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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year! I'm going to be a new Grandma!!!!

The best news ever came to me while I was at the cabin with my friends.  My son called by conference call with his lovely bride and my husband on the line to inform us that we were going to be Grandparents in June!   I was so excited it made me cry.  I am overjoyed and so happy for them.  We won't know the sex of the baby until Feb and then Grandma will be very busy collecting baby things!!  What fun this will be and I can hardly wait.
Heres a pic of the lovely parents!
What wonderful parents they will be!!!  I'm so excited!!!

I was shocked when I saw how long it had been since I last posted.  It was just before Market and the days have been spinning by ever since!!  One of my New Years Resolutions is to post at least once a week.  I've never had as busy a year as 2010 and for awhile there it was all I could do just to keep up with the workload, the holidays, and having friends and family with us which was so much fun!
I have so much to share with you all and will do my best to not bombard you all at once!!  I have had quilts in several magazines recently, and started a personal project by Leanne Beasley called Leanne's House.  Four of my best friends are working on this Block of the Month project with me and we are having a great time.  Everyone is going at their own pace, and one is learning how to do stitchery!  Here's my first blocks so far.  I haven't finished the stitchery part yet, but I'm well on my way!  This is so much fun and very relaxing having something to do in my chair in the evenings. 

I wanted to share my latest magazine issues with you also, as I made cover for Fons and Porter' Jan/Feb issue!  What a great way to start the year!
This quilt is called Interlocking Stars and I've been getting wonderful response from quilters.  I am so blessed and grateful for this business in my life!  Fons and Porter also featured me in their Best of for the year of 2010.  It features my Country Sunflowers quilt from last year.  I was thrilled!
Below is the Country Sunflowers quilt they show.
Country Sunflowers quilt
Finally, I have a new "cyber image" in the latest Fabric Trends magazine Winter 2011 for a special issue showing only computerized images instead of the real quilt! I designed this Moonflower image from RJR's Thimbleberries line.

I have a few pics to share with you from Market.  I hope everyone had a great Christmas and have gotten through the crazy winter weather the country has been enduring without too much hassel.  I will be back on a weekly basis or sooner--I have so much upcoming news to share and I want to keep my resolution!!! Happy Quilting!

Me and the Interlocking Stars quilt at the booth in Houston!

Floral Fancies quilt at the Benartex booth in Houston

Prospect Park for Benartex at Houston

Scarlet Story for Benartex

Habitat for Benartex

A is for Annabell from RJR 


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Congrats Grandma!! Is this the first time? I know you'll be designing a special quilt for that new baby. I'm so excited for you.

Good to see you back - I've been bogged down with life and it's just flying by!!


John'aLee said...

Diane it sounds like you have had such a blessed year. And now it is only getting better with the new one on the way. You deserve it!!
Love the stitchery quilt. I have just learned hand embroidery these last 6 months too and love it.
Hugs to all of you gals. Tell them all a special hello from me!

Sandy said...

Congrats !!! Grandchildren are the most fun...and they make life complete...

Amy said...

Congratulations! It is exciting to hear that a grandbaby is on the way. My first one is due in February. I can hardly wait!

Sandy said...

*Huge* congratulations, Diane! Both on the new grandchild and on all of your accomplishments in having so many of your beautiful quilts published! :)

Sherri said...

Congrats! What great quilts--all of them--and welcome back to blogging!

tk125 said...

I am working on the interlocking stars quilt and having a small problem with the first block (corner block assembly #1)- when I put all the A (1 3/4") squares together they are 1/2" longer than the D Rectangle which is (4 1/4"). What am I doing wrong? Could you please help me?

Shirley the snow bird (I'm visiting my daughter in Las Vegas)

Twilight Christmas