Thursday, September 29, 2011

Here Again

Well time certainly seems to get away from me.  Here it is the last of September.  Fall is definitely in the air - pumpkins are everywhere and the honey crisp apples are ready for eating.  The shop has been busy.  We were up at Sault Ste. Maire MI this past weekend vending at a quilt show and the quilts were beautiful.  I am always in awe with the amount of creativity and talent that surrounds us.

Last night our Moda salesperson - Mark - was here to show us the new fabrics coming after the first of the year and there are some great ones.  One line in particular that I liked - and those that were with me - was the "Stitch In Color" line.  It is bright and fresh looking - really some different designs in the fabrics - just really great looking.  This is a picture of the panel or "cheater" fabric.  Mark actually had a large tote made out of it and it was cute!

There were lots of other lines that caught my attention too - Minick and Simpson are bringing out Prairie Paisley II - lots of nice fabrics there!  I was trying hard not to over spend and to some extent I did okay but probably ordered more that I thought I was going to - but that just means there will be more for everyone to oogle over. 

We are doing some fun things at the shop over the next few weeks - a Mystery Weekend, October 7, 8 and 9, our 4th Anniversary celebration, October 14 and 15, Demo Daze, December 1, 2, and 3 and lots in between as well.  We have lots of classes - Chenille Applique, our Bag of the month, Spicy Spiral Table Runner - something for everyone.

Well guess that is it for now.  Take care and Happy Quilting!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Beautiful days, cool nights!

Wow have we been having beautiful weather or what?  The days have been absolutely wonderful and the nights have been cool making it really good sleeping!  However the days are getting shorter which only means one thing - fall is just around the corner and the really good quilting time is upon us!  It is time to get down to business and get those quilts going.

I am going to make some peach jam this week with the last of the peaches.  Haven't they been good this year?  And the apples - they are so crispy and good.  I love this time of the year.

We are starting two new Blocks of the Month this fall.  One of them is Aunt Grace's Garden Party.  It is so fresh and pretty.  It's a row quilt and is just a six month program.  Has some piecing and some applique - so something for everyone.

The other one is General's Wives.  This is a beautiful quilt - lots of blues - just gorgeous.  This is a 12 month program and will begin in November.  Mostly piecing - just a little applique (or not).  We are expecting the fabric anytime - can't wait to get it.

Hope your days are filled with fabric and quilting and aromas of fresh apple pies!