Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Retreat Weekend!

This weekend was our Summer Retreat!! We had so much fun!! Of course it's great to catch up with friends we haven't seen for awhile, share stories and.........what was that we did????? Oh yeah!...Nireko taught us all how to say "potty" words in Japanese! I have to admit....I've written them down & intend to use them!!!!LOLOL!!!!
On Friday we stitched and had show & tell. They brought some BEAUTIFUL projects!!! Where were the cameras THEN??? We talked about the "great bagel incident of 2011"...(Phil went to the store for 24 bagels and came home with 10 packages of 6ea....don't ask, it's still a mystery!) Then, of course, was the "great curse of 2011" which started with getting birdie pooped on in bed ...what was that, last week?....and hopefully ended this weekend with a week full of copier problems, a dead dishwasher, a dead ice maker,.....(wait, I'm not done....) broken food processor...Just what you want when 18 of your closest friends are stopping by for the weekend! Luckily the septic system didn't back up and the place didn't burn down!! LOL!!!
Saturday was beautiful. We stitched all morning (in between feedings) and then we went into the house to make the small projects. Dinner was outside....hot dogs & root beer floats. Then back into the studio for the evening.
Sunday...another gorgeous day!...we stitched (I hope everybody loved those cast-on stitch forget me nots as much as I do!) until everyone had to leave for home.
All in all, this was a weekend of laughter, relaxation, sharing and peace. Ahhhhh.........I can't wait till next time!
You're all so sweet, funny and just plain lovely! Thanks for coming!!
Xox Meg, Sheila, Cindy & Jan

Summer Retreat 2011

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Calendula Has Left The Building!!

Sorry! All of our Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage quilt fabric kits are gone! I'm going to order more fabric, so we should have more later this summer. We still have the floss kits available on the website!!
Later....xox Meg

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hard Luck Schmedley Week

Well...Monday it was one of the computers....Tuesday is was one of the copiers...Today???? Today a bird pooped on my head. No!!! This was no ordinary "walking along and bird bombs head" type of poop attack! This was a "bird flies by, poops on window screen/window open at head of bead/sprays through window and hits sleeping woman's head in bed" type of poop attack!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!! I think that with this run of questionable luck, I should just (change the sheets first) crawl back into bed, pull the covers up over my head, and stay there for the rest of the week! Tell me...what are the chances that that could happen to anyone? I've had a long, long history of this type of thing. If it CAN happen, it'll happen to ME!

The pictures above were sent in by Gabriela Van Gemeren from Walnut Creek, California. This Hocuspocusville quilt was made for her by her mom (Gabriela wrote that her mom's "so talented!" and she's RIGHT!!! Look at the multicolored stitching she did to personalize this! Great job Mom!!

We've been super busy around here since we returned from Quilt Market. Every day has been so full, it's been hard for all of us to keep up! This is some of what's been going on.....

My new fabric line came out (The quilt fabric fat 1/4 bundles are still available, but all of the linen bundles are gone) and we should be getting more fabric any day now. It won't be made into fat 1/4's though...yardage only. I'll get it up on the website as soon as it arrives!

We have all of the colors of Sparkles floss now! I can't wait to use the black in something Halloween-y!!!!

We're getting ready for the Summer Stitching Sojourn Retreat!!!! It's next weekend already! I can't wait to see everybody!

We're also getting ready for the Sagebrush Shop Hop in July! We had so much fun participating a couple years ago! We're going to open the studio up again for the shop hop July 9th through 16th. We're planning for exclusive patterns and kits (with the time crunch, we'll see how much of THAT actually happens!!!). I'll put more info up about the shop hop as soon as I get a chance, along with directions to the studio!

OH!!!! Today we're going to start cutting kits for Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage!!! It will be exactly the same fabrics used on the pattern cover. If you're interested in purchasing a kit, we're starting a list and can hold one for you. I don't have it priced yet and we'll have a VERY limited number of them.

Well....that's it for now. I need to get started cutting those kits!
xo Meg