Saturday, January 19, 2008

THE YEAR SO FAR



has been going very quickly. I have been helping at the quilt shop since the 3rd and will be there next week, also--doesnt matter--more $ to spend on TB club again this year. The fabrics are much more to my liking and yes--still getting out of my comfort zone!! I have been assembling tops for a gal that is doing some quilting for me. I have been trying to come up with a border for the green one--this is the one I took apart a couple months back as it didnt come out right--so far so good this time around...the blue one is my first attempt at the keyboard border--THIS I like! wasnt near as difficult as I thought it would be!

LAST Sunday (the 13th) I managed to take my "boss" (quilt shop owner) into Tucson for the QUILT SHOW! we arrived at 9:45 and left at 3:30--good thing i didnt have other plans--I wou,ld have, but hubby wasnt feeling great so i stayed away from him! LOL----OH WOW!!! I didnt want to lug around our camera, so i decided that I was going to buy a cd with pics of all the quilts on it--well--THAT went by the wayside--i forgot! So, that part of this catching up will have to wait! I did have a private hands on needle turned appliqué lesson from Jeane Kimball and got an autograph in a pattern book I purchased. Another highlight was the scrap-busters demo..lots of wonderful ideas!!

these pics are of a tote I received from a gal in England . We participate in a Thimbleberries list and i couldt resist doing a XMAS swap!


Last August I submitted my very first (all mine) afghan design to a publishing company and it was accepted and published. Last week, I received my original afghan back along with the publication that also has several designs that I have tested for the publisher! Wow was this ever a thrill for me! I have another pattern that I co-designed with a gal that came out in 06...I am also designing a doily for a contest later on this year. I will mention it from time to time but probably no pics--at least for now--there is always that possibility that i would submit it also, for publication!

THAT is all for this post! there will be more tonight or tomorrow so please check back!
*~*CAROLE*~*

3 comments:

Gail said...

Congrats Carole, this is so wonderful that you have been published. So cool.
Love you Christmas exchange bag, you'll enjoy using that I am sure.
You sure have been busy getting tops done, love the green one.

Candi said...

Your quilts are beyond gorgeous!! The Tote is awesome! Where would I find your pattern that's been published?
HUGZ:)
Candi

JANE said...

How exciting to for your pattern! The afghan looks very pretty and lacy, just gorgeous... and your TB tote, we know how you love the TB's !!!