Thursday, April 14, 2016


Yes, we really are alive and yes it has been quite a few months since I last blogged, but trust me we have reasons and the title of today's post will explain it all! So many things have happened since I last posted and they are all related to celebrations, so let's get started.

Celebration #1 - Paula's mom Shirley was very ill just before Christmas and that consumed pretty much all of Paula's time.  Shirley is home again and we are all so glad.  Motivation was a big factor in her recovery and recuperation (and doctors and medicine too) and that involves our next celebration.

Celebration #2 - Amy's wedding.  Paula's youngest daughter was married on March 5th and Shirley's goal was to get home and be able to attend that wedding.  Shirley was absolutely radiant as she walked down the aisle on a groomsman's arm. Details and pictures to follow. Never one to be left out, our next celebration involves my daughter.

Celebration #3 - Megan's wedding.  My oldest daughter was married on April 9th (yup, last Saturday). Details and pictures to follow. Both of these weddings have kept us pretty busy and also very happy, so we decided we wanted to share our happiness with all of you.  The next celebration is for our loyal customers.

Celebration #4 - WE'RE HAVING A SALE!!!  Details to follow also.

I promised details and pictures, so let's start with Amy's wedding.  Amy and Alex were married in a beautiful ceremony in the TCU Chapel, with a reception to follow at the City Club of Fort Worth. The bride was radiant and Paula outdid herself with floral arrangements, bouquets, and embroidered pillows and table runners for the reception. Paula also remade our Bonnie Blue pattern in scrappy blues and lights as their wedding present.
Paula and Amy

Shirley - Paula's mom

Paula's grandchildren - John and Sophie

The happy couple - Mr and Mrs Alex Green

Alex and Amy and their wedding quilt.

Megan and Brian were married in a simple ceremony on Pass-A-Grille Beach in St. Pete Beach, FL and the reception/party followed at the St. Petersburg Country Club.  Both of these were places that Megan has visited since she was a baby. Thankfully the weather cooperated with beautiful sunshine, a light breeze and no humidity. I remade our Second Hand Clothes pattern in William Morris fabrics as their wedding present.
Megan and I at the reception
The happy couple - Mr and Mrs Brian Hulsman

My granddaughters - Sydney and Julianne

Brian and Megan and their wedding quilt. (That's Peter helping to hold it up.)

All of this planning and celebrating has kept us both very busy, so needless to say we don't have too much new for the upcoming Spring Market. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of fabric from Paula's newest collection, Red Bird and Vine, so I can get started on the quilt Paula has designed.  I'll share some pictures as soon as the fabric arrives. I'm currently piecing a small quilt that will be "fat-quarter friendly" with Paula's Heritage Red collection.

Now on to Celebration #4 - our sale.  Everything on our website is 25% off.  Please enter coupon code LOVE25 when you checkout to receive your discount.  The sale will continue through Sunday, April 17th.  Shop early for the best selection.

Paula and I were each able to attend the other one's celebration, but that certainly wasn't enough time for us to visit and plan, so we will be getting together next week for a mini-retreat with some our friends.  Let the planning begin - new quilts, new book, who knows what else!
Roxanne, Paula and ME - having fun at Amy's wedding! Just call us the Party Girls!

Until next time, happy quilting,
Mary Ellen