...and The Giveaway

Friday, March 30, 2012
Here is the Friday Giveaway:

A Fat Quarter Bundle of the Blue Crush Colorway of Summerlove... to win you must go over to Diane's Blog and enter. Congratulate her on you 500th post for me too :)


Hi Everyone,

I actually got to sew for a few hours this week. I have had a Jelly Roll of Hello Betty Retro for a while. I don't know what it is about this collection that caught my fancy but for some reason I love it. Teal, orange, super dark almost black brown... I am not normally a repro/retro girl unless it is modern design from the 50's or something... anyway I finally found the pattern I wanted to use it with:

 You can hop along at the Swoon a Hop Along here.

You can get your pattern from Camille here I found having a 60 degree Creative Grids Ruler was really helpful with the templates. I taped the templates to it and used it as my cutting edge.

Stay tuned for todays giveaway. I will be back with that in a little while.

Oops a little too much down time.... Name game winner.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Hi Everyone,

I am sorry I have been so quiet. I know when I receive two messages in one morning asking how I am, that I have been taking a little too much time off  :) I am fine, just recovering from having family here for three weeks straight and such a crazy busy shop for the last couple weeks... all good I assure you!

So what did we name her?


Hanauma Bay: You can find her in the shop here and here

Thanks Diane... I will email you soon.

You guys want to see why I named it that:

That is one big beautiful blue bundle isn't it?

Did you see what Maureen made out of Summerlove?

Are those the cutest birds or what?

Wahh I need to sew!!! Maybe this weekend... :)

Talk soon!

Peak Hour is here!

Saturday, March 24, 2012
ooops I forgot to mention... the cutest boy fabric ever is here in the shop:

It is hard to pick a favorite print but the Newspaper Ads are right up there for sure!

Playing with colors... a naming game.

Hi Everyone,

When I was little I used to love to take all of my crayons out of the box and put them together in color order. I think I did it different every time. Light to dark or dark to light. Does that blue green go with the blues or the greens. Is magenta red or pink... on and on... so I guess that is why I like to take the fabrics off the shelves and do the same thing. Yesterday, I had a tiny little while when my work was done before I had to make dinner and I came up with these:

I am calling this one Crashing Waves (inspired by some pictures I took in Monterey on Erin's b-day):

This one is Tangerine Tango Too (more tangerine because I can't get enough of it):

This one is Fade To Black (lightest grey all the way to black):

I have thought of a few names for this one.... Teal Feathers (a play on tail feathers) is the best I have come up with. So I thought let's have a naming game. You tell me what you would call it and I will pick my favorite of the names. Whoever's name I like best will get a little prize. I have to put a time limit on it though so let's say Monday morning at 8 AM Pacific time. I will pick a winner then.

You know Teal, Turquoise, Aqua is my favorite color so there were a lot more I could have put in this bundle. There is an abundance of that color here :)

I hope you are having a colorific Saturday!

Friday Fun Day...Cool Breeze Giveaway

Friday, March 23, 2012
Hi Everyone,

Sorry I have been so quiet this week. I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. So expect more interesting posts soon. :)

Head on over to In Color Order for a giveaway of this Designer inspired bundle:

Cool Breeze inspired by Jeni B.
Do it quick because you only have a few days to enter :) If you want to buy the bundle it is available here as fat quarters and here as half yards.

The rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Hi Everyone,

Contrary to popular belief I did not actually die in an avalanche of Flea Market Fancy. I did not drown in a sea of seedpods although I did need a snorkel a few times. :) I cut more than 300 yds of fabric over the weekend though...eep. Thank you to Jennifer who called to ask if I was okay and offer her services :)

Today is my mommy's birthday... Happy Birthday Mom!

These are some fabrics I am loving together today:

I mixed some Poetica (which is back in stock) with some Summerlove and Elements and came up with this... I might switch it around a little and sell it as a bundle. What do you think? I think we need more Elements I can't seem to get enough of those. Tell me what your favorites are. Maybe I can add them to my next order. You can find them here. (Any of the ones that say Elements in the title)

I am still trying to catch up with all of my orders from the weekend.  There is never enough time in the day :)

Talk soon!

Friday Fun Day...Giveaways Galore

Friday, March 16, 2012
Hi Everyone,

Can I admit that sometimes this business stresses me out? I was having one of those nights last night. But I woke up to the sweetest email from one of you and it totally made my morning and reminded me that I do this for fun, and friends, and pretty fabric... okay I admit it I still love to pet the fabric! If you are a Newsletter subscriber you got one in your inbox last night (or two) I got up at 3AM yesterday and by the time I had a minute to sit down and get the newsletter together I wasn't running on all cylinders so the first one I sent had some broken links. I had to send it again. I am sorry about that.

So to make up for it there are three giveaways you can enter today (just kidding I already had them scheduled :) So you can do some blog hopping today!

Melissa at Sew BitterSweet Designs  is giving away these pretties:
If you got the newsletter you can make the Apron she designed with them. They are also one of our daily deals today... on sale for just one day at 30% off MSRP (and you can use your coupon code with them for even bigger savings)

The girls over at Quilt Story have an entire fq bundle of Flock to give away:
This giveaway started yesterday but I didn't have a second to post about it.

Lastly but not leastly... Bente (a new international friend) has a charm pack of Vintage Modern to Giveaway and an adorable little hand made bag... don't miss it.

Flea Market Fancy will be in this afternoon. I will post on my facebook page an hour before I put what is left (after the pre-orders) up on the site so everyone will have a fair chance at it. It won't be before tomorrow evening Pacific time. I have the In-Laws coming from Canada tonight and our son's Birthday party with them tomorrow so I have lots to do :)

Summerlove - in'... it's here!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I love the taste of crow... mmm hmmmm The UPS guy was really nice he said his supervisor was watching and wanted him to put the boxes somewhere out of site. He says he will ring the bell from now on... yum love me some crow!

Summerlove ...

Everyone sing along... Summer lovin' had me a blast... summer lovin' happened so fast.... woohoo love me some Grease!


Hi Everyone,

First of all if you didn't see this because I added it so late last night... FLOCK

I love Thomas' designs :)

Anyway, I don't really want Mr. UPS to go down. I don't wish that on anyone. I am just not enjoying our new Mr. UPS he doesn't take pride in his job like old Mr. UPS did. New Mr. UPS does not even knock or ring the doorbell when he drops things off. So sometimes they stay outside half the day before I discover them. (because I don't always get a notice that something is coming or not coming) Sometimes it is raining and new Mr. UPS doesn't put them on the porch like old Mr. UPS did ... he puts them where the rain gathers in a puddle (thank heaven for plastic wrapped bolts). I used to get photos the same day that a collection came in but now it has to be the next day because by the time I discover it is here it is getting dark out.

I have noticed this trend for a few years now. So few people do the best job they can anymore because it is a source of pride. Now they do what they have to and no more. That is only if it doesn't interfere with whatever else they want to do.

Hmm no more grumpies... except this little one... if you have been waiting for Groovin' (I know there was one of you) please stop waiting it isn't coming. Northcott decided not to print the blue colorway and didn't bother to tell me. So I thought it was a month late but found out that it isn't coming at all. Oh well, more money for other stuff :)

Oops forgot to mention Good Fortune is on sale today here.

Woot Summerlove today! I need some Summerlove with the rain... LOL I shouldn't complain I think this is the first rain we have had all year LOL

Talk soon!

Cabana Blooms and Flock are here!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Two new collections are here but Summerlove won't be here until tomorrow... silly UPS

Cabana Blooms is so pretty... I want to get better pictures after the rain stops the greys and aquas are so clear and beautiful and so is the yellow. I wish there was feel-o-vision because the hand on this fabric is so nice.

I will have pictures of  Here is  Flock


Happy Monday!

Monday, March 12, 2012
Hi Everyone!

Are you ready to get your work week on? I am... I am kind of hoping things calm down the tiniest bit now thtat the stress of opening the web shop is under my belt. We had a couple hiccups but I think they are mostly resolved... still have the 15 item limit but I am sure the website host is working on it.

I actually got to sit down and do some hand quilting for a little while this weekend. I finished my Pillow Talk pillow,  and of course it rained so I couldn't get any great pictures.

I kinda love it. I hope my partner does too.

Summerlove from Art Gallery should be here tomorrow. They sent out a promo email with some awesome eye candy in it. As usual the pictures up until now have not done this fabric justice it is gorgeous! 
Here is a Sneaky Peek! (it is okay they let us use their pictures)

I am so in love with it... what do you think? 

One of the great things about the new website is I can do sales on a whim. It doesn't take hours to change the price on every fabric in a collection like it does on etsy... so expect more fun sales to pop up... they mght only last an hour or two or a day or maybe a week...

Have a wonderful Monday! Spread a little Sunshine to your world!

Friday Fun Day... woohoo!

