If I could tell you just one thing...the world stage is heavy right now. I felt today that we could all use a lil' bit of Joy.
We just finished our Joy Quilt using Laundry Basket's Joy Batiks. It literally just brightens up my day and I can't help but feel the magic of the holidays. I don't care if Christmas isn't for 18 more weekends or whatever it was I saw posted on Social Media. Our world takes time. Lots and lots of time. Leilani started piecing it at the end of last year and Melissa recently finished the quilting. I love the applique holly as it definitely celebrates our namesake. Our kit includes everything you need to complete the quilt top including binding and fabric for the applique.
The reds and greens are a true joy as they reflect the traditional colors of the holiday season.
Have you ever seen Christmas batiks like this?
The "Mothership" and I are busy decorating the Shoppe for the holidays. The front section of our Shoppe is receiving an all-new color palette for September through December. We start now so that we can enjoy family time in November and December in addition to our annual "Homespun & Holly." You did sign up didn't you? Like I said in the last post, there were about a handful of seats left for Sunday, November 9. Details can be found on our website.
Remember the snow storm that hit us in February? Well we were both snowed in and the "Mothership" went on a sewing spree! She decided to pull out Edyta Sitar's "Seasonal Silhouettes" and create a few of the seasonal blocks within. Pictured above is Block 12. It's perfect as a wall hanging for a small holiday accent.
Four new quilt kits have been made to go along with four new Christmas samples we completed over the Summer. I can't wait to start putting them up around the Shoppe! One of them (Cozy Cottage) of course is a pattern from Sherri K. Falls of This & That and a guest designer at this year's Homespun & Holly! Speaking of Sherri, I notice a lot of people searching for My Fair Isle. Guess what...we have a limited supply of patterns seeew order them from the website as soon as you can! We can mail patterns for $1.90 seeew ignore the shipping estimate at check-out as we will adjust.
That's all...for now. I'm trying to get back on a regular posting schedule seeew hang in there with me! Yes we are moving things around the Shoppe but we are still open. Come visit and watch the progress throughout the rest of this month and into October.
Um...and by the way if I could ask Jewel just one thing it would be, "what if my hands are like....not small?" Then what?