Friday, November 11, 2011

Gratitude and a Surprise Guest.

On this Veteran's Day I am grateful for this boy coming home safely from a year in Iraq so that he can give me "The Look" when I take his picture. Because I can't seem to get enough of them- I missed this kid so much. 
So to him, and to all of those who have served with him and before him, thank you, from the depths of my heart, for sacrificing your comfort, your homes, family dinners, hugs, your very lives. Really, thank you is not enough.

Coming at just the right time, Mary squares up a block made by Jean Anderson of Ohio for the Moda Made with Love Shop Challenge- 100 blocks, 100 days, 100 quilts.

Star blocks of all kinds were made by women (and men) from all over the country for this project. This block will be squared up, stitched together with others into a quilt and then sent to the Quilts of Valor Foundation who will, in turn, send it on to a soldier as a Thank You for their service. 

We are so excited to be a part of this worthy cause.

So, now for something completely different-
We had a lovely surprise as Ellen Luckett Baker, of The Long Thread, popped in to visit the shop on Thursday! Not only does Ellen write this fabulous blog, she is the author of  1-2-3- Sew! for Chronicle Books, and she has designed her first line of fabric, called Quilt Blocks, for Moda, due out next spring. Plus, she has two young children to keep up with! Ellen is a local Atlanta gal, so we hope to see lots of her here at the shop. She is adorable and so sweet. I'm sure she just wanted to shop but I kept asking her questions about her work- her inspiration, how she designs, etc. You know, just so you can get to know her! So, click on The Long Thread and take a gander and then pop over to Moda to see her really cool new fabric line.

See you tomorrow for our 1st After-Market Review! There's going to be some really fun stuff to see. :)

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