Sunday, August 12, 2007

Just Babble! and a little whine!
I'm back! I'm sorry if I misled you into believing that life was not good - I just had to be away for a few days to take care of some personal business that needed attention. Everything is fine - thank you so much for your kind words and messages!
Yesterday I managed to do some sewing and finished all the baskets using my Susan Branch fabric. I'm ready to lay them out however I'm not sure what to use for a setting fabric, as the baskets are set on point. I need to play a bit and then get busy!





A little box arrived on Friday with two Moda Jelly Rolls - Sweet Baby Jane and Holly Jolly. Need to find projects for these adorable prints.






And, yesterday I had a wonderful surprise! For my birthday, Buster (my boyfriend - giggle) gave me a BOM project from The Quilted Crow called Vintage Charm from this book "Simply Vintage" by Blackbird Designs. There was a little confusion and an incorrect BOM was sent and finally yesterday the first two blocks arrived. Now, I'm just hoping that I'll be able to follow Vicky's lead and do these blocks as they arrive. I'm really excited about this one and the fabric they've selected is yummy so I'll get busy in a day or two. :-)
A Little Whine!
I've been saving many comments that many of you have left on my blog with good intentions of responding to each and everyone of them. The list is over 500 comments and e-mails and I'm finding this task quite daunting. So, I'm here to whine and ask your forgiveness as I don't think I'm going to be able to fulfill my promise to respond to each and every one of them. I have a new game plan for responses so hopefully this won't happen again!
Thank you for the birthday wishes! I appreciate your kind words!
Thank you for the celebratory wishes on my 200th post!
Thank you for playing my silly pincushion game - I hope you're all enjoying them!
Thank you for chatting about your sewing machine maintenance, etc.
Thank you sharing your quilting/stitching nest - descriptions and pictures!
If you've visited my blog for the first time and left a comment and I haven't acknowledged it please forgive me however I thank you from the bottom of my heart - please visit again!
And, a huge THANK YOU for all the comments and compliments you leave!
In Friendship!

26 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What darling little baskets! Love seeing what you're up to.

Linda said...

Ohhhh Darlene I do love that pastel jelly roll, so pretty, and your baskets are wonderful, as usual. Don't worry about responses, we know that life and sewing sometimes get's in the way and we understand. Have a great week.

Anne Ida said...

Welcome back, Darlene! Nice to hear nothing is wrong! Your baskets are really pretty! You do have a thing for basket patterns, don't you *lol* Look forward to see what you do with the jelly rolls :o)

Carol said...

Oh I'm so glad you're back...I missed you like crazy! I love those little baskets...I must search on line for that book. I'm sewing with the Holly Jolly fabric and it is so much fun. I love the Sweet Baby Jane too...can't wait to see what you pick out to do with it. Have a wonderful day!

Rose said...

Just glad ur back and all is well!!!

Debi said...

Wonderful little baskets. You did a wonderful job and the fabrics are awesome.

Wendy said...

We miss you! The baskets look fantastic. Do you have plans for the jelly rolls? I know you'll find something wonderful. I'm been resisting that book but my resistance is getting weaker...LOL
Don't worry about the emails, life happens!

Belvie said...

I love those fabrics in the pastel jelly roll! Seems I'm always drawn to pastels first.

I think your method of addressing responses to comment overload is great!

I am very much enjoying that pin cushion!!!

Judy said...

That works perfectly fine for me! It gets quite hard to find time to sew and blog and leave comments on every blog...but adding emailing to eveyr comment left at my blog and it just gets to be too much. I think a general Thanks for stopping by and answering questions is a good way to go!

Love all the goodies!!

Nan said...

Love the jelly rolls - I haven't sewn anything using the rolls yet, so I want to know what you decide to do with them, pleeeeeeze?? That way I can copy you! LOLOL!!!
The BOM looks so cute - you will enjoy doing it, I know.
I'm glad you took time to sit at the machine - those baskets are so pretty!

Carole said...

Missed you Missy! I was going to stop by and comment until you came back but sort of got carried away with the barn raising thing! Here I sit in a vegitative state. My blog entry took everything out of me and it wasn't much! lol Love your baskets! Than again, I'm bias. I love everything you make! Cheers, I need a margarita!

Suze said...

That BOM is enticing but I will resist.

Your basket blocks are so charming. I printed the picture and added it to my "Someday" book

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Libby said...

Hmmm - I wonder what those jelly rolls will become *s* You always have something fun up your wabbit sleeve!

Juliann in WA said...

What great fabrics and I love that book. A local shop is doing a monthly class for that quilt that I have been contemplating taking.
No worry about replies - it would be too overwhelming to reply to every comment!

Bren said...

Those jelly rolls are wonderful! What is the plan for them? I would leave them the way they are! Your baskets are cute. I can't wait to see how you position them. Glad you are back! Relax...the response police are not on duty!! We know you love us!

Doe said...

Hey there crazy woman! I miss you, too.

Vicky said...

Oh, goody, you're back! I'll bet I've clicked on your blog a hundred times checking for an update!

Yummy fabrics! I'm sure you'll do something sensational with them!

I need to post my gorgeous pincushion. Thank you! I love it!

Nicole and Phil said...

It's been awhile since I popped in to see what you are up to! the baskets look terrific, I much prefer these to the rounded handles!
Don't worry about all those WIP's UFO's, eventually they will get done, or perhaps you could donate them to a charity!

Cheryl said...

Love those sweet little basket blocks! The colors are perfect.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The baskets are precious, those SB fabrics are just the BEST!

Patti said...

Hey there my friend! I'm here to catch up today - according to bloglines you have 44 new posts! Can I possibly be that far behind? I know you've done some sort of contest that I missed as others are showing wonderful pin cushions from you. You are such a sweetheart! I can't wait to read what you've been up to!

Patti said...

Luscious Jelly Rolls! And a very happy belated birthday, and congratulations on your 200th post! I've so enjoyed getting to know you - and trying to provide encouragement when you need it.

swooze said...

Love those jelly rolls. Just need to use the one I already have to see how I like it before buying more!

Kairle said...

Oh, I had to make a special trip the to quilt shop just to take a look at the Susan Branch fabric after seeing your blocks. I can't wait to see the finished top. And this can't be one that you put in your stack to be quilted...get it done!!!

Dawn said...

Ohhh you got holly jolly jelly roll! What fun! And I"m LOVING those baskets!

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