Friday, July 15, 2011

Shootin' From the hip........It's HIP to be Happy! Come see what all the talk is about!

Envision me sitting me at my desk finishing up the day, feeling good with the progress I made and the wonderful connections I had with parents about their kids and THEN!.......

My phone begins to beep and keeps beeping!  YEP!!!  The quilt show in Galveston has come to me!
For your weekend pleasure, ENJOY! colors and stories and laughter that is a fresh Hit of Happy!
(I apologize but I do not have a catalog to give credit to artists to quilts.)
Smiling, giggling, telling stories, and enjoying the feeling of joy is
HIP!....Enjoy the show and then at the exit is a little fun....


Do you recognize the quilt above from a Mary Lou Weidman's book?
SHE HAS A NEW ONE OUT!!!!!!!!  Yep, I am just a little  SO EXCITED!
Her new book has been released and guess what? I have 2 on the way from Mary Lou, one for you and one for me!  Will keep you posted when they have arrived and  a giveaway will be fun!!!!
She is the inspiration for the story quilts in this show and I CELEBRATE! HER!!!!
Don't miss the fun on her blog at http://marylouweidman-marylou.blogspot.com/




Lookie Lookie!  Miss Diva's in all its glory!  Drop by her blog at http://quiltdivajulie.blogspot.com/
and tell her Hi!







Poof!  Here is Porsche and Maggie playing amidst the fun!  Can you imagine the stories Maggie will have for you, LaDonna, when she arrives to your home after the show?!  Very fun to think about!!!!!!!!!


Are you smiling and like me, wishing you were there in person...currently booking a ticket to fly to Galveston, grateful to the Mary Lou's in our lives that inspire us to have a creative story to share and a smile along the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

I am off to play in the trailer and nature for the weekend but before I leave......YEP the Giveaway rules! for what you ask?


6 fat quarters from the HIP HAPPY line........such HAPPY JOYOUS fabric!!!!!!!

Giveaway will close this Sunday afternoon when I arrive home...
Rules.....You make the rule and submit an entry....May this post of HAPPY STORY quilts inspire.....
HMMMMMMMMMM!....I love making up my own rules and I hope you will enjoy the process also!

You get extra entries if you post on your blog about Mary Lou's book release, link to this giveaway and a twist, if you link to someone else's blog that makes you HAPPY!  Let's spread the word on fun blogs!!!!
Put in your comments all you have done for entries and POOF! your chances just get more lucky!

Love, Em


p.s.  A happy moment I will never forget....lying in bed and found the above quilt posted on Mary Lou's blog. I had found her, fell in love and began buying up her books.  I sent her my style of story quilt and she was so supportive... A HAPPY moment that I will never forget as I laughed out loud, may have even jumped up and down on the bed, exclaimed to Sean the fun and thinking, "Blogland sure makes me feel good and I just found it. Thank you God!"

So, Enjoy CELEBRATING! Happy and you may even want to jump on your bed today...JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN MAKE UP YOUR OWN RULES!

22 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Mary Lou is amazing and that show is definitely something to CELEBRATE. Yes, I would love to be sitting in one of those chairs and taking in all of the beauty. Have a great time!

LaDonna and Diana said...

Those quilts definitely bring a smile to my face! I want to crawl through my computer screen to see them closer! Enjoy your nature time!

LaDonna

Colleen said...

You are soooo right!!! I want to be in Galveston too. Thanks for sharing the pics and today I will work on my story quilt. I am lovin this Celebrate! Big Girl Pants blog!!! The giveaway fabric is beautiful but not sure how to enter for it! Shows I am a newbie. Enjoy your weekend and post lots of pics.

Vesuviusmama said...

I definitely wish I could go see those beauties in person, too! Porsche and Maddie look like they are having so much fun frolicking with all those chickens and angels and poodles and witches and children and all. You know what else makes me smile this Friday? At lunch time I am headed out to the SPCA to see if I can find a playmate for Biscuit - I know he is lonely when we are at work and school/camp. Soon, very soon, I hope to have two canine hanging buddies!

LynCC said...

What a wonderful, fantabulous exhibit!!! I wish so much I could go to it, so thank you very kindly for sharing!

Cathy said...

Love, love, love the quilt show. Thanks so much for sharing. Love Mary Lou Weidman. She is the greatest. Thanks for the giveaway. I posted about it and Mary Lou's book on my blog today. I only have one rule when it comes to quilting....."Have Fun". There is no way I could do anything if it wasn't fun. Have a good day. Hugs

Laura said...

I love the quilt show pics! Really wish I could be there in person. I just got a charm pack of Mary Lou's fabric. Woohoo! I tweeted about the giveaway, too.

Kathy said...

Have a great camp out with the fam! I'll mention you and Mary Lou in a post with a link! Congrats on the Galvaston Show.

quiltzyx said...

Thanks for the quick quilty trip to Galveston Em! I did blog about this post & it auto-posts to F'book & Twitter too. :D

My rule: There ARE no rules!!! Do what you want on your quilt, however you want to do it!

Enjoy your weekend :D

Judi said...

Oh the Galveston show looks so nice and the colors WOW! Have a great time in the trailer.

Tangos Treasures said...

Wish I could be there too!! Awesome!!

Mimi said...

Thanks for sharing Em... there is no way in this world I could be there... as much as I would wish. I've been to countless art galleries but to see quilts on display... oh my! how inspiring! Thank you for sharing.

Sallie said...

Wish I had time to go to Galveston this weekend! Celebrating FIL's 80th birthday, though, with lots of family. The rule is: write your name on a cup and reuse it. :) Don't have any idea how that ties in with quilting, but we are definitely celebrating this weekend!

Sallie said...

Another blog that makes me happy is found at http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/

Just realized what the rule should be for this giveaway: I WIN!!

Thanks for the chance!

Janet said...

It is on my list to one day see a Mary Lou show....Maybe I'll have to make one of my own. With my own rules :) Thanks for a chance to win that gorgeous fabric.

gill said...

Hi Em
I've only recently found Mary Lou's blog! What fun she is!! I can't wait for the release of her new book here in the UK!

LynCC said...

Here's a blog that makes me smile: http://cosmoquilts.blogspot.com/

It's a cat's blog. The cat is the quilter! lol

joe tulips said...

Fun fun quilts. It would be great to see them in person. So colorful and happy! Mary Lou's books are on my wishlist....sigh! someday....Enjoy camping!

Mama Pea said...

You can enter me in the contest if you like (not sure what it is LOL), but mostly I want to leave you a comment. I am so glad you're having such a good time in Galveston. Such a cool show and so totally you! I have only recently learned of Mary Lou around here. But, knowing she inspires you so much makes me think I should go out and buy her books right away. I think I may just have to do that. Hope all is well. Stay warm in your camper!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I loved how Peggy described the staff at the Customs House watching as the show in Galveston was hung ... how interested and amazed they were by the colors and details in the quilts. It looks SUPER!

My Rule - Colors Rock!

Have fun in the camper ...

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a Mary Lou fan too! I love the exhuberance of your blog -- the colors, the words, the smiles! What a gift to all of us!

jennifer said...

Your friendship makes me Happy:)