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Hello there! So I've had 3 sick kids in the past 6 days. It's been lovely over here. But I think one more day and we'll have put this behind us. At least I hope so.
Here's a few things I've been meaning to mention, and Instagram photos to go with them. Most of them were taken when it was dark. Sorry. :-)
(This is from my booth last spring. Please squint really hard and pretend its my fall booth.) Thanks. ;-)
*Several of you have asked if I'm going to Quilt Market in Houston. I'm not. Boo. I mean, on one hand it is waaaay less work to miss it than to go, but once I see all the fun everyone is having I always wish I had gone. Way back when I started my business, I made a decision to only do Spring Market while my kids are small. I'm sticking to it. But they are getting bigger, right? ;-)
*No, we don't have a new fabric line showing at Quilt Market, but will have one to show in December. Should be exciting. It's different for us, I hope you like it!
(One of my mom's new patterns, I want this quilt.)
*I'm not releasing new patterns at Market either, since I'm not going and don't have new fabric but my mom (the over-achiever) has some lovely new patterns out of Marmalade, which is my next bullet. (Nice work, mom!)
(Pretty Marmalade bundles)
*Marmalade is shipping this week! As in, yardage will be available in quilt shops everywhere, and in online shops soon. Very soon. Did that wait seem especially long to anyone else? Or maybe I'm just impatient. Yes, that. In case you've forgotten, here are the quilts I designed to go with Marmalade back in the spring.
*My sewing goals may seem to be on the back burner, but are actually going well. And yes, I have been sewing a lot. I'm hand quilting my farmer's wife quilt, actually. Which means there isn't a ton of progress to show. (Plus I forgot to take photos of the quilt top before I basted it and only have the IG photos above... oops)
(One of the blocks in progress. I'm certainly no hand quilting expert, but I'm learning!)
The photo at the top of the post shows a little more of the quilting. Gosh, I'm enjoying it. Putting on my pjs and sitting on the couch to stitch after a long day is just about the best thing ever. I'm in love.
If you saw the photos of my sewing room in the last post, you may have noticed I have a little bit of... ahem... extra fabric over here. (But really, is there such a thing?) Anyhow, I decided it was time to cut up a few bundles and list them in my shop. Three different ones, to be exact.
It was an exciting week over here at the Roskelley household. We had the exterior of the house painted, and good heavens did it make a difference. You might remember the old colors, which were an extra dirty off white/yellowish body and faded blueish/lavender trim. It was pretty rough. We still need to tackle the landscaping in front and back (back yard is still dead-dead) but having fresh paint makes all the difference.
Since I've had a few requests for an update lately, and thought I'd show you what we've done in the past 6 months. I decided not to post the befores (again) in this post, and just photos of where we are right now. If you want to see the listing photos (how things looked the first time we walked through), they are here, and the before and afters are here.
Yep, I take too many photos. True story.
Are you all pictured out? Sorry! Most of the source info is listed here for the big stuff (paint colors, floors, etc) but if you have other questions, please see the comments below and you'll probably find your answer.
My family has spent the past two days watching LDS General Conference together, taking it easy, and being inspired. It has been lovely. And calm. Which is pretty rare when all of us are home.
Today between the morning and afternoon sessions when just about everyone was napping I played around a little bit and made something to print and hang up in my sewing room. I thought I'd share it with you, in case you wanted one too. Just click here and save it to your computer. It is a PDF, prints on 8.5 x 11 paper, and fits in an 8x10 frame. (Obviously, it is for personal use only and not to be sold. I hate that I even have to say that, but you know.) I hope it works. This is a first for me!
Now I need to go make some cookies. With three little helpers. Wish me luck...