last post how overwhelming it all was. I walked around and little details of things would pull me in and after a while I'd have to remember to step back and take in the whole picture. Then time would pass and I'd have to remind myself to look at the small details again. It was just impossible to process everything. (This could just be the way my brain works though. I remember when I was expecting my daughter I had to walk around Babies R Us three separate trips before I could concentrate on actually shopping for what I needed) I looked up once and noticed there were elephants standing in the middle of the aisle in Michael Millers area. Elephants!
Violet Craft. Her new line
of fabric for Michael Miller is Madrona Road. The colors and prints are fantastic but what
I love most is the story that goes along with the collection. The story
is actually written in a text print that you see used in the black and
white background fabric in the quilt behind her with the key holes. The
font in the text is beautiful and the story is clustered in a small
area and repeated on the fabric instead of it being written across the
width of fabric. Love that! I'm very much looking forward to playing
with these fabrics! And I think I MUST have a version of this keyhole quilt in
Sarah Jane's illustrations for a long time and I
just love her next line for Michael Miller called Out to Sea. I'm not usually attracted to
nautical themes but I just love the playfulness of the prints and it
really reflects the imagination of children. I'm so happy she included
girl pirates and mermaids because I have a girl that pretends to be
Well, I've probably overloaded you with pictures! These a just a few of so many great things that are coming soon.
I'm off to get busy organizing for an upcoming trip to Tennessee. I'm so excited that my brother is getting married to a very nice young lady who loves to sew and craft. She's going to be a fun addition to the family. And my sister and I are already plotting fun with our girls! I can't wait for some of our late night chats. And how lucky am I to be able to spend time working with my mom and dad in their quilt shop?! It'll be interesting with the big NE Tennessee Shop Hop happening.
I'm hoping I can pop back here now and then amongst all the celebrations and activities.