Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

A belated Happy Mother's Day to all of you. I had a lovely evening with my 3 sons and their families on Saturday. Smoked brisket, corn on the cob, Brian's famous potato salad and brownie sundaes with strawberries & fudge sauce were on the menu. I came home with 3 beautiful plants - funny how they all think alike even though they swear they weren't shopping together. Bets were taken on how long I can keep the orchid alive. It's not really fair since I'm leaving for market in a day or two. Oh well, I'll enjoy it while I can. Any hints out there?


Cooper, 11, came out to spend the night Friday and "help" me get ready for market. Actually, he finished painting the glider, carried alot of stuff and provided entertainment. We explored the farm and found some cool yard art for a later project and hung out fishing. He caught a pretty good channel cat - about 2 pounds - with a squished snake he found in the road. His mother was none too happy with either of us when he came home with a snake head on a necklace. :) It's good to be the Gramma.

Congratulations to Marie for winning the Harvest Moon mini charm pack. I love that Moda is cutting the smaller charms, too. They've been fun to play with. Here's one of my new favorite blocks using a charm and mini charm with raw edge applique.
This is called Seasons of the Moon because it has a blank center with 4 different moon themed squares to change for the seasons. The block surrounding the center is a simple bias square with a mini charm square stitched on one side. Fast and easy.

This week, we'll be offering a dozen assorted fat 1/8's of Harvest Moon - after I get back from market. I'll try to blog while I'm gone, but several other Moda designers do a great job if you want to keep up with market happenings - Moda Lissa, Angela Yosten and Pat Sloan will all be blogging.

Have a great week,
Lynne

63 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with your family.
    Love that pattern, simple but really nice.

    Debbie

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  2. I can hardly wait to see 'Harvest Moon'. I love your fabrics and look forward to all things new. Have a great time at Quilt Market.

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  3. I can't wait to see Harvest Moon, you have a great time at Market!

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  4. haha~ a snakehead necklace. :-) Sounds like y'all had a great time! Love Season's of the Moon. Have fun at market!

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  5. It sounds like you had a really nice, relaxing weekend!
    Thank you for the Harvest Moon giveaway.

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  6. Since I don't get to experience Market, I'm always eager to see the photos that others post. It's exciting to see what will be coming to the shops soon.

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  7. I have irrational fear of snakes of all kinds, as we have some really dangerous ones around here. On the other hand, I really love the moon prints in Harvest Moon. Here's wishing you a safe and productive trip to Market!

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  8. We'd love to see pictures from Market. Have a great time there.

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  9. Your a fun grandma, don't think I ould do the snake necklace thing. Have a great time at market and post all about it for us.

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  10. HELLO! NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    HAVE A GREAT TIME AT MARKET!

    msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

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  11. Have a fabulous time at Market! Love the name of your new fabric line!

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  12. Love your new pattern...have a great time.

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  13. Market always sounds like great fun, even though I don't really understand it. The blog posts are always amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Great pattern. Have fun at market!

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  15. What a wonderful weekend you had! Love your block...just gorgeous!

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  16. Can't help you with the orchid. Good luck keeping it alive!

    My dad always says that grandkids are for spoiling and sending home to parents to straighten out. Sounds like your grandson had a blast at your house!

    Thanks for sharing & have fun at market!
    Sandy A

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  17. I'm looking forward to your new line. You are a special grandma; snakes, bet the squished or not are not something I deal well with. Have a great time at market.

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  18. Have a great time at market!! Wish I could go. Can't wait to see Harvest Moon!

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  19. Have a great time at market! That would be a great experience. I had an awesome Mother's Day too! Thank you Lord for my family!! Would love to win the the Harvest Moon to go with the mini charms!!! Thanks again for your generosity! Enjoy reading your blog! Patty D. from Crystal City, MO

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  20. A snake head necklace......grin. Love the fabric.

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  21. I got a few orchids and my neighbor told me to put three ice cubes on the dirt once a week only. Keep them out of the direct sun. It worked for me! have fun at market. All of us are jealous who don't get to go!

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  22. A snakehead necklace! Oh, my, I'm glad my grands are girls so far. Have fun at market.

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  23. Oh my! A snake head necklace! Snakes and I do NOT get along!

