Monday, April 30, 2012

Quilt Blocks is here...

I love, love, love these! You can find it here.

Happy Monday!

Hi Everyone,

Phew! I finally got caught up with my orders on Saturday. What a load off! It was a crazy week last week.

Once I was done working I spent a couple hours making my Stash Bee Blocks. I feel bad because I am always a couple days late with my blocks... at least they will be shipped before the end of the month... Then I got to sit down with my jewelry making stuff and make something completely whimsical. I am not a big blingy jewelry kind of girl normally but I am having fun trying out some new things with resin and rhinestones and wrapping fibers to make a focal bead...

I am also working on my photography skills. What do you think? I am so inspired by Kristen Robinson and her Victorianesque jewelry. I was lucky enough to take a class with her in December and I love her style. She will be in town this weekend and I am hoping to spend a little while soaking up her creativity again. See the focal bead on the right side? it is made by wrapping hand dyed silk habotai with wire and cultured pearls, Swarovski crystals and beads. That was the technique I really wanted to try out. The medallion is a plain bezel that I had filled with the butterfly and art work a while back then glazed with Ice Resin... it was sitting around and matched the fiber bead so I thought I would incorporate it. I cut the loops (for hanging) off of it and applied it to the antiqued brass cabochon setting then added the rhinestones. It is pretty big but kind of fun :)

Here are my Stash Bee blocks... who knew I had yellow and black fabric in my stash? I didn't! A lucky rummage uncovered them :)


Quilt Blocks the fabric will be here today... and the kid has an ortho appt... I better get a move on :)

Have a great Monday!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Fun Day... and the Giveaway

Hey Everyone!

What a week! I hope you all are having a great one with lots of stitchy time. I started a blouse at sew day last weekend and I still haven't finished it... well I was up until midnight last night cutting fabric so there isn't a lot of play time around here right now.... You are all loving Summersville. If you want this collection don't wait because it isn't going to be here long ... just sayin'.

Speaking of Summersville... how would you like to win two charm packs to play with? The Giveaway this week is just that!
My friend Tina over at Little Blue Cottage is hosting the giveaway this week. Head on over and check it out.
In other news Quilt Blocks and Rhapsodia are on their way... thank heaven the April fabrics are starting to arrive (since it is almost May).

TGIF and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Summersville is here...

HELP! I have fallen under a pile of fabric boxes and I can't get up!!!!

Summersville is here... isn't it the bee's knees?
Seriously... this came with a box of Art Gallery fabrics... yum! And I literally had to climb over the boxes to get to the door so I could go to the post office. You wonder why I have so many sales it is so that we don't become like those hoarders that can't find the front door... eep!

Monday, April 23, 2012

I messed up sorry...

Help me clean out my hallway... 15% off for 24 hrs use this coupon code 15for24 in the shop

sorry for the other post this is the correct information... I should know better than trying to do this at night when I got up at 4AM

Happy Monday with Happy Quilting

Hi Everyone,

Today you get to see something fun that has been happening behind the scenes over here. Melissa from Happy Quilting asked me a few weeks ago if I would like to kit up her next pattern. Well what do you think? I jumped at the chance. I love all of her fun patterns on Moda Bake Shop don't you? So this is the super adorable pattern...




Melissa picked Apple Of My Eye do you believe it has only been a week since it came into the shop and I shipped it out and she already has the quilt made and quilted and in a pattern? Wow that is some fast and wonderful work! I have the kit for sale in the shop as well as the pattern by itself. If you buy the kit you are getting the pattern for free and paying just my regular (low, super great, awesome) price for the fabric. If you want to see more pictures of the quilt click on the link to Melissa's blog up above.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cocoon in here...

I love it! I knew it was going to be awesome IRL...


Delish! Come see...

Friday Fun Day... The Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

Yippeeeeee! It feels like summer! It will be in the high 80's here today. So go out and get some sunshine if you can!

My super friend Sally is hosting the Giveaway today. In honor of her sweet daughter Cora's Senior Prom and Graduation :)

Teal in order to match Cora's Prom dress :) So go over to Sally's Blog and enter to win some :)

I just got notice that Summersville will be here on Wednesday Woot Woot! And Cocoon will be here today.

TGIF!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The truth about my photography skills...

I don't have any...

Hi Everyone,

It's true I don't have any photography skills. I can fake it for taking pictures of fabric bundles when there is a the right light (which is most of the time... Thank you California) But honestly I need to take a photography class because artful photography is not my forte! What brought this up? I remember something I made ... I had to go look up when I made it... March of last year :


This is about as artsy as my photography gets. I had no idea at the time how popular this color scheme was going to be this year. When I was first putting it together the tangerine pluses were going to be red but I saw the tangerine on the shelf and couldn't help myself. I had to change it. Believe it or not there are 20 different colors of teal in there...

So back to photography...  I really need to take a class... what are your best tips on artful photography? what setting should I use on my camera to take a good sunshine picture without getting it all washed out? I have a good camera a DSLR and I have messed with the f-stop and stuff so ... I can take it... :)  

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Monday...

Hi Everyone,

Wow! There is so much going on in blog land. I wish I had more time to read everything. I only get to take a browse through every morning though. If you are signed up for the newsletter you got it last night. Can I just say it was almost a day late with the big weekend sale and everything I was so tired... But yay it is done. I hope you all enjoy those sweet projects! If you missed it, or missed signing up, let me know I will forward it to you.

In the Newsletter I said that Butterflies are the new Birds and what I meant was... there are so many fabric lines coming out with butterflies on them this year. We already had Hello Pilgrim and this Friday Cocoon will be here:



Then in Serenade in May:




What do you think? I am okay with that!

