Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Busy, Busy and Busy

I am sorry I have been neglecting my blogging lately. It is just that I have been busy.
I had to write the Lovely pattern instructions. A tedious job. Then the instructions had to be proofed. An even more tedious job. The patterns then had to be bagged and shipped out to the stores. Yes, Lovely and the Lovely patterns will be arriving at a quilt shop near you very soon.

I have been busy designing a new line of fabric.
Just a few snippets of the panel.
It is named Late Bloomers.

We received this in the mail so we had to get busy making the Grand Finale samples.
The seamstresses love it when we get the cuts...makes their life so much easier.

Charm Pack quilt is pieced and ready to be quilted.

Doing some applique for the Layer Cake quilt.

More applique...but this applique is done!

Two more borders to go on the panel quilt
before it is ready for the quilter.
I love this panel.
It reminds me of the last beautiful days of fall.

Oh how I am missing those days right about now.
Very cold here this week.
So cold that the snow squeaks when you walk on it.
You people from down south... have no idea what I am talking about.
Those of you from up north... totally get it.

I did take time to eat one of these.
My favorite combination...chocolate and strawberry.

I also have been busy drawing, painting and playing with colors.
I love my job!

Quilt labels?? Post-it notes???? Note cards???
What would you like to see them become?

Playing with new colors and pattern.

I took a day to create a picture for a big blank wall at the cabin.
It has a hidden message in the type.
(Not that anyone has ever broken that rule.)
As you can see I have been pretty busy - too busy to blog.

To make up for my blogging absence I will be have a
10% Busy Discount Sale for online retail customers.
Go to my website to place your order.
Type busy in the code box to receive your discount.

*NOTE: If you are a registered customer you will have to be LOGGED IN in order for the coupon code to work. If you are not a registered customer, simply register and log in, then the coupon code will work.
(Just another glitch in the system) :-(

The sale starts right now and will run through the weekend.
But I have more.
Yes more kissing up.

All orders taken during the sale will be eligible
for a drawing to win a fat quarter bundle of Giddy.
(Vintage button pin not included)

Sale items will not qualify for the discount. However, if you order just a sale item you will not get the discount but you will still be eligible for the drawing. Please DO NOT order 5 patterns in 5 different orders thinking that your name will be in the drawing more times. Each customer will only be entered once in the drawing no matter how many orders you place.

I also would like to give you a heads up on a future blog hop I will be participating in during the month of February.

I will be joining my fellow Moda designers for a blog hop featuring pillows.
We all will be designing a pillow that will describe each of us.

I have not a clue what that will be. ????
The Hop starts February 1st.
More news - One of my fellow Moda Designers Deb Strain has joined blogland.
Go here to see what is happening in Deb's world.

Enjoy the Too Busy Sale.
From my heart,


  1. You HAVE been busy! I love to see the new prints that you are working on and the new colors. I LOVE that panel! Can hardly wait for that one. See you at the Pillow Talk Blog Hop. :D

  2. You know how people say they are busy but don't have anything to show for it? Well, you take busy to a whole different level. OMG. You did sooo much! Your Late Bloomers line looks so yummy. Is that for next spring? And your fall collection is delish too! Can't wait for it to arrive at stores.

  3. Wow! You really do have a full plate! I always like to be busy, though, don't you?
    Do you have a flikr group? I just finished your Trees For Sale quilt (I TRIED to get it done by Christmas!). I used your Adoring fabric line, and it is hands down my most favorite quilt I have ever made. I would love for you to see it!

  4. OOH - I'm loving your sneak peaks of Grand Finale. I can see it'll be another favorite of mine alreay.

  5. Your new fabric lines are, as always, wonderful! I think you should turn the cards that you made into quilt labels. They are so fun and it would be nice to have a label that matched the fabric in the quilt. Since Moda has the Bake Shop metaphore going with their pre-cuts, the quilt labels could be like the ingredients sticker that is put on food items. The ingredients on the quilt label could be things like 'Made with Love' from: xxxx to: xxx.

  6. Love your new patterns and fabrics. You are such an inspiration. Keep up the good work.

  7. I love your vases for Late Bloomers :) As for your little designs, I think they would be awesome as quilt labels!

  8. You have been busy! I love this post, so many amazing projects and sneak peeks and fun things happening! I would love to see those small cards as quilt labels!

  9. You have been busy, but at least you have lots of pretties to show for it. Love your "Fish & Visitors smell in 3 days". When you live in Hawaii, you learn that way too often!

  10. sandy...... Use your quilt labels as labels, note cards and post its.... I love all of them!!!!! I love your new panel.... I'm sure I will have it!! Susie Muller

  11. You just keep staying busy Sandy! Everything you turn out is fabulous!

    What would I like to see those little things become? That's easy. Mine! Whatever they become will be great. I am partial to notecards because I still love to send hand written notes to friends and relatives, but post-its or labels would be great too!

    The blog hop sounds like fun. I'll keep an eye out for it.

    Thanks for the link to Deb's site...I'm using her Sent With Love right now for a postage stamp quilt and I just love it.

    Now get back to work! ;)


  12. ALL of the projects are just wonderful!! For the quilt labels/post its......I think note pads would be super cute!! It's hard to find really cute note pads without the sticky part.

  13. I like the idea of LABELS and POST IT NOTES....Paula

  14. Hi Sandy,

    Love everything especially the flower panel.

    Quilt labels?? Post-it notes???? Note cards???

    How about all of the above!

    Love the fish! LOL!

    2inches on the ground with 8 or more coming down tonight. Yes, I get it. Sigh...

  15. What a sweet line of fabrics, as usual...I love it, would love to see post-it notes and labels! Yes, I get it...we have that squeaky snow where I live too, I always say it crunches when you walk on it. I also miss fall, but now waiting (impatiently) for those first signs of spring...I'm sure they must be just around the corner!

  16. I love your new fabric line, and I think the cabin poster is pretty cool. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I want to run to my sewing machine.

  17. OO be still my heart... I can't wait to get my hands on these new lines...

    umm Post its.. would be GREAT for those adorable little pictures.

    I am with you that panel is to die for.... oo no my wheels are spinning.. hmm where can I hide more MODA!

  18. Oh I already have plans for that panel.....all of my fall wallhangings are Sandy's!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your fabric

    Oh my desk would love post-it-notes.. but whatever you make will find their way into my home
    Carolyn E.

  19. I love the new panel!

    My favorite line ever is Celebrate Spring and I have A LOT of it! I am now waiting impatiently for "Lovely" to go on sale! I've already bought a Jelly Roll & Layer Cake. I love this new line too!!!

    I love the cards - they would be great as labels or flat note cards.

  20. Hey Sandy: I really love your fabric lines! I think those one things should be fabric labels! Very nice. Keep up the good work!

  21. Hi Sandy,

    I LOVE THE NEW COLORS, the deep red and pink:) I also LOVE that panel, it is so precise, almost like a medieval illumination.

    Have you seen that Kate Spain has plates at Crate and Barrel from some of the designs from her Fandango line? I would LOVE to see your designs on hard goods like plates, or maybe on pieces of furniture. Paper is beautiful, but not so durable. Imagine a table set with a table cloth, napkins, plates, the handles of the silverware, and the backs of the chairs all with a coordinating snippet of the flower panel. Maybe this is just a dream, but it is what I would love to see.