I also have created a few notions that are really catching on. Appli-Glue
here. And my newest notion, Poke-A-Dots is so new it hasn't even hit the stores yet! But I sold a ton at Market and they will be shipping soon, so watch for these cute sticky thimbles any time now! I will have more info about the Poke-A-Dots in the next few weeks.
I have been designing fabrics for Henry Glass for a few years now, and it is about the most fun you could ever have! Currently I have two fabric lines: "Thistledown" (which is in stores now) and "Elizabeth's Letters" (which will be in stores in January). I posted about them yesterday, so you can see them on my previous post. Here's a quilt I was working on using the "Thistledown" line:
|Not done yet! Still doing applique!|
|A close up of "Daisy Dot" after the quilting|
|On the design wall--"Blackberry Village"|
You can check out all my patterns and projects on my site, (I have 4 new patterns) or at your local quilt shop, or in my book. Stitched Together is published by Kansas City Star has 13 projects and lots of fun stories and information about quilt retreats.
Well, let's get on with it! I have a fun project for you.
These are really easy and you can add as much detail and bling as you like. Check out that snowy cuff! And I happen to love snowflakes, so there you go. You may have noticed that I used some fabrics from the Thistledown line to make these. The red stocking is lined in green and the green one is lined in red.
I do have KITS available, so if you want one, go here. Each kit makes 2 stockings and includes all the fabrics and ribbon, but no batting. Cost $18.00.
The pattern for Snowdrift Stockings can be downloaded here.
Speaking of snowflakes, we have a family tradition of cutting and hanging new snowflakes every year. When I married my sweetheart in December, 34 years ago, (wOw--I didn't know I was THAT old!) we had the reception at my home. We hung a snowflake every 12" of the whole ceiling. It was magical. So every year we cut and hang paper snowflakes from the ceiling. We haven't done it yet this year--the cutting party is this weekend, complete with the first (of many) showings of "It's A Wonderful Life", hot cocoa, cookies, and lots of people I love! Here's a pic of some snowflakes from last year.
Before I wrap this up, I have a gift give-away. Sign up as a follower and make a comment on this post. I will send one lucky winner a fat quarter bundle of Elizabeth's Letters, and someone else a copy of my book! Now that's great.
But to make it even better, I am doing a separate drawing on my facebook page. Come be my "friend" on Facebook, and you have another chance to win a fabric bundle with a pattern.
(You see, I just started doing the Facebook thing, and I have no friends. So I have to bribe you.) Both contests have until Sunday evening, 12-5-10 to enter. Good Luck!
Now off you go-- hop over Jacqueline Steve's blog at The Noble Wife.
Happy hopping. Come back often and we will visit!