Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane...

Thurs morning I leave for Idaho! I'm getting very excited...I hope the weather holds out well. We have plans to do lots of hiking and BBQing and enjoying each other. I'll be meeting nephews and nieces I've never met before...one brother in law and one sister in law that I haven't met yet either.

I need a hand project to take with me...and I unearthed this top while cleaning out my studio this afternoon! I backed it with a fun gold/yellow print and quickly meander-basted it with huge stitches on the quilting machine. I was able to use up some scraps of hobbs wool batting in the process.

I plan on hand quilting it with black thread. The other hand quilting project has less than 2 sides of border fans to go, and I know I'll finish that on one leg of the trip...so this one is for working on while I am relaxing and visiting with family, and on the way home again on Monday.

It has poured ALL DAY here, which is fine with me....I've used the time to stay home and get things in order around here. It's been a productive day,and I hope tomorow will be too.

No, Jared Takes A Wife didn't make it on the machine, because the little Churn Dash Love did....so maybe tomorrow?

Oh..and this little interesting bit...I just got an email from a gal in Canada, who is distraught because she BOUGHT a mystery at a shop in Canada...10 bucks per clue...($70 for the whole mystery!!) only to find that it is my Double Delight.

Lovely. I have given permission for shops to give it out free....to teach it as a class as long as they don't charge for the class...but not to sell it with a kit,etc. It must remain FREE. But to charge $10 a clue when it is on my website for free? Couldn't they, shouldn't they design their own?

I told her to print out my email with my comments and go to the shop and ask for her money back. I hope they give it to her.


  1. I hope you enjoy your trip. SO sorry for the lady that purchased the mystery and got a suprise.that is wrong for someone to sell something that was not theirs to begin with. see ya when ya return,Amy

  2. Anonymous10:41 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie

    I am so sorry to hear of this happening

    I hope you can get things sorted out without too much fuss.

    .......although, I would gladly pay for your patterns if they were for sale

    you write them very cleary, they are a joy to follow, and I have the Tri-Recs now, so I can start Cathederal Stars soon.

    wouldn't know about all the shortcuts if it wasn't for you and your generosity......

  3. What a shame. What some people wont do to make a buck. Thanks for all the inspiration on your site and your blog.
    Sew long,

  4. Wow Bonnie...I just don't understand people at all! You are so generous, it is terrible that others take advantage
    Do have a fabulous trip to Idaho and I hope the weather holds out for you, but from a native Idahoan, well we can always hope!
    Would you take some pictures to post just for me???? Wow I miss spring in the valley...and we haven't had rain in the desert for quite sometime, it is pretty brown...let me rephrase that...really brown...LOL!
    Enjoy your trip and Happy Mother's Day

  5. I'm wondering if you don't have some legal recourse here. I'll bet your reader does, for sure!

  6. I forgot about this little beauty.

    Have a geat time with your family.

  7. Enjoy your time in Idaho with your family! The hand project looks fun too. Can't you take away the privileges to your patterns of the shop that charged for your pattern???

  8. Have a really good time out there and lots of cuddles with loved ones! I can't believe people dare to sell your patterns... I am very curious how this story will end.

  9. I'm so happy you're quilting this one next - woohoo! have a fabulous, relaxing visit with your family!

  10. Have fun, safe travels and happy reunions!

  11. Tell us the name of the shop and WE will all email them.

  12. Anonymous7:59 AM EDT

    Have fun Bonnie! Your mom will really enjoy all her family around.
    The nerve of the shop....people like that ruin your freebies for the rest of us.

  13. They probably figured....they were in Canada, you were in the Carolinas.....how would you ever find out? By faithful followers of Quiltville, that's how! Have a safe and uneventful trip. Not too uneventful...what would you have to blog about!

  14. You are always soooo generous with your quilting experience and knowledge and your quilting life allows you in turn to experience MANY places!!
    'What goes around comes around!'
    When you are flying, are you able to hand sew? What restrictions have you seen?

  15. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

  16. Maybe if this lady paid with a credit card she can stop the payment or have it reversed?

    Safe travels, Bonnie!


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