Friday, January 29, 2010


Don't let the flavor fool you. I was so excited to buy a new small lotion for my purse. As I am sure most of us do, I smelled all the flavors. I decided on buttercream cupcake. Does it get any better than that. Well, actually it does if the cupcake is chocolate with butterceam icing.

I put the lotion in my purse and then forgot about it.  Later that week, we went to the movies.  On the way I remebered my new lotion.  In the dark of the car, i squirted out some lotion.  It smelled unbelievable.  I rubbed it all over my hands.  It seemed a little thick and felt a little waxy on my hands.  I had never tried this brand before, but by the time the movie started, it had all soaked in and my hands seemed really soft.

Several days later, while at church, I decided that I needed some more lotion.  I pulled the bottle out of my purse, squirted some in my hand, and for the first time, had my glasses on and read the label on the bottle.  My lotion turned out to be shampoo, shower gel and let's not forget bubble bath.

I ventured out yesterday, braving the elements of course, 29 degrees and 2 1/2 feet of powdery snow to get the perfect lifestyle shot of one of our new quilts.  It is called WINTER WONDERLAND, hence the treck through the snow.   I drove up Ogden Canyon, a beatiful place on it's own.  Along the way, I had to stop and take a couple of pictures of the waterfall on the side of the mountain.

Pictures just don't do it justice.  The water falls nearly 200 feet and leaves the most beautiful ice patterns in its' wake.  It is breathtaking from the road which probably explains the wreck that happened about 100 feet after the waterfall.  I was parked on the side of the road at the time.

I did get the shot I was looking for for the pattern cover.  What do ya'll think.

We have more projects going on that even we can keep track of.  For those who have been asking, we should have patterns written and ready to sell for both WINTER WONDERLAND and SEPTEMBER MORN the first part of February.  We will keep you updated.

Have a great weekend and stay warm. 

Janice and Marcea 

p.s.  Marcea is the dingy one who softens her hands with shampoo.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


All that cold weather in Florida kept Janice in the house last week.  It was a good thing too, because she had lots of sewing to do.  We designed and made two new quilts using Robert Kaufman fabrics.  They asked us to work with two lines of Batiks, not our usual, but we both love Batiks.

The patterns will be ready in about a month, but we wanted you to have a sneak peak.  The first one is with a line called Cornicopia.  We have named it SEPTEMBER MORN.  The colors are beatiful.  We updated a fall leave by using a pieced and raw-edged design. 

It just has FALL written all over it. 

The second one is just perfect for right now.  It is from a collection called Northwoods.  We named it WINTER WONDERLAND.

Don't you just want to cuddle up and stay warm with this icy tree and snowflake quilt.  I think it is the perfect "Winter Blues".

One last thing, check out our newest pattern that will be ready for sell on Monday.  It is called "HONEY PIE".

It was made using Lila Tueller's new collection, EDEN, from Moda.  The collection hits the stores this month.  The scalloped border and the three-dimensional, rag-edged flowers make it perfect for that little girl's room.

Check the website, next week for purchasing details.

Hope you have a great week and stay warm.  Janice and Marcea

Monday, January 4, 2010


Another Holiday season has come to an end.  I don't know about you, but January is a great month to work on all those projects, both new and old.  Just to fill you in, Janice and her family came to visit the day after Christmas.  Except for Janice's constant whining, (love teasing her) that it was cold and snowy, we had a great time.  We hit all the local quilt stores and stocked up on fabric.  She went home yesterday, and the first thing I heard when she got home was that Florida was colder than Utah.  At least you can ski in Utah.  While Janice was here, we worked on a bunch of new projects.  The first one is for her christmas present.  Janice got a KINDLE for Christmas.

No quilter with a KINDLE can go without a KINDLE COVER.  For those of you who don't know what a KINDLE is, I didn't, it is an electronic book, small, compact and very portable, but in desperate need of some cute protection.  We started combining different fabrics and different shapes.  This is what we came up with.

We decided to have three different designs for our KINDLE cover pattern.  This was the first.

This was the second.

This was the third one.  I started measuring, cutting and sewing today.

 Here is my progress so far.


We hope to have them all done in a couple of weeks, so if you are a KINDLE owner, you have to have these great covers.

We also have a new pattern ready for sell on the website,
 WAITING FOR LOVE is just in time for Valentine's Day.

We designed it to be used as a table cloth or a wall hanging.  It uses a Layer Cake pack and some yardage, or grab out your stash and pick your favorites.  It is fast and easy and the giant Ric Rac adds a special touch.

 Our New Year's Resolution:  Sew, Sew,  Sew.  Have a great week.
Janice and Marcea