Another branch of New Leaf Stitches

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog!

After lots of encouragement I am taking the leap into the blogging world.  Truthfully, I am rather a quiet person and have thought I wouldn’t have enough to say… I guess time will tell.

New Leaf Stitches has been such a blessing.  I have gotten the chance to be successful at something I like to do and have had such great support from my family and friends.  I hope you will enjoy checking in from time-to-time.

Why start now?  Well, some pretty exciting things have come my way and I would like to share them with you.

Way last winter I found out a quilt was accepted to be published in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. I was so excited and set to work refining the quilt.  A wonderful quilt retreat in February was the perfect place to work on it and get input from some very talented quilters. Finally the quilt was shipped to Iowa and I didn’t think much more about it.  About a week before the September issue was set to hit the news stands, a friend emailed to say I was on the cover.  COVER!! Wahoo!!  What an awesome surprise.


Since the publication of “Fall’s Finery” there has been a lot of interest in the fun and easy “frame border” technique.  Check out the website for all the patterns that use the technique.

You know the saying, “When it rains it pours”?  Well, September has been “raining pennies from heaven”.  Quiltmaker’s Quilting and Embroidery magazine highlighted my new notion, Clearly Perfect Angles.  I am so very pleased with their review.

Quiltmaker coverQuiltmaker

More Musing:

In August I went on a road trip with “my friend Karen” to the Buggy Barn show in Washington.  I will share some of our trip in the next post.  I need to thank Karen for her encouragement (and patience) in getting the NLS blog going.   If you get a chance, make sure to check her blog:    My Yellow Farmhousefor great decorating ideas, wool/quilt  projects, recipes and stories.  You won’t be sorry you stopped in for a visit.

Market is coming up in a month and I will try to share some of the behind-the-scene preparations.  Don’t forget to keep saying prayers for the people of  Houston and Galveston.

You know what?  I’ve surprised myself with the length of  this first post! Maybe I’m not as quiet as I thought I was…..

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