Friday, December 13, 2013

Brandywine Designs!! and mystery progress too! and a gift in the mail!!!

 The third step of Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville mystery was posted!!  I have all the pinwheels cut out, and a few made...so do you think this might be the layout?  What is your guess, all you mystery lovers out there?!  Please see this LINK to go to the latest Quiltville Link up post!
 I recently ordered some patterns for Christmas.  I just love applique, but really have not done a ton of it...you all know I am a scrappy piecer, LOL!!  But this coming year...I am dreaming in applique!  So, I ordered some patterns from Brandywine Design.  I very rarely advocate for a company...but this one I can really brag about!!!  Not only was their customer service very fast, but when I received the package, it was just so neatly put together and lovely...it was just a treat!!  And...they put in some special pins based on the blocks from their Wooly Critter Sampler below.
 Wooly Critters!!!  I love animals, and this sampler will be just so much fun to stitch!!  Can't wait for this one!!
 Another sampler, just right for spring.  So, you can visit them here...Brandywine Design...maybe we can do a Wooly Critter Sampler together if some people are interested in the coming year!!!

So lets brag about those companies who are just superior!!
I received the most wonderful box in the mail!!  Recently, I have been studying about angels in the bible and in fiction and literature.  Deanna, my friend from Utah, sent me the most wonderful book all about angels!!  And also a huge box of scrappy wonderfulness...I just loved the whole thing!  Most of all, I am so thankful for friends who think of me with such a thoughtful gift...thank you Deanna!!




*****************Nurse's Notes*************************


I had written a big paragraph about a very sick patient, a young patient...a sweet darling patent!!  But it was so sad, when I read what I wrote, that I deleted it all.  I asked for the sickest patient on the floor, for the challenge, but also to be of service to the family (I knew them).  It is a sinking feeling when you come back the next day and the room and bed are empty.

So this is your assignment, if you choose to accept it!!  Go and find your most precious loved ones and hug them tight and tell you that you love them!!  Make up with them if you are in a snit...just go do it...time is short and waits for no man...or lady either!!

Thanks for listening to the nurse's notes...just an outlet for me...please skip these if you are here for just quiltish stuff!!!


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Have a great day, everyone!!

Julie

22 comments:

Sandy said...

Skip your nurse's notes?? No Way! I love what you write. You never fail to give me something - sometimes many things - to ponder, and I'm always left counting my blessings even more than before. You have a gift, Julie, for expressing your compassion in the most touching way. I hope if I ever need "nursing" I get someone like you. Its no wonder you are so interested in angels, because I think you are one!

Sandy said...

ps .. good luck with the applique!

AnnieO said...

Love your excitement for the sampler patterns and the pinwheels. Your nurse's notes are wonderful and an example of your very caring heart!

Quilter Kathy said...

So excited to see that you will be doing more applique next year... me too I hope. Great patterns!
And that angel book looks so good... what a lovely gift!

regan said...

Ditto on what Sandy wrote! lol

And your mystery pieces are beautiful.....love the colors!.....I'm hoping you'll get to use that star! :o)

Mary Ann said...

Been a bad week at work, so I just finished the second clue yesterday am (up too early before work!) I work this weekend and I don't know if I will get much done but Tuesday I will be off and able to sew with the local sewing group and hope to finish them then.

Leeanne said...

You might be onto something with Bonnie's mystery.
Your job must be very bittersweet.

Nancy said...

I enjoy your nursing notes as much as your quilting notes and photos. Your message today is a great one - life is precious and too short to hold on to grudges and bitterness.

Janet O. said...

Looks like you are in the applique mood! Nice pattern choices.
Okay, that book will give you a better idea of what I was trying to convey.
You have such heart-wrenching experiences to share. Just had a couple myself this week.

jirons42 said...

I love your nurse's note as much as your quilting notes. They say so much about who you are.

sue said...

I just wanted to mention that Brandywine Designs is Linda Hohag and she is the nicest, sweetest person. I have taken classes from her twice and she is so patient and helpful. I love her critters and they are worth the work to make them.

Lori said...

Ah, applique.....very nice! Will you be as fast at that as you are piecing!?
Nice to hear of a company that goes above and beyond. I haven't had that happen lately.

Deanna said...

I am so happy you like the book. Your job brings you close to angels on a daily basic, I am sure.

O'faigh said...

Hello Julie, I love your posts, I have printing out the mystery quilt, still pondering..Hugs Lyn

joe tulips said...

The mystery is still a mystery to me and I love yours so far! I only made half of the chevrons by mistake. As we use those fabrics again, I will cut what i need then. Otherwise I am caught up! So far I love all the sections...can't wait to see how they fit together!
Happy applique!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

No skipping the nurse's notes for me! As much as I enjoy the quilty stuff, reading the notes helps me get to know you better. ;-)

Quilt Hollow said...

I read the nurses note. I wish more were as caring as you.

FabricandFlowers said...

Your nurse notes are so touching. I often share with our school nurse. Nurses help when we need it the most.

I'm doing Bonnie's mystery also. I'm behind but looking forward to some time off to catch up.

Vireya said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Your plaid mystery looks great. I'm sorry to hear about your young patient.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I get it. There were 2 deaths in my extended family on Friday. Sad, and difficult.

Sarah said...

I love the nurses notes! They really make it feel like a real person coming through the writing.

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