I haven’t paid much attention to all the talk of the famed Houston trade-show, the International Quilt Market, I’m just patiently waiting for all the great new fabrics and patterns to be available for purchase from my favorite shops. One such shop though, Fat Quarters (awesome selection, reasonable prices, lightening fast shipping), had a ton of great pictures on their Jolly Jabber blog, and I can’t help but wish I was there.

I’m particularly intrigued by Sandy Henderson and Jay McCarroll. Sandy Henderson has some gorgeous fabrics and some fun tutorials on her blog – including one for shirring! Hooray. The picture of her booth on the Jolly Jabber really grabbed my eye – I LOVE those big fabric flowers around the top of the booth.

You may remember Jay McCarroll from Project Runway…well, in the picture on Jolly Jabber, he’s surrounded by really cool applique quilts. Are they his? He’s also wearing a cool 1970’s string-pieced vest. Is he a quilter? Nothing about quilting or quilts on his site, but you never know…I’m going to research it a little more. Looks like there is a line of fabric on the way…from none other than Free Spirit, my fav. These swatches are from the two lines – one line is called Woodland Wonderland, the other is Garden Friends. I love those trippy little deer and bugs.

Anyway, lots of eye-candy out there. I better start saving my pennies :)

My heart is full!

If even half of the change President-elect Obama has proposed happens, can you imagine the improvements in our country? In our standing in the world?

I know a lot of McCain/Palin supports that are very sad right now, and I’m truly sorry for them. I remember very clearly how I felt in 2000 and 2004. But even though I am empathetic, I am still overjoyed at the prospect of the change to come.

My husband really wants to have another baby. I think I’ve been waiting until this election before I decided to go for it. I am so ready to shake of the fear that the world is crashing down around our shoulders and get on with the business of making things better.

I miss my mom tonight. She would be so excited about this whole election – I really wish I could share it with her. I can’t wait to see what smart people Obama fills his cabinet with. I just can’t wait!

Bible Spice

…that’s the funniest name I’ve heard for Palin yet. Cracks me up.

I turned in our ballots today. It was a little anti-climactic since I didn’t even get a sticker, but that’s okay. I’m a permanent mail-in voter because I always have my adorable son with me, and it’s no fun to wait in line with a 2-almost-3 year old. BUT, this election, I’m sad to miss out on the experience. Big difference from last year, when I served as a poll worker.

So let me just say again, for the record. Vote Obama/Biden. Vote NO on Prop 8. Vote for Robert Hamilton. Vote vote vote!