Treats for me!

I’ve been catching up on paperwork. That awful, awful paperwork that goes along with a business. It’s just not fun. It’s not creative, thought provoking, nor do I get any pleasure from it. If you hate balancing your checkbook you’ll understand. Just take the checkbook that you hate, multiply it times 3 and you have what I’ve been doing.

Finally today the sun came out! I actually got out my sketch book and pencil. I started jotting down ideas for patterns. I love doing this. It’s kind of like brainstorming, but I’m doing it by myself. What will I work on for next market? It’s a combination of ideas and fabrics. Sometimes I have the idea but not the right fabric, so the idea has to wait. And then there’s fabric that fills my head with ideas as soon as I see it. I love how that works! It’s what makes this process so endless and so much fun!

And then there’s the little treats that arrive in the mail , quite unexpectedly, and bring with them inspiration galore. Nanette at http://fredashive.blogspot.com/ sent me the cutest little vintage towel I’ve ever seen! When I opened the package I fell in love instantly! Little does she know, it has so inspired me! It’s a quilt waiting to happen and it’s all starting with this little towel. It’s a process that I’m going to share with you gradually as I work on it, and by the time I’m done maybe you’ll be inspired too! Thank you Nanette, from the bottom of my heart! Hugs to you and your sister in law! (:


I’m off to pick the fabrics!

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  • Erin - Anne – I wish I had your creative little eye and talent. Ahhh – I would be a happy person then! :) I love your blog and how selfless you are to help first quilters like me. You are a doll and your blog is a treat!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Anne I love the towel it is so cute I am dying to see what plans you have for a quilt.
    Hugs Mary.ReplyCancel

  • eileen - That towel looks wonderful layed with the toile. Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

    yes..Nanette is truly a gem in the blogging world. :)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Anne, I towel is so cute and can’t wait to see what you create. I really enjoyed what Mark Lipinski in Quilter’s Home wrote about you. I just got my issue in the mail. Thanks for your inspiration.
    RebeckaReplyCancel

  • vickibellino - Aren’t unexpected surprises the best?! It’s like that towel was designed specifically with you in mind! Happy designing!ReplyCancel

  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - I’m so glad you like it Anne. As soon as I saw it – it was like a lightening bolt. I knew I had to get it for you. I love Anthropologie linens. I am super happy that it stirred your creativity! That is really exciting. It is going to be so enjoyable for me to see what you do next. Thanks again Anne for your generous spirit and creative nature. You make the world a sweeter place.ReplyCancel

  • happy zombie - That little towel is soooo sweet (as is Nanette!). I can’t wait to see what beautiful creation of yours evolves from it.

    Balancing the checkbook is a 4-letter word at my house. You have my sympathies!ReplyCancel

  • Bijous Whimsy's Blog - Oh wow, what a whimiscal and lovely pattern. I can imagine recieving that in the mail would have been great fun, ha ha. We used to have 6 rabbits…right now we have 4 so of course I love all things bunny:D Be Well, Mandy SaileReplyCancel