Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fabric Avalanche!

It is way better than a flood. My prayers are with you all on the East Coast.

I came home to 6 new collections still in boxes... been working all day to get them out of the boxes and up on the website:

I have to admit this is my favorite.

Bella by Amanda Murphy


Seven Wonders by Parson Gray (David Butler)


Floressence by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics


Flutter by The Quilted Fish


Blooming Lovely by Lola Violet


 Happy Ever After by Sandra Workman

Happy Tuesday!

Hi Everyone,

I am back from Market... phew what a whirlwind. We were up early every morning and got home late every night. It was so much fun to spend time with Miss Brooke and My Sally and our sweet friend Donna.

Had to add a pretty picture.

I have 4 or 5 new collections to unpack from the boxes today. I will get pictures up as soon as possible. Don't forget we have an after Market sale going on until the Friday the coupon code is MARKET10.

I will try to get more pictures up soon.

XXOO

Saturday, October 27, 2012

First Day of Market and a Giveaway (closed)

Howdy from Texas!

Hope you all are having an amazing week. I am so fortunate to have my sweet friend Sally here in Houston to stay with for Market. Her family is so sweet and they make us all feel at home. Today we get to see all of the lovely designers booths and I have a ton of appointments. Then the Moda party and the Modern Meet Up.

Here is the goodie pack I picked up last night to giveaway for you today:

Lizzy House's new collection... don't know the name yet LOL

This is the purple colorway and there are 9 fat quarters:

Look at those pretty new bracelet colors! There are also constellations and stars... very fun. The colors are much prettier in person this was taken with a flash in the middle of the night last night LOL

This Giveaway is now closed.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Fun Day

Hi Everyone,

We are off to Schoolhouse this morning then Sample Spree tonight. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for pictures. I post a giveaway tomorrow... maybe you can get a little something from Sample Spree...

This is what I am working on in the airport.


My PTS9 pillow.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Monday!

Hi Everyone,

I know I was quiet last week. It was a crazy busy week. I think this week is shaping up that way too... since I am leaving on Wednesday morning for Market... eep! I am going to be sharing our adventures on the facebook page again so keep an eye out over there.

The shop will be open but I won't be able to ship anything until I get back so if you need something this week you will have to buy it today. This is the last time the shop will be unmanned during Market because I will have employees by the next time :)

I had to show you the awesome Tutorial my sweet friend Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Betsy made with Cosmos:

Double Flip HST Tutorial


Gorgeous right? That girl is brilliant :)

Here is the big news. I know I said I was going to make a decision about the shop last Monday... well I did. Unfortunately so did someone else and they stole the one I wanted. It was a tiny little 1000 sq foot place that would have been oh so quaint. So what is a girl to do? I went for the huge 2500 sq foot one instead... we will grow into it right? It is pretty awesome.... and huge. We got approved for it on Saturday. I have to go get a cashier's check today and my husband is calling the insurance company. So I guess when I am back from Market we have some moving to do. Will all of you California girls come and visit? And of course anyone that is in San Francisco on vacation has to come down too :)

Have an awesome Monday!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Sweetest Thing is here

For some reason this collection reminds me of conversation hearts... so sweet and yummy!

The Sweetest Thing by Zoe Pearn

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

This Weeks Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

We are over at Red Pepper Quilts with a text print giveaway today. I know Rita loves text prints so I put this bundle together for her readers:

So go see if you can get yourself some :)
Talk soon!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Monday!

Hi Everyone,

Today is the day. I have three options for shop space (the first one didn't work out) and today I am making a decision. I can't wait to get some sleep :) So possibly a month from now we will be in a space that you all can visit and pet the fabric :)

The Newsletter is due today. I will do my best to finish it up and send it out but it might be one day late. There is just so much going on and Mondays are always crazy here anyway. I am putting in a mini tutorial on how I made Ruth's pillow:

Wheel of Fortune

I saw this quilt on Lyn Brown's Blog this morning and I want to make it out of Frippery... it would be so perfect. It would be a fun quilt along quilt too because the block is so simple. She has a free pattern on her blog for it. So get it while you can she only leaves them up so long.

What do you think? Would you buy a kit for this out of Frippery?

I think it would look good in either the warm or the cool tones...

Anyway... gotta run. Hope you all have a super Monday!

Talk soon!

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Winner and the Friday Giveaway.

Hi Everyone,

We are over at Maureen's blog today for the giveaway. I am giving away some of my own precious stash of Melody Miller fabrics as well as some matching Essex Linens.


We had to do something big for the final giveaway right? So head on over to Maureen's Blog and enter to win.


