Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I didn't do it!

So, I didn't do it. My daughter did! She made the cutest apron from fabrics by Art Gallery and Amy Butler's pattern Domestic Goddess Aprons!
As Alyssa would say- "Too stinking cute"!

With some of the extra fabric, she even made herself a headband!

I have been wanting to post something, but I have not been doing anything post-worthy! Just writing patterns... organizing... the not as much fun part of a quilt business, but a necessary part!
The one post worthy thing I have done is take a mini vacation with Alyssa-
we just got back from 2 days of mom-daughter time in Newport, RI. And it was so much fun!

We had beautiful weather and we just wandered, spent time at the beach, shopped (of course!) and took a boat ride around the bay. And on the way home, we stopped at a friend's place and had a picnic on the beach at sunset. Perfect ending to a relaxing mini vaca!

Happy quilting!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fun in upstate NY

So what are your plans for the weekend? If you are around upstate NY- there is a fun quilt shop celebration happening. The ladies at Calico Gals are having a Grand Opening Celebration this weekend to celebrate their new store- Calico Gals Harborview in Oswego NY. Shop at either one of their stores this weekend, spend $20 and get one of our QLTR bumper stickers free! How fun is that?

I have some sewing plans... have to finish my Charming Friends quilt and catch back upwith the group! Then I have to finish the cover bag for Sweet Pea and then... who knows! There are so many projects and so little time!

Whatever you do this weekend, have fun.
Happy quilting

Sunday, July 11, 2010

What's new?

What a beautiful day here in the northest! Seems less humid unless I am just dreaming.

Spent a very fun day yesterday with a friend of mine Charmion- we went to 2 of our favorite shops: Yankee Quilter in Oxford and Quilting by the Yard in Vernon. Too much fun! Too much stuff! Not that I need any more stuff, but who can resist?

Right now I am working on a few new pattens- and I think I am getting nowhere fast!

It's the old problem I have: started too many projects and none are completed. I don't know where to turn next! And of course, what I want to do is start the next one!

But today I am going to try to be good. I have to finish writing a pattern so Elizabeth can test it. Then I am going to finish the cover bag for Sweet Pea. Last weekend I made another Sweet Pea bag with fabrics I got from Canton Village- lovely fabrics from Art Gallery. Aren't they pretty?

I think this bag is going to go to the Quiltfest of Jacksonville. They put on a great quilt show every September and we usually donate something for a door prize or for their Quilters Walk baskets.

So, why am I in such a dither with too much to do? Elizabeth and I are going to Quilt Market in Houston this fall! And that means we need to get going and get all these new designs completed, written and samples made to display in our booth! I love going to Quilt Market! There is so much to see- not that we get to see much since we are in our booth all day! But we do try to take turns and walk around a little and see what is out there and what is new in the quilting world. And visit a few friends we have made at other markets.

And then we get to go to dinner! There are lots of fun places to eat- one of our favorites is the Houston Aquarium! You get to eat sitting all around a huge tank full of beautiful fishies! Of course , sometimes I feel a guilty that maybe I am eating some little fishies brother but... I get over it quickly! The food is fabulous and the atmosphere is fun. Sometimes we walk thru the aquarium too.

Enough procrastinating! There are patterns to write, a beautiful day to enjoy.

Happy quilting

Friday, July 2, 2010

And the winners are...

This is the first giveaway we have done on line and it's so much fun! I am so glad we are giving away three bags- I always feel bad for everyone who doesn't win.

Winner of the Sweet Alyssum bag is RannyJean!
Winner of the Four Star Tote is Wendy!
Winner of the Sweet Pea bag is JayTee!

If you can send me your snail mail address, I will put the bags in the mail to you!

What's next to do? Oh, I know! Back to working on those patterns so you can make your own soon!

Thank you again to everyone who entered...
Happy quilting

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Giveaway Over

Ok- it's July 1st! Wow! Where did June go???

The giveaway is closed and tomorrow I will post the winners. Thanks you to everyone who posted and everyone who visited us during the Quilt Dash- we are so glad you choose to stop here on your journey!

It is beautiful today here in the Northeast- I hope it's nice wherever you are. Enjoy the day!

Happy quilting