Every morning we have our little "get our ducks in a row" meeting, and it seemed like there was just too much to accomplish each day! Finally, I think we have everything ready to go!
Sheila is printing the last of the new patterns today & Cindy(with an"i") will get them put together & ready to go.
Cyndy(with a "y") is putting the new designs up on the website this afternoon & has the information ready to go out to all of the designers who donated blocks for the "Forget-Me-Not" quilt so we can get it all to them as soon as we get the green light from Bethany at Susan G Komen. Sheila is sending the quilt to Vicki at Quilts Inc. today, so that it will be there in time for Spring Market.....
I've finished working on the new front page for the website (& this of course!) and the email newsletters are ready to go.... the new "Flight of Fancy" quilt blocks are all drawn (finished them last night) & I have all the light fixtures chosen for the new house so that we can order them tomorrow, I have an appt. with the cabinet guy & one with the countertop "dude" (Boy! Isit ever hard to get soapstone samples. We're going to have to go to Seattle to some big countertop place.... darn! I'm not looking forward to the traffic!)............ Geri has just finished payroll & balancing the checking acct. for another two weeks & all the bills are paid.................. Brad, the framer & his team have the first storey walls up this morning (THAT was a shocker!).........WHEW! I think we're ready for this pattern release!!!
On a more "from this planet" note!..... Mandy Meierotto from Mason City, Iowa sent us a picture of a tote bag she made using our "Breath of Spring" pattern in a recent issue of Quiltmaker Magazine. She writes that she'd wanted to make herself a "girlie" bag & this really fit the bill! She used a tote pattern from the HGTV Quilting Forum http://mamaspocketbook.com/freepinkoctpattern.htm It really turned out beautiful, Mandy! I just love that you used the design for something other than the pattern in the magazine. It's so much fun to see your own take on things.... different colors .... stitch them on different things.... really personalizing things & using your imaginations! Does my heart good! One of the blocks of the new "Flight of Fancy" quilt says "Every flight of fancy gives my heart wings".... it's so, so true!! Thank you, Mandy! Thank you, all of you Knot-y Girls!!