Friday, February 2, 2018

Mystery Garden BOW 2018

I am so excited to announce that today is the first day of the Farmhouse Threads garden mystery block of the week.  A new pattern/kit will be released each Friday starting TODAY and running through April 27th.
 Hope this mystery BOW inspires you to dust off that sewing machine and make this beautiful spring quilt.  Take care,  Laural

Monday, January 15, 2018

2018 Happenings

Happy New Year Quilters!!  Here's some exciting news from Simply Put for the upcoming year...

This week I will be vending at Road to California Booth #916.  So excited to be a part of what is clearly the premier quilt show on the west coast.  Hope you can stop by and see me.  I've been very busy making product for the show.
Kitty Spike has been so helpful with folding patterns.
I turned my 5 x 7 stitchery into a Sewing Journal kit.  These will be available for $14.95!! 
Love Birds pattern and kits available for $19.95
I'll be loading up all these goodies tomorrow, setting up on Wednesday and working my booth Thursday through Sunday.  Come on out and see the new pieces in my line plus some old favorites.  Thank you,  Laural
PS:  I love getting your feedback/comments HOWEVER I have changed the settings on my blog to moderate the comments.  This means until I approve the comment it won't show up.  I have had too many spam comments with links to other sites so unfortunately they have ruined it for all of us.  It will take a minute or two to get your comments posted, thank you for understanding.  

Sunday, October 8, 2017

"Love & Joy" poinsettia

  This weekend I received my new PQM Winter 2017 edition with my design "Love & Joy" inside!!!  Woo Hoo!!
I am offering kits for this design and I have just listed them on my website HERE.  The kit sells for $32.00 and that includes FREE shipping, textured tan background fabric, ALL border fabrics, homespun binding and a complete wool selection for all of the appliqué'.
This little wall hanging finishes 20 1/2" square.  You will need a backing and some black embroidery floss (not included).  I do have a limited number of kits and the instructions are not included you must have a copy of the magazine in order to make this design.  Thank you for stopping by.

PS:  I want to thank everyone who reached out to me regarding my health from the last post I put up. It means a great deal to know I have the support of such a wonderful industry.  Laural

Friday, September 8, 2017

Show Update

   I'm not sure how many of you know that when I go do my shows I do them alone.  This isn't such a big task when its a small local quilt show but those long distance, week long shows really kick my a**.  Not only physically but mentally.  They become a stark reminder of the loss of my husband and how my life now is one of solitude.  I mention all of this now because back in June I  booked Houston Market and Festival.  I did so with a lot of trepidation.  In our industry this is THE show.   
   Last month I received some upsetting health news, news which explains how tired and weak I have been feeling for some time.   Yesterday I sent one of the hardest emails I have ever had to write...I cancelled my Houston contract.  Rose was so lovely and understanding, my friend Shawn who was co-driving and work sharing also, couldn't be more supportive.  This is the norm in this industry.  The support has always saved me when I've been at my worst.  
    Want to know something ironic?  Minutes after sending that email I heard from Road 2 California. After 5 years on the wait list I got a booth in the Ball Room!!!!!   Hours later, I heard from PIQF...also a booth became available!!!   
  So the message to everyone today is...follow your heart, trust your instincts.  
If any of you plan on attending either of these shows, please stop by and say hello.  
Take care,  Laural

Friday, May 19, 2017

Today's the Day!!

   Welcome to simplyputplus.blogspot.com!  Today is my day to post my design (block #11) in the Farmhouse Threads mystery summer blog hop.    And here it is...
 To download the pattern directions simply click this  LINK then click the printer icon along with your own printer.   For appliqué' templates click this link.

Kits are available through my website.

The kit is $10.95, ships for FREE (within the lower 48), includes all wool for appliqué' and 4 cotton background pieces.  Thread and pattern are NOT included.  Thank you so much and I hope you have as much fun with this project as I did being a part of it.   Also, if you haven't visited my blog before please take a moment and follow me here, on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.
Happy Sewing,  Laural

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Blog Hop Update

   I hope you are enjoying the Farmhouse Threads Mystery Blog Hop?  It isn't too late to get started as there have only been 4 blocks released so far.  Here are a few that you might have missed...
   Every Friday a new block will be released.  You can download the photos and patterns FREE on each designers blog.  Kits will be available from their sites.  My block comes out in mid May so stay tuned.  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Primitive Quilts Magazine

   Yesterday I received one of the photos from my quilt "Baby Star's" photo shoot.  
My design directions will be available in the Summer 2017 Primitive Quilts magazine.