...and as far as I am concerned, that day just can't come soon enough! All of the hype and anticipation of Christmas drives me crazy. Heck, the holiday candy goes into the stores the day after Halloween, and we're doing pre-Black Friday sales in October. My kids are junked up on xmas cookies, wildly excited, dying to not go to school...it all makes my head spin too fast.
If you are still looking for that nice and modest gift for the quilter in your life, Machine Quilting Unlimited has a lovely 2016 calendar (www/mqumag.com). My Bouquet Royale quilt, which will be at Road to California next month is on the cover too!
this quilt (above), and get it finished. I had planned the timing of the quilting well, so that my client work would be slowed, and the quilt could actually get finished in time to enter this spring. But then the facebook bomb dropped. A quilter that you all know accused me of copying both her piecing and her quilting. It is the biggest load of shit I have heard, excuse my French - but I am still incensed by this. I consider myself to have more than enough creativity and talent to create my own designs. Furthermore, if I were going to copy someone's quilting, it would be a better quilter than her. Seriously, have you seen anybody else quilt the motif above?!?...No. She's imagining it, because that swirly thing I stitched in the triangles was drafted by me. Some people think that if you quilt anything that is slightly different from the style that you usually use, that you are taking it from another. Simply ridiculous. I was LIVID, and angry and hurt. It completely took the wind out of my sails the last month. I never use other people's patterns, not even for simple use quilts. So with my motivation to touch this quilt zapped, I think that is why I pulled the next one out of moth-balls.
I have spent the last week
What?...don't you make Yoda gingerbread cookies?!?