I am preparing for a lecture for the Quilt guild in Hudson, Wisconsin. The presentation is tomorrow and it will be about an hour drive for me. Nice travel weather is always nice so what did the weatherman say about tomorrows forecast......yes of course, it will be the coldest day so far this winter....30 below fahrenheit!!! (Which is -35 Celsius) This is Minnesota winter for you in a nutshell. Those of you reading this from warmer climates, I so want to be in your shoes now. I do not like cold weather at all, I wear fuzzy slippers all year and set my thermostat at 72 in the winter. My friends start shedding clothes when they come to visit. And then I always get the phrase...."But you are from Iceland! You should be used to this!" The truth is, Iceland doesn't ever get this cold, not where I come from. And I think I didn't inherit the true icelandic thermostat because when it is 86 and sunny, I am in heaven. It never gets to be 86 degrees in Iceland either. My husband and my two sons like the cooler temperatures, 65 is heavenly temp for my husband.....brrrrrrrr, and if it goes above that, he is inside enjoying the AC. Anyways, it is going to be a gorgeous day tomorrow, sunny and calm, great to be inside looking out. I will just have to sprint from the car to the meeting hall.
I was walking by the magazine stands at the grocery store the other day and I always at least look at the covers of all of the quilt mags. My eye stopped on a magazine called Quilt Almanac because it had a picture on the cover of a block made out of my Mementos fabric. I brought it home and saw that Robin Alexander had designed this wonderful quilt and used my fabric. She used lots of colors out of the line which makes for a great scrappy quilt (my favorite) and she also had some great words about the line: "I love the colors in these fabrics. I decided to make a scrap quilt so I could use as many of them as possible. The large floral border just made it all come together." Thank you so much Robin, I am so glad you liked working with the fabrics.
Also on brand new on the newsstands right now is the offspring magazine from Fons and Porter, Easy Quilts. It is a great magazine with lots of quilts of different sizes and styles and they are all for easy to intermediate skill level. I have a table runner in there that is called Sassy Blooms. It is done out of my Mementos fabric line and they did a great job with the photography as always. What is also great about the Fons and Porter magazines is that they always offer kits for most of the quilts in their store which you can either call in and order or order online. Look for this great issue on the newsstands this month.
Have a great weekend.