If you're a local quilter, you may or may not have heard the news: Bearpaws & Hollyhocks is closing. It's sad to hear that our area is losing another quilt shop--we've had several close in the last couple of years, mostly due to the retirement of the shop owners.
For me, this means that not only will I be losing one of the local shops I count on for my quilting needs, but my teaching "career" will be put on hold for the time being. Two years ago, I couldn't imagine being a quilt teacher and now it's hard to imagine NOT teaching! But I'm looking forward to a little break--we all need breaks now and then. After that? Who knows?
Since I'll have a little more time, though, I've agreed to be one of the designers for a Valentine's blog hop--more information will follow after the holidays, but I'm kind of excited, and I wanted to let you all in on the excitement too! Gather up your pink, white, red, and chocolate brown fabrics because I think we'll have some fun ideas for you.
And speaking of after-the-holidays projects, did you notice the button in my side bar for Block-a-Palooza? Click HERE for more information--this sounds like it will be a lot of fun! I just saw the Sunkissed charm packs at the FQ Shop yesterday, and when I saw that the designers were planning to use that line, I ordered a fat eighth bundle. Cute stuff!
So, there are a lot of new projects and changes on the horizon around here, but first we need to get through the holidays. I still have quite a few things left to do before Christmas--how are you doing?