Thursday, September 11, 2014

Surprised by a random act of kindness

This fabric arrived at my door this week, a gift to love or pass along. A pay it forward with fabric...great concept. Thank you Nancy! She kindly sent this knowing I love Halloween. She however does not. I will add this to my collection, a part of, and then share. I think it will make a good addition to my collection for an eye spy quilt for Madison. In my spare time, of course. Laughter ensues... Well who knows how long I will collect, right?

Alexander Henry fabric, from 1997 with great artwork and whimsical characters.  Love the cat!

Another classic Alexander Henry fabric I've hoarded, dated 1995. 

And a great vintage piece from Indygo Junction for Moda. Not dated, 2000 something I think. 
All so cool and perfect for an eye spy quilt!
I like vintage and fun, not gory images. 

So here are 3 quilts from Just Treats, No Tricks. Will see if I can rotate photo or, you can just stand on your head! The colors of the season. 

My trip to Nebraska was wonderful, in spite of Texas heat the day I arrived. Wasn't that special ??? Minglewood Lodge is beautiful. A wonderful place to retreat, I think. 
This living room transforms into an auditorium, as for my trunk show, or the classroom. 
Spacious bedrooms. 
My class projects on the trestle dining table that the day before set a lovely fall table scape. 

Did you see Kimber's blog post? she is my editor for Just Treats, No Tricks. Kimber attended the trunk show and took lots of pictures. Check it out at Heirlooms by Ashton House.

Can you believe summer is over??? Where have the long days of summer gone? I had planned to take advantage of the hot days to stay home and get things done. oh well the bath remodel is still in progress. and I'm in as big a mess as ever.
Today, at last, a little cool front arrived. Only 101 yesterday! Time to think of decorating the house for fall and Halloween. Better hurry, Christmas is tomorrow! No joke, blink!  And you'll miss trick or treaters! And turkey dinner!
In the meantime, think about the fabrics in your stash your are no longer in love with, yes we all have them. Someone else would be pleased to receive a random gift, so pass along. You will make someone's day and it will make you smile. 

Until next time~


  1. love seeing your pictures from the classes/retreat. Love your new book I just reviewed it today!
    check out my blog post. Thanks...

  2. Your book is great full of fun projects! Fun post, too!


  3. Hi Betsy! I ordered your new book yesterday and I can hardly wait for it to BE HERE! My family and I love Halloween - and I especially love those vintage old-time-y images :) Thank you for all of your hard work in putting this book together so we all can share in the fun!

  4. Thanks for your post and the link to Kimber's. Chemo treatment this week left me totally exhausted and I wasn't able to attend. I sure missed a good time.