Hello Hello! I’m back from my whirlwind trip to Quilt Market in Portland. I came back last night on the red-eye and got home mid-morning today. It’s been a busy day, so I haven’t had time to go through all my pictures. I do have a few pictures to show you, although it was such a quick and busy trip that I missed a ton of details. I had the same problem with my instagram pictures and I finally gave up on them. Sorry.
Anyway, I just wanted to pop in here and tell you about a fun little visit we had with Heather Ross. She’s Back! and she has a sweet new line called Briar Rose. Look at her cute booth.
Here’s a look at all the prints in her new line. (You can see individual shots of each print Here).
This is my favorite print. Heather told us all about the little bees. She said she is the mama bee on the left and the bee on the right is her nanny with her little girl. Then, she laughed and said “I don’t even have a nanny!”. I love bees anyway and knowing the story makes it even cuter. Check out that stinger on Mama Bee — I forgot to ask Heather what THAT means LOL.
While we were at market, I grabbed several fat quarter bundles of Briar Rose to put in my little shop. This line isn’t due to ship until July, so you can have these prints early! There are 20 prints in the bundle and they retail for $70.00. I’ve put them in the shop on sale for $60.00. They’ll ship in a flat rate envelope for $5.90 postage in the continental U.S. If you’re outside of the US and you’d like a bundle, shoot me an e-mail, I’ll figure out postage and then send you an invoice.
You can find the bundles Here.
SOLD OUT. Thank You!
I’ll be back soon with pictures from market!
1. LOOK! Lookie Look what has arrived — The Ghastlie Family Reunion! When I ordered this fabric at fall market, they told me it would be May before it would ship. All the more time to play and have fun! Isn’t that pregnant ghastlie with her baby carriage just too cute? I’ve put the Ghastlies in my little store — get ‘em while you can!
2. A month or two ago I caught BigDaddy buying some awful grocery store cookies, so I’ve been trying to replenish his cookie supply on the weekends. And because a batch is too much for just one person, I make the sacrifice and help him eat them. He requested something with raisins, so this week’s selection is Martha Stewart’s Raisin Bars.
3. Entry hall painting in progress — WooHoo! I was REALLY worried about the color when looking at the little sample, but I love it. It’s Latte by Sherwin Williams.
4. We had such a mild winter that the parsley in my little herb garden has come back. That never happens and I’m thrilled. (Please ignore the fact that I haven’t cleaned out my little herb garden yet. Thank You.)
5. I’ve started a new little project. Can you tell what it is? There’s not much time to get it finished!
6. Shoot. I really don’t have six things. I just said I did ’cause Five on Saturday isn’t alliterative.
Oh Wait! I do have a 6. Have a great weekend!
Hi Boys and Girls! Just a quick update to let you know that I’ve added two different Charm Packs to the little Thimbleanna.com store.
First is Kate Spain’s new Christmas line JOY. There are some really cute prints in this collection which you can see HERE. Wouldn’t they be cute in a Christmas tree quilt like this one from The Purl Bee? This line won’t be released until June, so this is your chance to get a head start on those Christmas projects. (Especially helpful for you guys participating in the Christmas Through the Year project hosted by Cheryl and Darlene!)
Second, is the highly anticipated VINTAGE MODERN line from Bonnie and Camille. I love this line and there are some really adorable prints in these charm packs. If you have any of Bonnie and Camille’s older lines, these go perfectly with them — you can see the new prints HERE. This line won’t be out until May — be the first one on your block to make something from Vintage Modern!
You can find both of these charm packs HERE in my little store.
And, Ooohhhhh Look! You’re not seeing a photoshopped photo here. Those are four FINISHED borders WooHoo!!! Doing a BIG happy dance here. I just have to put these borders on a pieced top and I’ll have a finished top from a LONG time UFO. Hopefully I can git ‘er done this weekend.
‘Cause the weekend’s almost here! Yipee!!!
Happy Weekend! Thank you for all the great comments on my market reports — I wish you all could have been there with us. And thanks to those of you who mentioned that you have a thimble similar to mine and love it — I can’t wait to quilt with mine.
Before I tell you about Teddy I just wanted you to see what’s finally arrived for my little store.
That’s the pretty new cover for the “new and improved” Moda Bella Swatch Cards. They’re back in stock at last. They’re new and revamped and I love them so much more than the old ones. The old cards had around 120 swatches, but these new cards have almost 160. They also show information about the Moda Bella precuts. And another feature that I really like is that they indicate which Bella colors are the top 50.
They didn’t tell us what suggested retail for these cards should be. Fat Quarter Shop is selling them for $34.99 which seems a little high to me, so I’ve priced mine at $26.99. You can find them HERE.
I’ve also received some new Divine Twine for the shop — it’s red and green twisted together, just in time for Christmas! I love it and I can’t wait to use it on Christmas packaging. If you need some ideas for how to use your twine, Pinterest is full of inspiration. You can find the Christmas twine HERE.
Ok, now for Sweet Teddy. Do you remember Teddy? He’s all grown up now and he’s adorable. My youngest little niece is taking a high school photography class and she snapped this picture of Teddy a week or so ago.
She calls it “Teddy has a New Friend“. I love it! She agreed to let me put the picture on my blog if I let you know that she’s for hire for all of your picture taking needs. That girl’s a thinker!
Ok — off to watch a movie with TheManoftheHouse. Enjoy what’s left of your weekend.
Well, hello there — I hope you’re having a nice weekend! I’ve had a great one so far — I spent the day with my VBFF’s, the Quilty Peeps. Gurney hadn’t been to the Sock Yarn Store yet, so she jetted in to town to check it out. Then we went to a few other yarn shops and one quilt shop. Throw in a fab lunch and it was a perfect day. I do love my peeps — Thanks ladies for a fun time!
I managed a leeeetle bit of sewing this week. As you can see, my little coin purse was getting pretty ragged. I use it all the time and I was afraid it might fray all the way through if I used it much longer.
So, I made a new one (instructions here). This time I used a black and white fabric, to match my backpack (sitting there in the background). You can’t really tell, but I decided to try a scrap of black vinyl in place of that part that was fraying out. We’ll see if it lasts any better this time.
Hey — did you notice my sock monkey keys? I had two keys that I constantly mixed up, so when I saw these key covers, I thought I’d try them out. I think they’re really cute!
And finally, it was a good mail week here in ThimbleannaLand. The Ruby Charm Packs that I ordered forever-ago finally arrived. (Which meant I could finally ship off the prizes from the guess-the-stove-knob-color contest – Yay!) The official Moda story is that Ruby won’t show up in your local quilt shop until October 11th, but we saw some in our local quilt shop today. And, if you’d like a charm pack or two, I’ve put some of these in my little shop.
If you buy two or more charm packs, I’ll throw in a pair of those cute polka dotted scissors that I’ve been hoarding. (If you haven’t seen them, they’re pictured on the Ruby order page.)
Now I’m off to curl up with the latest Martha Stewart magazine that arrived earlier this week and was put aside until quiet time. I hope you get some quiet time too!
Thanks for stopping by!