March 20, 2007

French Heart and Fabric.....

Remember Su's gorgeous finishing on her Shepherd's Bush French Heart Sampler? I was asked if I could do something similar. I don't normally post pictures of my finishing work here but since I've had several comments about this one I thought I'd share my version of Su's wonderful idea:

The mail has brought several packages of fabric since my last post -

didn't I tell you my fabric stash was getting out of control?

Heather (I think) had asked for me to share where I shopped for fabric. Part of my criteria when I'm ordering is that they sell fat quarters. Since I mainly use the fabric for finishing ornaments etc., I don't need any more than that. That said, I've had a wonderful (meaning no muss, no fuss) experience at the following shops:

The Best Kept Secret
Mama's Log House
Quilt Expressions
The Quilted Kitty
Snowy River Quilts

The Fat Quarter Shop - Also stellar service but despite the name - the minimum yardage in most cases is 1/2 yard.

Thanks everybody for the comments on the slipper. No, I didn't think of feet at all while working on it! :) I'm already plotting another in a different color scheme.

Thanks also for the comments on the blog template. I've made some changes that hopefully make it easier to read. I've also tried to use the same template on my webpage but have run into a small problem (the red solid bar that runs across the top), if anybody can help me fix it I would really appreciate it.

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posted by Deb at 11:14 AM | 7 comments
March 11, 2007

Shhhhh, don't tell.....

Not feeling my best this week and still dealing with some computer issues I decided I needed a little diversion (at least that's what I kept telling myself), Ella's Slipper has been calling my name since it came through the door.

Isn't it beautiful? Kudos to Jackie for such a wonderful design!

I made a few changes - I didn't have green pins that I liked but did have the purple that match almost perfectly. Also didn't have a dupioni silk in the right shade for the sole so I used the same linen there. I would recommend having some fray check on hand for both the ribbon and the doctor's flannel.

I've been making more changes to the appearance of this blog and in that vein, I've decided to stick with this template for the time being. There's a huge difference in appearance to me with this new monitor as compared to the old one - everything is much lighter. So with that, please let me know your feelings on it - is it hard to read? Is it too light? I figure if it's bothering my eyes it must be bothering others also. :)

Thanks for the welcome back! Debs - the linen is R&R French Vanilla. Sounds yummy, doesn't it?


posted by Deb at 10:42 PM | 8 comments
March 4, 2007

Woohoo again.....

and I'll even tell you why this time! LOL

The new computer is in place and thanks to my brilliant brother's advice some years back, all my files, e-mails and photos are intact. I'm still having some difficulties getting the scanner to work so for the time being, pictures will have to be with the camera and we all know that's not something I exactly excel at. :(

No personal stitching time at all during all this, I have nothing to show except a few goodies I ordered from Village Mountain Stitchery during their Valentine's Day sale, ongoing through the 14th.

Heather - ewwwww, you could have kept that one to yourself! I'll probably think of feet the entire time I stitch it now!

Andrea - of course you'll see some of that fabric soon but I'm not telling which.

Kali - they are both beautiful designs, my willpower is fading fast.

Silver Thistle - I haven't forgotten you, I promise! The design I used for the biscornu is from The Sweetheart Tree, it's the Amadeus Pinwheel Sachet. Unfortunately, it's a class project. I'm still digging through stash that's boxed away but I have a feeling I no longer have it.

Thanks for visiting!


posted by Deb at 11:52 PM | 7 comments