Saturday, March 30, 2013

More Thread Catchers

I think that I am on to something!  I absolutely cannot keep my Thread Catchers in my Etsy Shop! They sell as soon as I post them with one this morning being snapped up eight whole minutes after posting.

This crazy thing happened.  A couple of my "pins" were picked up on Pinterest from my other blog , T. in the Burg, and my Etsy shop kind of blew up!  I am getting thousands of blog hits per day and tons of interest and inquiries at my Etsy shop.  Who knew that a little sewing accessory would have such an impact?

I am writing the pattern for those who would like to make their own and will have it available soon.  Thanks to everyone who has expressed their interest in my product.  Bet you can't make just one!

  Another Dresden Dream Thread Catcher along
                      with it's pretty pincushion.

These delicious Joel Dewberry
"Notting Hill" fabrics make up so beautifully",
a very popular model of mine....
And another popular design in fabrics by
Holly Holderman.
New fabrics from the Moda "Honey Honey" line
by Kate Spain.  So pretty!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Coastal Retreat

I am just back from a four day quilting retreat with 30 of my VERY closest friends at Gold Beach Oregon.  We had such a good time!  My friends, Donna and Pam and I drove over to Gold Beach on a stupendously sunny day, a winter rarity for us here, and we were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.

There was a beautiful new vista around each turn in the road...

with each view more stunning than the last.

We stopped at quilt shops along the way...

and this T-shirt made me laugh.

We arrived at the Gold Beach Resort and set up our sewing areas.  I managed to finish two projects that I took along.  
My Summer Winds Star is still without borders but I am happy with the way that it's looking.

 I had fun with a Jelly Roll that I had been given.

And just for fun, I made this tiny little paper pieced apron block
that will likely become the most complicated potholder ever!

Everyone agreed that our retreat was tons of fun.  It was kind of like a four day 
slumber party, but with sewing machines.  

Good-bye Gold Beach!  See you next year!