Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Update on our basket giveaway with Kelly Mueller from Wooden Bear and my preparations for Market

Hi GF's, so sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I have been cramming to finish my pattern book so I could get it off to the printers in time! Wow, I have a lot more respect for book authors and pattern book authors, that was hard work!! Designing, sewing, writing, layout, blah, blah blah. It is much more work than I thought it would be! One morning, around 4am I told Randy I didn't think we were going to make it and he almost had a melt down (for Randy) and said, I am not going through all this to quit now! so two days later it was sent! Phew, and we are still married!

I have so much to share with all of you and in an effort not to throw it all out there in one day I am going to break up all this good news into several posts. I don't want you to burst with excitement!!

First of all I wanted to let you all know how fun it has been getting deliveries everyday for your virtual gift basket. Remember, you have to comment on my blog or FB pages to be entered. I have been dropping your names into my jar which I will show you soon. Also please share this with your friends so we can get others involved in the fun!! All the details and information are on the Marvelous May Market Give-away tab on this blog! I am adding the goodies as they arrive and will be updating the photos.
Lil Miss Cutie Patootie loves to open all the goodies coming in!

Our next item is from Kelly Mueller of Wooden Bear. Kelly is amazing, talented and sweet and she was the first to be featured on Fons and Porters new TV show called Quilt with the Stars! When you go to the Fon's and Porter website link scroll down to the bottom of the page to see her interview, studio etc! Yeah Kelly, a TV star now too and she looks so cute.  She is down to earth and if you can't tell yet, I love her! She has been a constant source of knowledge, information and encouragement for me as I have labored through my first book. Kelly has written several books over the past few years and has it down to a science. She not only writes a pattern book but she designs fabric for Red Rooster Fabrics. Check out all her fabric lines on Red Roosters website.  Her books and fabrics go together and her wonderful whimsical characters are always popular and collected.

When she heard about my giveaway she was more than happy to send us something special for our basket. She sent you her newest book called "Happy Harvest". This is her largest book so far and filled with fun projects and quilts just for you! She also sent her Happy Fall magnet (she makes herself) from her artwork, plus I had an extra panel from one of her fabric lines I thought I would include too!
Thanks Kelly for your addition to our Give-away Basket!!

 I hope everyone will go to her website called "The Wooden Bear" and check out all the goodies she sells. Books, fabric, accessories, tea towels and lots more. She also offers lots of free stuff you can download and enjoy. Kelly is always generous like that! You could also send her a thank you for her gift, I am sure she would love that!

So here is our basket so far, slowly filling up with some wonderful things. I will have updated photos on the giveaway tab at the top as I add to our basket!



PennyJH said...

Yummy - it's gonna be a GREAT basket! I love Kelly Mueller's designs! ALSO - I opened my May/June copy of Fon's & Porter's Love of Quilting - on page 45 there SHE IS!!! Lil Miss Cutie Patootie and your / her new fabric collection! Coming out in June - YEA!!!

Ann In Fallbrook, CA said...

Everything is great! Don't you ever sleep???

Desiree said...

Wow, Penny, thanks for the heads up, I didn't know! I will have to run out and buy one! Ann, thanks, and No, never. It wastes too much time!

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

What great icandy. What a work schedule you and hubby have. Wow!

Christa said...

Hi Desiree!!
So many fun things....You are so busy these days! Love the doll. She is darling!!

Martha said...

How exciting to have a book published! Please let us know when it comes out. Now, get some rest. You deserve it.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Woo!woo! Nice.

Sallie said...

I love the Wooden Bear! Thanks, Kelly! Your designs are adorable!

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