Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Sewing

Greetings...we have been busy sewing up fun projects in the summer heat. (You can click on the photo to get a better view...or stop by the store to see the goodies in person!) We have some new fabric lines in shades of peach and pink with touches of grey and butter we whipped up a little girl's dress, a couple of bags and threw in a pink and green quilt! We used two patterns, Frenchy Bag by Amy Butler and the Multi-Tasker Tote by Anna Maria Horner for the bags and the quilt is from a pattern by Abbey Lane, Octopus Garden. There are lots of fun sewing ideas in the new Sew Serendipity book - we've offered patterns by Kay Whitt previously, and really like her new book. Definitely a few options for a bit of sewing inspiration!

Hope you are enjoying summer sewing!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Where does the time go?

Am I the only one with this burning question?! How did it get to be the middle of July already? I distinctly remember getting ready for shop hop just yesterday, and I can't figure out how it got to be time to be thinking fall, holidays, back to quilting (I mean school)! It's not that I want to rush summer, but I am having a great time playing with the latest and greatest Halloween fabrics!

Who doesn't need a pillowcase with glow in the dark fabric accents, or an apron with a black & white polka dot ruffle...but wait, there's going to be more!! And I'm not even talking about the chocolate.

Now that I mention chocolate, I'm sooo excited that Icing on the Cake has chosen to open a storefront in the downtown area. Pretty much love that. Just ask next time you're in, and I can tell you all about it.

For the rest of the world, that doesn't want to talk about chocolate, there are the new Jo Morton fabrics, Attic Shirtings. Thirteen great new neutral backgrounds with fun prints and color combinations. They'll be great with most of your projects!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sweat Shop

Hot weather has come and gone, but the sweat shop is still in full swing. We had a group in stitching on Friday amidst the fans, and today the temperature is back to normal and we have another group hard at it. I have new boxes of fabric to unpack, a couple of quilt samples to quilt, and a new quilt rack for display! I guess it was a productive weekend.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 5, 2010

July Pincushion

I hope your July 4th celebration included more sunshine than ours did! Fireworks and strawberry shortcake almost made up for the chilly temperatures, but we could use a little summertime any day now.

Here is a peek at our festive July pincushion, we have kits with the flag fabric and prepared piping all ready to go.

We are getting busy again with lots of projects to re-start, and new ones to create as we get caught up after shop hop. I hope to have a short class list together soon, with some special workshops in the planning phase for 2011. Until then,

Happy Stitching!