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  24. I have never grown orchids, but my friend has. She says you really need to "sort of not think about them!", and then give them a litle drink of water ocasionally. They do love a shaded sun!
    The plants are lovely.
    Have fun at market, it must be fantastic! We will be looking forward to all the news when you return!

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  25. I would love to win the Harvest Moon fabrics.

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  26. Olá,vá e tenha muito sucesso por lá,e não se preocupe com suas orquídeas,elas não gostam de água,basta meio copo a cada 15 dias .É assim que eu cuido das minhas,depois da floração adube com adubo específico,compre na floricultura e pronto,meia luz de sol.Beijos e torcida do Brasil.

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  27. Your flowers are very pretty! I love all the moon fabrics - very pretty too !! Enjoy Market!

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  28. y'all have fun at Market! Wish I could come!

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  29. Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day! I can't wait to see the newest fabrics.

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  30. hahaha!! boys!! Love the block, have fun at Market!!

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  31. Lucky Cooper will remember his great adventures for a lifetime. Enjoy Market!

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  32. Have a wonderful time at Market!!! I can't imagine how overwhelming that event is...

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  33. Love the snake head necklace. Being the gamma is way too much fun. I would love to win some Harvest Moon. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. Market sounds like such fun. Love the Harvest Moon fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Mary

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  35. Glad your Mother's Day weekend was fun! Love, love your fabric lines. Hope you have fun at market!

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  36. Glad to hear you had a relaxing Mother's Day. Don't know anything about orchids except that they are very pretty.
    Good luck with it.
    Love that block.
    Congrats to Marie!

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  37. Wish I was going to Market, lots of hard work but oh how I think it is worth it!!!!!
    Carol L

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  38. I had a great mother's day also. Fun when everyone gets together. Love your orchid. Have a great time at market, Love the new block, lots of ideas to do with the center.

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  39. What a great block! :) Love the flower you got ~ very pretty! :) Enjoy Market!

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  40. Loved the story about your grandson catching the fish with the snake and then getting a snake head necklace for a keepsake.....don't think I could have done that! Hope some of the Harvest Moon fabrics will be winging their way to me {or my sister:)}.....and I really like the look of Seasons of the Moon. Have a great time at Market!

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  41. kgreenking@yahoo.comMay 15, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    I love the moon wall hanging. I would love to win the prize. your blog is very nice and i look forward to reading it again.
    Have a great time at market.
    kjk

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  42. Wish I could tag along to Market too ... I partially grew up near Kansas City, haven't been back in years ... Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. Have fun at Market! The pictures I see of it make it look like awesome fun!

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  44. Have fun at market. can't wait to see your photos.

    bjeanand@gmail.com

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  45. Love the harvest moon using the charm and mini charms ...

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  46. Thanks for letting me enjoy your mother's day :) Love your new projects....my friends automatically know i love all things Kansas Troubles :D

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  47. Have a great time at market. I'd love to win the fat 1/8s of Harvest Moon. I will try to keep up with all of the happenings of market with the Moda designers.

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  48. Would love to be at market. Consolation would be winning the fat 1/8's. Thanks for the chance.

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  49. Have a great time at market. Thanks for the chance to win some Harvest Moon.

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  50. Would love to win the dozen assorted fat 1/8's of Harvest Moon. Really enjoy your wonderful fabrics. Have a great trip! Lana D.

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  51. Isn't it fun to be a grandma? My two grandchildren were here for Mother's Day...Oh, and their parents too! I'd like to win the fat 1/8's, lovely fabrics.
    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  52. I love being the Gramma too! I picked up a Charm Pack of Your Christmas line. Love those plaids!

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  53. To market, to market...have a great time. Beautiful flowers, lovely block!

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  54. Beautiful flowers! I hope the plants survive (an orchid seems like a big responsibility).
    Lovely quilt pattern. Thanks!

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  55. Enjoy your trip to market!! :-) Thank you for the chance to win some Harvest Moon--- love the name!! (I don't choose my fabrics because of the line's name, but I surely do like it when the fabric I love happens to have a wonderful name! :-)

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  56. Hope market goes well for you and that you have fun. I like the Seasons of the Moon pattern and would love to win some Harvest Moon fabric. Thanks for the chance to win some.

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  57. Have fun at Market. Can't wait to see more!

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  58. Love the name harvest Moon for your Fall collection. Another winner!

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