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A Pick Up Sticks Update and Weekend Fun

I’m back! I had a great few days away in Michigan and am now busy unpacking from our trip and getting ready for my sister and her family to arrive in town tomorrow! While I was gone, one of my lovely readers emailed me and told me she found the latest copy of Modern Quilting Magazine, with my Pick Up Sticks pattern, at her Barnes & Noble. You can read more about the quilt and magazine here. On our drive home I stopped at the bookstore and found my own copy. :)

My quilt in Modern Quilting Magazine Issue 2

The issue is the one with “Meet Tula Pink” on the cover (Issue 2). While I was flipping through the magazine looking for my quilt and pattern, I saw this!

My Blog in Modern Quilting Magazine Issue 2

Not gonna lie, I was pretty excited to see my blog photo. :) It was all I could do not to bust out and tell the check out girl about it. She already was looking at me weird for buying a quilting magazine with a giant smile on my face. Ha

So if you are interested in making the quilt or seeing any of the other wonderful patterns in the magazine, go check out your local Barnes & Noble. The magazine is $10 (as it is an international magazine).

I also thought I’d share a few fun pictures from our weekend. We were up at Crystal Lake in northern Michigan. The water is really this clear.

Crystal Lake

The kids did their first tubing with Mr. Fresh Lemons. You don’t think they liked it do you?

Tubing 1

Tubing 2

Even my husband’s 91 year old grannie took a jet ski out.

Great Grannie


Beach bonfire


I hope everyone else had a wonderful holiday. It’s almost the weekend again!

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32 Responses to “A Pick Up Sticks Update and Weekend Fun”

  1. 1
    randi says:

    Awesome! I am not at all surprised that your blog is in that mag. Yours is lovely and full of inspiration! :)

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    randi says:

    Also, LOVING that picture of your hubby’s grannnie. So cute!

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    Books_Bound says:

    The granny picture is awesome! She looks so determined! I hope I’m that bad ass when I’m 91.

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    Lynne says:

    Woohoo! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Way to go Grannie!

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    Dianne Shepherd says:

    Congratulations! I’m goint to have to try and get my hands on this magazine in Australia. I was just thinking this week about whether or not there were any modern quilt magazines, but even more so if we have anything Australian. At least I know of an interational one now thanks to you! Keep up the fabulous work!

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    Andrea says:

    I love the jet skiing picture! And congratulations to you!

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    Barb says:

    Congrats on all your good publicity! And I simply love the photo of your husband’s grannie jet skiing – priceless! I am hopeful that if I have the good fortune of reaching that age, I would have the gumption to do the same. Enjoy the summer!

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    Teje says:

    Hi Faith! How wonderful your beautiful quilt and blog were featured! You deserved that, your works are so fantastic!
    Amazing holiday photos – Your hb’s granny is a special lady! Wow, I can’t do jetski even I’m ‘only’ 50! x Teje

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    marybeth says:

    What a wonderful vacation–great photos!! Crystal Lake (and Beulah) are favorites for our family, living ‘downstate’! Love your quilt and congrats on being in the magazine. :-)

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    Becky says:

    Congrats!! Thanks for sharing your trip pics. I love seeing vacation pictures!! Your daughter and DH look exactly alike!! Love your grandma on the jet ski too!! I miss those Michigan lakes!!

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    Mitzi says:

    Oh yay! Congrats on the feature in the magazine, and I love your quilt pattern! Love that Grannie is on the jet ski, that’s awesome!

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    elsa says:

    How great to have a feature in Modern Quilting magazine! love all your photos ~ especially of your husbands 91 year old Grandmother!

  13. 13

    So awesome that you’re featured twice in one magazine! Bask away in the spotlight, you deserve it! :-)

    I LOOOVE Michigan’s beaches too! The dunes are amazing, and the water is gorgeous! Grannie on the jet ski is sweet!

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    Lisa C says:


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    sandyb says:


    Such a brave Grannie – not me!!!!! She is so cute!

    Love your vacation!!

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    Congratulations on the pattern and blog mention! Love your Michigan pics too :)

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    Billie K says:

    Congratulations! Grannie you go girl!

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    Beth says:

    Your (husband’s) Grannie is awesome! And congrats on the magazine!

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    Katy says:

    Congrats on the mag, but my favourite pic is of grannie on the jet ski, go go grannie!

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    Suzanne says:

    Go granny! What a collection of wonderful memories!

  21. 21

    Great spread! Congrats!

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    Paige says:

    A blogger I follow closely just went on a big Michigan vacation and paired with your pictures of Crystal Lake, I want to go! Congrts on the magazine!

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    Sarah says:

    What a fun weekend! Congrats on your pic being in the magazine. :)

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    Tamie says:

    Congratulations on the publication. It looks like you had a great time on vacation.

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    Missy says:

    Congrats on your quilt being in the magazine. I’m sure that brings a great deal of satisfaction.

    I think that is so cool that his Grannie is staying active. I hope I’m that active when I’m 91…I hope someday I am 91 : )

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    svetlana says:

    congrats on the feature! Lovely quilt.

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    Alyssa says:

    You have every right to be super happy! That would seriously make me smile for days. Congrats how exciting! As usually I love you solids quilt! That Grannie is totally awesome haha.

  28. 28

    1. Okay, I MUST have that magazine.
    2. Cute stripey sandals — they remind me of your matchsticks quilt!
    3. Love the photo of the river rocks, and as I was looking at that beautiful image, I thought “Aha! The REAL rocks and pebbles aren’t perfectly round, either — just like MY FMQ pebbles!” ;-)

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    Claire Jain says:

    Super exciting! Congrats on the magazine :-D

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    alwen says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed Michigan! There are so many beautiful beaches and lakes here!

    And I’m *really* glad you got your quilt back from ACM, knowing not everyone has been so lucky.

  31. 31

    Ha, that’s so awesome that it’s your blog in the picture! Love it! : )

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    Kara says:

    That is so awesome! I’m so excited for you!

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