I was hoping to make up a lavender sachet with this little finish of The Sampler Girl’s French Lavender Pocket design – but my lavender isn’t dry enough yet. According the the September issue of Country Living that just arrived, this really is a French Lavender, locally grown (in my yard).
I used strips from a Portugal Jelly Roll to zip up this quilt top which Yzma is testing for comfort. I love the colors which remind me of the linens I’ve been admiring at Williams Sonoma for ages. It took no time at all to put this together, just need to quilt it up now. I have these and other Jelly Rolls at my etsy shop.
Don’t forget to comment at the ‘Pig’ post for the giveaway and watch for a link to my semi annual fabric sale later today (reduced shipping too!)
We walked into the pig enclosure (not sure of the official term for the building) and Ethan says with a gasp, ‘they’re beautiful!’ I think he really bonded with this one. We spent time being nibbled by goats, watched some sheep judging and petted rabbits. It was all about the pigs for Ethan though.
Two fabric announcements:
1. These great fabric charms from Blackbird Designs are in. I love this fabric which you can see in more detail here. I am giving away one of these charm packs to a blogging friend. To enter the drawing please leave a comment at this post. I will be adding these packs to my etsy shop.
2. The semi annual fabric sale at Handcrafts Online will start tomorrow afternoon – August 8th. I’ll post a link here.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments about my recent Rocky Mountain Wednesdays posts. I had no idea they would be enjoyed so much – I thought they might seem boring. I’m so glad to be wrong.
New things in stock – (webshop will be updated shortly)
Needlework Shop from Country Cottage Needleworks (I carry the frame for this too!)
Cake – the final Sweet Treats thread pack from Country Cottage & Crescent Colours (I’ve been waiting for this one to finish the set!)
Little Women Reading thread pack from Little House Needleworks and Crescent Colours (I’m thinking about stitching this one on some Lavender Mist Belfast)
Emily Dickinson Sampler from the Sampler Girl – darling!
Also new -
My sewing machine – I now know why some people love fast and powerful cars – feel the power!!
I’m branching out a bit into quilting products – they will be part of my new website (yes I’m still working on that monster). For now I’ve put some things up at my Etsy shop, love these jelly rolls, and there is a great Quilt of the Month pattern listed to go with these.
First – a very BIG thank you to all my lovely stitching friends who have sent me Christmas cards. They aren’t all in this picture but I have been touched by each one of you who have taken time to send me a card!
A few new projects have found their way into my basket for 2008, I hope I have lots of time to devote to stitching, my basket is getting quite full already. I’m in the midst of a big finishing project for a designer. Here are some of the fabrics that are being used, there are several others. I just found out my favorite quilt shop is having quite a sale next week after Christmas. I will be sure to share the fabrics I round up when I pay a visit there.
In preparation for all the new pillows floating around in my imagination, I’m making a bit of room. I’ll be offering these at my etsy shop shop later today as soon as I can get things photographed and posted. If you have an interest in any of these feel free to email me at email@example.com