we have finally gotten some nice spring-like weather around here, thank goodness! i think with the nicer temps and me painting my piggies some lovely colors that i am feeling much more happy lately. thanks for all your sweet comments.
today was an exciting day, i got to meet a quilt book author that i didnt even know was local, kathleen tracy. she has written three wonderful books(you can see the titles on her website). they arent your typical quilt book because they tell a story and also have some lovely quilts/patterns. the one i am most familiar with is prairie children and their quilts. its a great story and would be a great supplement for any of you homeschoolers out there that are doing a little house or laura ingalls wilder unit study.
kathleen is holding her latest book that just hit the bookstores in march. this book is such a lovely story of a woman that lived in our area. some really fabulous quilts are included in this book, including one of my faves, orange peel (featured on the cover). she is standing in front of another of her quilts, also from this latest book (i believe!)
thats judy getting a book signed by kathleen (she works at quilt play too) the funny thing with all this? kathleen knew me! we were talking about the internet, blogging and flickr and my name(chickenfoot) came up. its so fun to see how small the world really is....ok, please dont notice how truly fat i am getting, k? but i had to include a pic of kathleen and me. it was great meeting you kathleen, and hurry up and get a blog!