We're Baaaack!

We've been in Florida for the past 9 days and it was both wonderful and exhausting! We had activities planned for each and every day... not kidding! It was a blast but I'm glad to be back.

Did you guys know this is my 300th post? Of course not! I didn't even know until a few minutes ago. Seriously THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the sewing pattern name suggestions. I am not kidding you when I say that I was expecting a couple dozen suggestions but coming home to 260+ comments was truly shocking... in a good way! :) It's gonna take me a few days to read through all of them and pick my favorite 2 or 3 names. Most of you left multiple names under your comment so I'm estimating having to go through a couple thousand girlie names. Boy, maybe I should get busy and make more patterns so I can use up more of them.

I'll announce the winners as soon as I can! I did want to point out something... I noticed that the names Ava, Isabel and Julia kept popping up here & there in the comments so I am afraid I wasn't too clear in mentioning that those are names I am already using (see 4th paragraph down on the Name Game post). Just didn't want anyone to think I used their name without due credit! ;)

OK... I'd better get to work. I'll leave you with a little sneak peek from our FL vacay...

This one I call BLISS.

Bliss

And this one I call FACING FEAR.

Facing Fear

More pics (correction: TONS more pics!) coming in the very near future... brace yourselves! ;)

In the meantime, please check out my interview on TRUE UP. I talk about my inspiration for each and every design in Mezzanine. I also give a little non-visual sneak of my next fabric line.

Also, Quilt Home is featuring yours truly in their most recent e-newsletter... I'm SO flattered. (pssst, scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter to see a 15% coupon that expires this Sunday valid for my fabric & patterns!)

And last, but certainly NOT least, Better Homes & Gardens' Fall issue of Quilts & More magazine has a 6-page spread on how to make the 3 pillows I designed for my Andalucia fabric debut last Fall. On the last page, they even show you how they took the same designs and made them out of Mezzanine!! If you can't find a copy of this mag at your local bookstore, you can buy one at Fat Quarter Shop.

Be back soon...

16 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you had a good time - you were brave holding that seriously hairy spider!!
    Can't wait to get my issue of Quilts and More!!!

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  2. I love that pic of Sydney!! Such a great photo. And you holding that tarantula - wow!! I just finished reading your interview and it was really great as well :)

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  3. Facing fear is right! Wow, I don't think I could do that. You go girl!

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  4. I love the "Bliss" picture! She looks so happy. :)

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  5. Oh my, you definitely are much braver than me, holding that spider! Good on you for facing your fear.

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  6. Welcome home, Patty! Glad you had a great time and congratulations on your 300th post. :)

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  7. Welcome home Patty, so glad you had a good holiday, and wow, that spider is amazing, I love spiders!

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  8. Can def see how Sydney takes after you in those 2 photos :) Vacay looks wonderful.

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  9. Great vaca pics! That spider one is crazy...I would never do that...you go girl!

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  10. Congratulations on your 300th post! WOW....Loved your pictures and can't wait to see more.

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  11. Yikes - you are brave! I hate spiders!

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  12. Your pictures are amazing! I love the one of Sydney on the beach. You are very brave to hold that big hairy tarantula! What kind of camera do you use? Brand/model name/#? Thanks!

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  13. Wow, never mind the spider, you and your daughter have fabulous eyelashes!! (I know, I notice way too much in photos!)

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  14. your photos are gorgeous!! your new camera?? looks like so much fun! we just got back from 10 days in the adirondack mountains...

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  15. Yikes! I just had a small panick attack when I saw that spider in your hands. Whew... breath, breath.... ok, I'm alright.

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