Sunday, March 11, 2012

happy surprise....

I'm a little late to blog about this.
I actually completely forgot.
My office has been overly busy compared to what I'm used to
 and on top of that there have been some changes I haven't been prepared for.
Perhaps some of you know what I mean.
My challenge is my nearly 11 year old.
I haven't been emotionally dealing with the fact that she's growing up.
Like wanting to shave EVERYTHING, removing even the hair on her face!
or the hormone changes---- heck I can barely deal with my own.
So I have been under that drama...needless to say I forgot to blog this.

This being my Ring Toss quilt that was published in Spring 2012 Quilts and More magazine! 

Here's the cover to refresh your memory..because I think it was released 2 months ago!.
Anyhow, my project is shown in the magazine and featured online
for
FREE.
yep free.
So if you would like to download the pattern you can visit
and get it there.
Here are my pictures of the quilt....

It was made in November 2010!

yep I had to keep quiet for14 months...
 I LOVE this quilt.
LOVE it.
I love all my quilts....but this one is soo... well Sweetwater...
I am a HUGE fan of Sweetwater.
I have bought everyone of their fabric lines in some form, fat quarters, charms, jelly rolls and yardage.
I should have a Sweetwater room.
seriously.
I am off to do some 'house' stuff....get breakfast going and maybe sew a binding today,
wish me a relaxing day without drama, please :)

20 comments:

Denise in PA said...

Vickie, it's a fabulous quilt! I love Sweetwater too. Oh, I feel for you with the drama - both at work and home. I was there with the work stuff the last two months of the year - thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown and have to cancel Christmas. And the pre-teenager drama, all I can say is, hang in there - in passes! (My son & DIL are going through it with their 13yo son, oh boy!)

Simone de Klerk said...

Congratualtions. What a beautiful quilt! How lucky we are to get the free pattern!

Amy said...

It is a cute quilt! I love the Sweetwater fabrics too. Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern download.

Michelle said...

Congratulations having your quilt in a magazine! Your name IS on the website as designer. Very pretty quilt!

The Tulip Patch said...

Congratulations! It is so pretty and I am right there with you on sweetwater!!

Karen said...

Hi Vickie!

I have this magazine and LOVE your quilt. Thanks for the link to download it. I probably won't be making it for a while as I'm in a quilting slump and behind on UFOs.

Hugs, Karen

Teresa in Music City said...

Congrats! Your quilt is adorable! And 11 is a tough age... it'll be a while before she becomes human again. So just duck your head and don't come up until she's about 18. Seriously, my grand-daughter is going through that age change and it is very tough on us. But it's worth it because of the lovely young women they become in the end!!!

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Very nice quilt but I think they should have listed your name - credit where credit is due. Love your color choices which remind me that spring will soon arrive in the north country. Keep on quilting.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Congrats! As for the little one, well. Make your rules, stick to them no matter how big the tantrums or how many times she screams I Hate You. You only have 4 years to deal with it and then they will thank you for all that you did by making comments about how much losers their friends are because of this or that, this or that being things that you kept your foot down and didn't let her do. It will be worth all the tantrums in the long end. My two daughters are in college now, and they have thanked me many times. They have jobs, cars, apartments....and some of their friends are homeless, jobless, or in jail. We were foster parents and we had 7 teenage girls at one time. It was great.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love! Here's to a no drama Sunday. Nearly 11 and already hormonal. NOT ready for that one. Be strong, Vickie! Be very strong! Just remember how it was when you were that young. Girls, boys... UGH.

Kimberly said...

Mmmm... popsicle colored quilt... delicious! And I hear you with the 11 year-old-ness. My girls are 13 and almost 15 (and we have a 16 year old Japanese student living with us just to add to the excitement) However with my 13 year old who's heavily into sports (and sweating) it's ME who's pushing a little waxing here and there. I know, let's wish us BOTH luck with it all!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Your quilt is darling and its on my list! They really should have given you credit in the magazine, but I'm glad they have your name on the website. That's one of my favortie lines too. Prayers for you and your kiddo as you circumnavigate the waters of adolescence. This too shall pass...I promise. Hang in there.

Jeanna said...

Congratulations on getting your quilt published! And it is a great quilt! Thanks for the offer and link to download for FREE...wow.

I have a 16 year old daughter and completely understand the challenges of watching them grow up. She is my youngest and it is especially hard for me because she will be the last to fly the coop...so to speak.

Lots of prayer and patience.

Amy DeCesare said...

Oh, my...I always wanted girls, but my husband assured me we had it easy with our 2 boys. Maybe this is what he meant. Hoping you can find calm!

Cristin said...

gorgeous!!! i've no choice but to add that quilt to my list of "MUST MAKE" quilts... thanks for sharing! and congrats on the magazine!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Beautiful quilt. I did have to laugh, we thought our DD was thee drama queen when she was pre-teen. Remember 'this too shall pass'. ;-)

Needled Mom said...

Those are tough years. I do not envy you.

Love the fun quilt. Thanks for the link.

Diane said...

This is great! I stepped through the instructions and you did a great job!

laurie in texas said...

SOOOO happy for you! And, yes I can relate to the almost 11 year old drama. My princess turns 11 in December - one minute I'm the bomb and the next I'm an evil, mean Momma! Were we like this??? LOL!

renaissanceSandi said...

Hang in there with your daughter! It will get worse before it gets better, but I can honestly say having raised a son (age 24) and a daughter (age 19)it is truly a blessing when they grow out of their teenage angst and become a friend. Just try to maintain the relationship with her now, and you will reap the benefit later:)