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Brian Haggard

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My Dyslexia

Having the skill to write, spell, and punctuate has never been my strong suit. Growing up as a young child I was always nurtured to be creative and artistic which came naturally to me but I could never quite grasp written language. I now know that it's a learning disabilty with a name: DYSLEXIA.



I write from the heart and I make my best effort to get the words on the page properly but as you'll see I don't always succeed. I ask you to enjoy what I write and post but to be understanding and kind. Brian

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Inspiration in all things Vintage

I just wonted to share with you a good a fellow dealer at the Antique mall where my shop is let me take pictures of this great Crazy quilt in the mall so i toke a boat load of pictures to keep a record of ideas that were on it. i get inspiration from all kinds of thing. I have said this before if i get stuck or need something to create a new feel for what i am doing i just go walk through the Antique mall and it give me all kinds of new thoughts and ides to work from. so the next time you need inspiration go through your local Antique mall and look at linens, art work, old quilts, lace, and look at the shape and form of furniture legs, cabinet doors etc.etc etc. I would also let you know there is a great mall in southport where i work and live the Southport Antique Mall it is full of the good stuff that makes us all create new things from old. chat soon friends.
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Just a note about the retreat

Hello all I hope you are having a great day I have been creating the look for the quilt that we will be making at the Retreat at Saint Mary of the Woods it is approaching very fast, I have been putting together Ideas for what I wont to cover in the quilt we are making. I am so excited to put this all to us.


I am looking forward to hosting the first retreat and just seeing how it goes there are some familiar faces and some new one coming also. Its going to be a laugh a minute. I sure hope we do this every year it has been great to make all the plans and then see it all come together.
I will keep you all posted and I will be posting pictures in the coming days and just show how all this unfolds. keep your fingers crossed.


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Saturday, August 6, 2011

1860 doll

This little baby doll found a good home sleeping on my new quilt some times you need to look out side the BOX. Hope this will give you a Idea.
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Gardening Dream

This is the glove that Sally my friend gave me on one of the new pieces that are going to be coming next year in book two just a bite of a sneak preview. I hope you like. Thanks Sally for the piece that inspired this.
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A Wounderful gift

This is a glove that I was given as a gift from a friend I meet at my new stitch group, just by chance I stop ed in the Needle Fever Shop at Keystone at the Crossing and meet the nice group that I now have gotten to stitch with.
What a nice group and the owner Debbie is the best if you get a chance to stop and meet her you should she can sure brighten your day.
She has made great strides with the store sense she took over the shop.
My new friend Sally that I meet there is also a button collector and a kindred spirit what a sweetheart we just hit it off and its like we have been together a life time. Thanks to Sally and Debbie for the gift of friendship. You both are a great gift.
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Book Signing

Well here we go Lady's and gents never though this would happen the idea that some one would wont my signature is a bite surreal I have been getting great feedback from people writing me and telling me what they think, and in person. Its all a bite overwhelming and yet i am so grateful. I do think that they get it.
There was a report from The Back Door quilt shop that they sold out of two cases in 11/2hour at the Kokamo shop hope. that was a cool day.
Just wont to thank all the people who take the time to let me know there thoughts how kind of you.
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