Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I'm so Grateful

So with all the stuff around that we can complain about, and trust me, I have a lion's share in just my little world.  I want to take a breath and bend a knee in thanks to God, the universe, my family and friends.  There is so much in my life that I'm so grateful, I don't know what I did to deserve all the goodness and love that I have from the people in my life. 
Rusty Crow Quilt Shop and Patterns has been a dream of mine for a long time.  I have been working, developing my point of view with fabric, driving the miles, and cutting so many yards of fabrics that I could do it in my sleep.  Everyday, I get a call or an email from a customer or a shop with a question or an order.  It is beginning to feel like it's really "REAL" to me.

I want to thank all of you who have spoken to me privately.  Brit is making progress, but this is a road that has a lot of twists and bends in the road.  We will just continue to love on her.  All children are precious, doesn't matter how old they are.  Count on the good stuff.  I do.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I like Funky Monkeys and stuff that doesn't bite back

Opening a new box from a fabric company is little Christmas, you know what you asked for, but until you see it in person it's always a bit of a mystery.   Funky Monkey and Brannock & Patek's Woven Basics arrived this week. 

Yesterday was a hard day, enough said.  But I love the fact that I got so many calls and notes about Brit.  Mike and I love you all.

So this morning I decided to start it out with something that always makes me smile, fabric that I haven't had before.   Now, I have had Sock Monkeys and the Socks in my Quilt show Booth and on the website for years, but I never carried the Sock monkey fabric.  It seemed to bright for my booth, and it didn't seem right to give the silly monkeys a expresso-stain dunk in the sink.  But I get asked all the TIME do you have sock monkey fabric??????

Well, I relented and ordered all the brown, red, and cream based Monkey fabric.  Of course, it doesn't hurt it comes from my FAVORITE manufacturer MODA!!! Can I get an AMEN??

I'm working on several new patterns that I hope will all be ready for Houston or sooner.  One pattern I'm calling Link-A-Dink is a new guys quilt that I'm hoping that the wovens will work with.  I'm really looking forward to working with brushed cottons again, it's been a while.  So forgiving, who cares if the checks and plaids don't line up perfectly?  I don't, part of it's charm.

I'm in Quartzite, Az at a quilt show this Friday and Saturday.  I have never been there before and I'm not to sure what to expect.  Hopefully, quilters in the desert like brown, butterscotch looking fabric.  I will let you know.   Hopefully, the hotel will have internet.  I'll post pictures of the show.