How is a person supposed to focus with all the distractions Mr. UPS drops on the doorstep?
I HAVE to make this...
...and I know my Sydney would love one of these.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
As long as you don't mind I will just keep these coming every so often.
This Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt was a sight to behold!
The hexagons are less than an inch in size. As someone who is working on a GFG quilt and knows how long it takes to sew these by hand, I am in awe.
Made by Noriko Kido, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
She says about this quilt:
"I love quilts of simple patterns. The hexagon is especially interesting for me. This wonderful world is composed of many colorful pieces, which are cut from only one hexagon template."
The quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Now that the sickies have left (I hope), it's time to get things under control over here.
The last couple of weeks have been hectic and this house is a mess.
I need to clean and organize because on Monday I'm planning to start Jacquie's Joy in the New Year Challenge and get some projects done.
Right now the entire contents of my pantry is on my kitchen counters, however. On Monday we had insulation put in the crawlspace and guess where the access is. Today they're wrapping and sealing the ductwork down there.
Tomorrow I'm hopefully getting a quote to run a gas line to the island so we can get a gas cooktop installed.
I'm also thinking that, while the patry is empty we should put some new flooring in there and paint.
Those kitchen counters may not get cleared for a while...
We have quite a few more fun projects in the works around the house. I'm excited about it all, except for the draining of the bank account that comes along with the fun.
Enough boring chatter.
Here's a little sneak peek at the collection I told you about yesterday.
posted at 7:50 AM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Things are looking up around here.
Except for some serious night time coughing, I think we've dodged the bullet.
Fun from the UPS guy helps, of course.
Spotted Owls by Alexander Henry.
I've already cut myself a
huge teenie piece of this because I don't think it's going to last long in the store.
In other exciting news, I recently ordered my first entire collection of fabric. My store is little. This is a big thing for me. Today I received a fat quarter of each one of these fabrics in anticipation of all the bolts coming soon. I feel a giveaway coming so stay tuned.
posted at 5:42 PM
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Just thought you might want to know...
Yesterday the UPS guy brought this:
It's stuffed with cute projects including the "Plenty of Pockets" bag by Monica, otherwise known as The Happy Zombie.
There's a whole bag section!
How do you like this little owl pillow?
There's also a bunch of table runners and some cute quilts including a quick and easy Christmas quilt.
As always, it's 15% off the list price in the store.
posted at 8:11 AM
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
She puts me to shame! I'm SO inspired to finish this project. It's on my list of things to do before the new year.
Mary is the first person I know of to actually complete the Geese in the Forest quilt.
I love the border and I'm going to see if I can order some of the dotty fabric for the store.
Not only did Mary complete the quilt, but she hit a little printer bump in the process and made 46 blocks too small.
Look at what she did with them!
If you'd like to congratulate Mary on this wonderful accomplishment, hop on over to her blog and leave a comment.
BTW, Geese in the Forest kits (that's what Mary used) are back in stock in the store after a long wait for white and lime green Bella Solids.
Monday, November 2, 2009
It was my birthday on Thursday.
It was a fun day of shopping, lunching, dinner-ing...
On Friday more lunching and cupcakes for dessert.
If found this in the cupcake bakery:
My birthday gift to myself.
Don't you just love it when you stumble upon something that just makes you giddy and happy?
posted at 8:39 AM