Friday, September 28, 2012

A public service announcement

Hi Everyone,

I have gotten some super sweet comments this morning that I would love to respond to. Unfortunately those persons were "no reply" meaning I had no way to email back. (this is  hard when doing a giveaway because we have no way to contact you) I understand if you want to do this for privacy sake but if not, and you just didn't know it was happening, here is how to fix it in blogger:

When you are signed into your account on blogger in the interface up in the right hand corner you will see your display name. There is a down arrow next to it. Click the arrow. Then click the link that says "blogger profile". When your profile shows up there is another button there in the upper right hand corner that says "edit profile" click that. There in the list you should find a place to put a check mark to show your email address. Check that and save. Then it is all fixed.

If you are like me you might have thought that you already did this. I did have it correct but when the new interface took over it was reset to not show my email address. I like to get emails back from people I comment to so I show my email in my comments. If you don't want to do this that is fine but do leave a way to contact you if you leave a comment for a giveaway.

Thanks everyone!

Friday... already? A giveaway and a sale code...

Hi Everyone,

I know I have said it a million times but one of the things I love most about the blog and the shop is getting to meet new people all over the world. Case in point is Malgorzata she is from Poland. She has a sweet little blog and I think you will love her. She is hosting our giveaway this week. We are giving away:

Little Kukla in the Retro Colorway:

So head on over to her blog and enter to win some.
We are out looking for a retail space today (after I get the orders done this morning). It is scary but exciting. The two shops in town that carried contemporary/modern fabric both closed so now is a prime time. We have to hustle and get this done. Thankfully some new places just came up for lease that I think would work really well so I am excited about the prospect again.

Here is a coupon code for the week. TAKE10    Just so there is no confusion this coupon is good until 10/5/12, next Friday. I just marked down The Birds and the Bees, Eskimo Pie Flannel (this stuff is so cute), Kona Modern Quilts and La Dee Da so this is a chance to get it at an even greater price.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Marmalade Fat Quarters are here

Hi Everyone,

Marmalade Fat Quarter Bundles are here

I didn't buy yardage of this collection (to tell the truth I don't have room for 40 more bolts of fabric right now) so if you want to get it from me this is all there will be.

Thanks so much!

Fearless Fabric Fiends

Hi Everyone,

As promised some photos from the Flickr group...

Anna made this bag with some Echino (I need this bag)

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My sweet friend Jen made this Sparkle Punch quilt out of Flora by Lauren and Jessi Jung. I want to take a big bite out of it becuase it is so yummy!

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Deborah's zip pouch from some fun pieces of Denyse Schmidt fabric and linen:

Love Circle Swap

Adrianne's Popover dress and doll from Dress Up Days

Popover Sundress
Little Miss H is hiding behid her dollie.

I am loving seeing all of your creations so keep them coming...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Monday

Hi Everyone,

Please, tell me about your adventures over the weekend! I was stuck in front of the computer. I updated the Coming Soon page with Octobers items and did general maintenance on the shop. I lowered prices on La Dee Da, The Birds and the Bees and a few other things. Here is a little sneaky of some of the things coming next month...

Simply Color by Vanessa Christenson of V and Co.


Handle with Care by Suzy Ultman

Cuzco by Kate Spain

Cosmos by Laura Gunn

I would love to hear about your sewing plans... then I can dream of a time when I can sew again LOL

Have a super Monday!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Treasure Boxes Quilt Along and another giveaway

Hi Everyone,

If I get all of my work done early enough today I am going to start cutting my Treasure Boxes quilt Tracey just put up the cutting instructions last night so ... are you gonna get started? I would love it if you added pictures to the Flickr group too... there is a link on the right side of the blog now.--->

We are also giving away this sweet fat quarter bundle of Avignon:

Over at my friend Patti's blog PS. I want to Quilt Too so head on over and enter to win some :)

Have a super Satruday!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Little Kukla is here...

I love this adorable collection...

Little Kukla

They were packed in the box just like this and I loved how they were all mixed up so I stacked them this way.

