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January 2012

The Big List of Thanks

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Hi my awesome friends! Pat here. I just wanted to stick in here between posts to tell you about some lists I was making on my 50's + few days... 

Turning 50-ties unleashed a storm of emotions inside me. The other day I was excited and a little numbed by all the gifts, + congratulations, + Walter singing happy birthday every 15 minutes over my ear at the office! 

Now that I have a little more time to think back on it, came out to the surface of my consciousness a list: deep memories (some that made me happy again and others not so). Add some revelations (that as always bring that stir inside) about things that you believed in for so many years and then you realize.... well, you know that right?. And how about new aspirations? It turned out to be a big list...

On the other side, A BIG LIST OF THANKS that exceeded all of the ALL lists: to God, for helping me to walk my way in life and let me show it to others; for giving me everything (and more than that, He gives it to me Every Day); for letting me know so many wonderful people along this way...

There were many messages written for my 50th bday post... All I can say is WOW, THANKS TO YOU TOO!!! I am a true believer that gratitude is an attitude, and we always have to try to exercise it a bit more. It's inserted into that circle that people call planting and harvesting or....  give and you shall be given back. You were so sweet to be here on my big day! Having you, celebrating with me, made me so happy! All your love, support and friendship is very appriciated! I want to wish you all the best for 2012, all your hearts desire :) LOVE, PEACE and cheers to you my kindred spirits!

Love, Pat


Gettin creative in 2012!

One of the typical New Years resolutions for quilters and sewers are "I'm gonna try new colors" or "I wanna be more daring!" or "This year I will learn new techniques."

So we thought the best way to start exercising your creative juices is to participate in..... (cue drum roll) ..... “PROJECT CHALLENGE 2012” *crowd goes wild*

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You ask yourself …. What does this mean? Who can compete? Am I up for this challenge?... Well the answers are simple. Awesomeness… Anyone…Yes you are! ;)

In 2012 we at Art Gallery Fabrics will be hosting 12 new and exciting challenges. Each month will bring a new project that must be completed and submitted by the end of that month. We will crown a victor each month and in December 2012 when the last challenge is completed we will announce the “Queen/King  of (drum roll) PROJECT CHALLENGE 2012.”

So here are the rules:

  1. Join our Facebook group to enter into the challenge.
  2. Must use Art Gallery Fabrics to make the projects.
  3. Must be completed and submitted in the allotted time.
  4. Must let your imagination run wild!

Pretty simple, right? Stay tuned because the 1st challenge will be posted very very soon.....

Good luck and may your thread be strong and your machine speedy!