Sorry to be a little late on the giveaway winner! The winner of a copy of Sam's lovely book is Kathy Davis, Kathy please send me your details to sarah@Sarahfielke.com and we can get your book out to you!
I feel my blog is severely neglected lately.... I wonder if blogging is becoming less needed due to social media? I know I spend a lot of my work related computer time on Instagram and Facebook. Especially when Quilt Market is on and I'm not there. I think this is the first time in ages I haven't been - while the relief of not having another overseas trip this year is huge, I miss all my friends and I miss not being there to SEE everything!!
The reason I'm not there is largely due to the huge piles of work surrounding me for my new book. The sewing hours are becoing terrifying as the deadline looms closer... I can't wait to be able to show you all though, this book is so exciting to me, and I hope it will be to all of you as well. It isn't due for release until October next year though so you will all have to wait - and I will have to get my skates on in a serious way!! I've also been working on this:
which if you follow me on Instagram you will know is my nect collection for Windmam! It's not out until next year so a little wait on that too but they let me give you a tiny sneak peek.
In other news, the Litle Quilts Blog Tour is over and all the peeps are starting to get their parcels! Take a hop around over the next few days to see what everyone has received and some of the amazing things we've all been making for each other.
A few of these peeps are at Market and so they may not yet have their parcels. Mine arrived the other day and I was SO SO excited to see that Lynn was my partner and I had been sent the gorgeous version she made of my Drawn Together quilt!! I had watched her put it together on Instagram and just LOVED it so much, hooray for it being all for me! Its going to live on my studio wall with other little quilts from the peeps over the years. Not only did she send the beautiful quilt, but a fab Union Jack mug and some scrummy Oakshotts too.
Speaking of quilts I am still being asked regularly whatever happened to my birthday quilt?
I've posted a few times about it but here again! Earlier this year I had a very bad bout of pneumonia and was in bed for the two weeks "personal stitching" time that I had allovated myself. Since then the full steam ahead and 16 hour sewing day nature of my timetable has meant that I haven't had a moment to sew my teacups together. If you didn't make me one and still wanted to you have time - I wont be putting it together until the book has gone to the publisher and I am back from teaching at New Zealnd Symposium in late January! I have hundreds of blocks which is just lovely and I am so thrilled. If I have too many (which I think I will) I will make two quilts and auction one off for charity.
Other than that life goes on as ever... my dad was awarded the Order Of Australia which was very exciting! We are all so proud of him.
And those boys of mine are getting bigger by the day. Charlie is 17 and is going into his final year of school, and Oscar is nearly 15 and is sport crazy and so fit it's ridiculous. The FOOD peeps, the FOOD!!
Anyway back to the sewing room..... ::cracks whip::