It's our most stressful time of the year. It feels like we just finish one project and move to the next. We are rushing to finish projects for fall quilt market, cross stitch market and planning two teaching events. We always have grand plans...but in the end have to compromise a bit.
Tis Hallowe'en, our newest cross stitch publication was finally delivered to our warehouse at 4:00pm. two weeks ago. Donna and I were "throwing" (really carefully wrapping) books into boxes and trying to get as many shipped out before the UPS man came at 4:30. My husband came by and said, "How do you like the book?"
I replied, "I have no idea. I haven't even looked at it....I'm trying to get them shipped out. The cover looks great though." I asked him to call Barb and let her know it was in the warehouse. After work, Barb and I met for dinner and clinked our wine glasses together and said, "Congratulations."
We then opened our calenders and said, "Now, tomorrow we have to do......"
I feel sad that I have neglected this site for over 2 weeks. But I thought I would just do smaller more frequent entries during this busy time.
Wildflowers, our next quilt book, will be released at Fall quilt market. Barb and I are each stitching the featured quilt. My color palette is in reds, blues and tans. Barb's is going to be in reds and browns. I can hardly wait to see hers! We have many of the quilts done...but we are both still working on the main featured quilt. The featured quilt will feature 42 pieced stars, plain alternating blocks and alternating blocks with appliqued wildflowers. My stars are pieced and the flowers are glued in place. Applique day tomorrow! My sewing machine is set up and ready to stitch.
We are also working on a new cross stitch book. Joyeux Noël is the title.
You can tell I've been looking for some fun props for the photography.
Hope you have a bit of time to enjoy some stitching!