My 2nd Story Beach House project is on hold while I stop to do a little sewing favor for a certain Quilting Rock Star that I just so happen to have the good fortune to be friends with. Here is a beautiful little pile left over from my cutting - I'm bursting to show someone, but for now, I am sworn to secrecy....
March 23, 2009
I put in almost twice as many hours this week as I usually work at the quilt store - this week was the Quilter's Anonymous quilt show in Monroe and the only show where our shop participates as a vendor (and I can see why - it's a LOT of work and I'm exhausted!!!)
Thursday and Friday I worked in the shop, but Sunday I got a chance to work out at the show, connect with some guild friends, see the beautiful quilts on display, and even meet a blog buddy! This is me with Candace, from Squash House Quilts, who is just as nice as can be and isn't she cute as a button?! It was fun to finally connect with another blogger - I hope you enjoyed the show, Candace - it was really nice to meet you!
I haven't spent much time in the ol' sewing room this month. Hopefully after the honors concert tomorrow, I will be able to return to my trusty Pfaff. I really miss him!
March 15, 2009
Last weekend a customer at the quilt shop asked if we had any St. Patrick's Day fabric. Sadly, we do not, but it reminded me that I had stashed away some adorable Alexander Henry fabric and it was high time to put my fabric to good use.
Miraculously - given the current disastrous state of my sewing room - I was able to find this fabric with the adorable leprechauns. This is vintage Alexander Henry, dated 2002 - no one does novelty prints like they do! The pattern is Toast Points from the Atkinson Designs book, Let's Do Lunch. A very fast and easy tablerunner. Now we're all set at my house for the Wearin' of the Green.
March 10, 2009
No, I didn't win the lottery, but I did buy a beach house! This lovely fat quarter bundle of Blackbird Designs' new collection - Beach House - had to be mine. I think it wants to be Miss Rosie's 2nd Story when it grows up.
Sadly, my quilt time is extremely limited this month as we are involved in a flurry of concerts and practices with the boys. I'm off to my sewing room to steal a few moments with my Pfaff before the orchestra concert tonight!
March 3, 2009
March 1, 2009
The Random Number Generator picked comment #5 for my contest winner - so Kathie, from Inspired by Antique Quilts - come on down! I want to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment and I'd also like to say that the quilt blogging community is the best ever! Here's to many more posts and years of inspiration for all of us!