Tonight while reviewing my facebook friends' status I saw that THE Bonnie Hunter had posted "***city***, Texas here I come!" and eeek! It got me really excited!!! :D
Yeah Baby! Of course I've known for months that August was THE month that THE Bonnie was coming... and everyday since flipping it to August I've been eyeing it on the kitchen calender all month - but... when I saw HER write it - it HIT me! :P
*giggle giggle* and I already know what I'm gonna be taking for this months show-n-tell of course... my Christmas Lights quilt designed by Bonnie :)
This month not only will I be going to the night monthly meeting but for the FIRST time for me - I'll be attending a workshop class Saturday morning! This is THE very reason I joined the guild! :P Eeek! Did I mention that I'm excited!?
A few weeks ago I got a newsletter via email from my Guild saying that the pattern for Saturday's workshop I signed up was "Hand Me Downs" which was different than the pattern that I thought I signed up for so I emailed Mona to get more info.
I was so pleased to hear that although it was indeed a misprint, that both patterns are very similar and that Mona was planning to alter her block making during the workshop so that she could make the one in Bonnie's first book Scraps and Shirttails called "Hand Me Downs" and that got me to thinking...
(Hand Me Downs on the RIGHT and My Blue Heaven on the LEFT)
Yeah, I want to do the SAME too! Like Mona! Since I already have a quilt in the making called My Blue Heaven from blocks that crazy'boutquilts and I swapped all last year. You may remember seeing/reading about some of it HERE.
Thankfully our GENEROUS Bonnie has a provided a link to preview all the patterns in her first book Scraps and Shirttails here – So I'm able to print out a photo and use for pulling out my fabrics. :0)
Look out shirts, here I come!!! I've been collecting and now it's time to put them to work! Before my twins were born I use to go to the Goodwill sales every Sunday when they tagged items for $0.50 each!!
The only think I need to shop for is one constant dark plaid to use for setting squares… and that is something I can wait to purchase after I have several blocks made from the workshop Saturday.......and now that I know what to look for – I can use a 40% off coupon at Joann’s. ;) to find something similar to her dark plaid.
Well I better wrap it up and get to diggin in my closet where I have a rubbermaid full of shirt parts... ;)
Saturday will be here before I know it!
Love from Texas!