Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

I haven't posted in a few days so I thought I'd check in and let you know I'm still here!

First of all-- I have a lot of names in the hat for the calendar drawing. All you have to do is comment on ANY posting on here, or send me an email, or even call me during the month of January. Any form of communication is fine. If you just let me know you're reading this blog, you're in the drawing. I'll be selecting a name at random (really- I just pull a name out of the hat) on February 1st and the lucky winner will find my LAST 2009 quilt calendar in their mailbox. Now isn't that easy?

I was in Philadelphia for 10 days. While I was there, my DH did a wonderful job of shipping for me. But there is a large pile of "action items" on my desk that will take all week to work down. While I was gone, I got 2 fabric shipments. I have 2 new fabric collections to get listed on the website. I'm SO EXCITED! I am starting some block of the month programs on the website and now that I have the fabric and patterns I can get started.

I'm sorry I haven't finished the January Bag yet, but I will- I promise! And I have a February bag ready to get started.

Speaking of block programs, In addition to the block programs on my website, I'm going to start a FREE block of the month on the blog. The free block pattern will be posted on the LAST SATURDAY of every month. Here's how it will work. You will be able to use your own stash and make the blocks at no cost whatsoever. If you want yours to look exactly like mine, you will be able to order the block kits for $3.00 each plus actual shipping on the website. At the end of the year, I'll give you some setting options and ideas for what to do with your 12 blocks. You will be able to do all of this from your stash- no pressure to buy anything. If you really want yours to look exactly like mine, you will be able to purchase finishing kits from the website. I'm really not trying to make money on this- it's just a fun thing to do with customers and friends. The patterns will stay posted indefinitely and the kits will be available for a long time (at least a few months into 2010) so you have plenty of time to think about it or jump in any time during the year.

I have lots more to blog about but that stupid pile is sitting on my desk looking at me. It's telling me to stop playing on the blog and get to work!

Have a happy Tuesday, and try to find a few minutes today to quilt.


Anonymous said...

Glad your back.The block of the month will be fun.Good luck on your pile.

Carol said...

I read your blog and I am looking forward to the BOM!!! I do need a calendar badly!!! Thanks

Brenda said...

My first BOM can't wait.