Thursday, August 23, 2007

Welcome Colleen!

I want to welcome one of my good friends Colleen to the blogging world! She is such a sweetheart. I hope that you can go over and meet her, you’ll love her! She is a fellow quilter, and has taught me a lot. She has been teaching all of us at church every month how to make our blocks, and special tips and tricks she’s learned. I owe a lot to her for helping me along.

I had one last stash binge late last week, I did some chart trading with someone I met online, and so, I am looking forward to a package in the mail from her early next week. I cannot wait to get them. A lot of patriotic charts that I’ve been eyeing for awhile are in there. It worked out she wanted some of the charts I had already, so I didn’t have to pay much for the large bunch of them she sent me. Also Cindy, I received your charts in the mail yesterday, thank you for trading with me, I am loving the charts you sent :) And thanks for the bonus freebies, awesome!

Thank you everyone for your encouragement on my declaration of cutting back and being more reasonable. There has to be some point to where you have to stop and come to grips that you can’t buy everything. :) I like the idea of maybe getting a reward when I have 5 or 10 done, then maybe it won’t feel like it is so long. What about spending the money to get some of my big ones framed nicely when I finish them? I might do that. It’d be worth it for sure. Especially the Four Seasons. I know I can do this, and you helping me along is so wonderful.

Can you all see my new counter on the right side of my blog? You should all be able to see it now. I think it is really cool. I had to pay for it of course, but I like it! I can change it to show cities, states, towns… it can get really detailed. I like the countries though. I might change it from time to time just for fun.

Also, I changed my settings so that anybody can leave a comment here, not just blogger users. So if you are visiting without a blogger account, feel free to drop a line! I’d love to meet you :)

I’ll leave you with a picture of Curren, who was posing like a model for me at the beach on Saturday!

And here is Jessie getting cheesy for us all too :)


Marie-P said...

Hey Heather...your children are beautiful :-) and I am sure your mom is enjoying every minute with them.
Oohhh, I wish you luck with your attempt to curb your spending :-D that is a tough one, especially for a crafter!
Visited Colleen site...yipee, another quilter to inspire me!

Barbara said...

What a great picture of the little ones! :D

Good luck with your reasonable approach. I've been trying that, too, since an all-out boycott of all stitchy stuff doesn't work for me.

Love your new counter!!

Dawn said...

Your kiddos are so cute! Good luck with the cutting back. I also need to start cutting back...but it is so hard! LOL

staci said...

Your children are so cute :) I've been reading your blog for quite a while but haven't been able to leave comments--so thank you for the change! I love to see your new American themed stitchings--as my kitchen and dining room are also decorated red/white/blue and I've stitched a few patriotic things too! Your quilts are beautiful too--I'm amazed by how much you get accomplished! I'm sure you'll be able to reach your goals easily :)

Colleen said...

Heather, thank you so much for introducing me to your friends. I have so much enjoyed hearing from some of them. I'm getting back into stitching, thanks to you, so I enjoy seeing everyones stitching projects, also. For all of Heathers friends, one of the many things I'm amazed with Heather is how much she can get done. She is truly amazing and inspiring. Plus she works and has two small children. How does she do it? Her projects are always done well, also. Heather, are you getting your mom busy with those quilt projects you told me you were going to get her help on? (My garage cleaning is not going very fast ):

Cheryl said...

Just found your blog whilst searching for quilting blogs! Have enjoyed it very much.

Kathy A. said...

What beautiful children! You do amazing work. I need to take a lesson from you and restrict myself a bit. I am beginning to think of myself as a pattern collector to justify myself LOL.

Kathy A. said...

What beautiful children! You do amazing work. I need to take a lesson from you and restrict myself a bit. I am beginning to think of myself as a pattern collector to justify myself LOL.

MysteryKnitter said...

Nice kids.