This blog is meant to be a place to come and enjoy quilts with color, easy piecing, story quilts, laughter with a joke or two, a little wisdom,stories with sentiment, an editorial or two,encouragement to pay it forward, the idea that NICE is a good thing, some crafts, family, friends work, some painting, cooking and decorating and alot of creativity and invention from Mary Lou who is an author, designer, teacher, quilter, and Grandma- CORRECT email- Lattegirl@aol.com
Monday, December 5, 2016
Giving thanks for My Blog friends-YOU are Special to ME!
Here is a fun cat quilt from my book. I am waiting for the publisher here in town to do "Hoochy Twochy" my new book on hoochy quilt easy piecing with dogs and cats and hats and all kinds of new fun things along with pages from Hoochy Mama Quilt book and Flower Power. I expect that they cannot get it done until right after Christmas. I am down the line for their project list.
Beacuse they are teenagers, I rented a new studio space and move about 50 boxes and loads of furniture that will go to my new studio with clean painted walls of yello gold in the sewing room and the other space is a gorgeous turquoise. My furniture and things will be so pretty and my studio is only four minutes from home! I will be showing photos in my next blog entry for you. Eventually I will have a SMALL retail space in there and may do some private workshops for people who live close. Plus I will have some time this year to get more story quilts done. Makes me giddy thinking about it!
I purged alot of things and that lightened up my mood and now my Grandkids will have a nice Family room to bring their friends to. Its a win win.
Many people ask where I got all of the buttons. I have bought alot on the road but my Father used to go to garage sales and look for them for me. I plan to do a quilt called "Button Man" about him. He was a very sweet guy. One time my friend went to a garage sale and she was fighting with what she called "an old guy" over these buttons. He got them and she was so mad. Then we found out if was my Dad and we all laughed. Haha.
Let's make the New Year our best and happiest so far. I know that 2017 is going to be special and full of happy surprises for all of us. Looking forward to be positive and happy. Isn't that what we all want? Thank you for stopping by dear friends. I plan to be better about putting things on here including some give aways.
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All the best to you at this holiday season; and in 2017. Cheers.ReplyDelete
It will be wonderful to have the family together, you learn what is important as you get older. I too think it is time to spread more joy and happiness, too much pain in the world lately.ReplyDelete
Welcome back Mary Lou! So nice to read about what's been going on in your life and SO HAPPY for you that your daughter and children are coming to live with you. That's definitely a blessing for the new year!ReplyDelete
So many pretty inspirations today and I thank you for them. Minnie Pearl - oh my - yes, I do remember her. She was something, wasn't she??
Every time I see the river cruise advertisements for the Christmas markets I think of you and the trip you shared on your blog. It was wonderful to see so many Christmas traditions through your eyes.
I wish you and your family many blessings for Christmas and the new year!
A lot of changes but they sound good! SReplyDelete
ure anxious to see your next post in your new studio!!
I missed this post until today. I'm so happy to hear that your studio space is coming together so nicely for you. It will be great to have your house filled with family and laughter again.ReplyDelete
Just checked out your new website, it is looking good!
Have a very Merry Christmas and and Haloy New Year. Miss seeing your blog posts on a regular basis!
Well! As I was rudely interrupted by a power outage, I'll begin again. :)ReplyDelete
It was a nice surprise to find your new post a little while ago and love the pictures and sentiments!
You certainly have/had a wonderful reason to find a new place for your sewing room and how marvelous that you found the right sized place so close to your home! I believe that your new space is a miracle just for you and that these kinds of personal miracles happen often, if we just notice.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
What a gift to find your blog today on Christmas Day! My life has changed dramatically over the past year and a half. I lost my husband to cancer, and am embarking on the next chapter ! What a perfect time to learn and maybe start a story quilt! Thank you for the push...I will look for your books and hope to take a class someday! Kind regardsReplyDelete
I just had to stop by and read your blog today. I love all of the positive and creative things you share here.
Love and hugs to you and yours,