While I was in Texas last year...and at the quilt shop...
You know very well what happened next. There is no use in me denying it...
I bought something. OK - more than one something. Gee, this fessing up thing is rough.
I could not resist these darling little ducks.
Nor these super darling owls! Oh, Judyyyy! I thought of you when I saw these owls.
Last year, when I was in this same shop in San Antonio, one of the girls that worked there, Cheri, was just beginning to release her first pattern. She had 3 that would be ready in a few days and when I saw this one:
I fell in love right then and there and made arrangements for her to send me all three patterns the second they were hot off the press.
The ducks and the dresses are super cute and super simple, but I am always drawn to simple patchwork and the touch of applique makes it extra special. And these frogs!
I gushed over her frogs so much that I am fairly certain she was becoming concerned...and then thrilled when she heard that I lived in a different state. I am completely smitten with these frogs!
This time she had 6 more patterns out and she told me that Martingale was publishing her book and it is due out next year. I began to do cartwheels...internally so as not to alarm them anymore than I already had.
We had a lengthy conversation about publishing and let me just say that I take my hat off to those of you who are published. Sheesh! It is not for the faint of heart.
Just since the first of the year, I have learned of 3 babies set to arrive this summer.
I cut out and started piecing the little duck quilt the other day:
My goal is to make the 4 patterns I currently have before the book comes out. You're laughing aren't you? I hear snickers...