Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Story Can Now Be Told

For the better part of a year I have been closely guarding a secret.  When Joan Ford started her new book, she asked me to contribute to it.  

Recently published, Joan's book includes a section on hand piecing by--wait for it--ME!  See pages 57-59.  And Joan included a hand piecing project in the back of the book which is so darn cute and combines both hand piecing and hand applique!  There is a ton of useful information in this book--truly something for everyone!  Check it out!  Thanks, Joan, for including me!

We've all seen them, all coveted them, and ultimately bought them.  Yes, those Clover Wonder Clips!  I have the original small red, the longer green, and the newly-released short neons!  For easy access, I tossed them onto a small old Syracuse China plate.  Don't they look festive?

And here is where they reside:  on my windowsill between a pink depression glass dish of coated paperclips and a Fiestaware knockoff of uncoated paperclips and small runs of staples.  Notice the runner under these lovelies--it's an older design of Joan Ford's.  My absolute favorite for narrow places.

That's what's new in my world tonight.  What's new with you?  Please share in the comments!  Many thanks to those who take time to comment--it makes my day!

Blissful hugs,


  1. I am so happy for you. I want you to know that you are on my pinterest board under famous people. My Wonder Clips live in a plastic box. They are not well displayed. I use them a lot and really like them.

  2. ooh, well done, my friend ! I love Joan's projects and patterns - can't wait to see your fine work in there, too!

  3. Congratulations. Is the book out at the shops yet??
    Now it's time to do a whole book from Sharon Stroud!!!

  4. Congrats I saw the book last week in Watkins but didn`t buy it. May have to go back.

  5. Congrats Sharon. I agree withPat B, would love to see a whole book by Sharon Stroud to add to the other one I have of yours. Will be in the lookout for this one

  6. Congratulations! There are many people waiting for a "Sharon" book -- hint hint! There will be a couple "Sharon designed" pieces in the quilt show.

    Terri H


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