Friday, December 31, 2010

last project of 2010...

Although it feels like we just finished Quilt Market, soon it'll be time to be knee-deep in designs for Spring 2011 market in Salt Lake City. Before that happens it's good to recharge and spend some time on projects just for fun...

For me the projects don't always have to be quilts--it's fun to find something to make that I wouldn't ordinarily do. The only requirement for a "fun" project is that someone else has written the instructions.

The internet is an amazing thing. I'd gone searching for something, found a shop, found that the shop has a blog, and next thing you know, I'm making a tiny pincushion house.

Obviously mine's not Christmas themed--I used some of scraps of my Red Rose Farm as well as bits of Lecien's latest Flower Sugar. I knew I would not be capable of cutting out tiny window panes like Jo did, so embroidered mine.

It was lots of fun and I got it made in a day. I'm planning an entire village now--wouldn't a whole row of houses be darling?

It's also the last day of 2010...and I'd like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year...and may next year be filled with inspiration and creativity for all of us.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Somehow everything got past me this Christmas...well, except for the shortbread. Ended up making endless quantities of that.

Don't even have any festive photos...the best I can do is a picture from the Sharks game I attended awhile back. Of course for me, that's very festive.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas...and while it's too late to get these prizes out in time, I'm pleased to announce:

Blop wins the fabric (hey, there, blop!)

And Sentimentally Me wins the patterns.

Please send your mailing addresses to actually do have the packages ready to go...

P.S. Last few days for free shipping on my website...and fabric bundles have been added and more goodies will be added in the days and weeks to come (including quilts!)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm someplace else today

Where? Over here! How exciting to have Pat Sloan ask me to do a guest post for her blog while she's on vacation. Those are pretty happy shoes to fill, let me tell you...

Pat's blog is an easy place to spend endless time, but before you go over there, you might want to leave a comment...I've got two giveaways going--one for a fq bundle of Red Rose Farm, and the other winner will receive a copy of each new Late Bloomer Quilts pattern, including the new ones from Pam.

Also, there's still time to order a Fun Flowers kit--and free shipping continues on all patterns ordered from my website, and if you order two or more patterns you'll receive a fq of Red Rose Farm. There are also some patterns that have been deeply discounted, so you might want to wander around a bit...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

fun flowers

Every year around this time, Holly of LakeHouse Dry Goods hosts an event that's lots of fun for benefits a good cause. I've been lucky enough to have been involved in the past, and I'm happy that this year is no exception.

Holly has designed an adorable twin size quilt using her just as adorable "Fun Flowers" fabric collection. It's a super easy to make twin sized quilt, and the kit can be purchased here, and all details are available via that link as well.

Here's the great part: for every quilt kit purchased thru my website, Holly will make a donation to my favorite animal charity--Tri Valley Animal Rescue--a wonderful organization that finds homes for animals in my area.

It's not just about guinea pigs here--Melvin shares the place with Presley, Rosie, and Jane. All of whom were rescue animals. This week, my son Eric's cat, almost 6 year old Huey, is here while he's on vacation. Without caring foster parents from TVAR, at his age, Huey would not have had a chance--but because of them, he and Eric have been the best of friends for the last year.

If you know Holly at all, you know that rescuing animals is near and dear to her heart...I'm so glad she's chosen this cause for her event this year.

Please go to her blog--she's got lots of fun things going on including giveaways you won't want to miss!

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