Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Roller Coaster of Life

I'm going to try to make this quick (I think I've said that before!).  We have been out of town, as my sweet mother-in-law passed away last Tuesday.  She lived in North Dakota, so we have been there with family for a few days.  It is sad that she is gone, but it was so nice to see all of the family again and to make some new memories with them.  My daughter hasn't ever been able to spend much time with her cousins, so they had a blast.  There was a giggle fest that still makes me laugh when I think of it!  And these girls are ages 20 and 24...not little girls!  They were so funny.  But, back to my MIL.  She was a quilter in her day, and I was lucky enough to be able to finish a quilt for her that she had started.  It is something that we will always treasure.  Again, it is hard to know that she is gone, but also comforting that she is at peace now and with other loved ones who were gone too soon.

Enough sadness...I also wanted to show you the fabrics that we will be working with in Omaha at More Sew For You - with Lyn and The Crow Girls.  (You are all signed up, right?)  It's my understanding that there are only a couple of spots left, so you aren't going to have much of a chance if you don't HURRY!

I can't even put into words how yummy and rich these fabrics are.  Lyn sent them to me and I was sooooo pleased when I opened the package.  They really are gorgeous.  And what am I doing with these????  Well...if you are in attendance you will find out!  Could be some special offerings for class attendees!

Don't forget that my friend Missie, from Hallbrook Designs will also be in Omaha - she will have a display of her awesome quilts (and much more) and will be offering her patterns for sale.  If you have not seen them - be prepared to be wowed!  She has some really great designs.

One other thing - I was notified by a customer that they were having trouble on my website, that when they put items in their cart and attempted to checkout, they kept getting bumped back to the home page.  I am told by Intuit that this problem is corrected, so if anyone has any other trouble, please let me know!

Ok...I said this would be quick - so now I have to get back to work!

Have a great day!

15 comments:

  1. I am so sorry that I will be missing you, I will be in New York visiting my MIL. You are going to my most favorite shop.

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  2. Glad your trip was ok with the sadness that fell over your family...it's hard, but like you said...it's also good she is at peace now. I can't wait for our trip! We will have a blast!!

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  3. It is good to know that out of sadness smiles were also seen. Good to have you home!

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  4. A bittersweet trip. I'm touched by the obvious adoration you have for your MIL. Glad she left such a mark on your heart.

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  5. May she rest in peace, Julie. I'm so glad you were able to be with her at the end. Those fabrics are so gorgeous! Wish I could be in Omaha!
    Cheers!

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  6. So glad you made it home safe. Again, I am so sorry about the passing of your Mother in Law.

    Oh and yes, I am green with envy that you get to go to that class. Have a great time, I adore your fabrics.

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  7. My condolences on the passing of your MIL, Julie. My MIL has been my next door neighbor for the past 29 years and it sounds like we share the fact that we have been blessed with good mothers-in-law. Another thing we have in common!
    That is beautiful fabric. What are you doing with it? When will those of us not lucky enough to attend get to see? : )

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  8. My condolences over the loss of your MIL. Enjoy your time with the crows.

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  9. That is beautiful fabrci and will make a lovely quilt. So sorry about your MIL.

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  10. So sorry about the loss of your mother-in-law. Sounds like you were blessed with a sweet relationship. I love that you finished one of her quilts. What a treasure!

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  11. I'm so sorry about your mother-in-law. It sounds like you had a good relationship with her and I think that's great that you finished off one of her quilts.

    And wonderful stash - you can never have enough of it.

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  12. I like those fabrics too. My style and colors.

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  13. So sorry to hear about your MIL. What a sad time for you and your family. It sounds like you have nice memories of her. That fabric is lovely. What a nice combination!

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  14. Julie, I know it's been months since you posted this, but I wanted to say how sorry I am about the loss of your MIL.

    I also wanted to ask you if you know the name and manuf. of this beautiful fabric. Those are my favorite colors to work with. I know they are a few months old, but maybe I can still find some of them. Thank You!!

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