I do have a couple of New Releases to talk about. Wichelt was nice enough to take my models to TNNA Columbus market. I haven't made a huge announcement because...aack! The covers are not ready! Here's the rest of MY story...
Peer pressure! I succumbed! I designed these Counted Canvas pieces a number of years ago and taught them in my shop as daylong seminars. I've had the originals hanging in my dining room ever since. In my quest to re-do the whole house for one 2-hour graduation party, I put a quilt on that wall. A few of my friends saw the pieces and suggested I formally release them. Here's the rest of THEIR story...
The kits included 30+ colors of Caron Watercolours of which they used a small amount. See what's comin' here? They now want a New Design to use up the remaining thread! Sounds legit. I will be happy to oblige.
The cover story: Models sent to Wichelt. Alternative color choice models just getting stitched & framed at home. Can't photograph both pieces together when they are in separate states! I'm good, but...
hd-4 Quilt Squared I
hd-5 Quilt Squared II
Here's something fun I saw on another blog. Learn a little more about me & feel free to use it on your own blog! The ABC's of me!
A - Age: 48
B - Bed Size: King
C - Chore you Hate: just did it, ugh...cleaning bathrooms
D - Dogs Name: Cassie
E - Essential Start of the Day Item: duh! Coffee!
F - Favorite Color: hmm, hard one, depends on the day but if I had to choose, avocado green
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5'7" and holding
I - Instruments You Play: classical guitar (years ago)
J - Job: Needlework Designer & Finisher, Web mistress, long-arm quilter, Wife & Mom (I should be making millions, shouldn't I?)
K - Kids: 2 wonderful boys, 18 & 19
L - Living Arrangements - very soon to be empty nest - as empty as the nest can be with DH, 2cats & a dog
M - Music You Love - Showtunes, to Enya, to Heavy Metal. Love my Pandora.
N - Nickname - don't really have one. My Dad used to call me Catrina
O - Overnight Hospital Stays - 3
P - Pet Peeve - bad grammar (social media has made us all bad spellers & writers)
Q - Quote from A Movie: hope I don't offend..."Sh#*&er's Full" - Randy Quaid on emptying his RV into the sewer in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
S - Siblings: 2 older sisters
T - Time You Wake Up: 6:30am
U - Underwear: of course
V - Vegetable you dislike - Brussel Sprouts & Artichokes
W - Workout Style - weightlifting & tennis
X - Xrays you've had: shoulder, spine & hip...see a trend?
Y - Yummy Food you Make: bbq chicken pizza
Z - The Best Place to Visit; don't know how that is "Z", but anywhere I'm with DH & boys!
Well that was fun! Anyone else want to try?
I found this pic while I was cleaning out a drawer. That is me & Billy in profile out at the STARS barn. (Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School). Bill has ridden horses since he was 3. He was about 6 here & a photographer from our local paper followed us around for a few weeks to take pics for an article. I could never handle paparazzi - he would pop up everywere! On the other hand, I got some cool pictures! We are in sillhouette in the barn door looking out at the riding arena. He still rides, but I don't have to help with his helmet anymore!
I'm off to camp - enjoy!