Friday Fun Day and the Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

What are you doing for fun this weekend? I hope I get to do something fun... :) Here is what we are giving away today:

Head on over to Melissa's Blog and enter win a bit...
I am hoping to get a bunch more uploaded to the coming soon page this weekend ... woot!

Talk soon!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ahh Pictures

Hi Everyone,

Well I finally finished the sale orders yesterday. Now I have to work on all of the rest that came in the last couple days.

Here is some Eye Candy....

Mama Said Sew


See ya tomorrow :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mama Said Sew, Avignon and Nevermore

Hi Everyone,

Not only have I been busy with the orders from the weekend (23 to go) but I also got three new collections in:

Avignon and Nevermore arrived last night but I just had a chance to get a picture this afternoon and Mama Said Sew came tonight (pictures tomorrow)

Avignon by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake. If you loved Verona I think you will love this... so pretty and look at those houndstooth prints!



Nevermore by Gillian Fullard for Michael Miller Are you a Poe fan? I am but only when it is light outside :)


Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater for Moda (real pics coming tomorrow)


Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Monday

Hi Everyone,

Super busy getting all of those weekend sale orders out. Hope you all will be patient with me. I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to make a Flickr group for you all to post items that you made with our fabrics. I would love to be able to show off your gorgeous creations here on the blog and on Facebook.

So I am calling it Fearless Fabric Fiends you can find it here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/intrepidthread/
I hope you will join in and show off all of your works :) We might even have some contests and giveaways over there soon.

I have to run and get the work done. So I hope you have a wonderful beginning to a new week!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

oops... Just sent out the Newsletter with a mistake

You see I send it to my self and test all of the links... but the subject just says Test... then when I sent it out to you all the Subject said August Newsletter... it should obviously have been September Newsletter... I think someone is tired and needs to back away from the computer now.... :)

Talk soon!

Word Verification and a Coupon Code

Hi Everyone,

About the middle of yesterday I decided to turn off word verification for comments. I had turned it on because I was getting spam and with the 100-200 legitimate emails I get a day I didn't need more with spam from comments. I had complatins that people don't like doing word verification so I took a chance and removed it. Well I have already had about 50 spam comments since I stopped. I am turning it back on. Some of them aren't even ugly spam... but I am still not going to deal with it. If you look at yesterdays post you can see the one I left active there. Trying disabling anonymous comments and seeingouw that goes. Thanks for the tip Katy.

Having a little sale becuase my husband says it is time for us to be able to pass through the hallways again :) the coupon code is PASSTIME15 and it is 15% off.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Fun Day and the Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

I went to a concert last night... it was so much fun. I have no voice today.

Here is what we are giving away:

This is Utterly Inspired by Maureen The Third... I just love that girls style and I love this pillow she made:

pretty lillybelle bow pillow

So I asked her if she would like to pick out a bundle of fabrics inspired by the pillow to giveaway. So head on over to her blog and enter to win. If you aren't feeling lucky you can pick up the bundle in the shop in eaither fat quarters or half yards

My friend Shirley is also having a giveaway... all credit goes to her since I did not sponsor it... I just put together a bundle for her of dots... I call it Dot Calm :)

Fun huh? You might be seeing this and a few more dot bundles in the shop soon. So go enter those two giveaways and best of luck to you!

And here is Sew Stitchy... all of us sewists need a little of this:



Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

An Exciting Announcment...QAL with traceyjay

Hi Everyone,

Here is a little something that has been in the works for the last month or two. One of my sweet friends (who you might know from Moda Bake Shop fame) has designed this super sweet quilt called Treasure Boxes.... wait let me start at the beginning... I have been a fan of Tracey's for a few years now and when she decided to start an Etsy shop to benefit a Mission in Haiti called Heartline (if you have been around a while here you have heard me talk about it) she and I partnered up. We had a little hiccup (happily) when she got pregnant with her daughter and had to let this go for a little while but we are getting it back on track. As you know I support Heartline every month with profits from the shop and that is what made me decide to start the shop in the first place.... fast forward to a month or so ago when Tracey asked if I would like to partner with her to do a Quilt Along to benefit charity... well, of course! So was born the Treasure Boxes Quilt Along:

Treasure Boxes Quilt Along button


Here is a picture of one of the quilts she has made with this pattern:

pink baby quilt

And for this quilt along she will be making it from Out to Sea if you decide to join the Quilt Along there is a special deal for the fabrics to make it. I will let you read about it over here on Tracey's blog

I hope you decide to join us!

