After you set your intention, there might be a slow down period. That’s because you have to let go of some of the old in order for the new to arrive. Most of the people in your life will think you’ve lost your mind.

Christine Kane

Ok here I go, thoughts written life is about quilting and design…(well really family..but you know what I mean). That being said, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking of change within my designs and patterns. I want to bring more of myself and what I love to the surface.

Setting my intention on what I wanted to do was time consuming, thought provoking (in my case that alone is scary), humorous (I crack myself regularly), change and acting on change is difficult…and wonderful…

When it comes to setting an intention and making changes I am OUT of the slow down period and into letting go of some old stuff, opening up new ideas and fresh thoughts. Decluttering so to speak. Most of the people who know me will already think I’ve lost my mind anyway so nothing new there! I am sooo enjoying the artist freedom I have not felt in some time (I was originally a studio art major in college and have a minor in that area its time I use what I have). Am I making ANY sense?

Well here it is……

I wanted to step out of the box as far as designs, quilting, and fabrics. I want to include more applique’ and some “funky, happy stuff” you know what I mean, right??? I started doing this a few years ago but then stopped….so here I go AGAIN WITH GUSTO. I’m still traditional in nature…but with a twist so to speak. I have goals for Fall Market and some other stuff for 2011 so I have time, but I still have my feet to the flame with deadlines. I can’t wait to share with my fellow bloggers but for now… can I just write about the process? I sure hope so. I think that is what blogs are for…sharing.

This is my official post about what I have been thinking and doing? I’ll include this picture so you won’t feel like I was trying to punish you for reading my ramblings…doesn’t this look goood?


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    First off…YUMMMMM!!! Secondly way to go on figuring out what direction you want to head into in regards to your designing, etc! I cannot wait for the new designs to start surfacing!!!! Good luck and have FUN!! 🙂

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    Can’t wait to see your new direction in design…although there was certainly nothing wrong with your OLD design.

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    I bet you talk to yourself all the time…and even answer…I can see you puttering around our sewing room just a talking….got some yummy stuff on your blog….is there a party and no one invited me?

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    Pat – I’m really interested in hearing about your creative process. I’ve always wished I had one of those – but I have to be happy with the fact that my brain is in love with math, not art! I’m really curious about how you develop your ideas, so please share! I love to quilt, but I’m not terribly creative so I have to depend on others (like you) to provide the path to follow.

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    Change is good and when it comes to your designing, I just have a feeling it will be wonderful! blessings,Kathleen

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    You go girl! I’m sure you will find a new path and run with it! I will be along for the ride for words of encouragement! Looking forward to seeing more good stuff!

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    I’m so excited for you! I love what you do now, BUT I love your personality more. I get it. Keep going – thanks for taking us on the ride with you!{you crack me up almost daily too!}

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    Ooo I can hardly wait to see what your “unique” mind is congering up!!

    You crack me up too :0)


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    Change is good! I so understand the need for quiet and contemplation and even recreating. But the results are so worth the effort. Take care, dear friend!

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    Can’t wait to see what your creative brain comes up with next.

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    Well, I can’t wait to see what you come up with, Pat! I know it’s going to be just as fabulous as what you’ve already done. 🙂

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    That looks soooo good. I could sure go for some ice cream. Covered with hot chocolate sauce.

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    You go girl! I can’t wait to see your new direction – you are absolutely amazing!! I am so happy for you and more happy for all of your followers and friends. We are so very lucky to be included in your next adventure. I wish you only the best because you are the BEST!!!
    Have some Cheetos!

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    Can’t wait to see what you come up with. Your mind must be in a whirl.

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    I’m ready to see some of your fuky, happy stuff! This would be stepping out of the box for you! I think that picture was more punishment than your ramblings!!

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    I Can’t wait to see your new direction in desig
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