Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I just got back from such a fun weekend in NYC with my youngest daughter, Jordan, where we attended an intimate gathering of quilters and mixed media fiber artists.  We met some really nice folks-- THANK YOU to Leslie Jenison for the invite Ü, learned a few things, am newly inspired, and truly enjoyed our weekend.
My favorite part was the time we did a little exploring ourselves though... to the NY quilt shops of course and then to SoHo-- what a fun part of town-- could have spent way more time (and $$$) there... 
We both loved Purl SoHo so much...  they had the "perfect" stuff-- exquisite yarn, unique fabric, gorgeous over-dyed wool, and amazing thread...  OH YUM!!!  Can I say that about a fiber shop?  After all, it was my kind of "candy" Ü
It was a fast and furious weekend-- not much sleep but so worth it and looking forward to the next trip.

The main reason Jordan came up from San Antonio was to help me get my studio organized.  She was a huge help and I'm on my way to de-cluttering that space.  Thank you Jordan for taking my "rose colored glasses" off Ü  Now I "see" the space and how I want it look.
I am anxious to get back to quilting after this weekend (I've basically taken the last two years off), but I HAVE to finish two rugs before I go there.

Alice Strebel will be taking some of my rugs to Sauder Village next week.  It's everything "Rug Hooking" on steroids!!  This is the second year she has taken my work for me-- Thank you Alice Ü
I hope to attend the next one-- so far the timing hasn't worked out for me.

My "Temptation" rug is almost finished.  I'm about 1/2 way there with the background and just a few design details left to fill in.  I really love this rug... had hoped to have it finished for Sauder but I don't think I'm going to make it.  There was so much else going on that even though it was my priority, life kept getting in the way... with all good things though, so I'm not complaining Ü

I hope you are well and have all good things going on in your lives...  give extra hugs to those you love.
While I was away, a great loss occurred and now there is sadness.  Being a military wife, any loss of a soldier, sailor, or airman hits close to home, so I ask you to please pray with me for peace and understanding and to never forget that freedom isn't free.

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