A Busy Week

Oh my! Where to begin...
So much has happened this week.
I finished my second corner kite & ordered some goodies from Erica's.
DH and I went to a perennial swap at a nearby park and found some goodies for the garden. As they begin to open and flower, I'll be sure to share photos.
I found some cream peonies, a lily that looks Asiatic but I'm told it's a single blooming tall lily {possibly a tiger}. We'll just have to wait and see.
Some purple daylily that I imagine is a lavender shade came home with us and some new daffodils, too.
Another daffodil looking plant with a large bulb came with other bulbs.
I'm told it may be surprise lily.
Whatever comes up will be surprise, that's for sure!
I shared mature Shasta Daisy starts, lots of Siberian Iris, Many Happy Returns Daylilies, dark purple {almost black} Columbine and some
Stella de Oro Daylilies.
There's another swap in fall.
Mr. Fabulous and I can hardly wait.
The weather has not been kind lately to our blooms but I'm happy to see the double daffodils doing well. They're my favorites of all the daffodils. The centers are so full they remind me of carnations.
Fun mail arrived full of selvages & a large floral fabric bundle.
Thank you to the sweet blogger who has been saving selvages for what
looks like quite a while. =)
I've already separated them by color and added them to the selvage stash.
One of these days, they'll make an incredible quilt top.

Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by.


Erica's Shipping DEAL {International, too!}

Ooh la la. You know I love a great deal....and Erica's Fabrics, too.
It's a fantastic shop!
Should you ever make your way to Indiana, South Bend is where it's at.

Home to a delightful collection of 1930s reproductions (where I spend a great deal of my fabric budget!) and lots of other great stuff....so much I couldn't possibly list it all!
But I don't have to. Ericas.com does it for us.

Just so you know, you'll find their 30s listed under fabrics and in a subcategory called "old fashioned". It took me a while to navigate the site the first time.

Erica's has them {of course!}.

You'll find children's prints, batiks, homespuns and other fabrics, applique & embroidery supplies, kids' craft kits, adorable quilt patterns,
quilting software [including Dear Jane & Dear Hannah] and more.
Fair warning: this site is addictive!! =)

Now for the exciting stuff: Erica's is offering free shipping for US residents and HALF OFF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING through the 23rd of April!!

I was just telling DH I'd like to take a little road trip to South Bend.
I may have a virtual visit instead.

Erica's Craft & Sewing Center
1320 N Ironwood Dr
South Bend IN 46615
888-837-4227 or 574-233-3112



Applique Daffodils & Fun Mail

at BarbaraBrackman.blogspot.com,
I whipped up a table runner for a birthday gift in 30s, reproductions.
The flowers in the yard must have been an inspiration.

The backing is the same print as the center block.

 I just knew I was hanging on to that Judie Rothermel Aunt Grace
ties one on fabric for a reason!

The applique fabric pieces were from the Dear Jane stash.

Speaking of stash...
Special thanks to the sender of this beautiful fabric.
My mind is racing with possibilities.
I had no idea the line included a pink version!!

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit with Shirley Johnson at RSVP. She's thrilled with the goodies and blocks from the RETRO-Fabulous readers and was kind enough to share a quick embroidery lesson. Next on my list: a detailed embroidery block for another RSVP project in the works.

Happy Stitching,