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Archive for June, 2011

So – sorry, fell off the bus for a bit….

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Work and life accelerated a bit, and I got lazy-ish (that is definitely relative), so I got a bit behind.

Tonight was spent making a restaurant/dipping style salsa, though mine is more cilantro than tomato…..frustratingly I have a bunch of dried chilis from the market for a chili sauce I have made previously, and I don’t have my suggested recipe outline….though I think I remember enough of the steps, there is but one way to find out.  Soccer for the next 2 nights for the monsters, so it will have to wait…but the chilis are dry so they will :)

SO – what is happening in fabric land?  Not too much.

I need a baby present for a girl….I am thinking a variation of my fat quarter quilt….

In the colour scheme being used.

Hmm other than that?  Waiting on new fabric, some yardage of Flurry came in, must get that posted into the store.  Slight store overhaul on it’s way, but nothing drastic.  Write up on Fat Quarterly.

Nearly done my Amish inspired Quilt, and debating if I want to put a quilt into the fall show for my local Quilter’s Guild which I joined this past Spring……that is an intimidating proposal frankly.

So – tomorrow night it will be hockey and soccer, more on the quilty side soon.

 

Hot day….inspiration or salvation?

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Because I don’t have fabric that has a big cold beer on it……….or Coke licensed fabric (yet……), I am thinking this is the most inspiring thing I can come up with today…..

Stay cool everyone, enjoy the thunderstorms this heat better bring to break the humidity (again) before I have to run around coaching soccer tomorrow night!

Today’s daily inspiration…..

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Here is one, an old one actually, very spring like.

I need these little gals and guys – they can start with my garden, then move to my house…..see me down there?  I am napping (I wish! :) )

Once they are done their buddies can get to work…..

For the record I want a bigger log house….

Have a good day all, stay cool!

 

Daily Inspiration….

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Here is a new thing I am going to try….a little bit of daily fabric inspiration.  Something in stock, or on order….hopefully coming soon.

This is one of two Ghastlie prints I have ordered from Alexander Henry Fabrics.  The other is new, and has scenes from the kitchen and the parlour.  I have to find an image of it to post here.

Do you know where the insiration for this fabric comes from?

“In Ghastlie Manor on Ghastlie Street there’s a Ghastlie family there to meet. Mathilda Ghastlie and husband too extend a Ghastlie “how do you do?” It’s a Ghastlie day for a Ghastlie walk under Ghastlie trees around a Ghastlie block. A Ghastlie time for Ghastlie things like Ghastlie pets with Ghastlie wings!”

That is the designers statement.  I am reminded instantly of this.

Edwar Gorey left behind a large body of slightly off-centre work, well worth looking up on wikipedia or something.  Exquisite illustration.  Take a look….be inspired…..

 

Check out shop news….

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

I have an email newsletter, and I have just posted the shop news thru that.

A few things you can do…..you can join the newsletter, that way you get the future ones.  In the meantime you may also choose to check out Log Cabin Yardage on Facebook, the newsletter is linked to the blog, VERY high tech, quite pleased I figured that one out.

I also tweeted a link to the newsletter – LogCabinYardage is the name it is “tweeted” under.  Forgive me but I don’t “get” that media.  But people do…..

Anyhow – feel free to follow, join or comment, let me know you are out there, and what is happening in your world.  I would love to see what you are making with the fabric goodness you get here, send a pic!

I won’t tell you all the news, but  there are some new design houses and fabric lines on deck for the balance of this year….

And keep your eye on www.fatquarterly.com as they are doing a review of the store….very exciting stuff!

Until later, happy stitching.