Valentine's Day and My Turn Day.
We finally are having some very nice warm, thawing weather here in Iowa.
It's in the upper 40's here today. Yippee!
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Since today is my day the subject of my picture is me.
I have titled today's picture...
It's All About Me.
A paint brush.
As many of you know, I have been designing fabric for Moda for a very long time.
I am in my seventeenth year.
I paint out all of my fabric designs - because when I started there were not the computer design programs that are available now. (Yep...that old.)
As you know I collect paint boxes.
This is my littlest paint box.
It measures 3/8" X 5/8".
Isn't it cute?
Since I paint out my fabric and I collect paint boxes,
Each square of paint represents a piece of fabric from each year
I have designed fabric excluding this year.
(Because 17 squares did not work for a paint box)
Print or download pattern here.
Here's a close-up. Remember to click on pictures to enlarge.
So here is the deal.
Leave your guesses in a comment. Just list them left to right.
If anyone guesses all of the fabrics correctly they will win their choice
of my pillow and today's painting or a fat quarter bundle
I thought this was a good idea until it dawned on me that some of you
where probably about eight years old when I started - soooo if you
haven’t a clue which line of fabric the squares represent,
leave a comment - any kind of a comment - "Sandy you are old as dirt." will work.
There will be another winner drawn from these comments.
Altogether I have 5 prizes to give away, the above prizes plus a Lovely Charm Pack™, Layer Cake™ and Jelly Roll™.
Comments close Wednesday, February 16 at midnight.
As I was gathering up my fabrics I realized that I did not have scraps of many of my favorite pieces from each line.
If it was a favorite, it was cut up, pieced into a project and enjoyed.
I do not wrap my treasures in tissue, place them in a safe place and only take them out every so often to admire.
Pam do you by chance follow my blog?
This quilt was displayed in the Moda booth at market.
Since it was made out of my first line of fabric,
I thought he paid too much for it.
He then had it hand quilted. More expense.
By now he had quite a bit of money in this gift of mine.
Some people would have taken this special gift, wrapped it in tissue and placed it in a drawer for very few to see.
Not me. If I treasure something - I use it and show it off - why pack it away in a drawer?
I hung my quilt on our dinning room wall.
Yes it is not nearly as bright as it was when I first hung it as the sun has faded it, but everyday I have enjoyed my gift.
I am about to do some redecorating in the dining room. It's time for a change. I will take the quilt down, fold it up….and lay it on the couch so it can be used for snuggling and keeping me warm.
Eventually the quilt will not only be faded, it will also be torn and tattered but still a treasure.
Better to be torn and tattered from much use and enjoyment than to be in pristine shape without a story.
I can paint with my toes. In fact I painted out all of these mini pictures with my toes.
How do you relax?
Painting - (not a room) and chilln' at our lake cabin.
What do you sleep in - PJ's or Nightgown?
T-shirt and shorts or sweats.
What kind of pillow do you like, Hard or soft, foam or feather? And why?
Two pillows. Both HAVE to be feather. I like the top one to be soft and the bottom one to be medium.
Foam pillows give me a headache.
When you were young did you sleep with a stuffed animal? If so what?
No stuffed animals - no blanket.
Do you sew in bed? Read? Watch TV? eat?
Watch a little TV.
How many nights have you or your spouse spent on the couch?
If falling asleep while watching TV counts - a few.
Early to bed or all-nighter?
I used to be an all-nighter, not so much any more, but yet I am not an early morning person either. I work at night but not nearly as late as I used to and I get up about an hour earlier than I used to.
Who would you most like to have a pillow fight with?
My sisters - that would mean we were young again.
Okay - if you believe the answer to the first question - I have some prime real estate for sale.
I feel like with a blog the whole wide world knows all about me...I have nothing left to tell!
Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see the painting of the day and link up with Lauren and Jessi Jung.
February 15th … Laurie & Jessi Jung
February 16th … Sweetwater
February 17th...Barbara Brackman
February 18th … Deb Strain
February 19th … American Jane
February 20th … Primitive Gatherings
February 21 - Laundry Basket Quilts
From my heart,