Monday, February 9, 2009


Hi Everyone!

Well, I had a great week and lots to tell you! FIRST, I lost that 1/2 pound I gained and another pound to boot!! Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Little bits of progress, but progress none-the-less.

NEXT I guess people felt sorry for me talking about my boring life of work, eat, and sleep so I got gifts!! I opened a totally unexpected package from Sharon at Red Geranium Cottage and look what I got!! DOTS and SOAP for Valentine's Day!! Two of my favorite things!! I've been collecting dots for a long time and these will go great with them. Now ~ What to make?? What to make??

THEN I opened an envelope and there was this DARLING group of fat quarters from Barbara at QuiltSoup!! It's her new fabric line called Bubblegum Basics. It is so cute and I just can't wait to play with it!

THEN I had a couple of really nice things happen in magazines! First, I looked at the April APQ and saw that Laura Boehnke had used my Rise N Shine fabric to test one of the patterns! I have to say she did a great job and the pattern is darling!! Darn! Why didn't I think of that first!!

THEN I got an email from a friend telling me that Mark Lipinski had reviewed Sugar Sack Quilts in his March issue. GULP!! He doesn't mince words, does he? But he gave it a wonderful review and to answer his "Should I buy it?" question he said "In a heartbeat, sister!!" Wow!! How cool is THAT??

So there you have it. Today I'm filling orders from my wonderful customers that came in over the weekend and hoping to sew tomorrow. We went to see the kids this weekend and went to a huge Arts and Craps (my husband's term for crafts) show. Also, got to see Cameron play basketball! It's amazing how good 5/6 year olds can be! Unfortunately, that was the other team!

Hope you all have a great week! I'll have to remember to complain about my boring life again sometime. If I do, will you send me presents?



Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, my goodness, where to start, way to go on your weight loss, slow and steady, wins the race. I also love the fabric especially the bubblegum line. You must feel so proud, I read every word in your book from cover to cover, several times. Then I wanted to tell you, I do not know how to appliqué so Carrie suggested the book “the New Appliqué Sampler” by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins, what a thrill for me when I read in the back “Resources” and there was Hollyhock Quilts. I was so excited!! Hey, I know her, she is famous!! What a great week!!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Yeah for Glenna! You are on a roll girl!

I am so jealous of all of your goodies! That Mrs. Red is something special! Maybe you could make a quilt out of nothing but polka dots.

Congratulations on your book review! Now more people will know how great your book is.

Keep up the good work and have another great week!

Sherri said...

Wow...that was a great week...I can't even imagine. Good for you...and have fun with all that fabric!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Well Quilt Soup fabs put my measly old polky dots to shame. lolol Darn it!! But I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVE those fabs. I spent all afternoon cleaning my sewing room and do not need more. But.....I may cave.
WOOHOOO on the weight loss. YOU GO GIRL!!!!

Valerie said...

Hahaha, your arts and craps comment made me laugh out loud.

Sherry said...

Well, first off, congrats on your weight loss. How sweet of Sharon to send you the polka dots...I love them too. Those Bubblegum Basics are just too awesome! I've already printed out that APQ website extra pattern & have been eyeballing it all week, too cute! The SugarSackQuilts review, well, you go girl! What a wonderful week you've had. :)

Jenessa said...

1.5!!! rock on woman! love the goodies, it's always nice to have a little lift, and i'm sure the review was a huge one!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wow! You did have a great week, didn't you!
Loads of lovely new fabrics to play with and an awesome review to boot. Can't beat that with a stick. (one of my gram's favorite sayings. LOL)

Kimberly :)

Jackie said...

Glenna, I saw both magazine write ups and thought of you immediately! I think that it is terrific. Your weight loss accomplishment is fantastic! Doesn't it feel great to have lots of wonderful things happening all at once?

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You know sometimes things work out and Good things DO happen to good people. You deserve it all, and the weight loss! Good for you.

glenni said...

great job on the weight loss. you must be so thrilled with that review of your work. way to go.