Saturday, March 19, 2011

So much fabric so little time!

The last time that I blogged I told you about the sweet Quilt/fabric shop in Franklin N. C.. You will need a napkin to wipe the drool from your chin because i am going to show you the delicious fabric that I brought home with me! The piece above I bought for a stack and whack project.

This piece I bought for an Apron. Duh!

Trim for apron.

So cute!

Roses! need I say more.

Matchy matchy!

I have no idea what I will do with these, just look at them for a while. Sometimes it is very hard to make the first cut into anything this gorgeous.

I finished the apron this week. I love this pattern, so easy!

Fabric before cutting;

Fabric after cutting. Holy smokes!

Six triangles arranged into a hexagon.

Love this!

My sister-in-law Diana taught me this technique when we were there in February. So much fun! Go to her blog to see the amazing things she did with hexagons Now I need to go cut up some fabric and sew it back together! Happy Hunting! ~Robin~

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

North Carolina and back!

Mr. Wonderful and I made a trip to North Carolina last week. My sweet, sweet father had a mass removed from his chest on Monday. He is recovering wonderfully and we found out today that it was not cancer! Thank each of you for your prayers and well wishes!

We left Ohio on Sunday with a little snow on the ground.When we were almost to Ashville on Rt. 40 the views were breathtaking. Snow in the mountains!

The roads were dry but the mountains were white!

This is what it looked like at the top of the mountain.

There were daffodils blooming in the snow.

I can't tell you how happy I was to see any sign of spring!

I love the majestic mountains. The view changes everyday.

Wonderful homes tucked in the mountainside that you don't see when the leaves are on the trees.

I must tell you that I found my heaven! A sweet, oh so sweet, quilt shop in Franklin, N. C..
This is the eye candy that first set my heart a flutter! I can't resist a rose! This quilt was featured on pg. 38 of the Fall/Winter issue of Quilt Sampler. You could order the kit on line. I was told that they sold hundreds of kits, all cut in the store by the most creative women I ever layed eyes on!

There was no one in sight when I first walked in,so no one saw me do the "happy dance" except my mom. My heart raced and I didn't know what to look at first. The most gorgeous fabrics that I ever did see, and the most beautiful, creative vignettes with special little eye candy everywhere!

Jadeite colors, vintage linen aprons and a child's sewing machine, Oh My!

Colorful quilts hanging from the ceiling;



And to die for!                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                   If you are ever anywhere near Franklin, N. C. you must stop and experience this precious  shop for yourself. Tell Maxine that Robin sent you, and be sure to read the article in Quilt Sampler.                
Visit A Stitch in Time at 23 Macon Center Dr., Franklin, N.C. 28734;  Later this week I will show you the fabric and pattern that I brought home with me. Be prepared to drool! Happy Hunting!   ~Robin~ 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fabulous Friday!

This amazing picture was shot by my wonderful daughter-in-law, Crystal. This past week, Forbes magazine ran an article on the company that my son works for and they used Crystal's photos! Wow! I am impressed! You can see more of her amazing work here:  be sure to click on her blog.

Last Thursday Gigi and I went to Columbus to celebrate her birthday. We shopped at our favorite stores on 23, then went to Polaris looking for good food. Omgoodness, did we find it! Smokey Bones, need I say more. No, but I will.

Yummy breadsticks with dipping sauces;

We ate it all but one breadstick! So good.

I found the perfect gift for such a wonderful friend at Home Goods. We love that store!

What the Heehaw? Did you guess fabric? Yep! My ever so smart sister-in-law Janie came up with a brilliant way to store fabric. She cut off hanging files, folded fabric over each half and boom; the perfect solution to a growing addiction ,problem stash. She and two of her sisters used file cabinets. I didn't have a file cabinet and it has been too cold to dumpster dive so I decided to go with these stackable hanging files. I like that they are portable .

I was able to get 30 pieces of fabric in each one.

This makes it so much easier to match fabrics.

Did I mention that I found them on Clarance clearance at Targee'?

Now on a much more important note: My ever so sweet Daddy is having surgery , Monday morning in Ashville N. Carolina. We will be leaving on Sunday to meet him at the hospital. Please pray that everything turns out ok! Oh, how I love this man!