Yes, I've set one all right...but it's for length of time between blog posts. Not such a good thing! So herein is a quick rundown of what's been up since mid-October.
Finished some backs and took quilts to Linda Duncan
for long arming!
I was thrilled to finally get three quilts off my stair railing and to the quilters. One is back, another is ready for pick up. Here's the first (used the six Farmer's Wife blocks I made on the back).
Interviewing authors for my upcoming book!
Yup, I'm working on a book about art quilts and have had the great pleasure of talking with some of the artists whose work was selected for inclusion. Can't say too much about that just yet, but it's an exciting project that you'll hear more about in coming months.
Had my usual wonderfully-inspiring-and-thoroughly-overwhelming-time. All the usual suspects, plus Cotton and Steel's debut
, a stroll through Market with my Stitch
editor Amber Eden, quick meet-ups with Lisa, Jennifer, and my other wonderful Meredith
editors, dinner with my friends Mel and Mary Lou
, a hug from Carolyn Friedlander
, a quick chat with Lissa from Moda
, and travel with Codi
|Brigitte Heitland for Moda|
|Anna Maria Horner's booth (Free Spirit)|
|Carolyn Friedlander's booth (Robert Kaufman)|
|Lakehouse's Holly Holderman and PamKitty Morning, with @szyhomemaker, @frecklemama, and Greta Songe|
|Laurie Simpson of Moda's Minick and Simpson demoing big stitching|
|Smilin' Vanessa Christenson and her booth for Moda|
A quick visit with my wonderful daughter Maggie and her beau, EJ. We took walks, bought boots, saw adorable babies, and ate great food.
|Maggie and EJ's backyard grotto|
|Coolio chair at Austin's Nannie Inez|
Had a small skin cancer removed from my nose. 18 stitches. Kind of a shock at first, but a month later it doesn't look half-bad. And they got all the skin cancer in one fell swoop, so hooray! (Reserving photos of this one)
Went with my husband, who had a meeting. Saw old friends in Sonoma and Berkeley, a hike across SF that ended in dim sum, and Thanksgiving with my folks in southern Cal. A highlight was my first face-to-face meeting with fellow Etsy contributor Karen Brown, with whom I've corresponded for a few years. Wish we lived closer...there's a kinship there, for sure.
|Bay view from the Presidio|
|My awesome dad, his awesome pumpkin pie, and Paul|
|Santa Barbara pelican|
And now home, where I made a few bibs for a baby shower.
One other thing I did was work on a story for a new (to me, but you'll know it) publication that will be out in January. Looking forward to sharing that exciting news soon!
Happy Holidays...hope things are going well for you and yours.