The big news around here this week, of course, is that the first block pattern for the I Love Home BOM was released on Monday! Yippee! And DEFINITELY check out the bloggers’ posts- their projects are amazing!!! I’m sure it will inspire you to get to work on your project!!

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Here’s a little bit of what’s been going on, both in and out of the studio!

Seeing your project in a major magazine when you stop into your local Barnes & Noble never, ever gets old! It’s always fun :) Here is the latest issue of Quilts & More with my fall table runner project:

Both of our kids recently left the nest. They had both pretty much moved out (one got married 5 years ago, but lived 15 minutes away), and the other was at college but was home for weekends a lot. Well, in July, they BOTH moved far away! One 4 hours away for graduate school, and one 1000 miles away for a new job!!! So…. the nest has felt a lot emptier lately. My husband and I are trying to stay very busy so that we don’t miss them too much (that only works so well….) Some of the things we’ve been doing to stay busy:

We had our sweet little grandniece for a weekend. We loved having her- but boy, did she tire us out! We went to the zoo, went for a walk, and went to church. She is precious! Look at those little teeth coming in! And she’s taking her first steps. Such a lovely age!

We attended a “Plow to Platter”┬ádinner featuring local produce and food, and benefiting missions in Belize. The setting was on a beautiful farm, and the food was delicious!

Trying new restaurants in nearby Philadelphia:

In the category of “mundane, but fun,” I cracked open an egg from the grocery store and got not a double, but a TRIPLE yolk! That has never happened to me before! I wonder if I should have bought a lottery ticket that day???


I’ve been working on some projects for The Art of Home Club:

And I’m also trying to stay caught up on my embroidery for the I Love Home Block of the Month:


How is your week going? Are you doing anything fun? Let us know in the comments!