May Day

It’s MAY!  I love May!  Except it’s crazy town at my house getting ready for Quilt Market in 12 days.

I’ve been staying up way to late getting ready…

Hoopla blocks

…and dragging myself out of bed to get kids to school in the morning and trying not to look like a zombie Mom.  The trick is to wear workout clothes to school drop off.

All the other parents think I’m dropping off my kids and going for a 5 mile run…when really I’m going home and doing this:


Works like a charm.
I’m super close to having all of my market quilts and patterns and booths planned.  Then I’ll be able to cool it and breathe a little bit, and sleep when normal people do.
I might even take a shower and change out of my “workout” clothes.


Did I tell you we got a kitty?  His name is Wilson.  He’s so cute I can’t help but smoosh him in my face (don’t worry I’m a gentle smoosher).
We’ve had him for 3 weeks and love him sooooo much!

37 Responses to May Day

  1. Jeanie May 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

    Winston is adorable…. I wouldn't get anything done with that little cutie hanging around!

  2. Jeanie May 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm #

    OOOpps….make that Wilson!

  3. Kate May 1, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    oh he is a cuddlebug !!! Love orange kitties !

  4. Jocelyn May 1, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    Beautiful new fabric line & an adorable kitty! He looks like a Maine coon with his long hair and round face.

  5. SoozeM May 1, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    Awe so cute!! I totally get the face smoothing, my new kitty is 9 months old now and I still smoosh her every chance I get :)

  6. Margaret May 2, 2015 at 12:10 am #

    Beautiful quilts, precious children,adorable kitten. Life is good.

  7. May 2, 2015 at 1:19 am #

    What a cute little kitty! I can't wait to see why you show at quilt market! The sneak peek looks amazing!

  8. Auntie Pami May 2, 2015 at 2:20 am #


  9. Lori May 2, 2015 at 3:00 am #

    The kitty and the kid are running a tight neck and neck for cuteness.

  10. Little Black Cat Quilting May 2, 2015 at 3:49 am #

    Such a cute little kitty! And I'm looking forward to seeing how your booth looks, all your sneak peeks of your quilts look amazing. :)

  11. Carie May 2, 2015 at 5:18 am #

    I love that your trainers (sneakers?) match your quilts in progress! They're all looking beautiful and Mr Wilson is just the cutest bundle of fluff!

  12. Ada Kopitopoulou May 2, 2015 at 6:00 am #

    Very cute kitty. Difficult not to cuddle! Success with the quilt market

  13. margaret May 2, 2015 at 6:43 am #

    what a pretty kitty, long haired and ginger together make for my favourite cat.You are certainly very busy have a great rime in your booth

  14. Hildy May 2, 2015 at 9:25 am #

    He's so cute, I love cats:-) And your quilts look great! Who needs a workout when you can have quilts instead?

  15. ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ May 2, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    Lol! So that's why there are so many moms in workout clothes at drop off! I just wear my pajamas and don't get out of the car. Seriously.

  16. Mary Clark May 2, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    Your quilts are so gorgeous!!! Those colors! Those designs! Makes me want to sew today! Hey try to get some rest and snuggle your cute kitty. Wish I could see your booth, bet it's going to be a beauty!


  17. WashiTapeAustralia May 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    Such a cute little furbaby! (kitty) and your quilt designs are absolutely gorgeous xx

  18. KathyinMN May 2, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    On top of everything you got a new fur baby? =) hope you get to take some time and enjoy Minneapolis while you are here.

  19. kathy-o May 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    I'm going to try your "work out clothes" trick…..and Wilson is adorable. Maybe he will fit in your suitecase full of "Hazel" quilts and you can take him to market with you? xxoo

  20. Marianne May 2, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    Haha! I love the workout clothes routine. I used to drive my daughter to Kindergarten wearing my PJs. I am not a morning person! I love Wilson. What a sweet kitty!

  21. Anne / Springleaf Studios May 2, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    Smoosh that little kitty a lot . . . they grow up even faster than kids do. Good luck with Market.

  22. the zen quilter May 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    Ha Ha, I just had the workout clothes conversation in my own head yesterday – I hadn't showered, so I put on workout clothes to run errands – that way I had an excuse to look bedraggled and to smell bad! I love that quilt you are showing – it will sell like hotcakes – your color choices are fabuloso! We got a really cute kitten, too. His name is Angus and we are all agog about him around here as well. But he is into absolutely everything! It's like I need to baby-proof the house all over! Wish I was going to market – have fun and good luck.

  23. Debbie May 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    Love seeing peeks of what you're working on…and give little Wilson a big hug from me! He's a sweetie for sure.

  24. Judy Blinkenberg May 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

    I want those shoes!! What brand are they? Don't worry, things will work out! I have your fabric on notification at the FQS. I want the pink bundle! Have fun a quilt market. You have new patterns? I will get them too!

  25. Ioleen May 2, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    Wilson is so cute. You have a supervisor now. My cat will sit with me in my sewing room and watch. I love your morning outfit. Going to give that a try.

  26. R. Shoksnyder May 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    I am sure your things will be a hit at market. Love the quilt blocks you showed. Hope you get your rest and don't get sick! You are a busy lady with a business and children!

  27. Helen L May 2, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    Love your honesty about real life!! :-) And you can only do that routine when your kids are little because when you get older you are going to need more sleep than you ever did before!! I can't get away with the 7 hours of sleep anymore and my body would be happy if I graced it with 9 hours!! Your fabric looks wonderful and the quilts look fabby: can't wait to see them when you post them for "show and tell" !! Hope you get some good sleep soon!! And your kitty is ADORABLE!!! It's a wonder you get any work done at all with him around!! Have a great time at market!!! Hugs, H in HeaLDSburg

  28. Helen L May 2, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

    PS; I wounder if you like your kitty because he's a red-head like your littlest one?!! :-)

  29. Emily Camfield May 2, 2015 at 11:15 pm #

    Orange kitties are the best!! He'll be in all kinds of trouble soon.

    That triangle quilt looks amazing, can't waitt to see the final product!

  30. Peta - SheQuiltsAlot May 3, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    Work out clothes are the best! Absolutely loving your new fabric line and am looking forward to getting my hands on some. It's gorgeous :)

  31. Stacy May 3, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    Love your kitty, love your quilts and Love, love, love your new fabric line!

  32. Quilty Kayse May 4, 2015 at 5:43 am #

    Your quilts look gorgeous, Allison! I can't wait to see them all! Ahh….and to get my hands on some of that beautiful Hazel fabric!!!

  33. Scooby and Jon May 4, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    The more I see of your Hazel line, the more I love it.

  34. Patti May 5, 2015 at 3:17 am #

    Your fabric is awesome and I want your kitty!!!

  35. Beverly May 5, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Wilson IS SO CUTE!!!!!!!

  36. Jen May 7, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    HI – love your blog and can't wait to buy Hazel fabric collection! It reminds me of happy summer days!

  37. Actually Amy May 9, 2015 at 5:35 am #

    I had some kind of comment about your sewing but then seen the photo of Wilson and lost my train of thought. So CUTE!!!

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