Wednesday, September 20, 2023

October Teaser

 Hello Everyone,

In between getting ready for my upcoming Sew'n Wild Oaks Retreat at Snowflake Lodge, I'm working on my Mondays with Marcus project.  This pattern will be available for free download on Monday, October 16th.  YIKES, I'd better get busy and finish writing the pattern.

I LOVE working with wool.  The Lanacot wool from Marcus Fabrics is so soft and luxurious. I also love combining wool with a cotton project.  It gives the project so much depth.  Of course, I had to include a flange in my project and the little stripe is just perfect for it. 

The designers at Marcus Fabrics were asked to design a free project which center around our trip to New York.  You will be finding out how this project ties into my trip when I roll it out on the 16th.

Life is buzzing here under the pines at Sew'n Wild Oaks.  Thirty-five quilters will arrive this coming Sunday for the start of the retreat.  The tutorials are done, almost all of the handouts are printed. The kits and fabric bundles are all tied up with a ribbon and priced. Today is housecleaning day.  I wish I had time to decorate for Fall, but I don't think that is going to happen.  I'll be lucky to get the kitchen floor washed!

I've pretty much been sidelined for the last month with the venomous bites on my ankles.  They are getting better, but I'm not out of the woods just yet.  Healing has been an extremely slow process. I've finally come to terms with the fact that I will never be a swimsuit model.  That ship sailed when I was in 4th grade!  My right leg is looking pretty good, but the left leg is another story.  I still have the burning/searing nerve pain almost 24/7.  The medications dull the pain, but I'm always conscious of it. The medications also make me a little loopy and sleepy.  There are times during the day when I just need to sit and put my leg up.  When I have a long to-do list, sitting down for an hour is a big chunk out of my today I will fill that downtime with stitching on the wool applique, and stitch the pain away.




  1. I am sorry to hear that your leg is still bothering. On the bright side, it seems to be alleviating. Looking forward to your wool & cotton project. I hope you have a fun, relaxing retreat. I'm sure you'll get plenty of assistance from your friends. Quilty friends are THE BEST!

  2. I love the fabrics and the pattern except for the hand applique! Would have to change that part. hang in there, your legs are healing.

  3. "Hurry Up And Heal" is probably your mantra every morning when you wake. So hoping you heal soon Lynn. The wood project looks wonderful. Take care of yourself.

  4. So sorry you are not getting relief for your leg. Healing takes time. Here's hoping it will get better quickly.

  5. Sending prayers and good thoughts that you will be back to normal soon. Take care and keep on stitching.

  6. I love reading your blog! AND I love your patterns, fabric, you name it! I'm soooo excited about the new pattern coming on Oct 16. I've had some difficulty being excited about starting a new quilt. I think it's because the fabric I see is not the colors or patterns I like. Your patterns always spark my interest and your new fabric line......oh it makes me want to make something right away. Now if I could just get my sewing room cleaned so I have room to operate! I'll try to do that so when Oct 16 comes I will be ready to buy fabric and make something I love.