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After a long Winter, Spring is at last with us!
Everything is bursting into bloom and I hope you're enjoying it!
My website store is also bursting into bloom with month with French Wired Edge Ribbon Medley Collection packs. These are a great way to build up your ribbon collection for making lots of beautiful ribbon flowers. You can never have too much ribbon, fabric, or chocolate!
As a celebration of the Month of May - FREE SHIPPING on all of your orders during MAY! We now accept credit cards. As always, contact me for special requests. Keep checking for more items being added. Thank you for visiting!
April Showers Bring May Flowers! Or in this case a spurt of creativity!
Nothing is more exciting to a quilter than a reason to make a quilt and the fabric to do it! With new babies and several weddings in the near future, I am going to be making lots of quilts this year. I am just like you and have lots of fabric. I know you are going to say you don’t need any more fabric as you have enough for a lifetime of quilts to come. However, YES! you do need new fabric to enliven what you already have on your shelf. Old fabrics do get stale with the passing of time and need new yardage to spice them up. If you have no room for new fabric, then it is time to thin out what you have and won’t ever use because your tastes have changed. There are lots of groups who make charity quilts and gratefully use your fabric donations. You will be blessed with room for more fabric to have fun with, either sewing or just enjoying as you touch and look at it.
The second thing that helps with creativity, especially for me, is a clean horizontal work surface. My sewing table is very inspiring when it is cleaned off of previous projects. I have clean slate to design and play with fabrics. It really works! I am not distracted by piles of “debris”. However, once I am IN a project, the horizontal surface becomes a mountain range of creativity and that makes me very happy also!
Have fun AND HAPPY Spring, at long last!
You know what they say about March … In like a lion, out like a lamb…
Well, I hope it means more than just weather. I am energized and excited after returning from the Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy in Williamsburg, Virginia during the week of Valentine’s Day. As a vendor, teacher, and Baltimore Album quilter, I am full of inspiration for new projects and new ideas to better my website contact with you, beginning with my on-line shop. Keep checking on a regular basis as we are adding more items each week.
I am pleased to offer the exquisite Hanah Silk in 3 collections for each of 7 color ways. As an introductory special for the month of March – the collection of Earth Tones, will be $5 off the Embroidery Hanks and Treasure Box sets and $10 off the Limited Edition set. Also part of the month long introduction – free shipping on any order.Visit Silks in The Shop for more details!
This is the month of Love!...and I am just bursting with it!!!
We are blessed to be the proud grandparents of our first grandchild –
a beautiful baby boy, Nicholas, born January 3.
Life is new again!
I have plans in my head to make lots of fun quilts for Nicky!!
My second love is Roses! I have been making beautiful roses out of vintage designer
neckties. I can’t stop making these beautiful corsages!!! Too much fun!
I have posted a selection for sale in The Shop.
Take a peek and see what I've been up to!
I wish you a month of love and of course, chocolate!
New Year’s Greetings to you!
May it be a good year full of good health, peace & happiness!
May you enjoy each day with some special time to yourself for stitching, even if it just 15 minutes!
Relax and enjoy wonderful feeling we share of working with fabric.
I love the promise of a new beginning offered with the new year!
It’s fun to feel free with the idea of a clean slate.
Begin new projects as a treat to yourself, but don’t worry about old unfinished projects.
You probably didn’t finish them because you didn’t like them.
Get them out of your house!
Instead of that negative energy on the old unliked projects, pursue your new projects with pleasure.
Someone in your guild will love the challenge of your UFO.
Treat yourself to the gift of doing whatever you want this year – at least for the month of January!
Enjoy yourself, you are special!
And don’t forget to have some chocolate, too!