Absent no more Blogger!

Don’t save something for a special occasion. Everyday of your life is a special occasion. -Thomas Monson

Checking out and enjoying the holidays is one thing!!! Being an absentee blogger is quite another! I am affraid I am guilty of being an absentee blogger. Lets just fix that situation RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW! It may be January 10th and I may be a bit late to the 2014 party, but I’m READY TO ROAR right NOW!!

Hello my name is Pat and I love my blog. So what do we have to offer for blogging news!

#1 I have been very busy designing, sketching, doodling, EQ7ing. Can’t share, you know the drill all things design wise are top secret. (don’t YOU just hate that!)

#2 I have been very busy gathering fabrics for #1. Ditto on the secret part.

#3 I am so excited about the projects I am working on now. I can hardly stand myself! These designs blow my skirt UP for sure. All I want to do is sew, stitch, design…Ditto on the #1 and #2 secret part.

#4 I am doing some very different things design wise. I can’t wait to share them with you, but you guessed it ditto on the secret part. Are you beginning to see a pattern here?

So what can you share with us Pat??? As you may know I was chosen to be part of the Aurifil design team for 2014. Yes sir I was. Here we are having fun at market. Alex V. and Pat Sloan were so much fun! Sometimes photo shoots are just plain, painful. Not this one!

Market Photo

Each designer has a month and we are EACH creating a block. You get to have the directions for each block for free just go here to the website link below and download this months block.  The month of January we have the chic of chic... Miz Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic. Here is the link for you to enjoy her interview. She has a modern style of quilting which is so popular now. Go and enjoy the interview, you won’t regret it. I will tell you a secret. (shock another secret!!) I love her name


I think it is so lovely and so feminine. So my name is Pat. See what I mean?Not the same experience? I think I was meant to have a name like that.  Anyway, Brigitte is very talented and I am happy to be a part of this group even if I don’t have a sexy name like that. That is my first bit of news.

The second is that I’m going to begin a Tips, Tools, Technique and Toys series of blogs. There are no tutorials on the internet to help quilters learn about techniques and tools and fun stuff right? (I’m being a smarty pants here aren’t I?). I thought I would throw my 2.5 cents in! Come back next Tuesday for my first installment.  Get it ??? Tips, Tools, Techniques and Toys.. ON TUESDAY!

I will be back before then with more stuff. I said I was ready to blog it up didn’t I????