I need a twelve-step group for quilters!

I started another quilt. I just couldn’t wait any longer to see how it was going to look with the fabrics I bought (a long time ago). I’m in love!!!

This will be entirely hand pieced, appliquéd and quilted. Entirely! By hand!

I’m still here

Did you think I fell off the planet?  No.  I didn’t.  Just feeling drained lately, not much to report, and being busy. That’s all.

I made it to the AQS show in Grand Rapids and really loved the exhibits.  I’d show you some of my favorite quilts, but they have this icky policy that says you can’t post photos on the Internet.  I’ve seen other blogs with photos, but I’ve always usually been a rule follower, and AQS was the publisher of my first book. so I won’t tempt you with gorgeous photos.  I will say that I was very proud of Tim Latimer’s beautiful hand quilted quilt that you can see on HIS blog. He took the photo… it’s his quilt, so feel free to click on it and take a good look without being chastised.  
I enjoyed getting together with my friend Annemart Brendske as well.  What a fun time we had.  Far too short, but very fun!

We took a nice ride on the motorcycle yesterday and headed down to the French Laundry for breakfast.  OMG, if you live in Michigan and haven’t ever been there, please go!   They won’t clean your clothes for you, but the food is out of this world!
After a great breakfast we explored the area south of Fenton and ended up at Heavenly Scent Herb Garden.  Oh my gosh!  Absolutely gorgeous place!

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They had a big fairy garden with miniature items and plants that was SO gorgeous.  Here are a few photos, taken up very close…

Click on photos to enlarge.

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Visit Heavenly Scent’s website at http://www.heavenlyscentherbfarm.com/ to get more information. 

I need to spend tomorrow (Labor Day) getting ready for teaching a workshop and giving a lecture on Sept. 4th in Toledo, Ohio.  Looking forward to meeting with the Maumee Bay Country Quilters’ Guild!!!