How is it Thanksgiving already? Remember when you were a child and the time passed so slowly? Not so much now. Everything since September this year has been a big blur.
I think the person who owns the house in the next photo must feel the same way. They are blending their holidays. Notice the harvest wreath on the front door. There is a Christmas wreath hung nearby and a large blow-up snowman that you can't see in the photo.
Quilt Market was tons of fun, as usual. The "Apprentice", daughter Elizabeth, went along and was tireless in her efforts to make my booth the best it could be. We borrowed a metal picnic table from my sister-in-law, Jenny, to feature items from my new book "Everyday Living- Make It & Sell It". The idea is to have projects that are quick and easy to make so that they are profitable to sell. Or, they are also great projects for your own home or to give as gifts. This is the first in a series of "Make It & Sell It" books.
I was also featuring the new book "Mother & Daughter Aprons" and the newish book "Shaggy Bags".
Today William and I are celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary! I came across this photo recently and thought it was pretty funny. I especially love how short William's shorts are. Well, it WAS the 70's. And how about my shorts! Could they be any more unflattering?
We still love to go to the beach...especially in Texas. There is just something so peaceful about the ocean. Here we are in Galveston in July. The short shorts are history!
I heard from the people at Raptor Rescue about "our" owl. He is fine. Yeah! He is a fledgling Great Horned Owl and likely fell into the pool trying to get a drink of water. They would like to reunite him with his family but, alas, I have no idea where the nest is. So I guess he will be released somewhere and be off on his own adventure. Today we are watching two hummingbirds battle over the feeder. Neither will give up. Birds are so fascinating aren't they?
Last week, William found this owl treading water in our swimming pool at 6 am. The poor thing was exhausted and I am guessing he had been there for several hours. William used the pool skimmer to help him out and the owl sat in the corner of the yard for the next 6 hours without budging from his spot. We finally called Raptor Rescue to come and get him. I have never seen an owl up close. Hope everything turned out well for him.
Because of my usual tardiness when it comes to getting new product ready for Quilt Market, I have once again been on blog restriction. No reading...no posting. I miss seeing what everyone is up to.
Here is what I have been working on. Two new books. The first is Shaggy Bags. This uses the shaggy, exposed seam technique used on quilts and applies it into bags. They are very fun to sew. Here is the front cover. The books are finished and in the warehouse as of TODAY. (Nothing like cutting it close!)
Next up and available August 1 is Mother & Daughter Aprons. I wanted to post a picture but I am having trouble so I will have to do it later as I am leaving today and still have lots to do.
Don't you just love spring? Here in Arizona we really appreciate the mild weather because we know what is just around the corner...100+ degree days for 3 or 4 months!
I couldn't resist taking a photo of these wildflowers blooming all over town. Yellow seems to be the predominate color for everything blooming right now.
I am hard at work on new books for quilt market and I am running late, as usual. I feel like I should be tethered on a leash that would only reach from my sewing machine to the computer...but not the refrigerator! I will post photos of the new projects soon!