Friday, August 28, 2009

I'm off to Vermont to sew the weekend away with these lovely ladies:

the authors of these two wonderful books:

See ya next week! :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Autumn.

I am so happy that fall is just around the corner. It is my favorite season of the year. I love crunchy leaves, pumpkins, sweaters, hot soup, apple cider, and warm quilts. Here are some new autumn-inspired crochet cloths now available in the shop:

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Updates!

What a crazy week it has been! I am trying to get the shop stocked before I head off to my sewing workshop with Heather Ross and Denyse Schmidt (yay!) next weekend. I added six new travel quilts to the shop this morning. I just adore them all, but I think these are my two favorites (click on photos for more picture):

I also added a new collection this week for Halloween. I really love these colors together, and I am currently using my own set:

As for sewing for myself, it just has not been in the cards this week. Not enough hours in the day, are there? I have been getting some wonderful new fabrics in from my designer fabric swap group, including some great Heather Ross fabrics to add to that coin quilt I am planning for myself. I also was able to ship out some fabulous items for me fellow swappers... Here is a photo of just a few of them. Hope you love them, ladies!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A quilt for me.

I think it is about time I make a quilt for me. Or maybe two. I have been collecting Heather Ross and Denyse Schmidt fabrics, and I think that I am ready to cut into them. I am going to start with a coin quilt for myself, one that will be very similar to this one by Oh Fransson:

I haven't made a coin quilt yet, and I am in love with this one. I love the graduated colors and how it showcases so many beautiful fabrics. The one pictured is actually a tablecloth quilt, but I am planning on making a throw size. I have many many rare Heather Ross prints like those featured, but I do not plan on using nearly as many. I want to feature only my favorites. I am going to start cutting the fabric this week. After I finish up a couple orders, of course. :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sweet summer.

It has been an amazingly sweet summer, and this past week was exceptionally wonderful. It was full of fair rides, funnel cakes, playing in the sand, and swimming in the lake. We had a wonderful time at Lake Erie. My favorite moment was when Weston came up to me and said, "Look Mom, my fingers have wrinkles!" The boys had so much fun playing in the sand, and we had so much fun watching them. Same with the rides at a local fair this week. Weston had so much fun, we were filled with joy because of his joy. It is wonderful, and God is just so good to us. Here are a couple photos from the lake...

Onto my world of fabric and sewing.... I just love this world, in case you haven't noticed. I absolutely adore the beauty of fabric, and I love spending time at my sewing machine. I've been involved in a wonderful fabric swap group that has been so much fun. Check out the button on the left if you'd like to join our group on Flickr. If you are a fan of designer fabric, Heather Ross or Denyse Schmidt in particular, you'd love this.

What am I sewing these days? I am currently working on a Love a Tree quilt for a dear customer. I am so thrilled to be making another one of these rag quilts, this fabric is just gorgeous. I am also working on a travel quilt featuring the same fabrics. It should be up in shop early on in the week.

I am also starting a new quilt for... me! About time, isn't it? I'll show you my inspiration tomorrow. :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Monday.

My three year old Weston is constantly making me laugh. He is quite the talker, and he has so much to say. Most of the time, it is about trains or something stinky. I guess that is a boy thing. He is at the phase where he speaks very clearly (when he isn't being shy) and says most of his words correctly. Which is a good thing, right? But now when he says something wrong, I don't really want to correct it because it is just too cute. This week the words are locomotive and skunk. He says the first about 50 times a day, due to his obsession, but he says "loca-remote-ive." As for the other, whenever we are driving and there is something smelly outside he says that it smells like a "stunk" instead of a skunk. One of these days I'll correct him. But for now it is just too adorable.

On a shop-y note, I posted three new rag quilts yesterday. I really love all three, but my favorite has to be the Grumpy Owls. I can't get enough of them, and I also just happened to throw in some green from Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope line... And if you don't know by now, she is one of my favorite designers. :)