Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wow!  Has it ever been a week here!  
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!  Is
it 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!!

3 comments:

Auntie Pami said...

Try Pental granite in Seattle, they were great, traffic wasn't too bad. We got our granite there. I'm sure they have soapstone. I am in love with the new Snowmen. And, just waiting for the new floss to come. Love the French General fabrics too....

EJ180 said...

Wow, imagine my surprise when I seen this picture posted this evening while catching up on my blog surfing. I'm glad you liked it, it always draws lots of comments. I was so appreciative to see something different in the quilting magazine.

peggy said...

Hi,
I have not been embroidering for long but found your site recently and ordered the Halloweenie pattern which I've traced and will start shortly....
What I'm wondering is, I've been looking at your older posts and on this 4/30 post there is an adorable pitcher with flowers on a purse and Im looking for something exactly like that. Is it one of yours or is it someone elses?
I'd love to get my hands on that.
Peggy in NJ