There are so many things that inspire and excite me.  All you have to do is look around, and you’ll find them too.  I get the most excited when one of you uses something I’ve designed, and takes it to the next level.  Maybe you use a different fabric, add a different touch, or you change it in a way that adds your own creativity.  It’s exciting!

Lea Kagel took my Cape Cod Baby pattern and gave it a new look using blue and green fabrics.  She made it for a new mother-to-be and I think she may have already given it to her.  She was drawn to the pattern because she grew up on Cape Cod!  I feel as lucky as the mother-to-be, because I got to see my design through a new looking-glass!   Just look at this darling quilt and you’ll see what I mean!

Cape Cod Baby Close-up

Cape Cod Baby by Lea Kagel

Cape Cod Baby by Lea Kagel

Lea and I have a lot more in common than just this quilt!  We both have cats who look like this…

MoochersMy cat is named Moochers and her cat is names “Princess Catiana”.  Leah, maybe princess needs a few sail boats of her own to curl up on.  Hope she didn’t get jealous when she saw the beautiful quilt you made!


In another part of the world, Christine Barnsley was busy sewing away in England on her version of Snow Happy Hearts.  I’m going to give you a sneak peek here, but you’ll have to hop over to her blog to see how wonderful her version really is!

Snow Happy Hearts

Christine you’ve inspired me and I hope many others!  When I designed these little hearts I could only hope they would grow wings and take off on their own!

I’ll be back on the 5th with the February heart!

Hugs to you all,


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