Archive for May, 2011

19
May
11

Summer Block of the Week… Flower Penny Garden….and the best double chocolate chip cookie recipe ever…

I have been home a few days now from Salt Lake City…it was fun to hang out in Moda row…all the designers are a great bunch of girls…it was hard learning the ropes and being the “new” kid on the block…but now I know what is expected…Nick and I are packing up the boat to dump it into the lake tomorrow, I am so looking forward to that…but I did not for get about the Summer Block of the Week…Here it is….

I am going to use this red, dark pink and purple theme throughout all of the  13″ applique blocks…along with with the layered wool flowers…I think this is going to be the best summer BOW that I have done so far…I am only going to show this one block of the Summer BOW and I am not going to show you the “freebies” either…I know I am MEAN, but hey…that’s just the way it is!
you just have to trust me that it is going to be great!  The freebies will be all wool that is all I will give as a hint…

The freebies are for any $10 regular priced purchase to anyone  who comes in or purchases online.  The freebies will run for 13 weeks.  The Summer BOW will  run 14 weeks as there will be 2 weeks of optional finishing kits, inner border/cornerstone appliques and then scrappy sashing and border fabrics.   If you sign up for the Summer BOW you are only committing to the 12 blocks.  The first week will be $25 and will include all the background fabric…the rest of the blocks will be $10…  Finishing kits will be optional after you have seen the finished quilt.  Then you decide…Only the Penny Garden BOW and Summer Stars can be shipped together.  Please see our Newsletter on our website for the Summer Stars info….This applies to everyone EXCEPT for our International customers…we can arrange shipping monthly as your shipping charges are a lot more please advise us on if you would like monthly shipping.  SHIPPING BOW’S will be every Wednesday, starting June 1st…so please be patient and do not call just because your friend got hers and you didn’t…I know you are anxious but it will come…

So please feel free to sign up for our BOW’s now that you have seen a block…don’t wait…we only are going to do so many…Here is a easy recipe for Double Chocolate Cookies…I actually made them on Wednesday night…I needed to “nest” a little…here is the recipe:  THE BEST DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES EVER   ENJOY!

It is also the first nice day here actually 70 degrees…I must take the puppies for a walk now…later….LB

09
May
11

Pat Sloan’s Radio Show TODAY!

Today I have been invited to join Pat Sloan on her Quilter’s talk radio show!  Newly sponsored by one of the best magazines in the quilting world…American Patchwork & Quilting…it will be LIVE at 4pm  est…3pm central…that would be my time…You also can get it on the podcast along with all of the other podcasts of previous shows hosted by guests by clicking the site button on this page and it will bring you to where you need to go to get the Live show plus all of the others…we will be chatting about what we love the most QUILTING!

But before all of that…I must finish my brouchure for Spring Quilt Market…Nick left yesterday toting all of our NEW things…quilts, wool projects, books, patterns, wools….and a few other designers quilts…it is nice to be able to help them out so they do not have to ship their quilt to a convention center and hope they make it…I was cheif cook and bottle washer at the Gathering this weekend…Mom (Terri) is still recoving from Pnemonia…her lung filled up with fluid last week and she spent about 4 days in the hospital…she seemed to be getting a little better when I seen heryesterday then my last visit with her…so we hope she gets well soon so the girls can feast on her “homemade” soups and dinners at the gathering again…so got to run….here are some pics of the boys and my garden…it seems to finally be “waking up”…LB

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