Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Home Again!!

Well, we're back to the real world. We had wonderful weather all the way home and spent the day yesterday catching up with orders, mail and messages. Today I'll be back at work getting some quilting done.

Getting away was a wonderful thing. I was able to relax and my body got back into it's natural rhythm. All my aches and pains went away. Stress is not a good thing even when it's good stress and you're doing something you love. That's the one thing I notice about getting a little older. My body just does not do stress very well anymore. I used to love that adrenalin "high" of jumping from one project to the next. No more. Now I need my down time and sometimes I don't get enough of it.

But it's a new day! My deadlines are mostly met and I'm looking forward to making some new quilts. Hope you all get to do some new things, too!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sooooo Relaxed!!

Eat. Rest. Eat. Rest. Oh my! I could get used to this!! Bill got to play a little golf yesterday. Maybe more tomorrow. And I might actually get that massage I've been planning.

We drove about 40 miles south of Tucson to a little town called Tubac. It's an artist's colony and shopping mecca for all kinds of Mexican and Southwest items. Very fun little place. Tons of shops and restaurants.

Hope everyone is having a great week. I'll be in touch soon---


Monday, February 18, 2008


We have arrived in Tucson. Our trip from Tulsa was uneventful. Great weather all the way. We spent 2 nights in Las Cruces, NM and had dinner with my second grade teacher! Actually, she and my Mom were great friends when I was growing up in Santa Fe where I was born and raised. Anyway, she looked great and we had a wonderful visit.

Our top floor room overlooks the pool and gardens and we have a gorgeous mountain view. Just perfect! Bill's thinking about golf this afternoon with a temp of about 72 expected. I may be heading to the salon for a pedicure. My winter toes are just not great for sandals!

I hope everyone is having a great Monday so far. I'll be in touch soon.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Good Monday Morning!

After a weekend of Bill having that awful stomach virus that's been going around, I'm ready for a new week!

We are actually going to take a vacation! We'll be traveling to Tucson for a week at a resort there. This is the 1st true vacation that we've had in ages. Can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it. We'll have a house sitter so we'll really be able to relax. I'll keep you up to date on the blog.

I have some great news. I spent several days on the phone with my editor at Krause going over the final details on the book and I think I'm actually FINISHED with it!! WOOHOO!! I'm sure I'll have little things here and there, but my big effort is officially behind me. This is a great way to start a vacation and will make it seem even more enjoyable.

So have a great week. Hope you get some time to quilt and relax. I'll be in touch.....


Monday, February 4, 2008

Sneak Peek!!

I finished the quilt for McCall's new America Quilts Fast magazine and mailed it off Friday! Here's a quick peek at the finished product. The magazine features quilts made from precut bundles such as fat quarters, Sweet 16s, Charm Squares, and Jelly Rolls. Sounds fun! It will be on the shelves in August. Hope everyone had a fun Super Bowl weekend and has a great week ahead!