Friday, August 7, 2009

A Good Omen and Something for You Too

Look who joined me for breakfast today. She was a little cautious at first.
While I enjoyed my yogurt and grape nuts on the back deck, she enjoyed a few nibbles of the meadow which is my back yard.
I think she's a good omen for the show today.
I've been promising a tutorial for how I put grommets in my potholders. It's not rocket science, but if you've never done it before you might find it helpful. Just click here to download the pdf. I have a couple of other tutorials in the works to share, one for this quilt and one for this one.
Thanks for all your good wishes and support.
I'm off to the show!

32 comments:

Tonya said...

I have read your blog for a few months, and I don't know why I haven't said something until now. Good luck at the show. I throughly enjoyed your last one, and the pieces for this one look great also.

Kangaroo said...

I have paid attention to animal omens for a year or so now. It is uncanny what the universe tells us when we listen. Shamans call this animal medicine.

"People with Deer Medicine are often described as being swift and alert. They are intuitive, often appearing to have well developed, even extrasensory perceptions. Sometimes their thoughts seem to race ahead, and they appear not to be listening. Deer's medicine includes gentleness in word, thought and touch, ability to listen, grace and appreciation for the beauty of balance, understanding of what's necessary for survival, power of gratitude and giving, ability to sacrifice for the higher good, connection to the woodland spirits, alternative paths to a goal. The gentleness of Deer is the heart-space of the Great Spirit which embodies His love for us all. Deer teaches us to find the gentleness of spirit that heals all wounds, to stop pushing to get others to change and to love and accept them as they are. The only true balance to power is love and compassion."

Good luck at the show!!!

Dena said...

I live in a rural area and it's not unusual to have one of our fields full of deer grazing. Sometimes at night, as we're laying in bed, we will hear them walking along our front deck which can be a little startling if you were sound asleep.

Jackie said...

Visitors in my yard are always welcome. I just love seeing nature in its natural setting. What a wonderful way to enjoy breakfast. Looking forward to your tutorials. You always amaze me. Good luck with the show!

Karen said...

Hi J, Congrats and best of luck on show #2...can't wait to see the reviews;) I'll be watching;)

Cheryl Arkison said...

You're on fire with the tutorials!
Good luck this weekend.

Amber said...

Good luck - I know you'll do well :-)

Sophia said...

Good luck with the show tonight!!! Can't wait to hear about it!

Bekhy said...

Nifty tutorial; thank you. And good luck on the show tonight!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Oh wow! Grass so green, not often seen around my way. Good luck with the show tonight!

Rita

em's scrapbag said...

What a great way to start your day. Best wishes for a successful show.

Heather, Neilson, Grace & Creighton said...

Good luck on your new show. I wish I was still in KC to see it. I used to work down the street from that clinic.

I can't wait for your tutes!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I wish you all the best!

connie said...

I hope the show went well and you had a great time. I am sure it was beautiful. I loved the photos of your breakfast partner.

Lurline said...

Have copied your Grommet Tutorial - how big do you make your potholders, please? Love your Coin Quilt - hope I catch up when it is published - please give me a nudge if you find time!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Shari said...

What a beautiful way to start your day. Hopefully leaves you refreshed and at peace. I'm sure your exhibition this weekend will be fantastic. Sending you good vibes...

MelissaS said...

Can't wait for the tutorials!

"Break a leg" at the show!

audreypawdrey said...

I can't wait for the tutorials! I need to learn how to try the grommet attachment. I want to make more potholders for christmas but my tabs always come undone and look sloppy-this is a much better alternative. Love the coin quilt too!

Dorrie said...

Oh, what a nice way to enjoy breakfast. Animals are such a true gift. Good luck with your show this evening. . .Jon too and have fun!

Valerie said...

Oh I love the deer! I love the potholders. Thanks for the tutorial. I will check it out.

sewtakeahike said...

That's a beatiful field to have right outside your back door Jacquie!

Eila said...

Fab outfit! I like the green and gray blend! Beautiful work!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love watching the deer with you. Hope the show is fun for you. Thank you for the grommet tutorial! I have a few to do this week.

MightyMom said...

have a good show!!!

nice friend you got there.

Victoria said...

How sweet is she?! A good omen indeed!
Thanks for the tutorials... (grommets have always frightened me a bit.)
Hope the show was a smashing success!

Sarah said...

This is great...thanks for sharing!

ellen said...

Oh, happy show...I know it will be fabulous!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I am sure the show was a great success and thanks so much for the tutorial

Annemariesquilt said...

Hello Jacquie..
I have startet on a project and it is for you. I guess my swapgift will never reach you, so I am very sad!!
You just have to give me some time to finish it. This one will not have a Christmas look, I was not in the mood for that. Soon I will put out a picture of what I realy sent you and if you ever see it in any home nearby you you know that it was supose be yours.....
Have fun at the show!

Rose said...

Beautiful back yard, good luck with the show! And thanks for the tutorial, that looks so much nicer than the loops that are always on them!

Rebekah said...

thanks for the tutorial link! These kitchen sets would make really great Christmas gifts

Candace said...

I would love to start my morning with such a wonderful visitation, Jacquie! Thanks for a great tutorial!
Cheers!