Do you ever have a week where you feel like this by the end of it?
|that's me on The Bubble Rock Trail in Maine|
You start out thinking, "How am i ever going to finish all the stuff on my to do list?" And then slowly but surely, one-by-one you cross things off and inch closer to the top of the Sisyphean hill until at last everything is done, finito, sewn up (pun intended), and accomplished. Not every week ends like that, but i'm happy to say this one did! Next fabric collection is designed! Phew, i think i'll wipe the sweat off my forehead with these Swankie Hankies (beware, more shameless promotion ahead):
Yes, you can now blow your nose right into my designs! These cute tissues are now available at JoAnn fabric stores.
I'm also thrilled to let you know that these porcelain tea mugs featuring my tart little lemon design have landed on the shelves at Crate and Barrel! They come with a metal brew basket in case you use loose tea, and a lid that keeps your tea really hot.
Of course two seconds after i took the photo above, Franny jumped into the frame!
After testing out the tea mug, i zipped to Crate to buy one for my Mom, but got there just moments after they closed. It was worth the trip though...because when i pulled up, my jaw dropped to see the mugs right there in the brightly lit window!
Close up mug-shot (get it?):
Yesterday i was on twitter briefly and someone mentioned how much they liked the reversible quilt i designed...which made me realize i had neglected to share that with you. It's called "Double the Fun" and lo' and behold, it's on the cover of the Spring issue of Quilts and More magazine!
I love this magazine because it is crammed with so many cute and (like it says) EASY projects. Easy is my favorite word when it comes to sewing. But this issue is also incredibly special to me because it's like being squished into the middle of a happy friend sandwich. Know who else's projects are featured in here? Joanna, Camille, Aneela, Lauren + Jessi, Monica, Sherri, and Vanessa! I feel really lucky to be in such great company and am thankful to the people at Quilts and More for including my quilt in there too. It's available on newsstands now and if you'd like, you can snatch a copy at Fat Quarter Shop.
And about that quilt...it would not have come to be without Sherri's help. She pieced the whole thing and made some very helpful improvements along the way (thank you Sherri!). You can read more about it on her blog. As for the design, i have to come clean about that. I was aiming to design a simple quilt using a jelly roll and liked the idea of separating the colors into warm and cool groups to give people a sense of the possibilities for (in this instance) Terrain. So i designed both quilt tops and then couldn't decide which to feature. Warm, cool, warm cool...it was driving me nutso! I had both up on my computer screen (and i was staring away at them, still indecisive) when Pete walked by. I asked him which he preferred and he said, "Why don't you make it reversible?" Brilliant! Now why didn't i think of that?? So you see, the only name that's missing from the magazine is Pete's :)
What fun to read all of your guesses about the Mystery post from the other day! The comments are closed, but let me say that lots of you guessed correctly *wink*. Don't miss the rest of the tour:
Today – Fig Tree Quilts
Monday 2/27 – Minick & Simpson
Tuesday 2/28 – Cosmo Cricket
Wed 2/29 – Sweetwater
Thurs 3/1 – Fat Quarter Shop – Grand Prize Entry Post
Fri 3/2 – Fat Quarter Shop – Winners Post
And to answer some of your inquiries, *yes* i will, eh hem, be modeling the item just for you (at my expense).
Finally, i've been neglectful about Furry Fridays, so am making up for it by adding a little extra fur to end the week. It's amazing how quickly these two have grown! Remember when they could both stretch out in their kitty hammock side-by-side?
They still do, but it's just a liiiitle how shall i say? Cozier?
And again, an empty box proves to be the most entertaining toy and this game could have gone on all day long! (Sorry for the wobbles, it was not easy to push the box and hold my iphone at the same time!)
And two more:
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!