Sunday, September 23, 2007

Let's Celebrate!

Today I am totally happy! I received my advance copy of "Cool Girls Quilt" and it is fabulous if I may say so myself. Martingale & Co. did a great job and I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with them. Plus, they sent me this beautiful bouquet of flowers to celebrate the occasion. It felt like Christmas! Check it out.
The book will be available in October and I cannot wait! Squee! The projects are fun and funky. You'll be able to make many of them for yourself, your family and your friends in a jiffy. The holidays are coming sooner than you think!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Hello Justine

I have been in need of inspiration of late. So what better way to get inspiration than to do a little shop hop? One of my favorite places in NJ is Angelfire Studios [] in Warren. Justine, the owner, is a funky mama and her daughter is oh so cute!!! The little one will escort you to the door when you are finished your purchases. Adorable! Justine has been making some cool felted stuff and I think that she has become obsessed [in a good way, of course]! She believes that it is because she is an Aries. I totally get it because I am that way and I am an Aries too!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


I have had one of those unbelievable summers. Unforgettable but forgettable. I just came back from Toronto and back from being bedside at another gravely ill relative. Then there was the funeral. Yes, this has been the year of four funerals and a wedding. I think that I now qualify to be a funeral director. I'm good overall except for being so very tired. All of this travelling back and forth to Canada has wiped me out. Six trips in five months has really thrown my body and mind out of whack. I really need a vacation now. London, Spain or France sound great right now. At least I need some fiber inspiration right?

Well, here's some yummy fiber-related stuff. I needed a distraction when I was in Toronto and stopped in at the local knit shop, Village Yarns []. The shop is filled with inspiring fibers and samples and the staff are oh so friendly. Patrick, the bundle of energy who works there, designed this simple but funky shrug. I am knitting my shrug in a beautiful chocolate color in the fabulous Fleece Artist Kid Silk. Thanks for the inspiration Patrick! [Photo credits: Patrick Madden]