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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I'm back, I'm still alive.

My gosh, how time flies.  It has been pretty crazy with Spring Market work, and then my Dad became very ill and I flew to Seattle to spend some time with my parents.  He was in the hospital for 13 days at the ripe old age of 88 before they finally decided he could come home, much to everyone's relief.  He had an intestinal blockage that finally fixed itself, and we were all glad that he didn't have to go in for surgery before it was over.  Along the way I got a great pic of Mt St. Helens from the window seat.  It was a clear beautiful day so I was thrilled to see it so clearly.  I remember my parents telling me how they actually heard the blast when St Helens blew.  Amazing.

So now after several long weeks, I can say that I actually finished all 9 quilts, plus designed 15 more.  There will be alot of quilts coming out in magazines this year from many of these.  The first one this year is the Summer issue of Fabric Trends magazine.  I also got a full page add in Fons and Porter for a quilt I designed for Quiliting Treasures last year!  It has been busy, busy, busy.  I'm really thankful that alot of the pressure is off on deadlines.  I'm still designing more, and have 4 more quilts to make.  A few longarm jobs in betweenand I should be all caught up!  HELP!  I need a vacation!!!!  
 
This one I think I posted in the past while it was still in progress.   This line is called Summer Solstice by RJR Fabrics.
The heat has been unreal here in Vegas for almost a week now.  Last Sunday was 110!  Summer came quick, I hardly knew Spring was here.  Summer here can almost be like those cold snowy winters in the midwest.  We just stay inside and quilt!  lol  Well, I guess not everyone quilts, but that's what's going on in this house!
Personally, I just love strawberries and they are in season. Love that strawberry shortcake.  I always make mine using a white cake mix to bake the cake, then serve it warm with sliced sweet strawberries and your favorite whip cream.   Speaking of cake, I have a whole new design called "Eat Dessert First".  It's adorable and I hope you will enjoy it too when it comes out.  Here's a little sneak peak for you!
There are cupcakes too in the pattern.  I'll keep you posted on when it will be out there! 
I know it's not Thanksgiving just yet.  But I am so thankful for my Dad's recovery and the fact that I have a job in these times. Hope you are all well and happy, and I definitely plan to be back soon.
Until then, Keep Quilting....                                                                            



4 comments:

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Hi Diana,

So nice to see you back. I'm glad your Dad is recuperating - It's hard when they get to be his age. I lost my Dad 3 years ago at the age of 89. And I still miss him - he was a real sweetheart and I had him wrapped around my little finger from the time I was born.

Your quilts are beautiful as always and I love the colors in "Eat Dessert First".

Have a great day,
Lynn

pajudie said...

Just found your blog through "Rocky Creek Scotties" - love your "Eat Dessert First" design - I'm anxious to see the whole quilt :o) Hope you'll visit me at www.quiltedscottie.blogspot.com -
Judie

maria said...

Just discovered your quilting blog and I am enjoying my visit here.

Hope you dad is still doing good.

Marie

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

you just AMAZE me with all the quilting that you get done - and then the designs!! WOW!

i am designing my first piece - not a quilt - much more simpler - but i am new at this and i am learning the ins and outs of copyright stuff and packaging.

congrats on being featured! your work is beautiful!!

:) becky

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