I got to sew this weekend but it was for a super secret project that is yet to be revealed. Soon though very soon. It was urgent that I get it done, though, so that took up my Saturday.

Go out and make it a wonderful week!

Talk soon!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Special Sale today

Hi Everyone,

I have marked all of my sale fabrics down to 50% off MSRP just for this weekend. There are a few new ones added too. They are here.

**edit

If you are in the UK (or anywhere) and can't reach the website you can use the etsy shop to see what is available: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheIntrepidThread in the sale section there. It is all marked down to $5.25 per yard

The ones that are not listed in the sale section on etsy but are also on sale are:

Desert Daydreams
Sunny Happy Skies
A Walk in The Woods

You can see these on Etsy but they are not in the sale section. Just email me or etsy convo me and I will set up a listing with the special sale price if you find something you want.

Have a great one!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Fun Day and the Giveaway!

Hi Everyone,

Here is wishing you a fun friday! I am giving away this bundle of solids that are in keeping with the QuiltCon Block Challenge.

To enter you have to go to Maureen's blog. And you might want to shake your tail feather because there are 302 entries already... wow!  If you don't win it you can find it here in the shop.

Talk soon!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Apple Of My Eye is here!

Hi Everyone,

The Quilted Fish's Apple Of My Eye is here... Thanks for making us pretties again Amanda!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Monday! Let's talk color...

Hi Everyone,

As soon as I get up from this chair it is going to be a busy day. Maybe I will sit here a while longer :) Apple Of My Eye is coming today and so are a few new basics from Art Gallery... I am having so much fun filling out the colors in my basics. I am trying to pick colors that are a little out of my normal range.


I call this Hot Chocolate
 It is exciting and new to have golds and chocolates and not my usual blues and greens (well, not all the time anyway). I decided to go look at the Pantone Color Trends for this year to see what will be upcoming in the fashion world as far as color goes... I am always so amazed with 20/20 hindsight ...when I look at the trends for Spring/Summer they are all the colors that are selling well in the shop right now.


Free Spirit Designer Solids Tango

Moda Bella Solids Yellow

Free Spirit Designer Solids Mulberry


Art Gallery Pure Elements Cherry Lipgloss


Moda Bella Solids Admiral

Moda Bella Solids Pistachio
  

Art Gallery Pure Elements Fresh Water

Art Gallery Pure Elements Ash


Free Spirit Designer Solids Dogwood
 So what is coming for Fall/Winter?

Art Gallery Pure Elements Chocolate

Art Gallery Pure Elements Empire Yellow

Moda Bella Solids Magenta

Free Spirit Designer Solids Tangerine

Art Gallery Pure Elements Emerald

Art Gallery Pure Elements Dark Citron

Art Gallery Pure Elements Parisian Blue
Free Spirit Designer Solids Slate Grey

Free Spirit Designer Solids Lilac

Art Gallery Pure Elements Crystal Pink
Should be a fun year!

Talk soon!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Friday... and the Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

Seems like you all love Bella as much as I do. For the Giveaway today I thought I would introduce you to my friend Janet. Janet has been following me and encouraging me almost from the start on my little blog... You will like her blog, as well, her pictures are so beautiful and she lives some place exotic.. The Yukon... totally cool... So here is what you can win:

A Joy charm pack and 1/2 yds of two pretty solids that match. So head on over to Janet's blog and enter to win. Christmas might come early to your house. Even though she didn't ask you to follow her I bet she would like it if you did :)

Have you heard about the Home Sweet Home Quilt Along? I have to admit I hadn't until Sally posted about it yesterday. Head on over to her blog to see how to make this:

Then you might want to go check out all of the other blocks... much fun happening there.

Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild tomorrow... so if I don't see ya... have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bella is mucho bella!

Hi Everyone,

What a crazy week... eep! Please forgive me if I owe you an email!

A couple months ago I ordered Lotta Jansdotter's new collection called Bella even though I could only see about two of the prints in the picture my rep sent me... Echo lovers rejoice! You are gonna love this one.. here is a little sneaker...

Oh the joy of it all!!!

Here is another little tidbit.. I met with my Free Spirit rep today and Denyse Schmidt has a new collection coming in August...

And oh joy of joys!!!! Apple Of My Eye will be here Monday... you don't want to miss that one.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A note to UK clients about website.

Hi Everyone,

If you are in the UK (or anywhere for that matter) and you are not able to access the website would you please let me know. You can just leave a comment here. I have let the website host know that there is a problem but I don't know how widespread it is. If you wanted to buy something in the sale, and you can't access the site, let me know and I can work it out through email with you.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Just a quick Coupon Code Post...

Today and tomorrow only 15% off everything in the shop with this coupon code April15

Talk soon!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Monday!

Hi Everyone,

I got to sew for a minute this weekend... Paper piecing is not my forte (I gotta take the time to figure out how to do an accent on that... I will put it on the list ) My brain does not do backwards well... at least I only had to pull three seams on this thing.

This is the March Block for Cindy at the Stash Bee... I love how it came out... but I won't be making a quikt out of it anytime soon.

I will be a little quiet again this week,. Most of you know (if you have been around for a while) that I homeschool my daughter. She still takes the state standardized tests every spring, though, and this week is that week. So we are going to be away each morning from 8 to after noon. Then I have to get all of my work done :)

The girls and I have been working on a secret project. I might announce what it is in the newsletter this month. I can't wait ... we are pretty excited about it.

Talk soon!