Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I think I finally have got my blog back!  I don't know what happened but for whatever the reason I could not get this to work!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and will enjoy a prosperous and healthy New Year!

I just returned from Florida for a few weeks, it was warm and wonderful!  You would think that living in Louisiana would be warm but the last two years have been cold winters!   It was so nice to see my mom so happy in her new condo.  I could not stand to think of her spending one more Winter in the Midwest, basically at her age being a prisoner in her own home!  My brother and his wife are in the building next door and my sister just bought a condo a few doors down so it was nice to be down there with them all.

I am hoping to have a couple of months to finally start designing again, it has been too long.  Can't wait to start posting some new things.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Well my mom is finally settled in Florida!  I guess that means it is time for me to go to work! 

I have spent the last two days trying to get my work space back in order so I can focus on some new designs and work towards "Jul Fest"
My sister retired from her Quilt shop almost two years ago and decided to have some fun running "Junk Style" shows.  She kept one of her buildings and we started cleaning out our junk!  It worked great with Mom's stuff, she has been collecting for a long time.  We do a show during "Jul Fest" which is a Danish celebration over Thanksgiving weekend, we have always used it to make our vintage style Christmas items and now we are adding furniture and what ever else we want to add.  It's been a great success so far so if you are out and about around Elk Horn Iowa over Thanksgiving make sure you look for our signs or you can e mail my sister Julie a psquilts@metc.net and she can give you all the information.  I will be posting pictures and info in the near future.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just when I thought things couldn't get any more crazy-------on top of all other things My daughter has had a new baby,  all of our children and grandchildren were together for our annual family crazy fest!  And it was crazy!  I helped my sister set up for our next "Junk Style" show and we finally finished packing my mom up for Florida, she leaves this Sunday.  I hope she finds some wonderful new adventures, I know she will be happy to be in Florida when she watches the Iowa weather this winter!

I will have a new piece in the winter issue of Primitive Quilt and Project magazine.  I think it comes out in October.  Of course once again I talk about doing a book for Christmas.  I keep thinking I can do this but finding the time to devote to it is hard.  I have several things done for the book and lots of ideas now I just have to find the time!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

I think I finally and hopefully have my blog working again!  I don't know what happened other than the fact that I am not the most knowledgeable computer person around.

 I have posted a photo of a new embroidered piece I have designed called "Winter Sampler".  There is 31 blocks of various sizes and shades of natural fabrics.  The finished size of this piece is 33"x33".  Just think - you can have 31 different Winter stitches to use for so many different projects!  I have people email me with what they are going to do with this other than to make it as is.  They suggested pillow cases and pillows, tea towels, stockings, table runners and even taking some of the designs and using for wool applique!  This photo did not show up very well.  You can see it better on my website apieceofworkdesigns.com under "New Patterns".

I was away from home when someone emailed with an order for this pattern and told me I should look at this blog sweetp-paulette.blogspot.ca  What a great blog this is!  She had posted a wonderful post on this pattern and with this came so many orders and new customers!  Thank you Paulette!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

I didn't realize how long it has been since the last time I posted anything.  I find it amazing how life just happens and you get all caught up in it---- before you know it a year has gone by ---- and then two.  So many things, so many changes ------ some good some not so good.

I just got back from a month long trip to California.  My family was all together at my sons home in Thousand Oaks, not for the whole month! Yikes!!  We try to do this at least once a year usually at our home in Louisiana for a big Craw fish boil and Zydeco music!  This year we decided on a change of scenery, Disney Land, the beach, golf, swimming and lots of laughter, lots of tournaments, my kids are just a little competitive!  We decided to do a road trip so we did Santa Fe, the Grand Canyon and Vegas on the way out.  I think we will do this a little more often!  It is good for the soul.

I had many hours in which to think about things.  Of course my business came to mind, I am going to continue to design my wool but I am thinking of getting back to a few things that brought me to this point, like painting and drawing and creating Christmas.  I have always thought about doing a book with some simple designs, just something I have wanted to do.  I have talked about it for two years now so may be this year will be different.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

These are afew of my new patterns for Christmas!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It has been a long time since I have been on here!  I can't beleive that the summer is over already!  I have been so busy this summer but the main reason I haven't been writting is --- I thought there was something wrong with my blog and I couldn't get it fixed.  I guess just staying off of it for awhile worked!  I have had a couple of great vacations that were much needed but now it is time to get back to work!  Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting some new patterns I am hoping to get my samples and patterns on my website soon!