Sunday, November 22, 2009

Washington Was Wet and Wonderful

As most of you know, it is wet and green in Washington!  Luckily it was nice and sunny for our move in to the show and set up day.  We lucked out again when we broke down to leave.  In between there were torrential rains and a day all of the water on the ground froze solid.  Something we California gals don’t often see!Antique Deli There was an extra day driving up to the show so we stopped at our favorite little town, Kalama, Washington, for some lunch and antiquing at a few of the many cute stores in town.  These are the fun chefs at the tiny Antique Deli in an old building with the Country Gentlemen Antique Shop.  Yummy chicken salad on home baked wheat bread topped off with something homemade for dessert….our great find!WAShoppers The little Mercantile Shop on Wheels looked festive with all our Christmas,  Autumn and a couple of witches displayed.  Our friends in Washington hadn’t see us for 2 years and we were very happy to see them again.

Hope you all have a terrific weekend.


Friday, November 20, 2009

On to Washington’s Show

After Pomona in southern California we headed right up to Puyallup, Washington for our last show of the year.  On the way we made a stop in Portland, Oregon at E.E. Schenk, a huge distributor for all things quilting and needlework.FabricShoppingAtDistributorWe had a wonderful time going up and down the big aisles of mega amounts of beautiful fabric collections.  Our search was for red and white for finishing RedWork plus neat ground fabrics to stitch the embroidery designs on.  I LOVE our muslin but a little variety will be nice too.  We will invent special designs for the new fabrics. 

The garage in the back of Lucy, the motor home, was still FULL of goodies to sell in Washington so the bolts of fabric took over the couch next to the big vintage Coats spool cabinet.  No room for lounging!

Enjoy your weekend coming up. 


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Our Quilt Shows Are Over

The quilt show circuit for 2009 has come to an end.  We nearly didn’t get to the Rusty Barn show in Pomona due to a leaking gas tank.  After filling up in Lodi, California we found the gas pouring out on the ground…not good!  We called our emergency people and they came right away and unceremoniously towed big Lucy an hour away to an RV fixit place.  She was most embarrassed!

Lucy&TowTruckHappily we were cured by 5 o’clock and back on the freeway to southern California.  We drove for a few hours, slept a few (very) and completed our trip in time to set up for a fun and successful show. 

We saw lots of great old friends at the show and met a lot of new folks too.  Everyone was in a holiday mood getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas too.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Beautiful Wool Appliqué Purse

Update and spark up your fall into winter wardrobe with a new Wool Appliqué purse.  The Flower Petal Purses will make a fabulous gift for your best friend too!  The bags are NOT hard to make and will really add something terrific to your outfits.  The best part is that the pattern and the complete kit are both on sale until 11/19/2009 so you can create a great gift and save too. 

Pattern - $9.00
Sale Price - $7.00

Fabric Packet - $49.00
Sale Price - $39.00

Flower lovers and dedicated gardeners will love the hand dyed wool appliquéd with hand dyed Perle Cotton.

Two floral designs that make great accent purses to add to your wardrobe.

  • Rose Petal Purse = 8" x 9"
  • Sunflower Petal Purse = 7 1/2" x 10"

We have the pattern PLUS the fabric packet that include all the pre-felted 100% wool needed to complete all the purses in the design.

Flower Petal Purses

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