Thursday, June 30, 2011

Newsletter Tonight...

Hi Everyone,


Here is the final peek at what is in the newsletter... you all were clamoring for a tutorial for Sasha's wristlet so she graciously accepted the challenge of writing her very first sewing tuorial. (She is an old hand at technical writing though so it came naturally.) She did a great job.

Much going on today. See you tomorrow with my tutorial for Friday Fun day.

Talk soon!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

25 % off patterns and buttons one week only

Hey,

 Just thought I would let you know that the patterns and buttons are marked down 25% unltil July 6 in the shop

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A peek at what I did this weekend...

Hey Everyone,

This is the pillow cover for the Pillow Talk Swap 5th round that I made... just gotta get that binding sewn down....

This is a little sneak peek of my other project. It is the tutorial for Friday Fun Day this week over at The Quilted Fish

Wrenly is here!


I am so in love with this fabric. I think it is my favorite Valori Wells line ever. It is so stinkin' pretty in real life.

I am gonna run still have tons to do. Talk to you soon...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

 These are sneak peeks of adorable projects that are going to be in my newsletter this week.



If you didn't know about the newsletter it is a way of me bringing you fun projects and exclusive content that you don't get to see on the blog. It comes out just once a month (so no spamming your inbox) and it has fun projects and tutorials, some by me and some by my amazing creative friends. The two projects above are by my wonderful friend Brooke (you met her last week when she guest hosted my blog) and I have one coming from my sweet friend Sasha too (I will sneak peek you on that one tomorrow).

So go sign up for my newsletter (there is a link at the top of the blog on the right) so you don't miss out on these fun projects.


Wrenly will be here today ... oh happy day :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

50% off sale on clearance fabrics

Hi Everyone... I just posted the last of a bunch of fabrics at 50% off in my sale section I have to make room for the 5 new collectiosn that are coming in July. Lots of good stuff still there... Happier, Sherbet Pips, Silent Cinema and Ty Pennington... get it while it lasts.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Winner over here.....

Hi Everyone,


Thanks, again, to Brooke for hosting our giveaway last week. Normally I answer all of the giveaway comments but the task was too daunting by the time I got back... so I let them slide this time. You still love me though right?  

Mr. Random Said:



And number 16 was:



memmens said...










Wow another lovely giveaway - thanks. I would make skirts for my girls, with different panels in, think that would be gorgeous.

And I might or might not have gotten some just to giveaway to some lucky someone soon... just maybe...

Talk soon...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Fun Day... you know what that means ( Giveaway )

Hi Everyone,

IT is time for another super fun project from those crazy girls at The Quilted Fish's Creative Consultant Team... It is Candice's turn and she has come up with the cutest perpetual calander project go check it out and give her some love!

I mean how can you resist really?

So for the giveaway today how about some Wrenly? It will be here Monday and I can't wait. How about a fat quarter pack of one of the three color ways. Cobalt, Gypsy or Manderin




Okay I am gonna make you work for this one... not that hard though...

Only one rule... go to my coming soon just arrived page on my website and tell me which print from Wrenly you like best. There is a place to click to see the whole collection. It is hard for me to choose but it might be the multi color dandilions for me. Leave a message and tell me what you picked. The giveaway is open until next Friday night.

Talk soon...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crazy Busy....

HI Everyone,

I just want to say to my friends that used to get emails everyday... I am sorry I will be back after July 2nd, I promise! I have been crazy busy with the shop and a couple of itmes that have to be finished by next weekend... okay I am officially freaking out....

This is what landed in the shop last night:






Aren't they the cutest? I was so happy with them when I got them in my hot little hands... the blue and red bead prints are my favorites, I think. What do you think?

A new Newsletter will be out next week. So if you haven't signed up yet you might want to. Newsletter subscribers get exclusive content and I only send out one or two a month so you don't get spammed. It also isn't all advertising There are fun projects included in the newsletter that you don't see anywhere else too.

Sorry for the hit and run... but I gotta run...

Talk soon!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Just for my followers sale, 2 days only

Hey Everyone,

Just today and tomorrow use this coupon for 15% off at my shop: BLOG15 ... Alphabet Soup will be in tonight... yay...

Blogger won't let me add pictures... not even from a URL... very strange...

Talk soon...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Market Re-hash...better late than never...

Hi Everyone,

Just when you thought you had seen the last of the Market posts... I was so crazy busy when I got home from Market I didn't have time to go through all of my pictures and find the two or three that weren't blurry... but I finally did... So here is a quicky...


This is Amanda's booth on Wednesday when we were helping set up. I think I did a lot of standing around because I am not good with organizing... it isn't an excuse it is a handicap.


I posted briefly about Pat's but here are the girls with our hilarious waitress. I love you Sally and Amanda. Pat's is famous it was on "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" and it is amazing food!


This is Riley Blake's booth they won for best double booth at the show. It really was adorable.

Here are Sally and Deanna (aka Killerella) talking to Jennifer Paganelli (BTW if you didn't know she is so sweet and gracious).

