This and That


Who’s ready for spring? I know I am. Although, believe it or not I haven’t minded the snow and wintry weather nearly as much as I have in years past for some reason. Perhaps it’s all because of my ONE WORD philosophy this year. Gratitude. I’ve discovered that when my heart is full of feeling grateful, there is little room for grumbling or negativity. I marvel at what a great choice my ONE WORD for 2014 has been. Here it is, almost 1/4 of the way through the year and I still think about it daily. If you chose ONE WORD for this year, how are you feeling about it now? Does it still feel relevant to you?


I had a great time presenting lectures and workshops for some local guilds recently. I met some terrific people, shared lots of laughter, my passion for quilting, and made new friends. I just love meeting people and getting to know a little bit about their lives and what makes them happy. I taught Lone Starburst at one of the workshops and Cut the Cake at the other workshop. Gosh, that one was fun. What a great no-fail pattern for a Friday! In preparing to teach the class I ended up making lots of blocks for another Cut the Cake Quilt from leftover Layer Cake squares from another recent project. Don’t you just love it when that happens?

Cut the Cake

I hear that the voting for the MQX Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year is still open. I feel so very grateful just to have been nominated! If you’d like to cast your vote it is very easy to do. Simply click HERE. I’ve never won such an award. It would be more than I can imagine!

Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year

I hope your week is off to a fantastic start. I’m sending good vibes out to each of you. Keep smiling and keep on quilting. Hugs, everyone!

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