Monday, September 28, 2009

Catching Up

Well, it's been a busy week, (see "Note" below.)
I have lots of chores and blogs to catch up with and I have no new quilts to show, but I can show you two fabric designs which I have been working on and that I just ordered from Spoonflower.


I decided to go with two colorful patchwork, "cheater cloth" designs. I thought that they offered some really fun sewing possibilities and I am excited to see how they look as actual fabric!


I'll be sure to post the fabric once I receive it :0)

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Note: After a very busy week, with lots of last minute details, (no matter how well prepared and organized one is, and my daughter is, there are always last minute details!) I am happy to report that as of early this morning, eldest daughter has arrived safe and sound in London! Whew!

Both of us are a wee bit obsessive compulsive and all the "what if?" questions such as, "what if the car breaks down on the way to the airport?" can become exhausting... the fear of something going wrong was growing with each day, so knowing that she made it, that she is finally in the place that she has longed to be in for years... I am very happy and very grateful!
(Love you, Em!)

26 comments:

Amy C said...

welcome back, sounds like an emotional and exciting time!
LONDON is so so so so much fun, she is going to love it, I did my art degree there and loved it, I hope you are planning on a visit!
And WOW this fabric is just beautiful, so cool, love the retroish, Moroccan, Portuguese tiles thing and the happy bright colors.
Can't wait to see what you are going to make with it.
p.s. to answer your question: I would love to design fabric, I am not all that good as doing repeats, I need to spend some time figuring that out or finding a good book!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. Definitely reminds me of tiles. I'm always excited to see what projects you come up with.

XUE said...

I love these pretty, new "cheater" designs too! If only Spoonflower is not so costly...sigh...
And looking at your pic in the sidebar, hard to think that you have a daughter big enough to go away to school - this is a compliment :) .

kelly said...

LOVE the fabric designs! Can't wait to see what you make with them.

Congrats to you and your daughter for a safe landing. I love London -- I'm sure she'll have a great time.

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

Oh I HATE the "what ifs". I obsess about them. Have learned to let go (audibly) but they always haunt my brain.

New designs are fun- Can't wait to see how you incorporate them into your work.

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

PS- London is FANTASTIC. She will have an incredible time.

connie said...

I love your fabric designs. they make me think of the 60's like your avocado mod square... Wonderful!!

Sounds like you are in the same spot as me. I guess we have to let our children go,explore and grow up. My daughter teases me and says she is feeling more and more like a grown up and that means that I have to be one to have given birth to one. MMMM not sure I like that thought. I hope you have a wonderful week.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

welcome back! I really missed read your posts, and I'm glad to know things are well with you, i like your new fabric designs! a big hugh!

Diane J. Evans said...

Okay, you simply must describe the method you used to design this fabric -- it's almost Sargeant Pepper, isn't it? Great colors!

Diane

Allie said...

Those designs are GREAT! Can't wait to see the fabric! So glad dd arrived safe and sound in London - what an exciting city it must be!

Dena said...

What a relief it must be for you to know your oldest daughter has arrived safely in London. Love you fabric designs. Can't wait to see them in fabric.

Hey Harriet said...

I was wondering what had happened to you. I figured you were just busy sewing up a storm! Very cute flower designs!!! I'm glad your daughter arrived safely, and she will have the most wonderful time I'm sure! Maybe you could do a quick trip over and join her for some fun London adventures? How cool that would be? Vic blogging from London! ;D

Fer said...

The fabric looks great! Can't wait to see the end result.

Your daughter will have an absolutely fab time in London!

Diva Quilts said...

That fabric is SO. AMAZING. I love it!!!!

And glad to hear that things went swimmingly with your daughter. Yay:! :)

Jackie said...

I didn't know your daughter was going to be in London. Will she be there long? Or is it just a trip?

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Love the top fabric - wonderful colours!
London is amazing, I studied French and Drama at Uni there and had a fantastic time.

picciolo said...

hey, a big welcome to London to your daughter, I love living here and I'm sure she will too, what an exciting time for her.
Love your fabric designs too!
: )

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

I too hope you are planning a visit! My husband lived there for two years and loved it. I got to visit for a week and there was so much to see and do we never stopped moving! I get nervous in big places, but London was the easiest place to get around I have ever been in.

jacquie said...

must be such a relief to know she's arrived safely. ben leaves in the a.m. we've had a week of preparations and rushing around too. i'm sure she's going to have a wonderful experience.
oh...and the fabric design is great. let me know when you're ready to share that "designed by victoria" fabric.

Mrs Moen said...

Very cool design; I'm sure the febric will be great as well.

London is my favourite European capital; hope your daughter will enjoy her stay there.

Angel said...

wow I stumbled upon your blog sometime back, until I jumped over to your etsy shop...I never realized you were just down the road . Im over here in Hershey. Howdy neighbor! Beautiful work!

Janis said...

So glad to hear your daughter is safe and sound and you have at least that relief!

The fabric is gorgeous and I'm so anxious to see what becomes of it. I know it will be fabulous!

Colleen MacDonald said...

So great that your daughter's travels ended safely and that you can now rest your worried mind a little.

Your fabric design is super fun; I am eager to see what you create with it!

nicolette said...

Your fabric designs are so sparkling and gorgeous!

And... London is the place to be! Though I’ve never been there myself, I only hear wonderful stories about it. Glad your daughter made is safely across the ocean!

karen said...

I love what you are doing with the fabrics, they are so gorgeous. Your daughter will have a blast I'm sure!

alyssabender1 said...

Thanks for the comment, Emily's mom! :) I like the designs!