Friday, April 30, 2010


While I'm working on the May calendar, I thought I'd give you a heads up on the program I use to design them: Electric Quilt!
I've used EQ since the very first version, about 16 years ago, and since that time, I've only designed one quilt without it - a wholecloth painted quilt. 100+ quilts in the last 16 years - you decide if I like EQ or not!
Anyway - just got word this week that they're coming out with a new version in June, and for a limited time, they've got some killer pre-order pricing.
Check it out at Electric Quilt
I EQ do you?
Better get back to work on the calendar!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Has Sprung in Texas!

My first spring in our new house has brought so much beauty, I don't think I can stand it. I really appreciate our old neighbors' (from whom we bought the house) efforts when they planted dozens of azaleas 25 years ago. They have literally exploded with blooms and color, and even fragrance. I had no idea they even had a scent since the 2 puny little azaleas back at my log cabin never had enough blooms to even take a picture of. So pathetic.
But now, we've got these:

and several dogwoods
Unfortunately, along with the beautiful weather, has come another harbinger of spring, the ever-hungry Blue Heron. 
He ate my last blasted koi. So now we have a pond filled with algae, some unknown variety of vine, and little else. That koi was big enough to make a good-size serving of sushi. If it was going to be eaten, it should have been by us!
Damn bird - I hope he chokes.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 2010 Desktop Calendar

Click to expand image to full size, right-click and choose Set as Wallpaper or Background. To really jazz up your desktop, right-click on your background and choose a color that coordinates with the calendar - you'll love it!
And I'll be back in a few with more updates!