As if there hasn't been enough excitement here for the month, I'm going to do a bit of a brain dump all over this blogpost. There are lots of small great-newsy items that are adding up to one big post of sharing, so before the list gets unmanageable, I've just gotta get this out there. To keep my rambling in check, and so I don't bore you to death, I'll just bullet it, kay?
- the same Duff alerted me to the fact that Skooksplayground made a beautiful version of my Crop Circles Table Runner and posted about it here. It's a stunner made for a wedding gift. Correspondence ensued and at Skooks' prompting, I decided to create a flickr group called Poppyprint Projects for anything made from one of my tutorials, or inspired by one of my projects. Skooks and I are currently the only esteemed members, but on the off chance someone else has made anything, please join us and add a photo so I can gush over your creations!
Crop Circle Table runner by Skooks
- And speaking of gushing....I just have to share that (gasp) Amy Butler herself (or, possibly one of her people) left a very kind comment on one of my flickr photos. Remember back in November, Jo, Andrea and I all held hands and made these bags together on retreat?
Blossom bags by (L-R), Andrea, me, Jo Ann
Amy said this in her comment under the photo:
These are fabulous, great job and great fabric choices, I love them all!
EEP! (I said that) I mean, she LOVES them! I had a Sally Field moment for sure.
- In the fall, there will be a fabulous new offering coming out from Stash Books called Modern Blocks. Guess who's got a block pattern in there? Yup. Me. Shucks. Plus, many of my friends (and bloggers you also know and love) are also featured in the book. There's going to be a big party when this book comes out!
- And lastly, for today at least, I want to say HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild! Woohoo!
We had a super fun anniversary party last Thursday. There were over 50 people in attendance and everyone won a door prize. This little visitor found something fun to do with the thread catcher I donated for the prize table.
We showed our Kona solids challenge quilts and they are all incredible. As soon as our photographer Sonja uploads the photos, I'll point you in the right direction to see them. You'll be blown away by our guild members' creativity! All of the quilts are amazing.
Thanks to Heather (our membership coordinator/treasurer) we can proudly wear out guild on our sleeve!
Okay people I'm sure you've had enough excitement for one blogpost. It's time to get back to the sewing machine to work on this if I'm going to get it done in time for Saturday. If you're looking to get a jump on a GO!Baby giveaway, Amy is really speedy and she has started hers today!