Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cincinnati or Bust!

As most of you know we are attending International Quilt Festival, Cincinnati for the first time, April 13-15.  For the last three months we have been working incredibly hard cutting hundreds of kits, hundreds of yards of wool, and packaging hundreds of things.  We are somewhat panicked that the show is just around the corner and are beginning to question if the 16 foot truck we have rented will be able to hold all of this 'stuff'.  What started as storage in the dining room has slowly leaked into mom's study and our entrance, completely obstructing use of the front door.

My kids are completely out of sorts, pacing and flat out demanding attention.  Somehow Marley convinced Cathy and Peggy the cutting table was where he needed to be...

We will be offering many new items at Cincinnati that are not available on our website, so be sure to visit us in booth #1129-1131. 

Look at these amazing double dyed wool bundles!  We drooled over them as we cut, folded and bundled- each piece is unique and the color range is something we have never offered before.
Thanks Wend!

My aunt Wendy gave me the idea for an embroidery floss winder.  I must thank Carol for coordinating my last minute vague request, and thank Bill for pulling it off!  Bill handmade hundreds of these little guys which are absolutely amazing!

And the countdown continues...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Parson Gray

While mom and I were at Market, by day 2 we were on fabric overload.  There was so much fabric, everywhere!  It seemed as though everyone had a fabric line- large prints, bold colors... booth after booth after booth.  We happened to pass a booth that literally made us stop in our tracks.  The fabrics were so soothing- a palette of muted neutral colors, with fabulous architectural prints.  We asked each other- 'Parson Gray?  Who is this 'Parson Gray???'  By now, you probably know the man behind Parson Gray is David Butler, husband of designer, Amy Butler.  He is a graphic artist which explains the balance of his geometrical prints.  We hand-picked our favorites from his debut collection, Curious Nature.   

The fabrics are available as a 1/4 or 1/2 yard packs, or as individual yardage.  Visit the online store,, to purchase yours today. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

And the winner is....

... ok- I know that this is going to be posted past 6pm- but I just had to say a few things... I know, I know- you really don't care what I have to say- you just want to know the winner!!  I have spent the entire weekend in the basement cutting wool for our Cincinnati show.  Friday I worked until 10:30pm, was up Saturday at 4:30am and worked until 9pm, and was up today at 6am and am still working.  Needless to say, I have not checked my blog for quite a few days.  I am feeling pretty tired and lonely- it get's pretty darn lonely in the basement by yourself for days on-end- even with my 2 loves, Zoe and Marley, my shadows and loyal company.  I just ran up to check my blog and announce a winner and when I logged on I was quite shocked to see the response- and I must tell you that I am so touched by your kind words and your responses... you have me crying.  This is just what I needed- you have no idea!  I want to thank my sister for playing along too- love you Vee! xxxx
Ok- wish I could make everyone winners- but the boss would kill me!  So the winner of my first blog giveaway is... LISA!!!  Lisa- please email me your address to and I will get Owlivia in the mail tomorrow!  Again- thank you to everyone!!!  

Thursday, March 1, 2012


As promised, it's time for a giveaway for my blog followers!  In all the mayhem, we are trying to create several new kits.  I have a few on my list, but felt quite relieved to cross one off- this cute little scissor fob, 'Owlivia'.  So, how about giving away the new Owlivia kit? 
Leave me a comment- let's make it fun... tell me what your favorite animal is.  I will choose a random winner on Sunday, March 4, 6pm EST.