Saturday, November 1, 2008


My Goodness we had a lot of trick or treaters last night. The weather was lovely for the little ones to get out. I didn't have very many little ones though. I had a TON of older kids. They were all dressed up and it appeared that they were all having a fun time. They were all very well behaved. I must say I saw some pretty unique costumes!

I have not had a whole lot to show you of late. Please know that I have been very busy with things that I can not show until after Christmas. It seems that I have been working on Christmas since last January. Where is the time going? And what in the heck am I doing with my time? I am stressing!!! I am not at my best when I am stressing.
I have so many projects that I want to start but I feel guilty because I am not ready for the Holidays yet. I think maybe today I might put the guilt aside for a little bit.

I love this fabric. It is by Camille Roskelley called Cotton Blossom. I saw the pattern a few months before the fabric was available. I e-mailed Camille to find if she had a source for the wide ric rac. She was such a sweetie. She checked around and tried to talk The Fat Quarter Shop into carrying it but to no avail. The next thing I knew I received an e-mail from Camille saying that she would carry it in Her Fun Little Business. What a nice person.

I ordered a kit for the pattern at The Fat Quarter Shop. They were not going to kit this particular pattern but they were nice enough to make a kit up for me using the fabrics that Camille used. Now after all this work getting everything together. I think that I should have a little fun time. Don't you think? I will chat soon.




julia said...

Hi Pat,
oh, I want to do this pattern, too (already have a jelly roll of Camille's beautiful fabric).
Can't wait to see your version of this beautiful quilt!
Hugs, Julia

Stina said...

Oh ought to make something for yourself too... you could start and maybe then it will feel better...
and I think this one is real quick to make...;o) Good luck!! :o)

Linda said...

Very pretty fabrics, and yes you need to have some fun, enjoy what you're doing, and try not to stress too much.

Kim said...

All work and no play makes Pat a dull girl. Of course you have to take a break to work on other things so you don't feel overdone by the "must does". Camile's fabric is gorgeous, will stay tuned to see what you come up with. Happy quilting! :)

Jacquelynne said...

We don't get trick-or-treater's where we live, I kind of miss it. We live out in the middle of nowhere, so we took our daughter to trick-or-treat in her friend's neighborhood. I like seeing how creative people are with their costumes.
The fabrics and ric rac are beautiful- I'm sure whatever you make from them will be lovely.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love that fabric myself! So pretty. I think we are all a bit busy with our Christmas projects!

Berglind said...

How nice of her to do this for you! Don't get too stressed because of Christmas Pat, they will come, no matter what ;)
I'd love to see what you're making, I'll just have to wait like the others :)

alda said...

you have a very lovely blog here!
you have won something.......

Kate said...

I'm working on this pattern at the moment too! It's such a gorgeous quilt. I didn't end up finding any of the blue ric-rac, so I've only got the green on mine, but it still looks fab.