its A New Year

The year is under way… Can you believe that its really 2008? One of my favorite things to do every year is to organize the upcoming year in all the areas of my life: personal, professional, office, house systems, etc. There is something wonderfully cathartic about starting projects afresh if you ask me. I will even confess to making a new TO DO LIST once in a while and writing down a few things that I have just finished just so that I can cross them off and have that feeling of satisfaction that comes from accomplishing something on your list! Who is fooling who, I ask you?

As I organize & schedule the upcoming Fig Tree Calendar I am excited by so many of the projects and engagements that are coming this year. With the help of some dedicated sewers, I have just finished another Dandelion Girl quilt top for a summer issue of Quilts & More [the sister magazine to American Patchwork & Quilting with easier, quick projects & small handmade items- its a great magazine if you haven’t tried it out yet].Bloom1Bloom2_2

I will certainly give you more details as I have them as to when exactly it will be on news stands, etc. And as soon as it is quilted I will have a few better photos for you.

Talk to you soon.

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  1. Jean | 7th Jan 08

    Beautiful, of course!

  2. gina | 7th Jan 08

    Happy new year fig friends. Love the pear people. Gina and Steph.

  3. Libby D | 8th Jan 08

    WOW!! I love it! Fun piecing! Libby

  4. Laurie | 8th Jan 08

    Just gorgeous Joanna! Stunning…… are soooo talented, girl!

  5. redgeraniumcottage | 8th Jan 08

    That is sooooo cute. Love it!!!

  6. Nanette | 9th Jan 08

    Its beautiful and fresh. I can’t wait to see it quilted. Great work.

  7. Jenny Forbis | 9th Jan 08

    oh my goodness, it relly is fresh and wonderful! I’m in the middle of a heavy snowstorm this morning in Montana and that is like a breath of Spring!

  8. Darlene | 9th Jan 08

    Oh my goodness,Joanna, that’s gorgeous!

    I’m almost finished with Prairie Sweets – WooHoo!

  9. Amy | 11th Jan 08

    I really like seeing the quilt tops before they are quilted, and then again when they are all finished. They take my breath away each time!

  10. jacquelynne | 11th Jan 08

    As usual, your colors are absolutely beautiful! I’d love to cuddle up under it!

  11. Amanda | 12th Jan 08

    I love it!

  12. Janet | 17th Jan 08

    I love your designs and will certainly watch for the magazine, as my local quilt shop carries that magazine.
    I thought you may like to take a peak at the Table topper, Tote bag & table runner I made using a Dandelion Girl jelly Roll. .

  13. Sandra | 25th Feb 08

    Joanna, I am sending this comment to get
    my e-mail on your list. I have been receiving
    my e-mails through my husband and I’m not
    sure how that happened, but I want to be sure
    I get your updates. Thanks so much for your
    web site and I just love your designs.

  14. Carolyn Cady | 25th Feb 08

    My thoughts are with you as you cope with added concerns about your loved one. Hold on to family and friends for strength and caring. That will sustain you and your family. Focus your energy on the present and other responsibilities will wait until later. Sincerely, Carolyn

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