Saturday, August 29, 2015

But the yarn called to me!

As I was looking for Rick Rack in HL yesterday I wandered too far and found this oh so soft cotton yarn that was calling my name. Now mind you I haven't picked up a crochet hook for over 20? years. I know I have hooks somewhere around here but it was easier to buy a new one. SO I started by winding it in a ball and it really is very soft. I guess some things you never forget. This is the beginning of a washcloth done in double crochet. I haven't taken it out of the studio yet because I know when my husband sees another project his eyes may just roll back in his head. Oh well I will just have to take that chance!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Enjoy the Journey

I find as I follow this creative journey that I am on I want to slow everything down.
Enjoying the journey and process has become almost more important
than the completion. My pledge is to do more hand work and be more mindful
of the direction my creative pursuits want to take me.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Civil War Reproductions

The Fedex guy left me a package the other day and it was the color card for my new fabric line called Neutral Territory. The sales reps for RJR Fabrics are on the road showing it to the quilt shops as we speak. It will ship in December-I hope to have sample yardage next week to get busy sewing up models for new patterns. The line features Civil War era reproduction fabrics circa 1860-1880. I love the neutral tones using blacks-greys-tans and creams. My favorite is the large floral print on the left.  The inspiration for the colorway came from stories of the blacksmiths that traveled with the armies, both North and South, using a traveling forge to carry the tools needed to repair horse shoes, wagons and artillery.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

A New Design Adventure

This is what I have been up to lately. I have wanted to start designing some Needlework projects and this is my first official design. It is still a work in progress. I will be a new vendor at Needlework Galleria in St Charles, MO in September. Will keep you posted.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It's all about the Mini

The adorable Summer Crossing is all about summers at the lake. This adorable mini medallion by Susan Guzman features fabrics from Letters Home by Audrey Wright of Legacy Patterns. Find it in the Sept/Oct issue of McCall's Quilting. How many minis are you planning to make over the summer?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

American Quilt Retailer

WOW! Just got a copy of American Quilt Retailer in the mail. I found Legacy Patterns in there 4 times. I knew one pattern was in their Quilt Market review (pic#2) Dwellings was made using Shibori from Anthology Fabrics. I also added a pic from the Anthology booth at market where the quilt was displayed.(pic#1) Shows my new pattern Anna's Runner using my new fabric line Redwork meets Bluework with RJR Fabrics. I also found an article on fabric folding (pic#3) the fabric on the right is from my line Little Big Quilts with RJR Fabrics. (pic#4) Is from an article about High Prairie Quilts in Denver and making kits. The kit shown is using Legacy Patterns Baked Potato and Tortilla Steamer pattern and corn fabric from RJR Fabrics. Super Big Thanks to AQR! 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Civil War Battle of Lexington

More pictures from our weekend in Missouri. These are from Lexington,MO. The Anderson House was used as a hospital and through the trees you can see the Missouri River. The Battle of Lexington took place here during the Civil War. The house still shows where it was hit with cannon balls and bullets. I was also lucky enough to see Maggie Bonanomi at her studio The Purple Turnip. She was teaching a workshop and I was so excited to talk to her I forgot to take a picture. I did however buy some beautiful hand-dyed wool.