I’m Back


Sometimes there are times when you just want to scream! The day after I took those great pictures in Shipshewana of the quilt painted on the Davis Mercantile (if you go to their web site there is a picture of me quilting on one of the charity quilts. That's me in the corner wearing orange) and told you about the first Shipshewana Quilt Festival was one of those times. I woke up the next morning with a throbbing head, chills, sweats, hot flashes and a stomach you don't want to hear about. By mid-morning I knew I had to decide whether to spend another night in the hotel and hope I felt better the next day or try to make it home. I opted for home. I won't bore you with the details of my voyage but you know I had to be pretty sick to leave Shipshewana without ever seeing the quilt show or buying anything. The festival in 2010 is June 23 - 26 and I'll try again.

I've missed all of you. There's just a lot of "stuff" going on that has slowed me down.

I finished recovering Clutch's chair.

It turned out pretty cute and he likes it. No more sliding off the seat.

I laughed out loud at myself last week when I realized how much fabric folding I've done lately. Good mindless activity but look how pretty.

Polka dots!

Polka dots - stripes and checks!

1930s polka dots - stripes and ginghams!

I've folded and sorted my 1930s travel buckets of prints and solids, the Lakehouse fabrics, Da Gama indigos, shirtings and brights to name a few. If you're wondering where all that folding is leading me here's a peek.

Could these be polka dots in a garden?

September's block for the Sally Post Floral Sampler is available. I thought it was an unusual block so when I drew the pattern I added a second set of petals to the flowers. You can make your block either way and it will be beautiful.

Now I don't want anyone falling off their chairs here but Section 6 of the Shipshewana Amish Sampler quilt is available.

Yes, there will be more Midget Blocks and Jane's Redwork & Embroidery but we'll have to talk about that later.

That's it for tonight. Clutch and I are off to sort and fold (haha) at least one of the buckets of fabric I'll be listing on ebay.

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9 Responses to “I’m Back”

  1. Janet September 3, 2009 at 5:18 am #

    Glad to see you back!

  2. Renea September 3, 2009 at 5:35 am #

    Good to have you back!

  3. Carol September 3, 2009 at 8:19 am #

    You have been missed! Glad to have you back!!

  4. Rae in Sweden September 3, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    Glad to hear your feeling better. Nice to have you back. Rae in Sweden

  5. Margie September 4, 2009 at 8:33 pm #

    How nice to hear from you!!!!
    You have been missed.
    My son and family are moving your way. Brighton MI.
    Hope to see updates and get going again on Midget blocks. Take care

  6. Lynn S. September 5, 2009 at 5:16 am #

    You have been so very much missed! Just a note to express appreciation for all your talent and generousity! I really have enjoyed your smile box presentations too!

  7. Donna from USA September 5, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    Glad you’re back! Sorry you were so sick. We sure have missed you. Give Clutch aa ear rubbing for taking care of you!

  8. Brenda September 11, 2009 at 5:44 pm #

    Gayle, it is so nice to have you back again. I love Clutch’s new chair pillow. I sure he really enjoys it very much.So glad you are feeling better. Love your fabric also…Brenda

  9. KL Warmoth November 5, 2009 at 7:39 am #

    you have bbeen missed but some have diligently kept coming back for your return

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