Monday, November 30, 2009

Kentucky Living Magazine - December

Watch for the December issue of Kentucky Living magazine. I will be part of an article on using my photographs to make fabric postcards as Thank You cards. The title of the article is the Lost Art of Writing Thank You Notes.

Do you send written Thank You notes? My mother has always instilled in us that the proper way to say Thank You is to send a hand written note. In these days of electronic media, we sometimes forget how much people enjoy receiving something in the mail. I know I do. Whether you care to send the very best (Hallmark) or make your own cards, see what kind of reaction you get to sending something special that you have made.

Make someone's holiday merry by sending them a handwritten greeting.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Great Quilt Shop in Celeste, Texas - Quilt Mercantile

While in Texas teaching last week, my host, Alice Wilhoit, took me to the Quilt Mercantile in Celeste, TX. It is just outside Dallas. What a great shop. There are lots of sample quilts and other projects covering the's like a small quilt show.

Alice was teaching a class there so I had some time to do some hand stitching...and SHOP. See that purse sitting in the foreground of this photo - it's an Indygo Junction pattern that came home with me. The handles go through those big grommets and when you pick it up, the purse closes. Can't wait to make it.

At this time of year, my favorite spot in a quilt shop is the Christmas room...lots of quilts with red in them and quilty gifts we can make.

If you are ever in the Celeste area, be sure to stop and visit this shop. Tell them Bonnie Browning sent you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday Musings...

Life is getting back to normal again. After 8 days in Des Moines for the AQS Quilt Show there, then a planning meeting in Knoxville, TN, the following week, and last week I taught in Plano, TX, it's nice to be home for a while.

Today Marcelle and I finalized the last teachers for the Paducah show in April, so the registration guide is getting ready to go to the designer for layout.

Registration for the Lancater show is open and classes are filling, so don't delay in registering if you plan to attend that show. We've already filled the Thursday evening (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.) performance for Eleanor Burns... and we have been able to add another performance that will be held from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. that same day. She is always popular so don't wait to get your tickets to see Eleanor Burns.

I'm ready to do some sewing. After teaching my Xquisite Scrap class in Texas, I even bought some fabric to work on the black,gray, and cream version of that quilt that I want to make. Should have enough different fabrics now... just need to get busy cutting 4" squares.

Hope you are having a great week, wherever you are...

Bonnie B