Thursday, October 27, 2011

November Sneak Peek

I have been neglecting my blog for the last few weeks, simply because I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  I feel like my list grows longer and longer and that I accomplish less and less everyday!  I fly out tomorrow morning to meet my mom in Houston for Quilt Market.  We do not have a booth, this time, but intend on doing some serious damage shopping.  The last few days have been filled with sporadic, one line emails from my mom (where is she?  Canada), of things she needs me to bring.  I have been up and down the basement stairs about 150 thousand times... ok, not that many, but it has been a lot- gathering her Market needs.  The last two nights I have been up late working on a pillow for Renaissance Ribbons booth, to feature mom and Wendy's latest ribbon collection.  I was hoping to show you what I made, but do not have a camera.  I have found that sharing one camera with my mom, who is home about twice every three months, is beyond challenging.  Once I get home from Houston I am just going to have to bite the bullet and buy one.  Anyway, as promised, the rest of November's Sneak Peek is below.  Items will be available in November at

New Heishi Packs

New Silken Chenille Colors

New Sea Grass Colors

New Textural Pack; Caramel Latte

New Color Stories

Until next week!

Monday, October 24, 2011

November Sneak Peek!

A few weeks ago we received a surprise shipment of cotton fabrics.  We had ordered these bolts at Spring Market and had quite honestly forgotten all about them!  These Japanese fabrics are so soft and vibrant; they are just plain yummy!  The online store will be updated with these exquisite prints in November.  

More of November to come!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rhinebeck and Crimson Tweed

I returned late last night after spending a few days in Rhinebeck, NY, at the Sheep and Wool Festival.  I am shocked to see that my mom has already posted all about our visit on her blog!  Cathy and I drove to Melissa's home in Philadelphia, Wendy flew in from Spokane and my mom took a few days off from teaching, and met us in Phili as well.  The five of us drove to Rhinebeck and spent a few fun days stocking up on hand dyed yarns that will likely see us through the next few winters!  It was so nice to see everyone; but it was extra special to actually spend some time with my mom.  She flew out of Philadelphia early this morning to teach in Canada for the next week or so.
I thought it was only appropriate to continue to post about the special projects in Crimson Tweed, especially since the holiday season is just around the corner, and it is particularly cold and rainy here in Ohio.  What could be better than jumping into a holiday project constructed of warm, textural wools!  Both of these cuddly pillow patterns are available in Crimson Tweed; 16 Patch Frosty Flurries is available as a kit at this link;

16 Patch Frost Flurries

Crimson Snow Crystal


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pomegranate Table Rug

Spice up this sewing season with this textural table runner.  The Pomegranate Table Rug pattern is available in mom's book, Crimson Tweed.

The kit is available at, and consists of hand-dyed wools, velvets, cotton fabrics and an embellishment pack.  Perfect table accent for bringing in the season!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Crimson Tweed

We are so excited to have moms book, Crimson Tweed, featured in the December issue of American Patchwork & Quilting (pg. 96), and reviewed in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting (pg. 114) Nov/Dec issue!

Crimson Tweed is constructed with hand-dyed wools, velvets and cotton fabrics.

To purchase your copy today, visit
Interested in purchasing the kit?  Visit


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

BOM 2012, Last Call

BOM 2012, Earth N' Twig, has filled up fast!  Mom has decided to take a few more participants than last year, but sign ups will be closed this Friday.  This is your last chance to claim a place in 2012's program!  Don't miss out, sign up today at!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Christmas is in the Air!

I honestly can't believe it has been a week since my last post!  We have all been so busy with 2012 BOM sign ups, packaging kits, filling orders, answering emails and unpacking and packing my mom up (due to her ridiculously busy teaching schedule), and have overcome a few recent mishaps along the way. On Saturday, mom and Cathy's return flight from MISA was cancelled, so they drove from Chicago to get mom home in time to fly to Annapolis the next morning.  The airlines would not give mom or Cathy their bags, so I was at home trying to rummage teaching supplies, quilts, clothing, etc., together- and find enough bags/suitcases to pack in.  They made it home around 3am, and I had her at the airport around 9:30am to fly to Annapolis to teach.  Mom returned home late Tuesday night, without her bags, which were lost but expected to be delivered by the following morning.  Morning came and went, and so did the afternoon.  Finally around 6pm her bags came.  We unpacked them, did some laundry, packed them again- and were at the airport by 4:30am, Thursday morning.  I know Cathy, Peggy, Mary and I are exhausted- but I can't imagine how my mom must feel- wherever she may be!  Somehow my mom found time to design these Christmas Ornaments for American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.  The pattern is available in December's issue, which is on newsstands now.  The kits are available online at

These sweet ornaments are an absolute must this season!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend,