Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Monday... and a few of my favorite things...

Hi Everyone,

It has been a while since I have had time to sit and read blogs. Yesterday, I took some time with my coffee and had a browse through my favorites. Here are some of the things that I am adoring from the Blogiverse...

The Divided Basket Pattern from Anna at Noodlehead

I am so making some of these for the shop.

Miss Tracy's Scrappy Sprout Quilt top


Little bits of Glimma showing up everywhere... this via Miss Maureen

When I was at Market at the Modern Meet Up they were giving the charm packs away. All of the girls I took with me got one and I (the actualy shop owner that bought the collection, the solids, and the canvas)didn't... now how is that fair? Think I will pout :) Come on April get here already.

Hope you have a fabulous week!

Love,
Julie

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Having a little Sale..

Hi Everyone,

Use this coupon for 10% off everything in your cart SUPER10 ... it is a Go Niner's Sale! The Coupon is good until Friday 2/1/12

We just marked down a bunch of favorites to the sale section and our Valentine Fabric Collections are in the 30% off sale section too.

Http://www.intrepidthread.com

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Fun Day and the Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

Okay something not so fun first. Today until 5 PM Pacific US time is the latest you can purchase and get the old shipping rates. Shipping goes up on Monday. Domestic isn't too bad but International and Canada go up a whopping $7 per envelope. I will try to do some shipping relief sales for my lovely internationl customers soon. I appreciate you ladies outside of the US so much and you have been such a huge support to me.

We have new fabric in:

Indie Chic by My Mind's Eye


I have to say I don't think that pictures do this one justice. It is so pretty IRL.

Cotton Shuffle by Riley Blake Designs

This is my new favorite basic. I think it looks a bit like yarn dyed linen only in bright colors and very usable cotton. It is so much fun!

So for the giveaway today how about a Layer Cake of 2wenty Thr3ee ... be the first person on your block to get some:

All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what you think 23 stands for. Now I know there is a reason. I am looking for creativity here :) It is still a random drawing but you have to answer the question to qualify, okay? Drawing is open until Midnight next Friday night 2/1/13.

Hope you all have a lovely Weekend!

Love,
Julie

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A real person lives here...

Hi Everyone,

You might have noticed my posts lately have seemed rather .... ummm... I would say boring, robotic, haried? Well, I promise there is still a real person here. I have just been so overwhelmed with getting the shop off the ground that I haven't had a chance to do anything. Let alone sew or design. I finally have the shop fully staffed (5) eep it is so much responsibility. This allowed me to get the newsletter out finally. It went out last night for you all. I even got a quilt up on the design wall last night. It is made from a fat quarter bundle of Spring House (a new collection from Moda) I will just have to wait until March when the yardage comes to put the borders on.

Speaking of Spring House I have pre-cuts of it and 2wenty Thr3e in the pre-cut section on the website.


Anyway, happy Wednesday. Half way to Friday yay!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Fun Day and the Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

Okay it is true I actually do have some fun for us today. I am so fortunate to be able to meet the most genius people in this business. My friend Anne is one of them. She and her friends have made the most amazingly easy Palette Builder I have ever used. Look at this:

crown-jellies_palette
My Crown Jellies picture from the Aquarium

Don't blame me if you spend hours uploading pictures just to see what the thing come up with. :)

So it is Anne's Birthday this weekend and we are sponsoring a giveaway on the Play Crafts blog.

We are giving this away:

So head on over and see if you can get some.

We have sew day at the shop today... it will be a long night.

Have an awesome weekend :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy Monday

Hi Everyone,

The opening of the shop went great! Thank you so much for all of your well wishes. I read each one and I truly appreciate it.

A notice to all of my international customers shipping is going up on the 28th to $24 for a priority envelope. I am sorry I promise it isn't my fault. Domestic shipping is going up too. Yuck!

The inventory is still not updating on the website so I apologize again if we run out of something and I have to notify you afterwards. I am trying to keep up manually but it is difficult.

There are no pictures of Saturday it was just too busy but here are some others from my week.
Last Saturday was the first Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild Sew Day that we hosted at the shop:

BAMQG Sew Day at the shop
This was an early picture I think we had about 15 people total.

My sweet daughter Erin turned 15 on Friday so we spent Thursday afternoon and night in Monterey. I had promised her  last year that we could stay at the Seven Gables Inn for her birthday. It is an amazing Bed and Breakfast.

Thursday we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium:

shrimp
Hello Mr. Shrimp

starfish
Star Fish


seapen
Sea Pens


sand dollar
Sand Dollars


armored crab
Armored Crab


Kelp Forest
The Kelp Forest


sea dragon
A Sea Dragon


sea dragon
Another Sea Dragon


Jelly Fish
And our favorites... the Jellies


Colorful Jelly Fish
Look at all of the colors


Crown Jelly Fish
Crown Jellies

I hope you have a great start to your week.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Yep, I checked and it is still Friday!

Even on the East Coast....

So happy Friday Fun Day...

The Giveaway is wuth Maureen today. We are giving away this fun duel bundle of Lillybelle and Rock and Romance:

Big thanks to Maureen for making the mosaic. So head on over there and see if you can get some of that :)

Grand Opening at the Brick and Mortar tomorrow... phew... I am beat just thinking about it.

Love,
Julie

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Monday

Hi Everyone,

It is Happy Monday with Happy Quilting and Echinops and Aster today.

Melissa at Happy Quilting is starting a fun new quilt along. For all of you that wondered what those fabulous fabric bundles were for the other day. It was this... I didn't count up all of the comments one way or the other but it seems Fruit Loops and Cocoa Puffs and Figs and Plums were the favorites with Fairy Dell a close third... They all got a lot of votes though so I am glad you liked them.

Melissa chose:

Fruit Loops and Cocoa Puffs :)

Here is a mock up that she made with this bundle:


Sweet right?

Head on over and join in there are some fun prizes!





My friend Jenelle at Echinops and Aster  got a fun little bundle of Little Kukla and Frippery from me to make some fun tutorials. She posted one on Friday with a giveaway (go over there for the giveaway)  for this:


And today she posted a Tutorial for this:



Aren't they sweet? I will list the bundle for these for sale today I tried to do it this morning but the website interface has a glitch and won't let me list anything right now... grumble.


Talk soon!
Julie

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday it is the other Friday... Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

Saturdays have become my Fridays now that I have the shop open 6 days a week. I hope your weekend is starting off good.

My friend Sally is hostng his weeks fabric giveaway. We are giving away this:

A fat quarter bundle of Blomma... just head on over to Sally's blog and enter to win.

Today the shop is hosting the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild for sew day. It should be fun!

Have an awesome weekend!

Love,
Julie

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Making Custom Bundles

... for a secret project.

Mallory (my friend that moved away this week) and my niece had fun pulling fabrics and making up these bundles. Tell me which ones you like best:

Fairy Dell:


Figs and Plums:


Frosty Autumn:


Fruit Loops and Cocoa Puffs:


Peaches No Pits:


I think they like orange :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Winner!

Hi Everyone,

I have been up for a while... Honesly you know I don't sleep this late. I was getting things ready for dinner tonight because we are going to have guests.

So who won a little bit of this:


Mr. Random said:


And #4 is:

Blogger Lisa Mather said...
My hubby bought me a Singer Quilting Machine for my birthday which has helped me tremendously! I hope one day to upgrade this one as well. :)
Happy New Year Julie!
December 31, 2012 7:23 AM
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Yay Lisa! I will email you to get your choice.

Thanks for playing everyone!