Knowing When to Ask for Help


I guess it’s my turn to ask for help. I appreciate the concern with my absence. I am embarrassed about dropping the ball with the Quilt Along. I love all the quilts on flickr!

Here’s what happened. It isn’t anything very exciting. I had too much going on and there weren’t enough hours in the day to take care of everything that needed to be done. It’s so funny because I would say to myself that it would just take half an hour to do thus and such if you just did it. But when there are a hundred things that take half an hour, there aren’t that many half hours in a day, even when you get up early – which I don’t like to do.

The Quilt Along fell apart because I had only had it half planned out in the beginning. In the past that has been good enough because I have been able to fill in thelast few spots after we started. It wasn’t good enough this time.

I had an idea if you are up for it! Because I still have plenty of charm packs that want to travel.

First, with the ones we missed, it might be easier to skip them and start where we are at. If you want, we can start from where we left off though. Let me know!

Second, since I don’t have the next quilts scheduled, do any of you who are doing the quilt along want to be the featured artist?!? Normally, I would give those who volunteered a free book, but you already have the book. SO I do have a new book that I need to show you! It’s been out for a few months, but that’s one of those things that I got behind on. Anyway, I will send you one of those for helping out!

Leave a comment about whether you want to skip the quilts we missed or play catch up.
Email me ( if you would like to be the featured artist and tell us all about yourself and show and tell your quilt from Simply Charming Minis on my blog.

Thanks so much!!!

P.S. I have the prizes that were announced and not delivered packaged to take to the post office today. If you don’t get it in a week, let me know and I will send you another one!

P.P.S. We need to do a bigger prize just for quilts that are quilted. I think I’ll wait and do that with the next random prize drawing.


  1. Mama Spark
    January 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I’m happy it was just life getting busy! I was worried about you.

  2. grendelskin
    January 29, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Glad to see you’re OK in the world, it’s less bright out there without you!
    Let’s pick up where we left off and consider it an intermission, how’s that sound?

  3. Mindful quilter
    January 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I am just so glad you are ok! i was loving the quilt along and so glad we can finish it, i am happy to start where we left off

  4. Hilachas
    January 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that things are ok with you. I was concerned. I prefer to pick up where we left off as I hope to get all the mini quilts done.

  5. Vroomans' Quilts
    January 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I am with the other ladies – we had an intermission and we start where we left off. I think we are all breathing a sigh of relief that you are just busy!

  6. Marion McClellan
    January 29, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I am a robot and I want you to start this up after Anna’s wedding 🙂

  7. Stitching Auntie
    January 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I, too, was concerned about you! I’m okay with picking up where we left off. Thank you for letting us help …. it’s not always easy to ask.

  8. Shannon
    January 30, 2013 at 4:02 am

    I am glad everything is ok. I was not able to keep up but now that things are calmer in MY life I will be catching up. I will be happy to do what ever the majority decides!!

  9. Sheila
    January 30, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I agree with the other ladies. We had an intermission and we start where we left off. I’m glad you are okay.

  10. Sherry
    January 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I was happy to see notice of your post in my email this morning. I agree with starting up again where we left off. I have not quilted any yet and am a little behind but I do love working on the minnies.

  11. Sandra
    January 31, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I am so glad to hear that you are OK. This is entirely up to you as far as the quiltalong. Those that already have the book can continue on their own. You can now concentrate on promoting your new book.

    Sandi Timmons

  12. { HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n }
    February 3, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Yay! We’re back at it 🙂 I’m willing to pick up where we left off since I’m still a little behind anyway.

  13. Stitching Auntie
    February 11, 2013 at 1:50 am

    I received my prize! Thank you very much.

  14. Kritta22
    February 21, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I’m so glad your back too! I don’t make it to blog land often but I have noticed you gone. Im glad things are okay and just busy!

    Remember about a year ago when I won the other half of that jelly roll you made for that magazine and it was on the cover?? Yeah…I want to make it and now have time, but I have NO IDEA where the magazine went. Do you happen to know what issue it was and which one? It was that big star in Christmas fabric.

    I’m off to check out this quilt along! 🙂
    Glad you are okay.

  15. Kritta22
    February 21, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Totally just kidding… I looked on your sidebar! DUH!! thanks

  16. Anne's House
    February 24, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Konda—I am loving the quilt-along! Since I’m behind anyway, I’m releived that we had a time-out. Starting where we left off is fine with me.

  17. Shannon
    July 3, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Hello! I have been working hard to get all caught up. I am almost there. I think that the ones that are still making your patterns would like to just finish this quilt along. I would love to be a guest talking about one of the tops I just finished. Just let me know! 🙂

  18. Tonja
    July 15, 2013 at 7:39 am

    This is cool!