Thursday, June 28, 2012

On the Go

 When I returned from Market I had the crazy thought that life was going to slow down a little, but it seems that isn't going to happen anytime soon. 

What happened to the Lazy Days of Summer?

The weekend after Market was Memorial Day weekend and we couldn't make it to the 
cabin fast enough.


 It was a little cold that weekend, which included some rain and snow, 
but we had so much fun none the less.

We like to be at the cabin as much as we can.
 It's such a great place to relax and spend time together.


 It's only about 1 1/2 hours from home, so not very far and it's such a peaceful place. 
                                               We have a beautiful view of the lake. 
 I will post pictures of that another time when we are out boating...can't wait!

 As you can see, we like food.

The boys played basketball inside along with ping pong and Xbox. 
It was way to cold and windy to be outside.

 On Sunday, we were dressed for church and it was my Birthday,
 so I wanted a picture of us all together to mark the occasion.

 Emily made me some yummmmy cupcakes and we had a party!
It was great to get away, especially after all the Market craziness.


We have had family reunions...


...and more Birthdays to celebrate.  Happy Birthday Tracy and Cecily! 

Last week we flew to Las Vegas to celebrate a couple more birthdays... 
Happy Birthday Canon and Camille!

 with Krispy Kremes...

and pizza...
(someone was really happy to see grandpa!)

and Neilsons Frozen's the best!

 I got to sit by this little guy while we were out and about.

 Camille and I put the finishing touches on our next fabric line and shipped it off!

And of course, we had to have some creative food!
(Thanks Jarom)

Then home we flew. 
We had to catch our plane at 6 am, so we were up at 4:00. To early for me!

In between all that, I took some time to ship orders and take care of business, set up my new web site and destash a little of my fabric there. 
In case you missed it, there are a few Ruby/Bliss bundles left

 I also finished a little project that I shipped off yesterday for a magazine.
More on that later.

And today I went shopping and to lunch with my amazing Mom.

It's been a crazy Summer so far and I don't know about you, 
but I think I am ready for a quiet nap in the hammock.  

But I know what you are thinking... 

... after eating all that yummy food, I better go to the Gym instead. 
( I am putting on my walking shoes as soon as I am done posting this.)

 So when I am out and about, I always try to get some stitching in.  I love to take projects to stitch in the car and on the plane.  I am working on a hexagon paper pieced project, and it is so addicting. I started one years ago and loved it so much that I started another one in our Ruby fabric and plan to put several of our fabric lines in it.

I also love to crochet around baby receiving blankets, so I always have a stash of those to take with me, and I usually take a quilt along to bind.

So with the 4th of July just around the corner and a few more months of Summer ahead, I plan on taking a couple more short trips, have more days at the cabin with my family and more stitching time...and I will try not to eat to much.

Happy Summer everyone!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fabric destash

Last week Camille posted on her blog that she had decided to destash some of her fabric and although she loved all of it, some of it might need a new home.  Later she told me most of it was gone really quicky and that people were e-mailing asking her for things she thought maybe I might have.  Well, it got me thinking that I should probably do a little destashing of my own.  But...

I also love every single piece of my fabric...I have been collecting for a long time.  
I think  "Someday" I am going to make something with it.

They are all so beautiful and feel so nice...this green is the perfect green and this red is my favorite...
you know the drill, we all have the same thoughts and lose all sense of reality when we enter a fabric store.  Especially the cut goods...they are all wrapped up so pretty.

 But in all reality, if I started sewing now and didn't stop until I was 100 I would still be using my little scraps that I can't seem to throw away (which is how Wrapped Up In Memories came to be...)

So I thought maybe some of my beautiful fabric should be used and loved by some of you.

There are a few Bliss Flannel pieces as well.  These 1 yard cuts which work so well for 
Receiving Blankets.

If you want to check it out, click here.  I also decided to throw in a few new charm squares of Vintage Modern in the mix for any of you that can't seem to find them in your local quilt stores.

I will be adding new things for a couple of days as I sift through, so check back often.
Most items are one of a kind, so keep that in mind.
Have a great weekend everyone!

PS - Starting today, I'll send you a free pattern with every order - Just e-mail me the one you want and I will tuck it in your box!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


We have so much to Celebrate around here, so I hope you will all join in.

Number one on the list

#1.  Quilt Market was a success and the craziness is at a minimum for now.

I know I am very slow on this subject, but I have had way to much going on. (More on that later in the post.) 

Here are a few pictures (courtesy of Camille Roskelley) of the booth. 

Camille and I share a booth and this is it. 

Welcome to our front porch. Sit down to chat and enjoy some fresh Marmalade!

My side of the booth,

 And what could be better than getting a bundle of fabric in the mail?

Camille's side,

I want to make every one of her quilts too!

and us together the last day...

We survived!  A little tired, but still smiling (That pint of Ben and Jerry's we were looking forward to was great motivation!)

A special thanks to Lissa!  What a gal!  Those of you who know her, know how amazing she is.  I don't know how she does it all.

And a big thanks to Melissa, the angel that was sent to help us with so many of the details.

To check out all the new patterns and close up photos using Marmalade, you can go here and here for mine and here and here for Camilles.

Another reason I am celebrating today is...

#2  ... after a lot of coaxing and help, Camille talked me into switching my web site to Big Cartel and today it is finally up and running! (Thanks Camille!)

It was so much work to switch everything over, but I am so excited to show you.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  All the new Marmalade patterns are there as well as the Vintage Modern patterns.  Vintage Modern just arrived in your favorite quilt shops, so go get some quick!  Marmalade will be shipping in October.  

To Celebrate this monumental day, (my kids think my technology skills are challenged, but I did it!)  I am offering a coupon code CELEBRATE you can use when you checkout.  When you use this you get a 25% discount on all paper and PDF patterns!  Great time to stock up or get gifts for your quilting friends!

If you don't find a pattern there that you have been wanting, just e-mail me and I can get it out to you.  (It is impossible to put all 489 patterns that I have designed on the site, so I only put on the last couple of years, but they are all still available)

#3.  We are also Celebrating a special someone's birthdayday this weekend!

Happy 29th Camille!
Hop on over to her blog, look at all of her beautiful Marmalade quilts and wish her a Happy Birthday!

Hope you will join me in Celebrating!