Friday, November 16, 2018

I'm Home for the Holidays!

My Christmas Cactus is already blooming!

My travel teaching year ended Wednesday when I returned home from a fun time in Pennsylvania. I do have one more program to give in December but it's local, so I will be able to sleep in my own bed until the end of the year! Unless my husband whisks me away on a romantic adventure, but I'm not holding my breath. LOL

It's so good to be home and in my warm cozy space. The Christmas lights are up on the outside of the house and I'm curled up under a quilt inside! I have big plans to sew and quilt and decorate and bake and prep for my kids coming home for Thanksgiving and then just a few weeks later for the winter holidays. It makes me happy just thinking about it!

I did have a wonderful time in Pennsylvania though. I spent the day doing the Lime Twist with the ladies of the Calico Cutters Quilt Guild on Tuesday, presented to the Brandywine Valley Quilt Guild Tuesday night, and then presented my trunk show again Wednesday morning to the Calico Cutters. So it was a busy whirlwind of a trip but they took great care of me and made me feel so welcome!

And seeing this quilt made from the selvage pattern found in my book Scrap Quilt Secrets made my whole day! There is nothing better than seeing a gorgeous quilt someone has made using one of my designs. I love the purple sashing and multicolored basket handles. Just gorgeous!!

During show and tell, the workshop attendees showed off their Lime Twist blocks from the day before. I can't wait to see these finished quilt photos. The variety was awesome. No two of these quilts will look alike, and that's the magic of quilting! (In my opinion anyway.)

I left just before the snowstorm started. But I'm so glad I was able to spend a couple of days having fun and sewing with these quilters. They are a talented and enthusiastic group! I even got to meet my online friend Kelly in person! And I also got to meet the very first editor who accepted my first quilt ever published! Deb Finan got a BIG hug and I was excited to meet her I totally forget to take a selfie. Good grief!

What a great way to wrap up my travel teaching for the year. Speaking of teaching, I have a few available dates left for 2019 so contact me quick if you are considering a visit. I'm booking 2020 dates as well now. Where does the time go?

Enjoy every stitch!


  1. I hope you get a romantic weekend away, then time with the kids! yay!!

  2. PA is such a great quilty state. I'm glad you had a great trip!

  3. You've had a whirlwind of a year. Enjoy your holiday time especially when your kids get home.

  4. It was so nice to meet you in person too!

  5. Lime green is one of my favorite colors. Great way to sash the string blocks. Enjoy your time at home.


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