Saturday, April 28, 2012

I've Been Gone A Long Time

Okay, so I never said posting on my blog was my strong point.  Every day I feel a "little" guilty that I haven't posted something.  But I guess not guilty enough to actually do it.  There are so many things that need to get done each day that posting here just goes to the bottom of the list.

Here's what's been happening lately around Holly Hill Quilt Designs - I am in the final rush to get all the projects done for the book I'm doing with Leisure Arts.  It is a Christmas book with 7 projects and my deadline to have all the projects and the directions to them is June 1st (I sure wish it was June 1, 2013, rather than 2012).  This is a HUGE undertaking and I won't even tell you how many hours are into it so far and I don't have one quilt 100% done and there are no directions written for any of them.  

My fabric line with Henry Glass, called Ninth and Vine, came out mid-March.  You can follow some of the goings on at Henry Glass by clicking this link to their facebook account .  You can view Ninth and Vine by going to .  I just received the strike offs (strike offs are very tiny pieces of fabric that allow you to see the colors and designs and make any adjustments you think are necessary).  Now I'm going to try and put together a few little projects that use these strike offs.  I went to "town" the other day after the fabric arrived and found some adorable little pieces of trim.  I think I'm going to try and make a couple of little pillows, but who knows!  Sometimes what you think you are going to make turns into something else when you start sewing.  I could never understand how someone makes a quilt on the computer.  Maybe that's because I grew up in the time long ago when there were no computers (not even electric typewriters - gasp!) and we used crayons, colored pencils, etc. to draw and create.  I suppose I'll have to join this new world some day.  But I guess I'm somewhat modern because I can blog, right???

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I'm still alive and well and if you are coming to Spring Market in Kansas City look for me.  I'll be in Booth #2700.  Or if you aren't coming, ask your local quilt shop to stop by and see me.   Mary Jane

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