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Mill House Inn Debut

I know its been one of those MIA times for me… it seems to happen every time that MARKET  preparations come around. Best laid plans to be ready and finished way ahead of time just somehow never materialize. To tell you the truth, I was actually ready a bit ahead of time this go around. I had hired a few extra hands to assist in the process and all was going smoothly… until my desktop blew up!  Literally blew up. We had a power surge and the very nice surge protector we had… well lets just say that it didn't protect and the very nice back up system we had in place, well lets just say it had some human error involved. So many days, much weeping and gnashing of teeth, many trips to the computer store and a 5 hour stint with…

Limited Edition Kits are here

Well here I am blogging instead of writing patterns. Earlier I was "twittering" instead of writing patterns [to see some of our daily news or special twitter discounts, "follow" us in the top upper right hand corner of the blog]. Before that I was working on cleaning up my email inbox instead of writing patterns. Earlier than that I was answering some sales calls instead of writing patterns. Are you getting the picture yet??  I am confessing to all of you right now… that I do not want to be writing patterns! If there is an experienced pattern writer out there who likes to work for fabric… CALL ME AND YOU ARE HIRED!! Not kidding. Really not kidding. Anyway, here is one more thing to do instead of pattern writing— our FLY AWAY HOME KITS are back for a limited engagement. You…

Happy Easter & Wesolych Swiat

Happy Easter my friends! Easter has always been an important part of our family life and as long as I can remember we have been gathering goodies for our specially decorated baskets and going to the nearest Polish Catholic Church to have those baskets blessed. It is an old Polish tradition that has been passed down the generations in our family. Each basket must have an egg [which stands for rebirth], a piece of sausage [which stands for health & abundance], a chunk of bread [which stands for good fortune] and some salt [I don't remember what that stands for] . Most baskets are also decorated with fresh greens from the garden to represent Spring, small sugar or butter lambs and other handmade straw pleated animals. Many people spend many hours decorating the traditional Polish eggs called Pisanki. So tomorrow will find us gathering a few yummies for our…

More updates & special discounts on TWITTER

Here's another swatch that I forgot to show yesterday. I tell you every time a new color comes out just the way I visualized it, I get giddy!  I am just loving the MODA Mill right now! Thank you ladies & gents! My new seafoam color is perfect! **************** A fun giveaway that Holly is having on her blog. I just love those little deer… I don't know how much longer she will have the giveaway going so run over to see the deer and the deer on the pillows too. Too cute!   **************** TWITTER Now for some of you this will be a "duh" moment since you have been twittering for weekw/months [trying to tell me that I should be doing it too, Lissa].  For many of you it might be a "huh?" moment in that you have…

Little Sneak Peaks

Well we made it through another night without a puppy accident… which of course doesn't mean that we haven't already had 3 this morning… but this too shall pass. Didn't I swear that I was done having babies in the house? Now my words are coming back to bite me in the you know what. I promised a quick sneak peak. This is a pattern that we are working on for Market release, made from Patisserie. Its a Layer Cake pattern called Rosettes [thanks to the contest winners from a few posts back]. And if you thought I meant the new fabric collection… well, okay here are  few swatches of that as well. I am loving these colors right now… LOVING them. Of course I am like a fickle lover, I LOVE the newest line more each time and…

The Newest Addition to our Family & some catch up…

While we should be prepping like crazy for Market around here, while we should be sleeping, while we should be blogging… well, instead we have been a little distracted by Lucy!  Introducing the newest member of our family…. Lucy. My oldest son turns 11 on wednesday and has been asking for a puppy who he can interact with for over 2 years now [our beloved Emma is 13 years old, blind and while we love her she is not much for interaction unless it involves scratching her belly :-)]. We have been solidly holding out this whole time but given some friendship mishaps lately we decided that he could really use someone who loved him unconditionally all the time…. aside from us! Needless to say, we had all forgotten the amount of work it takes to have a 12 week old puppy in the house! Need I…

Name Contest Winners

I know its not that time quite yet, but I just couldn't resist these vintage postcard images… I was planning on sending you all a Monday morning greeting but I just looked up at the clock & realized that it was Monday afternoon… so Monday Afternoon Greetings!  Mondays seem to be like that around here. All three munchkins are in school, the office is buzzing with weekend orders & the gals are busy packing & labeling [remind me one day to tell you about our office's love for the DYMO label maker… it might only be funny to us…    the studio sewing machines are buzzing on new project samples and I am furiously answering emails, blogging, answering phone calls and other business minutia. If all of our days were as efficient as Mondays around here… well lets just…

Introducing “Fresh Vintage Sewing” & Craving Pastries

Monday Afternoon Greetings– I promised the winners of the naming contest by today… as they say the best laid plans… I have worked through half of the comments and have found over  855 names so far!  Needless to say its going to take me a few more days to sort through all of the names and give them each careful consideration. You certainly went to town with the French and Pastry related items!  If nothing else, I am craving French pastries 24/7 and I have an almost uncontrollable desire to sign up for French classes again.  What a beautiful language! I am finding many names that I love, some that are making me laugh and dozens that make me hungry just to read them! ***************** While we wait for me to process all the wonderful contributions, I thought I might share with you…