It feels good to be back in the blogging chair! Did you know we have a sale going on on our website until Monday night? Better get to shopping because it's ending soon! The last two months have been incredibly busy as we have had several things happening from shop hops to workshops. I'll recap those in an upcoming post, but first let's talk about all of that fabric above! If you are familiar with Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage, you're going to love this. Jan (a.k.a The Mothership) and Christine have been working with the above fabrics for "Farm Girl" every night until midnight. I'm not kidding. Each night I pop my head in the workshop and ask, "Can we go home yet?" and they look at me like...I'm normal??? I'm telling you...it must be intense. Seeew...I go outside and water the flowers at midnight. That's our life right now. Anyone want to own a quilt shop? LOL. Yeah...that's gonna change your mind isn't it?
Anyway, there are 48 blocks in all, but here's a peak at the first ten.
Aren't they adorable? This is definitely a project that makes your heart sing a jam of happiness! Jan is putting a Block-of-The-Month together which begins in August. She's got a fun time planned for everyone who signs up so you won't want to miss this one! As soon as she gives me the complete details, I'll be letting all of you know in our Shoppe email, on Facebook, Instagram and right here on "Boughs of Holly."
From what I know seeew far, the B.O.M. will be available both in-store and on-line. Again, that's all I know right now and you'll have to wait until she gives me all of the details for more info. In the meantime, pick up your copy of Farm Girl Vintage.
When they're not busy planning the Farm Girl Vintage B.O.M, Jan and Christine have been on kit duty packaging kits for these adorable Jelly Clip Coin Purses. Since the instructions were in Japanese, Jan interpreted the directions in our kits...talk about service! Clearly someone is anticipating the need for all of you. She will be teaching a class on July 16 (which is now full), but we look forward to offering another one at some point in August.
The cuteness factor doesn't stop there! Over on Instagram (are you a follower?) we took a trip up to the Mothership's home sewing room to discover she's got another Sherri McConnell quilt from Fresh Family Traditions in the works using some of the Bee My Honey fabrics.
I'm really big on book purchases lately, especially books that have 15 plus projects in which you want to make them all! I hear so many people come into the Shoppe and say, "I don't need anymore fabric." It's a little surprising to hear because my first thought is,"Why would quilt shops exist if everyone who came in said that?" If that's the case out there, then we need to get you inspired with great books and patterns to use up your stash!
Or...we need to show you creative ways to display your stash and realize that it's perfectly A-OK to buy fabric. LOL. I mean...just look at the Mothership's sewing room (below). She's got such a nice stash that she now is using vintage cabinets on the walls! LOL. I originally wanted that cabinet out for the Shoppe, but I'll make like Elsa and "let it go."
Below is another brand new quilt called Niner that Monica finished quilting. Kits are available while they last. I am in total love with this quilt! To me this is what I think of when I think scrappy or patchwork. Even as I type, I'm thinking I want to snuggle up under this one. It gets bonus points for being bright and happy!
Alright, consider this my re-entry into blog world. To keep up with us in between blog posts, read our daily email, or simply seeew-cialize with us on Instagram, Facebook...or better yet...in person! It sounds old fashioned, but I guarantee the connection will be 10x better! ~ Brian