Wednesday, January 30, 2019

News

Hi everybody!  I hope you're all surviving the wicked weather, no matter where you are - at my house, it's currently minus 10 with a windchill of minus 32, my windows are popping, and I've opened my kitchen cupboards and dishwasher to let warmth get to the pipes.  My radiator space heater is warming up my sewing room.

Let's see....news....I had my last day of work Monday, during a snowstorm.  The powers that be are moving everything to a facility an hour away from me, and I won't drive that far for work.  Very sad...but I have to wonder what God is freeing me up for!  I will wait and see.  I've also officially retired from selling patterns...although I'll still be drawing and stitching, everything will just be shared on my facebook group.

Friday February 1st I'll be starting a new, free BOM on my facebook page [link on right sidebar].  Grow In Grace.  It's not really a BOM, as it will be a weekly upload.  These are the first four blocks - 


Just a little stitching fun.  I had planned on doing a full size quilt along with this, using up the fat quarter bundle of Hopelessly Romantic that I got a year ago, and only one block - repeated, of course - forgetting how very much I don't like piecing, and how rubbish I am at it.  I did make a block, and will do a tutorial for it, but I'm not making more, lol.  I'll do a quilt with just squares instead.  This BOM will use some of the fabric in the sashing and border, so they'll be companion projects.

I haven't been around to your blogs much.  I just haven't had the energy...either working, running mum around, or stitching on the couch.  But you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

I'll be back on Friday to share the tutorial for the quilt block, inspired by my kitchen floor, lol.  And of course the first block in our Grow In Grace wallhanging.  Until then, stay warm [or cool, and DRY for my Queensland friends!], I'll see you soon!

Love,
Allie


21 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh I love the blocks! I'll be watching for them on Facebook.

Jeanette said...

Love your blocks Allie. Trying to stay cool but not having much success. 😊😊. Hugs, xx

WoolenSails said...

I love stitcheries with sayings, they are always fun to do and give as gifts.
I haven't been selling myself, but I do miss creating new patterns, so maybe some this year.
When one door opens, another opens, I hope your new journey is something wondrous.

Debbie

Jocelyn said...

Stay warm! Even here in the south, we are having colder than normal winter weather. Everyone should be getting a lot of stitching done ;-)

Yvonne said...

Beautiful blocks! We are following the extreme weather conditions in your area here in the Netherlands. Stay warm!

Lin said...

Shame about the job Allie. Stay warm and be thankful you don't have to venture out in the snow! xx

Jusmom1 said...

I just love your sweet little blocks. I will certainly be following along on Facebook! Thank you!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Waving at ya Allie! Stay warm! Your embroidery looks fabulous!!! Hugs!

Cathy said...

You are so talented. I love these blocks. Stay warm my friend. Hugs

Susan said...

I am looking forward to the new blocks. I am on the other side of the state. We at at -4 with windchill at -18. We have sunshine though and LOTS of snow. Would love to have you send me the patterns.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Sweet and lovely.

Little Penpen said...

I'm sorry your job is ending; I know how much you enjoyed it. I've enjoyed seeing the posts on facebook. That's going to be a fun group!

Shasta Matova said...

These stitcheries are so cute, Allie! Thank you for sharing them.

Susan said...

They are wonderful blocks, such a special theme. BOW. =) I will alert people on QuiltBOM about it. I'm not on FB, but I will enjoy seeing each thing you post here. I'm looking forward to that block to see what your kitchen floor looks like!

edith csokmay said...

Allie, These are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

FIONA said...

Hi Allie,
I love your sentiment and the beautiful Block of the Week idea. I am not on Facebook any more either but would love it if you could email me on stitchfiona@hotmail.com I have followed your blog for a while - I am at peacefulthreads.blogspot.com and I live on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. Thank you in advance.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I am so in love with these. xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sandra Miller Pitts said...

Love these blocks. Simple, sweet and perfect.💕

Joan said...

Hi. I can't wait to embroider these flowers with inspirational saying. firstof8g@aol.com

Joan said...

I would love you to e-mail these blocks.

Karen Schurr said...

Hi Allie. Catching up on my blogs and wanted to say "Hey". Love your blocks. Always so lovely in their simplicity. Comforting. Hugs.

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