Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Happy Days!


I feel like I have unearthed a four leaf clover from our white ground cover! So many happy things have come my way. 

First, I discovered my Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt was in issue #129 of Quiltmania. You may recall Doreen (Aunt Reen’s Place) curated a fabulous exhibition of these quilts at Houston last Fall. Quiltmania chose to publish two, mine and Karen Beigh’s (Log Cabin Quilts) wonderful chocolate background beauty. This is the third time I have had a quilt in this magazine. I think I need to go to France! 



On Sunday I had a rare day alone in my sewing room! I began preparations for the string-a-long with Lori (Humble Quilts) and was able to complete 4 little hexie flowers for my sew-a-long with Bea and Cecile. Super day! 


Then I found out last night that I was a winner (through Heather’s, Peachy Pages blog) in Diane Knott’s (Butterfly Threads) blog hop give away for her new book, “Strip Quilt Secrets”. I love Diane’s quilts and her blog. I’m sure I will gleen some helpful hints for Lori’s string quilt-a-long. Thanks Diane! 


And as if that wasn’t enough, we had a wonderful 1 year birthday dinner party with this little man. My daughter made a delicious cake (his first taste of sugar!) which he devoured with glee. I simply cannot believe an entire year has flown by. 
I am blessed!

23 comments:

Janet said...

Congratulations Wendy! How exciting to be in Quiltmania again :0) Your grandson looks adorable - how fun to enjoy his first cake!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Congrats Wendy, how wonderful! Yes, take that trip! :) What a beautiful family you have. Aw, little man is precious.

Karen said...

You have hit the jackpot. You need to buy a lottery ticket too!
I went to Books-A-Million this morning but they haven't received the new issue of Quiltmania yet. Pictures are oh so good.

Randy D. said...

Now who should be buying lottery tickets?? Congratulations!
Your quilt is beautiful and deserved to be at Houston and in the magazine!
Love the picture of Mollie's family (and puppies!).
Love your little hexie flowers, too!

Quilting Babcia said...

Congratulations on your Quiltmania-featured quilt! What a beautiful grandson, and so nice that you were able to enjoy his first birthday with the family.

audrey said...

How fun for you! Your quilts are fabulous so I'm not surprised that you've been featured again!

Barb said...

Woo Hoo! loved seeing your quilt in QM! yay yay
And you won Diane's book - lucky lucky you.
cute hexies what fun.

Carole~Quilter on the hill said...

Such a happy post. Congratulations on being in Quiltmania and yes, you should go to France!

Janet O. said...

Wow--I know a quilting celebrity!! Congrats, Wendy. You and Karen made such beautiful versions--they deserve the attention and accolades!
Sweet little fussy-cut hexie flowers.
And a lucky win.
Tell me, is there a SAL that you are NOT doing right now? LOL
What a cute little family. I'll bet that was a special celebration!

Kyle said...

Great things for sure!! Dont you love those 1st birthday parties. I was also winner of a copy of Diane's newest book. Looks like we'll both be working on some new ideas. Congratulations on you beautiful quilt being included in Quiltmania. It's wonderful that your work is being recognized.

Diane said...

Wow, that's great! I hope it's a sign for the whole year to come. Enjoy it all!

A Quilting Mainer said...

you hit the trifecta! and you deserve being in Quiltmania, that quilt was a stunner! I still have a picture of it on my phone. one of my all time favorites I've ever seen. your little guy is adorable. Being a grandmother is the best hat I've ever had the pleasure of wearing in life. Many more blessings to you in the new year. Happy sewing.

cityquilter grace said...

wow...well deserved accolades wendy...glad i can say "i knew you when..." LOL! and such a precious little boy...you are blessed!

CecileD said...

Congratulations for the picture of your quilt in the last issue of Quiltmania ! Well deserved Wendy !
Your blocks of flowers are very cute !

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Congrats--you deserve it! Love your little hexie flowers!

Barbara said...

Congratulations, Wendy! So glad to see your lovely quilt in Quiltmania! Love your little hexies and enjoy your new book. Looks like a good one! What a birthday treat for your little grandson!

Cyndi said...

Can't believe your grandson is a year old! Time is passing too quickly! Congratulations on the Quiltmania photo! Both yours and Karen's are loverly!

Pat said...

Your stunning quilt in Quiltmania!! Fabulous!! You have definitely started out 2019 with a bang...congratulations!!

Dawn said...

Congratulations!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Congratulations on your quilt being in Quiltmania - what a thrill. You’ve got a lot going on and what a sweet cutie having a birthday. You must be such a fun grandma ;)

Angie said...

Sounds like a wonderful confluence of happy events! Congrats on being published in Quiltmania!!!

Lori said...

How exciting to have your quilt in the magazine!! (excited for Karen too!)
I know you will enjoy Diane's book!! I'm hoping to be stringin this week too!

belarmina said...

Feliciades para ti y para Karen.
Merecido reconocimiento a vuestro precioso trabajo
Tengo una suscripción a Quiltmania, espero ansiosa recibir mi revista y disfrutar de vuestra bellezas