Friday, March 9, 2012
Hi Everyone,

If you are looking for this week's giveaway it is over at Happy Quilting here. Today I thought I would talk about a site I just discovered the other day. I know tons of you have probably seen it ... but believe me I haven't had time for scouring the web lately :)

This is Design Seeds.  I had seen color palettes taken from photos of course. There is just something about the way Jessica puts them together that speaks to me more than any others have. She mixes her own colors in Illustrator to make them. Her blog is super inspirational as well. Here is todays palette:

Could you just eat it up? I could spend hours looking through her palettes. The handy thing is she has a search feature for the palettes. Also you can get books that are downloadable with her palettes for only $5.99 so cool. I haven't had a chance to search through more than the first few pages but wow what fun! I can totally see new fabric color bundles coming from this inspiration.

What are some of your favorite inspiration sites?

Have a super weekend, if I don't see ya!

I'm in love! Maya and Fruit Slice are here...

Thursday, March 8, 2012
OMGoodness you guys... These two knock my socks off... but honestly just feast your eyes on Maya!

Isn't she gorgeous! The manufacturer's pictures don't do her justice at all! She is so yummy!!! I love the dreamy aqua mixed with the hot bright reds and gold... gorgeous gorgeous!

And of course Fruit Slice is Awesome! Khristian Howell never lets me down. Couldn't you just take a bite out of it? Oh this would make a great picnic quilt too! Decisions! Decisions!

Grand Opening Sale and A Walk In The Woods is Here!

Hi Everyone,

I decided to have a Grand Opening sale to celebrate the new website. So go see if there is something you can't live without and use this coupon code to get 10% off GRNDOPN10

Maybe some of this:

I have to admit the reds are my faves....and those foxlets ... eep!

Two more collections should be here today I believe... Fruit Slice from Khrisian A. Howell and Maya from Leah Duncan. Two super sweet girls I was lucky enough to meet at last Quilt Market.

See you tomorrow with something completely different :)

I did it!! The shop is open! This week's giveaway!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Hey Everyone,

Well it is official. I have an online shop. Come see The Intrepid Thread I can't tell you how happy I am that  this is finally done!

To Celebrate the Grand Opening Melissa at Happy Quilting is hosting this weeks giveaway a few days early. So head on over and enter to win this:

Poetica fqs in Rose Ballad! Well, you know I only giveaway good stuff, right? :)

A Walk In The Woods is here! It was too late to get pictures last night so the bundles aren't posted yet but yardage is up in the shop and it will allow you to buy fat quarters if you want to pick and choose your own instead of getting a bundle that I make up. Gotta love Little Red Riding Hood and the Foxlets.... the bundles will be up in the afternoon.

I better get to work! Have an amazing Wednesday!

Happy Monday!

Monday, March 5, 2012
Hi Everyone!

Well, if you have been around here for more than a few days you know that there is a big project that I have been working on... I have been nose the grindstone all weekend even. I stopped for bible study yesterday afternoon for 2 hrs :) Every day for the past week I have been finishing my orders then immediately sitting down to get content up on the website. It takes much longer than you might think :) Wanna see a sneak peek at the website?

Okay so the big reveal might not be as exciting when it happens now but it was the only thing I had to show you... my fingers are crossed for a Grand Opening this week... keep your eyes peeled :)

I hope you had an amazing weekend. My hubby is off on a business trip again so I might get a chance to sew for a little bit in the evenings once I get the website finished up.... oh who am I kidding it probably won't be until this weekend :)

Go forth and have a lovely week!

Who oh who gets the pretties?!?

Saturday, March 3, 2012
We have a winner:

Who get's this? Mr. Random says:

And number 167 is:

Mama Pea said...
That is very cool about the pattern. I may have to grab one if for no other reason than to support the cause. :-) Hope you're having a great weekend!

Friday Fun Day and Time For Another Giveaway or Two

Friday, March 2, 2012
Hi Everyone,

First of all I have had a couple questions about Melissa's pattern and whether you are too late to buy it and have the proceeds go to charity. Not at all!  We are going to sell it and keep giving the proceeds to charity as long as you are still buying it. So if you haven't grabbed that cute thing up yet, here is the link.

Here is what we are giving away today:

To win 2 charm packs of Verona go over to Maureen's Blog and have at it. Good luck everyone!

And if that is not enough Sally's adorable Lil' is having a birthday today and she is celebrating by giving away a $10 gift card to my shop. How awesome is that? It isn't posted yet, but it will be, so be patient and check back later :) 

Have an awesome weekend! I will see you here tomorrow for the winner of last week's giveaway.

It is nice to do some good.... thank you!

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Hi Everyone,

Remember the post from last week about Melissa's Quilt Pattern that we are selling for Charity?

 Here is what we got to donate yesterday because of it. We've sold 20 patterns so far. With my matching donation we were able to send $240 to Heartline to help needy mothers.

Melissa and I are so thankful to you for buying the pattern and helping us to give to such a worthy cause! If you would like to see what Heartline is up to you can click here to see the Newsletter.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

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