The Calm Before the Storm

Calm, yeah, right, sure. I laughed as I typed the headline, but really with the 2016 Mystery starting this Friday, and me being prepared, you would think life would be relatively calm. It isn't, and that is perfectly ok, but what it means is I've been far too neglectful of the blog since it has been the lowest priority on the list.

This is going to just be a quick post to get caught up on current events.


It is here! It is finally here! A little over a day and fabric and yardage will be posted! I'm happy to say that this time around I am a lot more organized and prepared. There are a few changes this year that will make the event better for all (printable clues for example) and more ways for everyone to share on social media.

Hop on over to the mystery home page to see all the info. Also, Grey Cat Quilts will be blogging along and there have been rumblings of link ups. I will be sewing along with everyone as well in a quilt made with Island Batik fabrics, and there will be an Island Batik give away at the end of the event. More details on the giveaway to come later.


I am very excited to officially announce that I have been selected to join the ranks of the Island Batik Ambassadors. The official announcement has been quite delayed because this all happened around the time of my grandmother's passing. Needless to say, I'm very excited to be a part of this group of talented ladies.

Already, I'm having lots of fun. This month I am making a mini for their March Mini Madness event! There have been a couple of progress pictures shared on Facebook & Instagram, and there is more to come.

Desert Bloom Patterns Update

The pattern for Talavera Tile is finally complete and available for purchase digitally. Also, I am slowly starting to get the physical pattern in stores. This pattern is currently in Peddler's Wagon & A Quilter's Oasis will receive their copies toward the end of the week. Peddler's Wagon also has Playful Pachyderm and What a Hoot. Check out their samples! They turned out so cute.

All patterns are available digitally on my Craftsy Store. Last year's Mystery, Secret Garden, will be available for those that want to purchase it as soon as I can finalize the pattern.

Now stay tuned for Friday and beyond. Buckle up because this mystery is going to be a great time. Are you excited? I sure am. I'm also excited to share all the things that are in my queue.