Happy March!

Happy March! It has been raining and raining up in Northern California. Good for our trees and makes it so green up here but its a little old after a few weeks. Rivers were at flooding stage last week and my little creek on my property was up to the edge of the little bridge several times. Fascinating to watch the creek rise!! I can see it from my sewing machine window. I cleared all of the berry bushes out of the view path before it even started raining so I am enjoying it now, even if I got a bit of poison oak!! I have been very busy finishing up quilts before I display them at my Alegre Retreat in April. www.alegreretreat.com. We have a few spaces left in Cynthia England and independent study classes if you would like to join us at the last minute.

I have also been working on a quilt that uses my new fabric line with Free Spirit. I would love to show you but then I would be in big trouble. They won’t let me reveal it until just before it ships in November!! but I will be going to spring market in Kansas City to Premier it. So exciting. I just love it.

Our local Fortuna guild has a fun challenge going on. In January you gave a dollar for each UFO you were planning on finishing by the end of March for each piece you finished you would get your dollar back. I gave 10 dollars as I had a lot of pieces that I had started in my design course from Hudson River Valley art workshops in Greenville NY and I have them almost all finished!! Yahoo. then you bring all of the pieces you finished for a huge show and tell. That will be fun to see what everyone accomplished.

My brother Mark who wrote the Rose Quilt Mystery is working on his second book in the series and I am working on making the cover quilt which is a map of where the hidden money is from the civil war!! fun fun fun.

have a great spring! I am sure that it is right around the corner!!
love and hugs