Thursday, January 19, 2012

Positive Reinforcement

We get positive reinforcement in many ways.  Hubby isn't good at giving it, yet he's tickled by our grand daughter's positive reinforcement of him!  He just says "boo" at her & she gives the biggest grin ever!  I've never heard anybody say "boo' as many times as he does!

Did you get your Hancock's-Paducah catalog yet? How about your Keepsake Quilting catalog? Amazingly, I got positive reinforcement from both of those! How, you ask? BOTH of the catalogs show kits available that are almost identical to a couple of the kits I have available in my store. Lookie here! This 1st one is a pattern I picked up at Market last October, and I packaged it with a Moda cream jelly roll and a Freedom batik jelly roll . Look how close that is to the kit in Keepsake Quilting and then the one in Hancock's-Paducah! I must be doing something right!

The next kit is one that I've packaged with a free pattern from Moda Bake Shop where the
pattern writer used Terrain fabric, from Moda, of course! See that printed sheet underneath
the fabric? Look closely, now. I've put a Moda Terrain jelly roll together with Moda's Bella
white for the background, and Moda's Tranquility green for the border.
In the Hancock's-Paducah catalog, it's just the pattern showing but hey--
it appears to be from Joanna Figueroa at Fig Tree! I'd doubt the actual instructions
are the same but the quilt tops look alike, don't they?

I might have mentioned that I'll be participating in a blog hop of quilters who
use AccuQuilt GO! machines in February.  I've been designing red-n-whites
for my contribution, trying to choose 1 of them that seems completely
original.  I'm not sure there IS such a thing as completely original anymore-- somebody
somewhere is sure to have done the same thing thinking there's was original, too.
Oh well- it'll be fun just the same. Hope you'll join us then!
Meanwhile- come see us at Key Grocery and my little Quilt Shop inside. I've
re-arranged all the books & precuts & Stan finally gave me enough room
to get all the bolts up on the shelf!
And-- if you're a gardener, come get your onion sets to get them out. It's TIME!


fancystitching said...

WOW! You have quite a bit of stock. I am impressed with your little grocery store quilt shop!!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Alicia. You've certainly been busy! Wouldn't I love to visit your quilt shop?! And you're so right about positive reinforcement--grandchildren give unconditional love.
best, nadia