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It is FIG TREE CONTEST time!!

…. amazing prize for this contest from the lovely folks at MODA for all 6 winners!! Welcome to April and the Fig Tree contest in the line up of MODA's 12 Designers/12Contests!! We are so glad to be participating in this year long MODA adventure of creativity and contests [so far we have seen fun contests from French General, Sweetwater and Me & My Sister].For those of you who are new around here, welcome! For those of you who "talk" to me everyday on Instagram or elsewhere, welcome back! I sure hope that you all join me for this… yes all of you… I want to see a serious amount of blocks my friends! So here's the scoop, the skinny, the dirt….. WHY: You are creating & sewing a block to be used in one of our Mystery BLOCK OF THE MONTH…

Teaching Adventures

Hello my Quilty Friends! Its been a while since I have blogged and I sooooo want to get back into a better habit of doing this because it really is a place where I can share so much more than I am able to do on Instagram, which is where I am most of the time these days. Why? Because it is SO MUCH EASIER for me and with the totally insane schedule I seem to keep, EASIER is sometimes the only way it will happen!  I would love it if you would join me there if you haven't already. I am figtreeandco !! Anyway, I have been getting A LOT of questions and requests lately for teaching and folks wondering why I don't seem to be doing it so much anymore. Well….. traveling to teach takes a lot of time and energy and frankly…

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…

Are you coming to MODA’s Country Fair?

If you are a MODA customer, you've probably already heard the fun news and you have already received your special little ticket and the fun commemorative towel…. aren't they fabulous?   If you are a Fig Tree customer, then you are most likely a MODA customer. So by one of those math properties we all learned in junior high school…. if you are a  Fig Tree customer, then you are invited to the party of the week! So to all you Fig Tree customers out there, please join us on Friday night at the place to be…. that would be the MODA COUNTRY FAIR!       Hope to see you there. I'll be the one who is finally taking a breath and relaxing a bit after way too much work and prep. I'll probably have a glass…

One of Those Days

Actually, its been one of THOSE weekends. Too much going on. Too many needs to meet. Feeling pulled in too many directions and not really being "in the moment" enough to do any of them well. I guess April is one of those overwhelmed months anyway in my schedule but I just can't seem to conquer it today. So in the midst of it all, I tried to get some perspective. I went outside with my clippers and smelled and picked the jasmine [which is completely in bloom and completely covering many of our fences] along with some herbs. Its my favorite kind of bouquet. … the simplicity and color of it made me smile even if I was feeling cranky!   Then I spent some time looking at the teeny, weeny little pieces I have of my upcoming collection. More on that later. Then I…

Junk Bonanza… could have moved in!

   Besides teaching and meeting up with all the wonderful women from the previous post, the thing I was most excited to do while teaching at the Creative Connection was to attend the Junk Bonanza. It was a fair that I had heard about in the pages of the Country Living magazine for years and it surely did not disappoint. The vendors brought a wonderful mix of flea market finds and accessories/art made with "junk" and old stuff. I really could have moved right in. Really. And was seriously mourning the fact that I didn't have a truck to transport all the treasures I would have acquired had I driven one! … Bingo cards seem to be really in. I even got some ideas from them and purchased a few fun ones. … the largest onions I have ever encountered were available for sale…

Creative Connection…

I have been a bit MIA. For a few weeks. It seems like longer I think. I have been prepping for one too many events I do believe.  Quilt Market at the end of October. Our only retail quilt show of the year, Pacific International Quilt Festival, in the middle of October. And The Creative Connection in Minneapolis this past weekend. Wow that's a lot of prepping, a lot of activity, and just so it doesn't sound like I'm whining, a lot of amazing fun. Remind me of this insanity the next time I eagerly say yes to an event scheduled in September, would you?! First Up… The Creative Connection   The Creative Connection was a 4 day whirlwind of classes, panels, keynotes, parties and get togethers. Yes, lots and lots of get togethers! I had such a wonderful time catching…