Oh it’s hard to keep secrets secret! And I want to share bits and pieces because yes I am sewing my brains out, but at the same time there are projects that are either mysteries, or workshop projects that we aren’t letting out and about yet because details are still not finalized and we are just in the planning stages.
You read me right --- WE. I have another designer friend who is so different from me, yet we get along so well that we want to do a joint project together.
If there have been photos posted via facebook etc --- or if you’ve seen bits and pieces here and there on the blog, I just can’t go any farther with explanations so you’ll just have to be patient with us as this shapes up!
Tonight I will probably be paper piecing on some wild & goosey blocks --- I’ve also got my blocks for next year’s Quiltmaker Magazine column to line up --- and those I really can’t show ahead of time either, and I know that makes for boring disappointing blog posts!
Never fear, tomorrow night is the Lecture/Dinner in Sisters -- there will be photos of that, as well as photos from the show on Saturday to look forward to.
This is my one week I look forward to every year – to come out to Oregon and power-sew with girlfriends and not only get-away-from-it-all but get a good head start on projects that have deadlines.
AND. I found a freebie while acquainting myself with my new laptop!
A Song for the Asking by Steve Gannon is free tonight in the Amazon Kindle Store. I don’t know how long it’s been free, or how long it will be, but it is free as I type this, so double check!
Detective Daniel Kane is the self-proclaimed king of his castle, his California beachfront home, and the ironfisted ruler of his subjects — his wife, Catheryn, and his four children: Tommy, Travis, Allison, and Nate. Hardened by years of law enforcement, he is determined to prepare his children to face a harsh and violent world. With a relentless will for perfection and scorn for anything less, Kane teaches them his rules for success and provides a model for the essentials of survival: strength, bravery, ambition, stoicism, and vengeance. He shows them everything — everything but what is in his heart.
Over the course of a single shattering summer, each of Kane’s children will be forced to pay the price his standards demand, but the brunt of Kane’s fierce and exacting love will fall on Travis. Lacking the physical prowess of his older brother Tommy, Travis confounds his father with artistic “softness” and musical gifts. Yet in a devastating moment that will change all the Kanes forever, it is Travis alone who will find the courage to defy his father and, ultimately, to redeem him.
Set against the sweeping backdrop of the California coast, A Song for the Asking tells the story of a family not unlike your own.
Dinner is on the grill, and I’m still not used to the 3 hour time difference between East and West coast ---I look at the clock and find it impossible that it is “THAT LATE NOW” at home ---and we are just getting dinner going ----
Happy Thursday Eve everyone!