Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer time socializing

The kids officially finished their last day of school today...it's bright and sunny ...and I am happy to declare the summer has finally come to southern Manitoba.

As the kids are busy doing their chores (can't let them get lazy over summer!) I am grabbing these few minutes, to sit down, and talk to my old friends. It has been a very long time since I have had a chance to catch up with all of you.

Out here, our spring was cold, wet, and windy. It was a little depressing at times, but we could hardly notice the weather outside, because Cori and I were busy with our noses buried in fabric. We do hope that you enjoy the quilts we design, because in the next few months, you won't be able to pass a news stand of quilt magazines, with out seeing our names all over them. We are itching to let you see these projects, and it is hard to keep the great photographs of them a secret, but the minute we can let any cats out of the bag, we will. Plus, Cori and I have come up with a unique way of giving you hints, without breaking the rules...so keep watching.

What else has been happening around here? Well, my house is once again a shipping depot of boxes. We send out quilt tops to the quilters, we ship off finished quilts to the editors, and we are receiving boxes of fabric from companies, who let us explore their new lines, and let us play with the fabrics in fun new ways. We received a wonderful parcel from Robert Kaufman yesterday, and our drawing board is full of possibilities. Of course, we will show you all of those as they develop.

Well, it sounds like the lawn mower has stopped, and the sprinkler has started. I guess the kids are done their chores, so I have to run, and see what adventure they have created.

But stop by again soon, we will have lots to chat about this summer.

See you soon.

PS - To Annette, I would LOVE to visit NC or VA! I lived in PA, and I fell in love with the lush beauty of the east coast.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Boho Baby
I don't think I have shown you this quilt yet. Do you remember the original boho baby? Black, cream and turquoise prints from our Bohemian Rhapsody collection. The pattern has been selling strong and is currently in our shop, so I thought I would re-make it using current fabrics that we had. This quilt features fabrics from Mingle & About town by Monaluna for Robert Kauffman fabrics as well as two handsprays from RJR fabrics all available in our shop! I can't wait to see this one quilted. We would love to see your interpretation of this pattern.

On another note, you might be wondering why you haven't heard much from us of late. Myra and I have been designing like CRAZY, our pencils barely come off the paper and then we get another idea....oh what to do with all the ideas. We have been working on more magazine work, some freelance designs for Robert Kauffman and getting ready for a few events this fall, yeah you heard me fall. We haven't even had summer and we are working towards fall, also looking forward to next spring and making preparations for then too. I can't tell you what that's all about yet :)

And to top if off our school year here in Canada is coming to a close at the end of this month. There have been school field trips, swimming days and track and field day are yet to come. I was at a petting farm yesterday with my son and his grade 1 class. That just proves it's been a long time since I have had a "baby".

Hope you have a great day!

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