Winter always seems so dark and dreary to me because we go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. Spring is my favorite time of year because of all new buds, flowers, baby animals, and green grass.
We are currently working on the Spring 2010 issue of "Easy Quilts" so I get to pretend that spring is here already!! I've attached a photo that has 3 of the "Tried and True" blocks that I have been working on for this issue. I think you will find this issue comes at a great time of year with several fun new projects for you to choose from.
I just returned to Iowa late Wednesday evening after spending a week in upstate NY visiting family and friends. I also spent 4 wonderful days at the "Sew Nice" quilt retreat with 51 wonderful women at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY!! The atmosphere was extraordinary, everyone looks out for each other. Ideas were shared, fabrics were shared and laughter was shared. Quilters are the best!!! The food was fantastic and very plentiful. The lake was gorgeous and so was the weather. Several of the ladies had their "Easy Quilts" magazines with them and finished projects from them over the 4 days. It was exciting to see how many people enjoy the patterns that we publish. It's always nice to hear good things.
I would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season,