Saturday, December 27, 2008

Finishing Up 2008

Ok admit it, this is the cutest picture so far! Nathan trying to hold his twin sisters on Christmas! Sorry I had to share it.

As the year is winding down I was glad to have finished some old UFO projects. I am going to start 2009 without all this extra baggage. I finished Nathan's pirate quilt which I have been working on for TWO years! I wrapped it again and gave it too him, unfortunately I forgot to photograph it so picture will come later. I also made that fleece blanket I have had the fabric for all year. I have so many art quilts in different stages of completion and although I am working on them I doubt I will make my Jan 1 deadline.

I am busy finishing up a quilt for the "Edges" challenge for the July IQA show in Long Beach, deadline is Jan 14th. There are a few of us in the art quilt group I belong to that are going to enter it. The challenge was to come up with our interpertation of what "edges" means to us. I thought it was going to be a really tough challenge but I love what I came up with. Shhh, its still a secret until I am finished. I will give you a peek then. The thing about challenges is that they make us think outside of the box and stretch. Monday I also received a two year contract to design fabric for Red Rooster Fabrics in NY, I am really excited about that! We are reading it over and checking all that fine print. How exciting to think that "Desiree's Designs" will be printed on the side of every yard of fabric they produce with my designs. Wow, another 15 minutes of fame! LOL I need to now work on the coordinating fabrics to go along with my panel I submitted to them. And then finally, my patterns got picked up by a big distributor and possibly a catalog company. These latest opportunities are directly related to our trip to Houston. THANKS HOUSTON!

It is turning out to be a busy end of 2008, a good time to clean up the old and welcome the new! I am hoping for many new and exciting opportunities for 2009!

5 comments:

Nature and Me said...

Oh my - a bunch of cuties!

God bless these precious gems always.

Coffeequilts said...

Holy Cow! It's me...Coffeequilts from Costa Rica. I never expected to hear from you so soon. Last night I tried to create my own blog site since your site was so interesting. I am still trying to figure out how it all works...especially over my slow 28.8 modem in the Costa Rican farm country. So I was shocked to find a message from you today commenting on my dollhouse.

Sounds like 2009 is starting off great for you. I was excited to hear about your designs for Red Rooster. Congratulations!

Deb Townsend said...

What an exciting year 2009 is going to be for you. Congrats on all your opportunities! I'll be praying that the year brings nothing but joy!

caseytoussaint said...

They are too cute!
I'm glad that 2009 is looking so good for you. I'll be looking forward to following along on your blog.

Arty Velarde said...

yes! an awesome picture. Congratulations.

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