Saturday, May 26, 2012

I'm Moving

Hey all - I'm moving my blog.
Still have a lot of work to do,
Bear with me. 

Stop by for a visit 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Tune in Today!

Hey All 
Just a reminder
I'll be on Pat Sloan's 
this afternoon
- - - Tune In - - - 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On The Radio - Me!

Great fabric (Ruby Star Rising by Melody Johnson)
Great Melody too - On The Radio - 
Donna Summer 
Regina Spector
I won't be singing, 
but I will be "on the radio"!

Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Hosted by Pat Sloan 

We'll be talking about my new book
Sliver Quilts 
from C&T Publishing

Who knows - we may even do a bit of singing - - -
 - - - but hopefully not!

The Live Show time is
4pm - 5pm Eastern
3pm - 4pm Central
2pm - 3pm Mountain
1pm - 2pm Pacific

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Gather Here" Satchel

Gather Here - Cambridge, MA
Here's what found its way home in my shopping satchel - - -
 In love with this great fabric from Kokka
Never saw it before
All sewing images - 
a mix of Victoriana and contemporary
Brownie - Brownie by Trefle for Kokka
 Vintage graphics - - - 
 Contemporary laundry symbols - - -
 Its a mid-weight canvas
 What am I doing with it?
My attache!
My "I'm a quilt book author" attache!
Something to pack up what I need to lug to lectures!
 I've been working on the pattern - - -
will share my beta testing soon
 This fabric will be perfect!
 Can't wait to share.
 Hmmmmm - "dressmaking"?
I was inspired!
 Picked up this lovely Lissette pattern
Skirt and blouse
Perfect for the summer!
 For the blouse - what a funny word!
An organic coral cotton
For the skirt - a lovely neutral linen blend
Life's too short to just sew quilts!
 Love this Alexander Henry
Dandy Lion
 Canvas duck weight - - -
 The design explodes into these big seed heads - - -
 What to do with it?
More bags - perhaps!
 Some complimentary floss - - - 
 More girls!
Love this stuff - - - 
Played with it a few weeks ago - so fun!
 More Lotta Jansdotter
 Simple - - -
 Paired with this historical reproduction fabric 
from the Victoria and Albert Museum
 That's it - - - 
hope you enjoyed!
Watch for projects in the upcoming weeks!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hungry for Eye Candy

Meet Jen Stark
and her paper art!
A color explosion!

After you watch the video 

- Tomorrow -
the shopping satchel opens
Fun finds at Gather Here! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Boston or Bust!

She could take the train . . . 
I could stay at home and get "things" done . . .

but then I'd miss my opportunity
my chance to return 

my new favorite shop
located in Cambridge, MA
worth the trip, make an excuse to go

quilting, sewing, knitting
all under one roof

unique, imaginative, playful, contemporary
warm and welcoming
what I wouldn't do to have a shop this perfect closer to home!

Check back tomorrow to see what might have found its way into my shopping satchel!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

We Need to Catch Up!

I'm not one to gossip - never have been,
but . . .
Oh dear - - - so much to talk about!
Yup - that's my book - due out in April or May!!!

Yes, I've been quiet about it - and everything else!
Life is so hectic - I've had so much trouble keeping up!
All good stuff!

I had actually become a stranger in my own sewing room
-simply too busy-
I'm trying to get better.

More on the book - so much more - soon!
I had so much fun!
C&T published my book - 
What a great group of people to work with!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Madonna Owned Half-Time

Madonna was amazing! 
Completely rocked the Super Bowl! 
Best half-time show in years! 
Proof that we are getting better, not just older! 
And Ceelo - perfect! 

Half-time nourishment? 
Vietnamese Sandwich with well seasoned pork meatballs and super-spicy sauce. 
Step aside chicken wings - this hot is full of flavor, not just heat! 
 Served it up with a zucchini noodle salad
from my new favorite foodie blog 
amazing Vietnamese recipes and more! 
 Beverage du jour 
Love the label 
hard cider from Frecon Farm, Boyertown, PA 
 And for dessert, The E-A-G-L-E-S 
This was the only way the Eagles were going to make it to the Super Bowl

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Inspire Me!

I've been following Geninne for years
ever since finding her lovely birds on etsy.
She inspires me
her blues, her oranges,
her artistic honesty

And now I can have her in fabric
Cloud 9 - organic
love the strike-offs 
can't wait until I can buy it!

More inspiration ...
- - - Uppercase Journal - - -
Eye Candy
Creativity on steroids
Like you've never seen before
Visit the site for more!
And finally
Sewn Paper - 3D
Be Inspired!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Boston or Bust!

Time to catch up.
Visited Boston 2 weeks ago - for snow!
And to deliver the "stache" apron to Mike - my daughter's boyfriend.
Here it is - grid quilted and complete with faux leather pocket
He loved it!
- Let me explain -
This is Mike in costume - his Halloween costume
That thing on his head is his moustache "costume"
He made it - out of yarn!
I told you he was proud of his facial hair.
Looks fitting with the apron.
We had a perfectly gorgeous snowy day the Saturday I visited
Roamed all over Cambridge
I was on a mission
My new very favorite store 
I love it!!!!
A full line of knitting supplies
 An eclectic collection of fabric
including Malka Durbrowsky's collection
Kokko, Enchino, and so much more

And nothing makes me swoon like a great window display
It had it all!!!
Can't wait to return!
Mission #2 in Cambridge - 
A honey store - everything honey
I manage a farmers' market in my free time - hah!
Always on the look out for interesting foodie fodder

Follow the Honey had it all - lots of fodder!
A honey store complete with a tap
 Grab a jar
And fill'er up!
 We bellied on up to their "honey bar" to taste honey from around the world.
Guess where this honey is from - love the giraffe on the label
And, yes, we even tasted honey from killer bees!

The shop was full of everything honey,
Balms and butters,
Lotions and creams,
Candles and candies,
Bee inspired jewelry
and these great neck ties!
Love the graphic!
Sunday we headed to SOWA Winter Market
I'm forever exploring every farmers' market I can find 
Always looking for new ideas.
!!! Pasta !!!
My Market - East Goshen Farmers' Market - doesn't have pasta
Look at these offerings!
Yum - now I'm on the hunt
Need ... to... find ... pasta .... maker ... for ... summer ... market!!!
Closing photo
On Harvard's campus
Do you see the face
His bow tie is crooked!
- Side story -
I bought yarn - twice - on my trip to Boston.
Bought a sock project Friday night at a cute little shop on Newbury St.
Left it in the cab!
Bought another sock project at Gather Here
Finished one sock today  - YEAH!!!
Need 2 to post - 
Give me another week, probably 2!