Monday, May 13

Warming Up

It was just a couple weeks ago that we were all complaining that looking out our windows this was what we saw. . .

. . .and today we are thinking it feels more tropical paradise with a warm 80 degrees. 

We both have laughed numerous times throughout the day about how we had to grab warm coats & blankets to finish out the night at the races last Friday. . .and how we seriously need to whip out the pedicure set and dazzle our toes for the warm weather tomorrow. 

That got us thinking. . .
Who is ready for Christmas??

(I don't hear crickets, do I?)

Haha- in all seriousness neither of us are ready for the snow and cold to come back any time soon, but Christmas really is starting arrive here in the shop.

So in light of our laughs today, Lacey opened up a pack and started to sew.  The preview you saw above shows a sneak peak into the new "In from the Cold" line by Kate Spain.
Aside from Kate Spain's charms we also had the arrivals of:

Wintergreen by 3 sisters
This stuff is some of the most beautiful holiday fabric we've had. 
It definitely can be done where it can be left up year 'round, as there are only a handful that say "we are exclusively holiday prints".  The coloring is fabulous...a certain one to check out!

Icicle Kisses by Kansas Troubles
This stuff, too, doesn't really say "Christmas" It really is a great pack that you can work with any time of the year.  Lynn did a wonderful job with some fresh new designs and signature KT coloring.

Posh Pumpkins by Sandy Gervais
This is fun Sandy Gervais fabric perfect for fall with it's fun color scheme.
It has been a popular one by those who have checked it out here in the shop, and we are anxious to start to dabble with a new design using it.

The Boo Crew by Sweetwater
These little candy packs are just plain fun.  The colors are fun, the designs are fun. 
Cute Halloween fabric that isn't over the top can be hard to find but I think these gals did well!

We  also had an exciting arrival with our 2013 Quilt Minnesota fabrics.  We are excited to see the fabrics in person and think this fresh new color palate will be fun to work with this year.

The fabrics can, as always, be pre-ordered but can't leave our shop until August 2nd, when the hop begins. 

If you are in our neck of the woods and are anxious to see it and touch it in person we encourage you to stop in and check it out.

We have ideas spinning out on what we'll do so make sure you keep checking back to see progress and our finished results as the date draws near.

The second segment of our MarcusFabrics package
Our box sent out to Portland last week and we now sit with our fingers crossed that it arrives to them safe and sound and without incident.  We thank you all for your amazing feedback.  You are all true gems in our book and we thank you for your support and words of encouragement.  

Crazy Fan Filtration's

This pattern works well for charms, and was how we initially set up the pattern.  But the above sample uses the 25th Anniversary fabric by Judie Rothermel. 

Crazy Fan Filtration's

This is the same pattern as you saw above, only we used the
Hand-Dyed Sueded Flannels and kept the borders straight.

Both of these samples feature crazy quilted (by machine) fan blades, and the secret to helping even blades to use coffee filters.

Pumpkin Pie

This was the largest of the samples that was sent off, and probably the one that everyone who came in loved the most.  It too is done entirely of the Hand-dyed Sueded Flannels and is perfect for fall.

Well. . .we are off to finish up some works in progress and hope to have more show and tell at the end of the week.

~Until Next Time~

"Allow yourself to be a beginner. 
No one starts off being excellent."

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