Happy October!!! Are you feeling the signs of fall yet? Not so much here in Austin… we’re still enjoying the heat.
If you’ve seen my Instagram feed, you might have seen my pictures of a quilt I finished longarming last month for a wonderful client named Rachael Ferrera. This is Rachael’s own layout, using paper pieced stars from a number of sources.
I love it so much that I think it would make a beautiful cover for the 2016 Quilter’s Day Planner. I’ve been busy working with Rachael to get permission from all the various designers who published these different paper pieced stars. And so far, everyone has said yes!
Speaking of the planner, I heard all your feedback, and we are moving from our original plan for a moleskin-type cover, to a hard cover with a spiral binding. This way, you can easily open the book flat on a table, or fold it in half to make it easier to use. I am excited about this change of plan. Thank you all for sharing your opinions with me about it!
If you’ve wondered what happened to my Tips and Tutorials posts and Linky parties- don’t worry! I’ll get back on the wagon again soon. I’ve been spending every minute of my work day putting together the content for The Quilter’s Day Planner so we can launch it in mid-October.
And my children – yikes. My children have been sick (it always happens that way at the beginning of the school year) and needing some extra attention.
I will admit that I’ve been overwhelmed this month. The big clue to me that I’m burning the candle at both ends came the other day when I repeatedly entered my ATM pin into the microwave while trying to warm a snack for my kids. It took me at least three tries to figure out what was wrong. I know. Pitiful.
So I’m thinking of moving the Tips and Tutorials Linky party to a once-a-month event until I finish birthing this planner. This baby is demanding all my attention!