Thursday, July 28, 2011

Last Week for Christmas in July!

There's still a few days left to enter to win a quilt designed and pieced by us!  With every purchase either at the shop or online, you will be entered to win!  The drawing will be August 1st.  And speaking of Christmas, Gloria made this fun "Winterberry Lane" quilt for us.  The panel is very cute as are the piecing details with the cute pieced Christmas ornaments, presents, and candy cane borders.

We just received our newest "Creamery Neutrals V" fabrics that include some new patterns as well as some of our old favorites.  We used a lot of them to kit "Calendula Patterdrips Cottage", a new Halloween quilt that you color with crayon then stitch with variegated thread.  Valerie has been busy stitching our sample and it's really cute!  When I look at it, it's really hard to keep that 10th commandment about not coveting your neighbor's goods...I'm really good coloring-I've got that staying inside the lines thing down, but I'm not a very good stitcher....This is really cute though, and you know how we love Halloween at our house!  I'll probably end up with another kit stashed in my cupboard!

 We also just received our sample yardage for our newest flannel line, "Flannel Essentials V".  That means the fabric's not far behind!  I've been waiting for it because it's a perfect alternative to wool for our "Winterberries" quilt.  And yes, I did actually plan it that way!  It just so happened that I was working on the line when I was making that quilt and thought they'd be perfect together!  Mary Ellen loves flannel and so she used it to whip up this cute Jan Patek quilt, "Star Light"

About now, you're thinking it sounds like everyone is busy piecing except me!  That's because chaos is reigning at my house!  I'm working on fabric and a new applique quilt for fall and that means my "items" are no longer contained in my sewing room and office, but are oozing out to other parts of the house, like the kitchen and living room! 

I did get more of my "Fresh Picked Posies" blocks done on a trip to Chelan last weekend, when we all took part in the Chelan Man triathlon.  Tom and Zack did the sprint which starts with a half mile swim, but Ross and I are much more cautious and elected to start with the quarter mile swim, then we all biked 13 miles, and ran 3 miles.  I did a lot of walking but I did finish, and I wasn't last! Here's a picture of the boys while they were waiting for me.  They look like they had a lot more fun than I did!  I did enjoy it and it keeps me exercising!

Ok, I think I've got you all caught up!  Will talk again soon!


  1. Way to go Janet! You look fantastic!

  2. You go girl! We should have collaborated on the Halloween quilt....the coloring stresses me out (I can't stay in the lines) and then the stitching is easy peasy.

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