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Crossroads Quilt Along

Hello Friends! I am so proud and happy to be a part of this project with Kimberly and the entire FQS gang! Working with Kimberly is always a pleasure and working on this particular project has so much additional meaning for me. First, getting to design the quilt itself… inspired by a beautiful vintage sampler that Kimberly uncovered… was a wonderful process for me. Working from vintage quilts as inspiration is my favorite way of designing any project! Watch this fun video about the quilt HERE !!   Second, knowing that all of our work is going to benefit the March of Dimes is such a wonderful motivator for me… and hopefully for you as well… and makes the designing and now the piecing of this quilt so much more meaningful to me.   My daughter was born full term, as were both of my boys, but at 6…

Aurifil Chubby Churn Dash Mini

Today's post brought to you by the lovely folks at Aurifil. No, not really at all. But it is all about how much I love my Aurifil! … our large spool collection shown here. … our Somerset MINI CHARM & Small Spool Thread collection shown here. Included with this kit is a fun free spool pattern as well [shown below]! I am so glad to continue Fig Tree's partnership with my favorite thread company! I really can't say enough wonderful things about their threads, their colors, their quality and how lovely it is to work with the classy folks at Aurifil. Thank you Alex, Elena, Kim,  Dario and everyone else! Besides working on some new goodies together, today I also happen to be be this month's AURIFIL DESIGNER OF THE MONTH! And I have had so much fun dreaming up this…

MODA CANDY BLOG TOUR!

  WELCOME … just a little decoration on my table right now.   Hello Everybody and Welcome to Fig Treeland! I hope you have been enjoying the roadtrip so far. Here is the info to everyone who has come before and all those who will come after! There have been some fabulous stops on the blog tour so far with some of my favorite friends like a couple of the ones you see here below…. … we're usually not this confused but I love this shot! I have absolutely NO IDEA what we are talking about or looking for!!   ABOUT US For those of you who don't know me…. well, let me tell you a little about myself. Or more accurately, a little about my hometown.   I live in a little town called San Leandro in the San Francisco Bay Area. Usually…

To Market, to Market to Make a Silly Video

I know we all say this when we hear our own voices… but I guess I will be unoriginal and say it all again…. Do I really sound like that? And is it THAT uncomfortable for everyone who sees themselves on video or is it just me? I mean, you would think that I would have gotten used to it all, with lovely Gene chasing after us with that blasted video camera year after year, Market after Market… but I don't! Every time I see a new video, I have to shut it off or at least I have to leave the room so that others can watch it. Just an odd experience that I can't seem to get used to…oh well. But, anyway, in the absence of having edited any of my Market photos [hope to start having those for…

Fig Day at the MODA Country Fair

… the giveaway bundle. See bottom of post.   Well hello MODA Blog Hoppers, I guess today must be my day to wow you with favorite fair food answers and random trivia about my life. Hope you are ready! We always like to give our guru Lissa a hard time but truth be told, we usually have quite a bit of fun playing along. So here goes…   MY FAVORITE FAIR FOOD: CHEESE ON A STICK It’s not nearly as bad as it sounds, I promise. In fact I guess its not really a fair food at all but since its on a stick, I’m making an executive decision and listing it as mine. Its actually a shopping mall food!! Do you have a Hotdog on a Stick stand in your mall food fair? If you do, then you know exactly what I am talking about. If…

MODA Country Fair!

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend filled with the outdoors, BBQ, popsicles and friends! We did a little bit of all of the above and managed to get in some fabulous flea market shopping while we were at it, an overnight teaching trip to Las Vegas for me, some Cafe Rio with one of my favorite designer friends, some football and whiffle ball in the street and an impromptu play with original song lyrics and guitar playing, performed by three 6 years olds sitting up in our tree :-)!                                                             &#0160…

Fig Day on the Pillow Talk Blog Hop

  Welcome to Day 6 of our MODA Pillow Talk Party! Have you been to all the stops before today? If you haven't, you should pop on over and meet some great folks. I am finding out new things about some of my old friends and meeting some new designers for the first time! • • • • • • • • • • • • • •   THE PILLOW As I'm sure you've already figured out from the previous "hops" this week, we all designed a pillow for Houston Market 2010 that was meant to depict our journey as a designer. Now, I have to admit that I usually don't like these kinds of projects because I can't come up with a good answer on the spot. But I was so pleasantly surprised when I finally had to hunker down and make this pillow… I loved it…

A Little Tour

Its always so embarassing for me to watch myself on film or even hear my voice recorded. Isn't it funny how we hear and see ourselves so differently than we actually are? Anyway, even though I personally have to cringe and look away :-), for those of you who haven't had enough of Market yet, I thought you might like a live view of the booth… Back to introductions later. Talk to you soon…