Another branch of New Leaf Stitches

Scraps of Thoughts

Hello!  I want to do a quick post to catch you up on what is going on.  There are a variety of topics I want to cover…kind of like a scrap quilt…only with my thoughts.


I had an absolutely wonderful time with the Bloomington (IN) Quilt Guild.  They were so very nice and I’m sure I don’t have to say…talented!

I wasn’t able to get pictures of all the Show and Tell quilts, but here are a few that I thought you’d especially appreciate.

 A wonderful, original modern quilt:


Becky made this adorable, miniature quilt  (Teeny-tiny log cabins!):


Original 30’s prints!  Finding and finishing her grandmother’s quilt:


This was my favorite of the evening.  A little six-year old sent her grandma a request for a new quilt.  The letter included a drawing with very specific requirements…  Look what Grandma made!!

And on the back…the letter!  What a keepsake!


I have never been a fan of Chicago’s O’Hare airport, so imagine my delight in finding this little space of quiet.  On the second floor (by G concourse) is an Urban Garden.

Urban Garden- OHare



There was comfortable seating on both sides of the garden and I was even served a wonderful lunch.  Such a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the airport!


I  recently found out that my new book, Twice as Nice,  is now available for presale on both Amazon and Barnes & Nobles!! Check it out there or at Martingale.


Now, on to naming a winner of the ebook give away… Randi, you are the winner of Simple Charm, by Kim Diehl! 

There were a few issues with the comments, but I want to assure you that I included everyone who left a comment, “liked” the post and/or sent me a message.  I do believe we (Thank you Jesse!) have it figured out.

Let’s test it though….please leave a comment on your thoughts on ebooks vs paper copies.  I will send one commenter a gift package (2 patterns & a Clearly Perfect Angles)!!

Until we chat again,







7 Responses to Scraps of Thoughts

  1. KellyS says:

    For quilting and crafting books I prefer paper. Ebooks are great, but I don’t want to mess up and print something out wrong from an ebook. BTW I am addicted to audiobooks! I love sewing and “reading” at the same time. But I a quite sure the quilting/sewing books will never be published as audio. 🙂

  2. Shirley J B says:

    Paper copy. Am looking forward to seeing your new book!

  3. Brenda Swenson says:

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I kind of like the recent quilt book that I bought as an ebook. It is handy to have on my ipad right by my work area. I can also take it with me when I travel, want to buy fabric, etc.
    And…It would be fun to win the Clearly Perfect Angle. Thanks for the chance. Brenda

  4. Yvonne Watson says:

    Paper! Definetly paper!
    Thanks for the garden info. I have a layover in Chicago next week. Hopefully my gates aren’t too far away for this.

  5. Carol DeB says:

    Interesting question. There is something comforting and relaxing about casually turning the pages of a book. Yet convenient about a digital version. My guess is the way of the future will be digital and it is just something we will need to become more comfortable with.

  6. Kathy C. says:

    I enjoy my Kindle, but for quilt/project books, I like the real deal. I only wish they had bindings so the book would lay flat by my machine.

  7. I like paper copies best, but that is maybe because I haven’t invested in an ereader yet, just my laptop. An ereader may change everything. Glad you had a good meeting in IL.

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