Friendships, quilts and blogging...the three go together like...apples, cinnamon and brown sugar! A trio of goodness! First, Edyta Sitar has a new book out called Friendship Strips & Scraps. The quilt projects are stunning. The photography in this book makes every page look magical. There isn't one project in this book that I DON'T want to make!
Quilts at the Marshall House Saturday to promote her new book and a book signing! She will be at the shop from 12-1 PM Saturday. I will be working that day too, so if anyone will be in the Marshall, Michigan area Saturday, please stop in! I'd love to meet some of you! We are fortunate that Edyta is local to us. I am very excited for the event. Starting in January, another gal that works at the shop, Pat and myself will be starting a "Friendship Sit n Sew" the fourth Saturday of every month based on this book. It'll be a fun day of exchanging strips from your stash, sewing and meeting new and old friends. I am going to work on the quilt that is on the cover of the book. It's so beautiful!
Brown Quilts sent me a copy of "Mon Ami" Schnibbles, which is the January project for Le Petite! She had an extra copy and was kind of enough to send it to me! Thank you so much, Carol! I was so happy when I opened the mail to find it because it proved to my husband that my blogging friends really DO exist. It's been kind of an ongoing joke with my family. They tease me that all my blogging friends are "make believe." LOL! I also have learned so many tips from the wonderful comments I have received. Stephanie, aka Mama Pea, of Peas In A Pod left a comment on my Gingerbread Spice Boys post, "...I would be tempted to stuff them with some cinnamon and cloves to make them smell as good as they look! :-)" Genius!! What a wonderful suggestion. I'm going to try that on my next set! Stephanie, as it turns out, only lives about an hour from me, so she is coming to the shop on Saturday. I'm so excited to meet one of my new friends! So far it seems she and I have a lot in common. Blogging has added a wonderful new dimension to my love of quilting. Blogging friends are kind of a modern day pen pal!
BTW, my sister, Kristin also left a comment yesterday. She is convinced I'm making the bluebird penny rug for her kitty Scooter! I'll give you a hint...it's probably not for Scooter. LOL! Scooter's favorite place to take a nap is on my "Redware Crow Mat." Whenever he stays, I constantly have to lint roll my mat. He loves Primitive Gatherings Wool as much as I do!