Howdy! How's your Thursday? Are you happy? I know I am. I guess you could say I am "Happy-Go-Lucky." I woke up at 5am, hit the cardio (I needed it after all of those cupcakes) and am here ready to start the day! It's true what Elle Woods says, "Exercise releases positive endorphins which make people happy." If you don't know who Elle Woods is....wait for it.
I thought I'd show you some things that make me extremely happy this week but first up, how could I not think of Pharrell and this song?
Anytime my buttocks twitch in my seat, I know a song makes me happy. How are yours? To the left...to the right...to the left to the right to the right. And ....repeat.
I suppose you could always do the "Bend & Snap"....(hint: Elle Woods).
Seeew what else makes me happy? Well talking to you fine people is always a thrill but when you don't talk back...this Spring green (pic below) makes me very happy! I could stare at it for hours. There's definitely a lot of that green fabric in our "Round & Round" Quilt kit. Someone asked me if I would consider removing the green fabric from the kit. The kits are already prepared to how our sample was made. My suggestion: buy the kit and do what you want with the green...even though it looks amazing as a Round & Round. You'll then have some charm packs for another project and a pattern too! Score.
"Niner" in Miss Kate makes me extremely happy. See the quilt on the ladder? Bright. Scrappy. Nine patch. How can you not be happy with that? Of course, you know I'm a huge believer in the Jelly Roll. What's that? Uh...Jelly Roll Recap 101: 2-1/2" strips. 42 of them in a roll. Amazing things can be done. The end.
P.S. These are Junior Jelly Rolls which do not have 42 strips - which is why they cost less than a Jelly Roll. Are these not gorgeous? Are you dreaming in color?
It also makes me happy when a new sample comes back! Our Miss Kate Cozy Quilt just happens to be flannel. Melissa's quilting always makes the "Mothership" happy...and when she's happy, I'm happy.
Obsessing over details...surprisingly, makes me happy! Ba ha ha ha ha ha. Like-prints together people! Chop. Chop. LOL. Our staff tell me they can't go anywhere without straightening something. What have I done? Mini-Me's. Oops.
When four fabulous designers drop by the Shoppe as if we were in their local neighborhoods...it rocks my world into a happy orbit.
"Oh you know. It was just a plane ride away."
A hop, skip and a jump!
What do ya think? Do they look happy?
I'd say seeew. Shut the door! This was just epic! Four talented designers all together under one roof outside of a Quilt Market. The complete cherry on top of my day. It was wonderful to see all of them! Laurie Simpson, Camille Roskelley, Carrie Nelson and Moda Lissa. Ya know, if Gretchen Weiners' dad invented the Toaster Strudel, I'm pretty sure that Lissa's children can lay claim that their mom invented the Jelly Roll, Layer Cake and all of that quilted deliciousness.
And if you don't know who Gretchen Wieners is...I'm not sure we can be friends.
But what makes me the most happy? When we can reward you for telling us what makes you happy! Leave a comment telling us what makes you happy in life or what makes you happy about your trip to Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile! Do this by Friday, February 13 at 11:59pm PST and you just might win one of three (3) Honeycombs!
Everybody got it? Good. All of these wonderful things are available for purchase on our website! I know! Who would have thought? Now...get happy and of course I thank you for your participation and support! ~ Brian
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