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Welcome to Day 1 of the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop.
Today's featured designer is - Me.
I want to be up front with you. I WILL NOT be painting a picture a day with my toes or my fingers.
Not that I would not like to paint a picture a day for 27 days, but the problem is this is a very busy time of the year for a fabric/pattern designer.
How about if instead of a picture a day I have a quote of the day. They may be a famous quote - or not so famous.
Keep at it. Keep at it.
Often said by my mom - Millie Fisher.
My sisters and I spent a bit of time whining while we were sewing our 4-H sewing projects - usually wool - in a house with no air conditioning - in August. It was summer and I would rather be at Big Spirit Lake soaking in some sun. Just as I was about to throw the garment in a corner and head to the lake, from the kitchen would come - keep at it. Keep at it. Mom's little saying seemed to work as we always completed our 4-H sewing projects. (Usually in the wee hours of the morning of the dress review - but always finished.)
I also was doing a bit of whining while preparing for this hop. In the back of my mind I could hear mom saying - keep at it. Keep at it. I kept at it and I finished my project.
When I think of fairs - I think of food - on a stick.
My all time favorite fair food at the Jackson County Fair was a corn dog.
Not just any old corn dog, but one from Rita's Chuck Wagon.
Right between the 4-H buildings and the mid-way.
I have never found a corn dog that measured up to Rita's.
Her corn dogs were very crispy instead of doughy like the ones I find today.
Is there anybody out there in blog land that has had one of Rita's Corndogs?
When you eat fair food it is best to have two free hands. I am not a fan of fanny packs so for my project, I have created a little bag for fair going.
My bag is big enough to hold my little digital camera in the main part of the bag.
One pocket will hold my credit cards and the other cash.
The nice long strap fits across my shoulder,
freeing up my hands so I can do some two fisted corn dog eating.
I used my favorite block - the honey bee block.
I added some applique and borders
and named it Making Honey.
(Note this pattern will not be posted on our website
until the fabric ships - sometime in October.)
I am going to be gone for a few days so I will announce the winners on my September 12th post.Leave a comment on THIS POST anytime before 10:00 PM Central time, September 11th to be eligible to win one of the prizes
Tomorrow's featured designer is Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.
We are supposed to post our video which was made at Quilt Market School House. So for those of you who did not attend School House and would like to see my video - click below - otherwise keep on scrolling.
Remember to keep at it...you will be surprised at what you get done.
Stop by tomorrow for the quote of the day.
From my heart,
September 6th Sandy Gervais of Pieces from My Heart
September 7th Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
September 9th Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms
September 10th Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts
September 11th Basic Grey
September 12th Polly and Laurie from Minick and Simpson
September 13th Sandy Klop from American Jane (Post will be featured on Moda's blog)
September 14th Liesl from Oliver + S
September 15th Joanna from Fig Tree and Co.
September 16th Lynne from Kansas Troubles
September 17th Barb and Alma from Blackbird Designs
September 18th Aneela Hoey from Comfortstitching.com
September 19th Barbara Brackman from Barbara Brackman, of course.
September 20th Bonnie from Cotton Way
September 21st Christina from Cabbages and Roses
September 22nd Deb Strain
September 23rd Jan Patek of Brannock and Patek
September 24th Lauren and Jessi Jung
September 25th Stephanie from Lily Ashbury
September 26th Julie from Cosmo Cricket
September 27th Kate Spain
September 28th Karla, Susan and Lisa from Sweetwater
September 29th Kaari from French General
September 30th Lisa from Primitive Gatherings
and the fun continues into October
October 1st Kathy from Kathy Schmitz Studio
October 2nd Liz from Liz Scott Designs