I guess I wasn't very clear when I wrote the last post. I meant to ask who is your favorite pattern designer as in sewing patterns for quilts, clothes, bags etc... Some people thought I meant fabiric designers but that wasn't your fault. I got about half and half  :)


Here is our winner of Frippery. Mr. Random said:


and number 193 is:


lybmail said...
I just love fabrics...very difficult to choose a favourite pattern designer...I just can't help myself when I go into shops...have to touch all the fabrics. This line of fabrics is just gorgeous.
Lorraine B

Lorraine you are a no-reply so I will wait three days for you to contact me. If I don't hear from you then I will choose another name.

Thanks for entering everyone. I hope you have enjoyed our week of celebration!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday Winner and Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

This is what we are offering today:


A Fat Quarter Bundle of Frippery I wish pictures did this justice... the colors are delicious!

To Enter:

Leave me a message telling me who your favorite pattern desingers are and why.

Giveaway is open until Friday when we will announce the last giveaway.

We have a winner of the Avignon Fq Bundle. Mr. Random said:


And number 61 is:

Karen said...
Fabric, thread, and a needle threader. I can only find the threader at one LQS. Congrats on 600th post.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Kona Solids, Essex Linen, and Spot On

I got a shipment from Kaufman today.

Kona (I know I need more colors this is just a start)

Essex Linen

Spot On

And since I did some fun bundles with Spot On here is a picture:


Talk soon :)

Happy Monday ... my 600th post and giveaway.

Hi Everyone,

This is my 600th post! Three years and 2 months that is how long it took... I can't believe you all are still hanging out with me but I am so glad you are.

One of the sweet friends I have made along the way is Terry she moved here last year and happens to be an old friend of my Quilted Fish team mate Jana's ... here is the adorable quilt she made from Peak Hour

Peak hour rush hour!
and what a great picture too...

I love having the flickr group so that I can see all of the lovelies you make. Thanks for participating everyone!

Now that I have made a decision about the shop (even though it is scary) I actually got a good night's sleep last night. We are putting in an application for a retail space. It is perfect and when I saw it I knew it had to be mine. More info about the shop later.

So it is 600th post / belated 3 yr blogiversay celebration week. We will do 3 givaways this week (3 for 3 years) starting today. These will be fast and merciless get your comments in quick because you only have 2 days. I will end todays on Wednesday morning when I announce the next giveway so you have today and tomorrow to enter. I will give away a full fat quarter bundle of Avignon for todays giveaway .. look at this great picture Brooke took:

And a little something she is whipping up with it:


Awesome right? This is not the whole collection though. You will receive all 18 prints if you win the giveaway.

To Enter:

Leave a comment telling me what kind of notions that you specifically go to a quilt shop for. Since I know most of us use those 50% off coupons form jo-ann for our notions...what don't you buy from the big J but buy from your LQS? Please do not enter by saying "Please enter me in the giveaway" you actually need to answer the question even if it is only one word like "Patterns" okay? Seems fair to me :)

See ya on Wednesday with the next Giveaway....

XXOO

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Extending the Coupon Code

Hi Everyone,

In case you missed it on Facebook. I am extending the coupon code through this week TAKE10 until 10/12/12 on the website. Considering all of the new yummys that just showed up and all of the awesome stuff coming this week you should be able to find something to use it for. What's coming this week? Kona (finally), Essex Linen, Handle with Care by Suzy Ultman, A new dot line from Kaufman called Spot On, and probably more...

Talk soon...

Friday, October 5, 2012

Frippery and Cosmos are here...

Hi Everyone,

I have been looking forward to Cosmos so much...Laura Gunn is a favorite!

Cosmos


Frippery is oh so fun!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My brain on scrambled eggs

Here are some thoughts that are scrambling my brain right now... first off because we need a pretty picture:

Baby Gift Set using Down Under fabric by Mint Blossom
Don't you love what JodieLeighWu did with Down Under? LOVE

Okay now for the scrambled eggs that are my brain at the moment.

To go brick and mortar or to go warehouse? That is the question. I forgot my blogiversary it was in August 3 yrs... it is 5  4 posts until my 600th post... better have a party. Newsletter in 2 weeks oops was too busy to send out fabric might be kinda bare but November should be chock full.... where did I lay my pen? Brick and Mortar or Warehouse? What to do what to do... Will mom move in? Better get the fabric out of here into a brick and mortar or a warehouse so she has somewhere to sleep... hmmm which one? Did I remember my dentist appointment? Did I remember Erin's Ortho appointment? Still can't find my pen.

Okay now that I downloaded maybe I can sleep tonight :)

Rock and Romance will be here tomorrow (as long as the UPS man remembers to drop it off).

Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Monday ... This week's giveaway is here

Hi Everyone,

We are mixing it up this week with a Giveaway on Monday instead of Friday. But first I wanted to show you what one of my lovely clients made with Nevermore:



Isn't it the coolest? You can click the link above and check out her Etsy shop.

We are giving away som Mama Said Sew at Fresh Lemons Quilts today so head on over and see if you can win some of this:

I have tons of orders from the weekend and it is getting late (for me) so I am off to get some work done.

Talk soon!