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Our AURIFIL collection

"A little box of jewels…" "Sherberts good enough to eat. "Better than dessert!" "Yum!" "Creamsicle colors and then some!" These are all things that our customers said when they saw ou brand new AURIFIL thread collection for the first time at Market in Pittsburch this past May. I am not kidding! I wrote them down so that I could use them later. If you had to, how would you describe them? We are so pleased to announce that we have partnered with AURIFIL to bring you all of your favorite Fig Tree colors in one place… in thread! And not just in thread, but in our favorite thread ever! Read a bit more about that HERE on the MODA Blog. Now doesn't that just make you want to sew? Threads that start with our favorite #2000 neutral…

My Little Trip… Part IV

No trip to the British countryside would be complete without some country garden photos… here are a few of my favorites. I love to think about how the plants all go and look together, why the gardener made certain choices, how one plant plays off the other. The general feel of " slightly overgrown but manicured" is what I love most about the "English Country Garden" look. There is something so magical about it. Along with my hollyhocks this year, I am going to try to recreate this feel in a small area of my front garden. I already have the overgrown climbing roses and various types of hydrangeas in my front porch area so I think we will start there :-).     … this jasmine reminds so much of growing up that I can literally smell being a kid again!        &#8230…

Welcome Summer Quilt!

Hello everyone- I can't believe that some of my kids have already been out of school for a month and summer is in full swing around here! It seems like the kids multiply on a daily basis, the ice cream truck comes to a full stop right outside our house every day and just plays his twinkle tune until someone comes out, its too hot to sleep at night and too then too nice to get up in the morning. The iced tea is flowing by the jugful- in fact we bought one of those huge glass jars with the spigot so that everyone can help themselves al day long- and we are generally enjoying the slower pace. At the same time at work we are trying to catch up like crazy- still haven't managed to post about our Spain trip- and are finishing up a…

In love with my BELLAS

 A few weeks back, my friend Sherri asked me if she could interview me about some of my favorite MODA BELLA SOLIDS and how I use them. As I talked to her about a few of my favorite colors, the ones that I have in the studio by the bolt, I remembered how much I really loved these fabrics and colors! She posted some wonderful info about it HERE and explored more than just my own favorites but those of some of my friends so you should really check it out. As for me, after talking to Sherri I felt the need to make up a yummy little bundle of our Spring feeling favorites around here. I mean these colors are just the inspiration you would need to create some beautiful Springtime goodies. They make me think of creamsicles in every flavor- strawberries & cream, pistachio & cream, mint…

Just Around

Today I am working like crazy to get these last patterns finished but thought I would share a tiny bit of what was around me as I worked…. I love fall. Just. Love. It. … my favorite color combo right now.   … Love this wreath courtesy of TARGET.   … my favorite tree outside the studio window.   … a little deco on the dining room table.   … because I do, after all, still live in California LOL!   … the carpet that is my backyard right now. Okay, back to work.   &#0160…

Magnolias

For those of you who have followed me for a while, you might remember these beauties that bloom outside my studio windows every late winter. The color and feel and shape of them is just unbelievable. Usually I try to photo them alongside my daughter as a way of seeing her change and the blooms stay the same every year. I still hope to do that this year but so far life has gotten a bit in the way.     Look at those petals?!     I don't know if you remember but last week I promised everyone another great reveal. I still plan on getting that reveal to you soon! Unfortunately I had to go out of town quite suddenly due to some urgent family health issues. Wish it wasn't happening. Wish I could make it all go away. Wish that instead I was…

Day #9: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #9 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!   Day #9 Today is CHALK FULL of good things so read carefully so you don't miss out on any of them. Not only is today Day #9 of our fabulous 12 Days of Christmas Sale [click here, or here for some of the other days to see the festivities if you have not been following along], today is also our day on the *** MODA Designer Holiday Blog Hop *** Each day you can visit a few of the MODA designers to see what block and…

Love Fall.

Working on some author review for my upcoming book today and couldn't resist sharing the view from my dining room table where I am currently working. It might also be that I am procrastinating just a tiny bit. If this is my editor reading…. I am definitely not procrastinating. Just gathering inspiration :-).   Geez, I  love fall…