Ask Jo: This and That

Every so often questions and comments come from readers that I think others would like to hear my response to.  That’s when I feature them on the blog.  This is one of those days

First up…I got an email from Rachel at Quilted Twins.  The kits for Azure Skies, our latest quilt in American Patchwork and Quilting are selling out quickly.

She only has a few kits left.  If you want a kit, order soon.  HERE is the link to their site.  HERE is the blog post I wrote about the quilt.

Nance in Reno asked, “I am a sorta sewer who enjoys your blog. I am a crocheter, though, and would love to buy the pattern for the ABC baby Afghan. Could you post where to get the pattern? Thanks so much.”

Can you see the ABC letters hidden in the blocks?

abc alphabet granny square afghanYou can find all the info about HERE on Kayla’s blog.

I got an email from blog reader Linda.  She is…
going through a health scare and was sharing her experience with me.  I obviously won’t go into personal details here but I want to show you these zentangle designs she does…
Aren’t these so precious?

Truly I love them.  I told Linda I think these would make great fronts for blank note cards.

I highly suggest finding somewhere to print them into note cards and selling them.  So cute.

Do any of you do zentangle designs?  I doodle regularly when I’m on the phone but never thought to ever make it something actually beautiful.  WOW, Linda…WOW.

Next up, blog reader, Elle read my blog post about another blog reader, Linda in Mesa AZ gifting Carver this awesome tool fabric.  Read that post HERE if you missed it.

Elle wrote:
“I bought that fabric back in 2007.  I made this for my adult nephew!”

Oh my!!  I love it!!  That has me wondering if I want to piece something bigger for Carver with the fabric…oh decisions, decisions.

That’s what I have for you today….thanks so much to everyone who writes.  I love being inspired by all of you!!


6 thoughts on “Ask Jo: This and That”

  1. After seeing your blog post with the tool fabric I went online and searched for the same. No wonder I couldn’t find it! I have been trying really hard to not buy the Azure Skies quilt kit but the thought of it being nearly gone is tempting. I’m not very good at sticking to a fabric diet. Well, a food diet too. I guess I’m just not a good dieter!

  2. I have an “Ask Jo” question. Hope I haven’t missed the answer on some past post…but why do you dislike holiday decorating?
    Don’t get me wrong…I dislike it too, but if I ever mention that to someone, it’s like they can’t even believe it and like I must be disfunctional.

    I just resent the time it takes to set up and later pack away. I don’t enjoy doing it and as a mother of only sons (now adults) I have found they really dont notice stuff like that very much.
    Now a special meal and a seasonal dessert they do appreciate and I like the planning and cooking.

    I guess I am feeling g a bit guilty and mal adjusted seeing everyone’s Halloween decorations.

    How did you phase out seasonal decorating g and does your family mind?
    You don’t even do a Christmas tree, right? I might give that up this year.

  3. To Darla

    I didn’t decorate last year. No one was going to be here for the holidays. We were all headed to College Station for Christmas. Plus it’s such a pain to get all the heavy boxes down from the attic and then back up again by myself.

  4. The tool fabric really is adorable and the expanded design was awesome. I have never been a doodler but I think Linda’s designs would be great on cards or along the top of notepads, so creative. To Darla, don’t stress over not decorating your home, you are not alone. I did more of it when our children were little but not anymore. I put small garden flag by my front steps for the season and call it good and my Christmas tree is 3 feet and miniature ornaments. You are doing just fine and are not alone.

  5. I didn’t mean to hijack the comments but thanks to you other non-seasonal-decorators. Glad to know there are others out there!

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