So it almost seems frivolous to write about something random, after something so intentional. But maybe "random" can be a good thing.
We decided to make a little area in the front of our house where we can sit and relax in the evenings.
Last week we attended Charlotte's school open house. We are so proud of this little girl--so smart, kind, and, yes, totally cute.
A couple of nights later we got to spend the evening with them--ice cream and books--it doesn't get much better.
specialty magazine yet, you really need to check it out (I think it's available this coming Tuesday). It's published by Interweave Press who also publishes Quilting Arts.
Here's what they have to say about this issue:
"Featuring contemporary projects of every type, Modern Patchwork is chock-full of fabulous gift ideas, a variety of quilt designs, exciting home-décor projects, items to enhance your cooking and dining experiences, plus totes and bags of all sorts! The quilts range from beginner to intermediate level, and include all types of piecing and patchwork. Clear step-by step instructions are provided for each project, with clear illustrations and step-by-step photography."
The exciting thing is that I submitted a pillow, it was accepted for publication and it is in this magazine!! Here it is in all its selvage-y goodness, although interestingly, the magazine people used the British spelling--selvedge. But who cares? I'm so excited to have it published! All of the selvages are flower-related (if you click on the photo you should be able to see them more clearly).
My excitement kept building when I saw that the pillow was pictured in the Table of Contents (upper right corner).
Bonus: Anne Deister (SpringLeaf Studios), one of the Mid-Century Modern bee members, is on the COVER!! She made that very cool room divider/wall hanging out of circles.
I'll end with this. Certain family members (and you know who you are) probably wonder why I keep starting new projects when they