We kidnapped Eliot (he is Amanda's market mascot) and he was seen with some of his old friends, being a famous long arm quilter himself of course. (Yes, that is my hand in the video and my silly laugh in the background)
With Amy Butler

With Miss Tula Pink

With Valori Wells (Wrenly will be in the shop Monday evening woot woot)

Last night I put some awesome patterns that I bought at market in the shop as well as some adorable buttons that I got from Riley Blake. Wednesday Alphabet Soup will be here and next Monday as mentioned before Wrenly will be here. I am so excited because tons of fabric is coming in the next couple weeks.

Monday, June 20, 2011

We're baaaack... and a winner!

Hi Everyone,

First I know you want to know who our winner is from Friday before last...she gets a fat quarter bundle of one of the color ways in these two lines:


Mr Random said:

Number 48 is:

Suzee said...


aww that little teacup is so cute! love the fabric of both sets!
We were in the nose bleed section so this is the best I could do :)

The next day we had a free day to spend with him so we took the kids to Mt. Vernon (it is one of my favorite historical sites) Erin was too young last time we went there to remember it and Michael had never been. They both really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it as well since so much had changed and been added since last time.

Front of the house.


This is the back porch (and my kids) it faces the Potomac.


These are the blacksmiths they were actually working the shop when we were there.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Fun Day ... A Giveaway Too!


Hi Everyone,
It is Friday Fun Day with a new Design Team project. Today, Stephanie from Peas In A Pod, shares this Magnet Board tutorial on the Quilted Fish's blog. Click here to see the project - it is even kid friendly!



Here at the Intrepid Thread, Fridays are also Giveaway Day and today is no exception! I have the priviledge of offering a fat quarter pack of the Eleni Palette from Anna Marie Horner's LouLouThi line - wow! So let's see here are the rules:
The giveaway will end next Friday, June 24 at midnight.
To enter - leave a comment about what project you would do with this line.
One comment equals one entry.
Happy Friday!!

ps - last week's giveaway will be extended since Julie is out of town ;)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Favorite...


Hi Everyone!
I am Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts and Julie's friend! I have the awesome priviledge of hosting here for the next few days!! Be sure to check back for some fun stuff while Julie is gone!
Today I thought I would share this great ruler with you. My VBF bought one for me and I LOVE it! Click here to see the Guideline's website with all they offer. I enjoy using this ruler when cutting lots of strips the same size, as the guide underneath holds my fabric in place and it doesn't slip. Do you have a favorite go to tool? I would love to hear from you!

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Plan...

Hi Everyone,

First of all I wanted to show you this gorgeous quilt that one of my shop patrons made. She married Kumari Garden and Kumari Garden Holiday so beautifully in this don't you think? Here name is Carly and her shop is called Quiltville. She not only makes quilts she designs them and has her wonderful patterns for sale in her etsy shop. You should go take a look I think you might find something you can't live without. I know I have.

So what did I mean by "The Plan"? I will be gone this week starting on Wednesday. It is a wonderful and exciting week for our family. Our amazing son, Michael, is graduating from High School and having his Eagle Scout Honorarium this week. We are so stinkin' proud of him :) It is really hard for me to be away from the shop right now that it is just getting going but this is so important.


Doesn't he look handsome?

I am so proud that one of my good friends has agreed to step in and guest blog for me while I am gone. Brooke is an amazing creative lady and I know she has some fun things up her sleeve for you. So I will be back tomorrow but then I will be incommunicado for a few days. I know you won't forget me right?

Hugs to all!

Talk soon....

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Just a quick note

Hi Everyone,

A wristlet for myself
My friend Sasha made this from the Rose colorway of Lola's Posies isn't it adorable

Just letting you all know that today is the last day for the sale on Lola's Posies. Tomorrow it goes back up to regular price. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Winner winner ... yay!

Hi Everyone,


Somebody won a charm pack of this:



It was:
Grams said...


I really like the skunk. It reminds me of my 9 grandkids (who I dearly love) and how at times they can be little "stinkers" literally and figuratively.

vail in tn

Okie Dokie I'll be emailing you.

Just a reminder only one day left of the big sale on Lola's Posies it goes back to regular price on Monday.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Fun Day... that means giveaway too

HI Everyone,


Would you care for a spot of tea? Jackie has outdone herself with this adorable fabric tea cup and saucer. Go take a look at her tutorial over at The Quilted Fish Blog and you can make one for yourself. I was thinking how cute it would be to hold little girl's hair ties.

I have been waiting not so patiently for 1001 Peeps to arrive and low and behold it came last night and brought a friend. So 1001 Peeps and Dazzle are both in the shop this morning. As soon as it gets light out here I will get some IRL pictures for the listings. But for now:



Aren't they super? Here are the two free patterns for these collections (I have seen both in person and they are so sweet):

1001 Peeps PDF

Dazzle PDF

I would, of course, be happy to kit these up for you.

On to the Giveaway.... hmmm what should I give away? How about a fat quarter bundle from any colorway you choose from either line? Okay that is a good one. Here's the rules:

1. Leave a comment any comment. Please leave only one comment. Please leave a way to reach you if you are a no-reply blogger.

I think that was pretty easy :) This one ends next Friday 6/17 at midnight (we will have a surprise winner announcer on Saturday).

I have other things coming from 1001 Peeps to give away but they haven't arrived yet so we will have to wait a little for those.

Have a super Friday!

Talk soon....