A New Year – a new adventure – blogging! I never thought I’d be doing this because I can’t write a single sentence without an exclamation point but with Betsy’s professional help I should be able to get past that! Maybe! Our little blog hopes to offer you a little entertainment, knowledge of quilting and a chance for you to get to know O’Susannah’s Quilts & Gifts a little better. We’ve been busy rearranging the shop and putting up new samples. Last week we hung this new quilt using the Downton Abbey fabric collection. Isn’t it pretty? Did you all watch the show last night? Can you believe poor Anna? I’m not liking her story line for this new season but I am curious if Mary is going to find a new man and if she and her father come to blows.
And I have to tell you the most exciting thing that has happened to me this new year. Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studios is one of my favorite designers. Four times a year she holds retreats at her studio in Washington State. They fill very fast! (there I go again!) Reservations for the 2015 retreats opened on January 2, 2014. My sister, Margaret spent 5 hours calling trying to get through and finally did. They had only 6 spots left and thankfully it was the July retreat which was the one we wanted to attend. I’m still pinching myself to think I am going to spend 3 whole days with one of my favorite designers. But I have to wait over one year to do it! (there I go again).