I’m so glad you’re here! Gosh, I’ve missed you. (Seriously!)
Its been quite a summer, hasn’t it? How have you all spent your summer months? Resting? Reading? Spending time with family? Gardening? Vacationing? Quilting? Do tell – I’m listening and would LOVE to hear how you spent your time this summer.
As you may remember when I took time off from the blog as of my last posting in early July, I was right in the middle of transitioning our household from Germany back to the US. Well all I can say is “whoa.” What a transition. For me it was a tumultuous summer of hard work, unpacking (I hope I don’t see another large brown box or packing material anytime soon) and getting our family settled and ready for new schools, a new job, new church, new friends…..etc.
Sadly, I confess I haven’t spent a single moment stitching (which I have missed terribly) or doing anything quilt-related. I needed to focus on our family and being a Mom. But I’m in serious need of color therapy. Now that the boys are in school and hubby is firmly settled at his new job, the next few weeks will be mine. All mine . Time to catch up, figure out where I left off, and jump-start my fun little quilting career once again. I’ve got emails and contracts waiting, and classes and workshops to plan for 2010.
I’ve also got LOTS to share with you in the coming days and weeks. Really fun stuff. I’ve got BIG news in the publishing department; a grand re-introduction of a new tool, an awesome recap – complete with photos – of the amazing time I had at Quilt Iowa 2009, and more. I’ll try to post every day or two (so come back often!) to fill you in on all the exciting news. Heck, it will be fun just to get caught up on all the day-to-day, rather ordinary stuff, too.
But we had a date today; you and me. I promised you something really special and I aim to keep all my promises. So on my website home page, under the heading of “Do U do KMQs?” you’ll find a brand new, never-before-released original mystery quilt pattern with a quirky name: Anvils Are Beautiful.
Intrigued? I hope so! As of today, I’m resurrecting MYSTERY QUILT FRIDAYS WITH KIMBERLY. Check back each Friday for the next seven weeks for another clue to download until the finished quilt is revealed. And there’s no way you’ll EVER guess what the finished quilt will look like. I just love surprises — especially when they’re for someone else, don’t you?
So, what are you waiting for? Drop me a line or two in the comments section and tell me about your summer. Gosh, I’d love to know. Then scoot over to my home page and download the supply list and cutting instructions for the newest mystery quilt. I’ll see you back here in a day or so, OK?
Great! Now hop to it. What fun!
PS — I forgot to mention……(and this is BIG!)……the first three people who send me photos of their completed Anvils quilt tops (and I’m not even requiring them to be quilted — how easy is that?) I’ll award a special prize! Woo hoo!