Little One-Yard Wonders Release Date

You might remember a couple of years ago (click here for the post) that two of my patterns were going to be included in the newest installment of the One-Yard Wonders books.

I can’t believe that much time has passed. Penny was so teeny tiny! Now she’s all kinds of attitude.

Handmade wardrobe

At any rate, the release date for Little One-Yard Wonders is June 3! That’s coming up very soon and I’m very excited it’s finally here. Here are some links to a promotional PDF they sent me:

Little One-Yard Wonders page 1

One-Yard Wonders page 2

My two projects are a swing dress for little girls (all the way up to size 12!)


and an innovative way to keep your kids warm in the car during those freezing winter months, or cool in those scorching summer ones. I don’t have a picture of this one, but you’ll see it very soon! They were planning on using it in the display at Quilt Market last week, but I haven’t seen any photos yet.

The swing dress has a cute fabric flower that I totally love:


You can click here to pre-order the book on Amazon, or you can wait and buy it in person on the release date in a bookstore near you.

Giveaway Day Winner and an Appendectomy

What an exciting week it has been! I wasted a good amount of time entering giveaways, how about you?

Of course, then there was the emergency appendectomy on Thursday. That was exciting. Joseph, our 8-year-old, woke me up at 1:30 am Thursday morning complaining of stomach pain. All signs pointed to appendicitis so I took him to the emergency room.

Joseph's Appendectomy

He was very excited about the CT scan.

He also got to ride in an ambulance. I think that was the most exciting part of all! They had to transfer him to the children’s hospital and they had already put in his IV to prep him for surgery so the ambulance was the best choice.

Joseph's Appendectomy

He was quite the trooper. We caught it before it “perforated,” as they like to say in the hospital. I like to say burst or exploded or ruptured or something normal like that. Silly me.

Joseph's Appendectomy

The Assistance League has a toy cart at the hospital and each day the kids get to choose a toy and a book from the cart. How cool is that?? He chose a magic kit and a joke book, of course. He couldn’t even be bothered to eat his ice cream, so Dave spooned it in while he was reading.

Joseph's Appendectomy

I never blogged about it, but Eli (who is now 4!ack!) had several surgeries (all at once) in March. I think my goal for this year is no more surgeries!

Joseph’s home now and I did manage to read all the comments on the giveaway last night. I loved every one! Thank you for commenting. And now, without further ado, our winner comment #60:

Mom C: “Wish I had great cleaning/cooking suggestions. I hire a maid, she is fantastic. I feel guilty sometimes but I cleaned for over 50 years, it’s ok for me to quilt instead. Thanks.”

You absolutely deserve to quilt instead of clean, Mom C! Congrats on your prizes! I’ll be emailing you shortly to work out the details.

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