Monday Updates

Wasn’t that a wild Super Bowl game yesterday? I think that is what all the cool kids are saying today, so I am joining in. Truth be told, just a few days ago, I had to google who was going to be playing. We are not a football family. Like, not at all.  Somehow though, Ray and Julia have developed a tradition of watching the game together.  They each pick a team, based on scientific evidence, such as the color of their uniforms or the mascot on their helmet. The fighting begins just as soon as one team has scored. Let’s just say Julia was very cocky for the majority of the game, lording the success of her team over that of her father’s. The tables unexpectedly turned during the dramatic ending of the game. Ray was merciless this morning and will surely fit this into any conversation, as much as possible, over the next few days.  As for me, once the nachos were gone, I was in the other room playing on my iPad.

Last night I spent quite a bit of time on-line meeting a new group of quilters. (Doesn’t get much better than that, does it?)  Last week I received an email stating I was selected to be one of the ambassadors for Island Batik.  Island Batik has been in business since 1997 and is located in Southern California. Their product is made in Bali. I am very impressed by the philosophy held at Island Batik. They diligently strive to enrich the community their employees live in.  I can tell from the amount of communication and direction I have received from their Marketing department that this is going to be a good experience. She is so organized, very creative, and responsive. Ask a question and she is back with an answer within an hour or two.

Each year Island Batik accepts applications for their ambassador program. Once they make their selections (of about 30 quilt bloggers), a closed Facebook group is created so we can all work together on Island Batik promotions and blog hops. I felt like it was the first day of school. Would I know anyone? Would I make new friends? But everyone seems so nice and there were several names of bloggers I am very familiar with. I am really looking forward to the arrival of our box of supplies. It should be here this week.

This picture was posted on Facebook the other day – doesn’t that just run a chill down your spine? So much possibility is contained in that cardboard box. You can expect to see some fun projects, blog hops and giveaways as a result of that magical box that is headed my way.

On to other business. The name has been picked for the giveaway of the I Love Precut Quilts book. I used Random Number Generator this time because my amazing name-drawing daughter is at school this morning.  Random Number Generator picked number 2!!  So, Wendy of Piecefulthoughts.com, it is your lucky day! A copy of the book will be sent off to Wendy soon. Thanks to all who participated in the giveaway. Looks like I am not the only person hoarding charm squares and fat quarter bundles!

Time to go. I have a binding to make – I finished quilting my Knock Knock quilt the other day. I am volunteering in the See’s Candy Shop for Julia’s 4-H group this afternoon.  It is pouring rain today which will likely keep the shoppers at home. Since I don’t expect to be terribly busy selling Valentine candy, I want to take some hand sewing with me. Hope to have a finish to share with you later this week.

Linking to Main Crush Monday.

18 thoughts on “Monday Updates

    1. Bernie Post author

      Oh my gosh, Beth- just pouring buckets of rain here. After the four years of drought we had, this is much needed. So thankful for the rain.☔️☔️

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  1. Claudia W

    Congratulations Wendy!
    Bernie, it looks like you will be having a great time with Island Batiks! I love their fabrics and order it quite a lot (in precuts).

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  2. Linda

    I am excited right along with you! I had grown tired of batiks since I order sooooo many when I first started quilting. I appreciated them again the other day when I used them for a mug mat. I loved reading about the philosophy and the fact that the community plays such an important role in the batiks and will look forward to seeing what you carry in your shop. My arm hairs raised right along with your spine chill when you talked about the potential in the boxes! Thank you for sharing in your journey of starting the fabric side of your business – it is very interesting.
    Lol about Ray and Julia! It was an exciting game, and I truly had no interest in either team going into it – I was only watching for the commercials. I told my daughter it would be great if the Patriots came back and broke a Super Bowl record of coming from so far behind, and they did!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      They were so funny- carrying on like die hard football fans except they aren’t. So much drama. Haha.
      I will post some pictures when this box of fun arrives. ?

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    1. Bernie Post author

      I bet they had the place to themselves. Are you floating away today? The ditch that runs through our property is overflowing! So much rain — it’s awesome. 🙂

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  3. Kathy in WV

    Congratulations, Ambassador Bernie! I can’t think of a better choice! That photo did indeed send chills down my spine…luscious Aurifil thread and Island Batik fabric (both favorites of mine for a long time). I envy the FUN you’re going to have but I know you’ll share with your faithful readers so that we can vicariously enjoy the experience as well. Have a wonderful day….we’re having temps in the upper 60’s today—-I’ve never had a February in West Virginia like this one!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Love the title – It makes me feel oh so important. I just hope I am at home when the UPS truck comes because it is pouring rain here and those boxes didn’t look like the fabric was wrapped in plastic. I don’t want it to soak through. We have had 3″ in the last 24 hours. So much for the drought??

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  4. Sandra Walker

    Congrats on becoming an Ambassador! I know my friend Vicki is back for another year. She loved her first one. Wow, 2017 is shaping up to be a “Things are coming up Bernie” year! 🙂

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thanks Sandra. I just got my box of joy yesterday from Island Batik. I will start cutting into it today. So many fun things to work on.
      Pouring rain again today. I think California is going to have four years worth of rain to compensate for the four years of drought we have had. We have had well over four inches in the last two days. Sewing weather, right?

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  5. Diana @ Red Delicious Life

    Congrats on being an ambassador! Usually I could care less about football or the super bowl but my Stepmom’s grandson (therefore, my nephew by marriage) was playing in it. It was his first super bowl, playing for the Falcons. Having family there posting photos on the field and at the pre-game festivities was very exciting but it sure was a shock at the end of the game, that’s for sure.

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