Monday, June 28, 2010

Hugs & Kisses

Check out the new free pattern for Hugs & Kisses! xo, L

Saturday, June 26, 2010

End Of School, Start Of Summer

Prince And The Pea. We are officially in summer holiday mode. There are days of reading and napping after spending time at the pool. Apparently, some little princes think that it is fun to stack up my sofa cushions and sleep on top of them. 

School's out but work still goes on. I've been doing work behind the scenes but I can show you the strike offs from the fabric plant. At this point I decide on the final colors. Luckily there wasn't much to change on these. I made a block for a magazine from these pieces and I'm going to make something small with what I've got left.

The folks at Leisure Arts just posted the front and back covers of Knit Prayer Shawls. They asked me to contribute a design for this book last year. I designed and knit the green shawl below on the right. It turned out so pretty and I loved using the Lion Brand Organic Wool.

See you next week. xo, L

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day! I hope that you enjoy this day with your dads. My husband's company just moved to new digs so I wanted to make something fun. The kids and I brain stormed and put together this fun set of photographs. The kids are finally at an age where they may look at the camera at the same time if I let them go through all of their goofiness first. Hence, the first two photos in the series. We printed them out and framed them. Then, I wouldn't leave things alone so I made him some bookmarks too! Easy peasy. Add a batch of brownies and breakfast in bed. We were all set.

Seriously, enjoy your day with your dad, grandfather, uncle, ...

I miss you, Dad! Love, L

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Big A is in this video! I believe that the CPS Foundation is in the process of submitting their proposal to PEPSI Refresh. I'll let you know when you can vote!

xo, L

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Is School Finished Yet?

Oh, it has been crazy busy around these parts. Crazy. Insane. Can't think straight kind of nuts. We've so many things going on that I don't think that I can keep it all straight. I still have some Market things to wrap up but I'll get to that next week.

Things have been winding down for the kids. Our Chinese school has an awesome year-end weekend. We have a delicious appreciation dinner for the teachers and there's karaoke too. My little one sat on my lap but danced in his own way. My older one, on the other hand, was Mr. Karaoke King.

Look at the food! I am hungry right now! I will dedicate myself to finishing this blog post before I head upstairs. Fish, lobster, abalone, oh my!
The next day we had graduation and a reception. It was long and hot but so very fun. My little is very relaxed before these sorts of things. He and his buddies just play with Nintendo before class.

My older one and his friend, Miss K, are keeners. They stand there and stare at the trophies for the top three students, the winners of the class speech contests and other awards. My boys are so different.
Big A loves to win trophies. We're proud of them both!
Later, at the reception, they have balloon stations and tattoo stations for the kids. [Oh those Silly Bandz are everywhere!]
Apparently, mommies need to get a cool tattoo too. 

Are you doing anything cool and exciting this summer? A lot of my Facebook friends are still quilting vigorously through the holidays. See you soon.
xo, L

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Quilt Market Snippets - Part Two

Did you have a wonderful weekend? It went so quickly! We went to NYC one day and then we just spent lazy time by the pool.

Today's Quilt Market Snippets include friends and treasures! Two Charming Ladies from Utah sell this awesome jewelry that everyone goes crazy for. I bought the necklace below from her. They are glass charms and everyone at market is wearing them by the end of the show. Aren't they lovely? The blue charm says "keep calm and sew on".

Since we're on the topic of treasures. Check out mine above. I bought the necklace and three little charms from a designer from Vancouver. The square tile is one that I made from glass tiles from a bead shop. What's interesting if you take a closer look is a peak at my next fabric line, Bella Flora. This is a block from my free pattern for the line.  Sorry, that's all you get for now. I'm supposed to stick with the program and am only supposed to talk about my current line, Hugs and Kisses .

My most favorite thing about market is meeting and spending time with old and new friends. I'm going to introduce you to a few of the lovely people that I get to chat with.

Marianne Byrne-Goarin of Cinnamon Patches [and Alex Veronelli of Aurifil] at her Schoolhouse Presentation.

Sarah Moon of The Fabric Shop Network .

Lynette Anderson, former Henry Glass designer who will be designing for Lecien.

Oh, check out these lovely ladies. Remember them from the Designer Blog Hop back in November? We'll we were chatting about doing something else. You'll just have to wait and see.

I should mention that the talented Miss Carrie Nelson has a new book out with Martingale & Co.

These ladies are from Ottawa. They own a lovely shop called Quilty Pleasures .

Lucky me, right? xo, L