As always, the end of one year and the beginning of another bring reflections of the past and thoughts of what is to come in the future. 2013 for me had its shares of ups and downs, but thankfully more fit into my "UP" bucket! Hopefully for all of you, your scale was tilted in the positive as well and will continue that way!
New Years Eve will be a quiet one that I'll share with just hubby, all 4 dogs and 8 cats. I'm sure we will pop in a movie and share a glass of bubbly, but till then I decided to get a bit of handwork ready for the evening. I was "auditioning" the threads I needed for my wooly goodness when a voice came from behind me proclaiming that I had been nominated for an episode of Hoarders Anonymous. Now I ask you - does this look like the stash of a thread hoarder????
I didn't think so either. Unless you consider the fact that these are the size 12 balls, and I have all of the same colors in size 8 in the cabinet beside these . . . . But even then - knowing that little fact - I just consider all of my threads a healthy appreciation for Valdani perle cotton thread and color. At least that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!
Till next year, with a warm heart and color in my hands,
Merry Christmas y'all! I wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all of you - the quilt shops who buy my patterns, books and fabrics - my distributors who do the same! - Red Rooster Fabrics who lets me design for them - Valdani threads and Creative Grids rulers who let me design for them - my publisher who contimues to let me write books with them - all of the customers who have supported me as well as the the students that have taken my classes - everyone who reads my blog, facebook and twitter and as of late - instagram and finally, most importantly - my family. Y'all are the best, and I want to let you know from the very bottom of my heart that I'm hoping that you have the merriest, blessed Christmas and Happy New Year ever!
We're taking a little time off to enjoy our time with family and friends while gearing up for one huge year coming up! You'll want to stick around and hop on the ride - it's going to be a wild one for sure!!!
If you place an order between now and January 3, rest assured that it will be filled promptly when we gear back up on the 4th.
First of all, Happy Holidays! It's such a wonderful time of year!!!
Second - I owe each and every one an apology for this late, late post on the winners of the Strip Smart II Blog Tour.
Health issues have kept me away for a while, but we are on the mend and ready for some fun. The blog tour was SO much fun, our hosts were absolutely fabulous, and I enjoyed reading each and every post. Y'all definitely made me blush with pride, laugh with your humor, and feel humbled by your praises. Thank you SO much for following along and enjoying the tour.
So without further adieu - - - the grand winner is:
Sarah Keathley who posted to Carrie Nelson's blog on December 2. Sarah, you will get a book, the ruler, AND a kit. WOOHOO!!!
But that's not all - - we have 4 additional winners!
Tabitha K, who posted on Me and My Sister's blog on December 9th
Joan G, who posted on Pat Wys' blog on December 6th
Marsha Gardner, who posted on Pat Sloan's blog on December 9
and PK Sews who posted on Pam Kitty Morning's blog
All 4 of you ladies will be receiving a Strip-Smart pattern just for you!
If each of the five winners would send me an email with your snail mail addresses and your full names, we can get the prizes out to you!
Till later - enjoy your holidays as we look forward to a brand new year!!!
I don't know about you - but I am having a BLAST with this blog tour!!! Thanks ever so much to Pat, Barb and Carrie for their posts so far this week. Today, we are visiting the one and only Pam Vierra-McGinnis - Pam Kitty Morning herself!
Let's race on over to Pam's place and see what she has for us, k?
Wow! There's no one like Carrie, right? How many of us have stripper names now? If you have no clue what I'm talking about, hop on over to Carrie's Blog and take a look. Then, head on over to today's hosts - the incomparible Barb and Mary of Me and My Sisters Designs! They are a hoot as well, and I can't wait to see what they have for us!!!
I've been so very fortunate over the past years to get to know so many wonderful folks in the quilt industry. To have this priviledge and have my life so enriched with such creative friends is a blessing beyond measure. Next week I'll be introducing you to some of these friends as we journey through a blog hop for my latest book "Strip-Smart Quilts II"! Join us, won't you?
There might be a surprise or two along the way, and definitely a grand prize at the very end of the tour. C'mon and join us - and see what these lovely ladies have to say about "Strip-Smart Quilts II"!!!