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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 ūüôā

SO Рwhat 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! ūüôā )

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… 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 Рfeel 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 as they are doing a review of the store….very exciting stuff!

Until later, happy stitching.