In other news Sew Stitchy from Aneela Hoey is in the shop (I will get IRL pictures this afternoon) this is my favorite print (I think) so far:


I also bought all of the Bella Solids that match to make it easy for you to dream up your perfect quilt with this.

I have all of the Riley Blake Small Chevrons in and most of the Medium ... for some reason they didn't send me the red and white... Argh.  And Avignon should be in soon as well.

Have an awesome Wednesday!

Talk soon...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Monday, a winner announced.

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had an awesome weekend. I know I promised the winner of the giveaway on Saturday but I have to admit I needed a mental health day. So i forgot about the shop and the blog yesterday and sewed my brains out. I had worked 14 days straight without a break and I was burned out.

Here is what is up for grabs: ( I just lowered the prices on Out to Sea in the shop, as well as Field Study, Chicopee and Madrona Road)


Mr Random said:

And number 187 is:

Zuzan said...
Thank you to everyone who said they wanted to visit Australia. For your information and no insults to the other states & territories of USA. Lookng at America from between the borders of Canada & Mexico we have the same land mass size, only 22 million people though in Oz
Having been to USAwant to visit again the National Parks, kayak down the Colorado, walk the Appalchian Trail,Yellowstone, Yosemite, enjoy your beautiful country.
And did Vikki mention Maine lobsters count me in...

Thanks Zuzan
Yeah! I live close enough for a day trip to Yosemite so if you come visit me can I come visit you? I will email in a moment.

So if you are wondering what I sewed yesterday... I finished 4 Bee blocks. I also got the basics on the houses done for my Neighborhood quilt from Elizabeth Hartman's book, this is my favorite version made from Madrona Road. I am making mine from some of my stash... Going Coastal and Shore Thing by Emily Herrick. It is coming out really wild and I am hoping I love it. Here are the bee blocks I made:





I will get some pictures once the roofs are on the houses for my quilt.

I guess I better get to work.

Talk soon!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

10% off Discount Code

Hey Everyone...

This is coupon code is good until Friday: MOMTIME ...it is Back To School so now we have Mom Time get it?


I will announce the winner of last weeks giveaway this afternoon when I get home.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday Fun Day, The Giveaway and Colors...

Hi Everyone,

No, I did not, in fact, get burried in an avelanche of fabric (it was a close thing though). I had so many orders last weekend that it took me until Thursday afternoon to get them all out. Crazy!

Here is what we are giving away today:

Bella!

Head on over to Echinops and Aster to win a little of this.

Yesterday ... as I was searching for color inspiration in stock photos... providence (and my email) brought me the Pantone Color Forecast for Spring 2013... I know some of you said you don't like the Pantone colors but I gotta tell you these ones are gonna knock your socks off... I mean there is nothing not to love here.

I decided to show them in fabrics of course:

Emerald


Rhapsodia Temple Tiles in Maya
 
Pure Elements Emerald


Greyed Jade


Indie Artist Kisses in Mint

Pure Elements Tender Green
 Dusk Blue

Ovel Elements in Vintage Blue


Moda Bella Solid in Mist
Tender Shoots

Pagoda Lullaby Gateway in Celery


Pure Elements in Light Citron
 Lemon Zest


Pretty Little Things Madeleine in Yellow

Moda Bella Solids in Yellow
African Violet


Oval Elements in Amethyst


Pure Elements in Mauvelous
 Linen

Nursery Versery Country Mice in Yellow

Moda Bella Solid in Snow
Monaco Blue


Seven Wonders (coming soon)

Moda Bella Solid in Admiral
 Poppy Red

Oh Deer Tiny Deer in Cherry

Moda Bella Solid in Betty's Red

Nectarine

Madrona Road Wild Carrot in Tangerine

Pure Elements in Apricot Creme