The first reason/excuse was because I was a quilting-sewing maniac this past summer. I found my creative mojo as smoke seemingly wafted from the motor of my Bernina! I might add that (of course) none of the projects on which I was working had anything to do with simple or easy. Here are a few of the items I produced last summer...you might have seen them on Instagram or Facebook or at one of my guild talks:
|There are over 3500 one inch tumblers in this quilt that I designed.|
|Detail of the border from the above Tiny Tumbler Quilt|
|This is my Positive-Negative Ode to My Accucutter|
|Detail of above Positive-Negative Quilt|
|Thank you Eastern Iowa Quilt Guild!|
Book 5 News
Okay, this is the hard part for me to tell you about. I guess I'll just spit it out and get it over with...the release of Book 5 will be delayed for a few months. I had hoped #5 would be out by early spring but realistically it appears as though I won't be able to have it finished, edited, and published until early summer. I have rationalized to myself that I've managed to get four books out in four years, so if I run a little late on the 5th one, I shouldn't be so hard on myself. ...But I guess that's what we do when we fall short of our goals, isn't it--we beat ourselves up!
Oh dear, will my ramblings ever stop?
|My hubby and me|
After graduating from college in 1977, my DH and I opened Frame Masters, Ltd., a custom picture frame shop. For forty years we have been at the same location in Matteson, Illinois. You can probably guess where this is going... We will be closing our beloved business and selling the building that has housed it for the past forty years. WE ARE RETIRING!!! But not from writing, guild talks, or vending...those will be part of our many new adventures as our next life's chapter begins. Until then, we have 40 years of de-cluttering to do at the building.
Thanks for your patience about Book 5.