I got a surprise phone call from one of my favorite people on Friday, quilt and fabric designer, Patrick Lose! Keep your eyes open, chipmunks. Patrick is just about ready to release new products with a creative vengeance — a whole new set of patterns (some of which you’ll be seeing in an upcoming Mark Lipinski’s Quilter’s Home), and several lines of fabrics and energy.
Patrick also has a new granddaughter, Lily! To visit Patrick’s web site click here.
I also got a very nice note from the ladies at The Quilter’s Inn in Danville, CA. It seems that I’m the Pin-Up Boy in their shop’s — bathroom! Well, if it’s good enough for Senator Larry Craig, then it’s good enough for me! 🙂
AN ON-LINE SALE
(and backhanded compliment)
Now here’s an offer you can “barely” refuse. On the first of each month, members of the Pickle Road Pickle Posse list (over 1600 members to date) are allowed to buy, trade, sell, give away, and/or advertise their products, classes, books they they want to get rid of, sewing machines, etc. Well, Vis, owner of Bears Quilt Shop in California is having a sale…but there is a catch. A “BIG” catch if you catch my drift…. I had to laugh in spite of myself — actually the larger ‘I’ get the smaller ‘it’ looks!
😦 So not funny! LOL
But don’t allow my personal agony to stop you. Take advantage of his sale! LOL Here’s the ad he posted:
“Stop on over to Bears Quilt Shop (and check out the cruise info, love to have y’all join us!)
Order anything from our online store, and then follow up with an email to me saying “Mark has a large Pickle” and I’ll give you 20% off your order. That’s for anything on the site, Fabric (our average is about 6.25 per yard, so you can really get some great deals with 20% off!) Notions, patterns, books, block of the month kits, whatever!
Offer is good until the 4th. (sorry, the discount may not be applied to the cruise !=)”
Oh dear God! Click here to visit Bears Quilt Shop!
QUILT SHOW WEAR — NOT!
How do you like these shoes? Apparently they are the hippest things to hit the red carpet and Hollywierd is embracing them. It’s not as if platforms aren’t bad enough, but platforms without heels? Brutal. There are some woman-hating designers out there — and some shit-for-brains broads who would wear these!
Maybe after a few of the divas fall on their asses and break a bone or two they’ll get to use crutches without any crutch! 🙂
Did the World End?
Tulip received a sweet card and a photo of Marmalade (and her mom Rhonda Lauer), an 11 year old Sheltie from Iowa. As you can see, Marm has her own quilt to sit and sleep on the the world, as we know it, has not ended.
A New Tool (for Mark)
It great anticipation of making a One Block Wonder quilt (which is my current favorite pattern book on the market), I bought this Clearview Triangle from my LQS. It was designed by Sara Nephew. Now I have to find just the perfect fabric. I think these OBW quilts are amazing and I can’t wait to get started. I spoke with Maxine Rosenthal the designer for the OBW the other day. I was hoping I’d meet her at Quilt Fest New Jersey (which I had told her about) but she must have gotten busy with the folks she was visiting in Livingston, NJ this weekend.
A Second Look Book
I bought this book on Amazonand upon closer look, this book really rocks! So many different quilting and embellishment techniques in one little book. If you haven’t seen it you should take a look at it. Really imaginative stuff and good instruction for those of us who can piece but who are less comfortable with out machine quilting skills!
You know I have a real love for cross stitch so when I found this for like, 99-cents, I made an eBay bid and won. I know I’ll never do any of this stuff and took 3 seconds to look through it but I’ll put it in my “someday” pile with all of the other worthless shit that I must have but know I will never use! Have any piles like that?
You KNOW Spring is Coming
I love me a Peeps! I have been buying these up like mad — mainly because I don’t really care for the fresh, out of the box Peeps, but I like to open them and wait until they’re stale and hard as rocks before I can truly enjoy them. Next to popcorn balls (no comments please), Peeps are my favs! Did you know that Peeps has an official FAN Site? Click here to see it!
A GIFT FOR MARK
Yesterday at Quilt Fest New Jersey, Liz brought me a pair of her undies that she thought that I just had to have! They say: “There’s a THONG in my heart …But I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing it!:
Take a look!
Thanks for thinking of me, Liz. Tom Jones eat your heart out! 🙂
FRIENDS AND FOES
Suzy’s Quilting Room’s blog has a photo of us taken at Quilt Fest New Jersey plus a little paragraph about our meeting. Click here to see it.