The future comes one day at a time.

– Dean Acheson

I have been planning the projects for the next TWO quarters of ’09 for my Silver Thimble Quilt Club. I’m really excited about the second quarter quilts. We will have kits from Little Quilts and from Sweet Home. In April we will offer a pattern by Bonnie Blue Quilts called Glory Bound. Mary Ellen is kitting this up with a spectacular selection of fabrics.(of course she IS MARY ELLEN) and she can sure put some dynamite kits together! She is also going to package the kits in Little Quilts project bags! How fun is that! In May we will make a quilt called Strip Stars by GE Designs which will be kitted up in Pinks and Browns with a Civil War flare! In June we will do Dancing Stars from Cozy Strip Club from Black and Whites with Bright fabrics in the stars (more variety of colored stars than the picture). Some of our “Thimbles” have made this one and I love the quilt so I thought we could do it for the whole group. So it looks like we will have a star studded quarter in the spring. If you are reading this blog outside the Atlanta area or if you are not a Silver Thimble Club/Grayson member and you would like to order any of these kits you can contact these two shops either by phone or by email. The shops will accept orders for these quilts beginning the third weekend in March which is when the local members of our club will order their kits. See the links to the shops above… This group of quilts is bound to be well received by our club members so I’m very excited. Thanks to Melissa and Mary Ellen for making the “Thimbles” soooo happy!

Oh, check out Brenda’s blog she is having a very fun give a way celebrating her birthday! Brenda is a “Thimble” and the sweetest person with the most gentle spirit. She is a terrific quilter with a great eye for color. You can register to win her drawing but don’t count on it cause I’m planning to win!

It is 4 a.m. and the pre surgery committee is in full blown OVERDRIVE. dang. I am racing against the clock to get so much done before Monday morning. I have some guild responsibilities to polish off and some design work to put into action so I can take some time off for recovery. Calls to make, house to clean, cooking to do and the list goes on and on. I’m so ready to get this surgery over and get my life back to normal (whatever that is) I am planning on loosing at least 5 – 6 weeks of time during recovery. Well at least that is how long it took me last year. I would love to be sewing within 3 or 4 weeks but realistically…hmmm. I sure am motivated to get back to work because Spring Market in Pittsburgh is in May!

I’m off to have the hair cut and colored later this a.m….we would NOT want to scare the surgery team!

Have a quilty day,
Pat