OK….I know I’ve been a very bad blogger. Or rather, a very absent blogger. My apologies…..it’s just that I seem to have periods of time now and then when I just can’t get blogging into my schedule. I apologize…….it’s been a busy couple of months. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!!
Let’s see what’s been happening……a great summer. Not enough time to enjoy the weather and the grandchildren, but I don’t think I’ll every have ENOUGH time!! One big news…..next month is the release of my latest book…..Blended Borders. The photo above is the cover quilt….how about that for dramatic, huh. I love it. It’s definitely on my short list of favorite pieced quilts I’ve every made. Of course, it’s all about finding the fabulous fabric like this one. For details on how to create a Blended Borders quilt, check out the book when it hits the quilt shops about the middle of October. I’ll have it on my website as well and I’ll be happy to sign if you like.
Also….quilt market is coming up next week so I’ve been busy getting ready for that. It’s a busy time for those of us who work in the business of quilting, but always a great experience. It’s exciting to see what’s coming up in the next year….and I always enjoy seeing the friends I’ve made over the years whom I rarely get to see except at market. I promise to fill you in on any trends I spot or great products when I return.
And…I recently finished up work on a new book coming out next summer. Remember my Bali trip? My friend Susan Nelsen, who was also on the trip, and I are coauthoring a book that combines a fun technique we call Superstrata with the beauty of Bali which was our inspiration for the look of the quilts. Not only did we have a great time on the trip….but working on the book was fun too. Really. I’ve coauthored several books, and have always had a good experience sharing the role of author. Of course, I’ve coauthored with some of my favorite friends so that makes it a pleasure.
Teaching is always part of my routine, and I just got back from a week on the road. I was the featured quilt artist at a great show in Walla Walla, Washington…..and I went from there to a teaching gig in Coupeville, WA. Also a great group….the challenge for me going to that part of the country is dealing with the ferries. For those of you who don’t know the area (probably most of you) Coupeville is on Whidbey Island of the coast of Washington. Very charming…..
And, as always this time of year, we spend lots of time at soccer and fall baseball games watching our grandchildren. All are involved in sports and it’s absolutely one of my very favorite things in the world to do to watch them. A little stressful at times……our grandson is a pitcher (no pressure there for parents and grandparents) but still a joy. All the granddaughters are great soccer players….do I sound like a proud grama? I am.
SOOOO… that kind of wraps up my news….It’s amazing how fast fall arrived, isn’t it. I love the autumn season…but I’m sad that another summer has ended. It’s such a distinct marking of time going by. Ok….I’d better say good night. I’m starting to get philosophical so I know it’s time to call it a night.
I’ll be back soon. Promise.