Friday, February 26, 2010

Wool Crazy Across the Web

Its amazing to me how many places on the web are talking about Wool Crazy. Thought you might like to see some of them. Here we go:

Pumpkin Patch Primitives has really taken a liking to my book.

Everyone in Blogland is buzzing about JoAnn Mullaly book, 'Wool Crazy' they should!! The more I look at this book, the more I love it!! Even if you NEVER make the Crazy Quilt you WILL love it for the gorgeous applique patterns!

NewsoDrome picked up a blogspot from our friend Kaaren at The Painted Quilt

About a week ago when I was blog hopping, I happened to see a photo of this new book on the market…

and I fell in ♥!

A crazy quilt done entirely in wool! Be still my ♥!

The Wool Crazy Ladies Club

We have a fun new project for you based on the book, Wool Crazy by JoAnn Mullaly. We will be working on a small wool crazy quilt with lots of folksy wool appliqu├ęs and embroidery stitches. We are initially planning on running this club for 4 months.

Lea at Simple Pleasures actually stopped by my booksigning. It was great to meet her and I'm glad she's enjoying her book.

Penny Rugs and More, and Treadleworks by Tammy more of the Wool Crazy Sew Along gang.

The Happy Wren Sewing Blog had nice things to say:
There are times when I see someone’s work and truly believe that they are artists. Here’s a couple of examples and included are the links/information to find these resources should they interest you! As always, happy sewing!

Bits of Wool
The thing I like about this 'challenge' is that you don't have to attempt the whole quilt, you can just make small projects from the templates in any material that you want. Just my cup of tea. I always have a great start, then lose steam as I move along, so this should be great for me. Living in chilly, snowy Canada means that I have a ton of wool in my stash, and can pick and choose what colors I want. I am so pumped to have found this group of very friendly ladies, and look forward to the adventure with them. I have already picked up a few great tips from the comments section on the blog.

Even our Olympic Neighbors have gotten involved! Sweet P Quilting and Creations

(Posted by Jo Ann's son Andy. My Mom says she can't do this, but I still have high hopes.)

Hey it's Friday

Hi everyone....Just a quick note, because I need to become domestic this morning... my good friend Renee is coming to teach at the Loft this weekend and is spending the night in my studio....It is actually fairly neat for a change, but the bathroom needs a little TLC!

Lori e-mailed me this morning that she couldn't comment on my message from yesterday. I am not sure why....but my son is coming to my rescue this afternoon to tweak things that I have already messed up....:)))) So hopefully, it will be A-ok after that....

The guy on the top of the page is Ted....I thought he should visit you while it is still is hard to see, but one of his hearts is a crazy patch....he was a "Wimpy All-Nighter" I taught at the shop...(a wimpy is when you wimp out by 11 pm and can't make it all night)

Happy Friday! Jo Ann

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Happy Thursday. I have just spent a fun day with one of my five year old grandsons. I have played with playdough and lots and lots of a few books and visited the playground at the school down the street....He is still raring to go...but his Grandma was starting to drag. How can they have so much energy!

Yesterday I met with 3 of my Wool Crazy classes....It is such fun to see their work and watch their progress....Some work on them constantly and others only when they are in class.....but we are all having fun!!!! The blocks I have here were all created by Susy Boyer. She has been "going crazy" for years now.:))) ....I love what she has done....and I knew that you would love to see it. She is working on her 4th block right now, so she will soon be ready to add her sashing......but she can't control that urge to just add one more stitch. I still look at mine and think...oh I wish I would have stitched just a bit more...:))))

Hope you are having fun stitching today....I'll post some more blocks soon....Jo Ann

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Winter Wonderland

We made it to Washington D.C. and here is the proof! (Although we saw great photos of people at Union Station that the White House was photo shopped into)....We had our photo snapped by a great young man from Germany and we took his too...
Thanks for all of you who have stopped by my blog. It has been so nice hearing from you. Lots of you were sent by Paulette and I want to thank her for all of her encouragement!
We had a wonderful time tromping through the snow. It was actually a treat for us, because snowy days in San Diego are few and far between.
I'll be back soon.....I've taught 2 ongoing Wool Crazy classes since we got back and it just dawned on me that I should have taken my camera to show you what everyone is up to. I teach 3 more next week, so I will take camera in hand and share some of the great work they are doing....
I best be off and figure out if there is anything in the house for dinner....Bye for now..Jo Ann

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Day

Hey everyone...Today I have a "snow day" it hasn't suddendly started snowing in San Diego, but Gene and I were scheduled to fly to Washington D.C. this morning and they are certainly having more than their fair share of the white stuff. This will be our first visit to our capitol and we have great timing. Who would believe that they would have such a storm???? We have our long woolies packed and are ready to go....We have a new flight tomorrow....

...and so I have a "free" day! I have spent the last 2 weeks burning the midnight oil to get projects done, patterns made and orders shipped....Whew...and then although there is still more of that to do..I am on vacation!!!!

My friend, Renee has been after me to become a blogger...and I have drug my heels. Computers and I are not all that friendly. I love e-mail and printing photos...but beyond that I am a computer dud. So, bear with me as I try to figure all this out. So many of you have wonderful blogs and great photos on them!!!! I will have to start taking photos of everything.