Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spring Chicks

You've got mail...........
This week in the mail I received from France:

Issue #75
Quiltmania is a Beautiful Quilt Magazine which is printed in France and I am honored to have one of my pattern designs featured in their latest issue.

Each issue includes wonderful articles and many beautiful free patterns inside each issue.
My next mail delivery was from North Carolina:

A special friend of mine Sharon Stewart has introduced me to a friend of hers, Evette (whom we have only spoken over the phone on occasion).....and she sent me such a lovely package!!

I was recently admiring some little pincushions she made which were pictured on Sharon's blog and next thing I know I received one in the mail along with directions on how to make them and all the supplies!!! Thank you Evette!! It was so kind of you!!
Spring is springing!!!
It's been a busy month and Spring is on it's way!!
My favorite spring thing has to be daffodils!! I just can't wait for them to bloom!! We planted some bulbs last fall and because of the beautiful recent weather there are signs of them making their way up through the ground here and there and everywhere!!!

This past week there were signs of Spring

Twenty three wonderfully fun "CHICKS" came to make these cute little wooly Spring Chicks!! Each month the ladies come not knowing what we will make and trust me for a project and I guarantee you that they ALWAYS make it fun!! I personally look forward to it every time!!!

This months project was a sweet chick pattern that Sharon Stewart of Liberty Rose Patterns sent to me for use.....after a few little changes these are the chicks we came up with!!

Candy, Susan, Nicolle, Ruth
(some of my original Wooly Wednesday Ladies)


was the first "CHICK" to complete her wooly she won an additional chick kit!!

Barb, Doreen, Betty, Tammy, Joyce


Donna and Teri
Check out Teri's blog

Dixie, Julie, Marilyn

Debbie, Tracy, Dianne, Judy, Susan, Karen, Nancy
(I know I got your names out of order!! I'm working on it!!)

Susan & Nancy

And I have to give a SPECIAL thank you to my friend Susan for letting us laugh until our sides see after working so hard on her little chick... she sewed the little chicks beak on top of his head!!

Chicken Little

Thank you Susan, your the best!!
I loved having you back in class!!!

In most of my extra time this month I have been at the dye pots....
My stack so far is 1 yard high!!
Gotta say I love dying wool!! It's one of my new favorite things to do!!!

The rest of my time is spent with my 4 beautiful granddaughters....and I am busy getting ready to have new patterns at International Quilt Market in Minneapolis, MN in May.