Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wait a minute...

This is a super-special version of the 'apron-along' apron because it's mine, all mine... and because Melly sewed it right here, in the shop, so I know, firsthand and personal, that she possesses 'mad skilz' on the sewing machine. Can you see how great the pocket placement is? No? Look closer. See. A perfectly positioned patch pocket. Adorable. And polka-dotted on top, to boot. Here's a close-up view of some of the fabrics Gaylen may end up sewing samples from. This is some of 'Freshcut' by Heather Bailey.
And more Heather Bailey, in coral-pinks, cream, and gold...

and down here we have AnaMaria Horner's "Chocolate Lollipop" collection... well, some of it. I have the entire range, they've just decided not to co-operate, leaving me to decide who made it into the photo-op. Pink and brown win every time...



and here is a 'future skirt' that I hope will win the stunt-stitcher's heart. The fabric in the middle is a peony print, ivory and a cinnamon-brown on a pale pink background. Of course, I love the entire Amy Butler lines, so the other two are in the running as samples, as well.



Down here are some other Amy Butler fabrics in pinks, orange, and 'duck egg'. Fabrics 1,2,3,and 5 from the left just arrived a week ago, which made fabric 4 make a lot more sense.








This color range is gorgeous. I think I'm going to kit up (yes, you heard me... I like my crow roasted, please) these fabrics into a "brick path" quilt, along with some of the greens. Going into autumn and winter as we are, I think a bright, sunny garden quilt may save one's sanity from the 'seasonal affective disorder' which so many people suffer from in the dreary months. Okay, I could be the only nut-job with such an affliction, but humor me anyway... the quilt kits will be available very soon... like tomorrow, perhaps. If you need one, just e-mail me and your fabric desires will be met.



Here we come to one of my new customers. Her name is Deb, and she is an over-achiever in the sample-block Olympics. This is a quilt she made (not from Clementine's fabrics, as we only just met) and brought in to show me. She machine stipple quilted it herself, and I love the pink/chocolate scheme... it reminds me of those yummy 'Roman nougats' in the chocolate box. I was thrilled she stopped by, and she's well on her way to being a regular here, as she left with a wee bit of stash-enhancement. That's all I'm sayin'...






I'd like to thank everyone for their comments regarding Missy. She was the oddest little thing we'd ever met, more like a tiny little dog than a cat, and Bill took a shine to her immediately. He wrote a bit about her over on his blog. I didn't realize at the time how I was traumatizing him by having him load her into her pet taxi, but he thanked me for being the one to stay with her till she was over. The vet's office sent a condolence card, which arrived yesterday. I'll keep it around for awhile, at least till I stop thinking I see her waiting for me on the steps. I appreciate seeing lurkers come out of the woodwork over a furry, heart-stealing creature. If you are so inclined, take a bag of dry food to your local shelter. We were 'adopted' by Missy, but other animals are behind bars and can't get out to find new families of their own.
I hope everyone has a fun and productive day. My thoughts are taken up with playing 'catch up' and trying to keep Eli alive today. Already he has dumped toilet bowl cleaner all over the bathroom floor, and somehow gotten down a iron and had it plugged in behind a chair in the 'knit pit'... little dude's tring to kill me, I tell you... so, till later, keep your sticks in the yarn, and your needles in the yardage. Cami








7 comments:

gaylen said...

Stunt Stitcher here ~ I love the Chocolate Lollypop Daisies that is sitting on top of the other fabrics. Would work great as the main fabric for a needle roll. The Peony print in the middle would make a perfect skirt, brown t-shirt and a pink handknit cardigan and I'd be good to go in the winter. Switch that up to a creamy ivory tee and your set for the summer.

I also absolutely adore the paisley fabric #4 in the numbered fabrics photo. Beautiful Would make a great underskirt with a coordinating apron out of the AB pattern we were discussing the other day.

I love your apron. If it weren't for the polka dots (love the polka dots!) on the top of the pocket you wouldn't be able to see it at all. Great job Melly - I want to live close enough to come and sew with you ladies. I feel a vaca in my future!!!

Okay - off to work on hubby 2nd pair of toe-ups. It's raining like the dickens here and I have a sewing maching calling my name.

Thimbleanna said...

Those pictures are all yummy -- full of color and so very pretty. Do you have anywhere on your site that shows how to get to your shop?

Marigold said...

Hey Cami...take a look at the www.KnitMap.com site. It's a mapping of LYS! And Clementine's needs on there! :)

Stephanie said...

oh my how I covet your fabrics. Pink and brown is a bit of an obsession for me lately. I have been breaking it with green and orange (weird...I know) but oh how I love the pink and browns...oh and blue and brown too. I am envious of all that fabric beauty!! I love that apron too. Very nice :o)

Dragonfly said...

I love looking at the colors of all the fabrics. I even keep thinking, hmmm, I could probably manage that apron. I love the colors in the last fabric pic with the peachy colors.

Side note: I honestly thought for a few seconds that gaylen wrote "it's raining like the chickens". Was very confused...

second note: I have actually blogged (I'm sorry, I've been so poor lately)

gaylen said...

well - dragonfly it would help if I could actually spell :)

Miss C - I'm tired of your apron. You have been back to work for 2 days this week - can we please have the pleasure of an update? g

Jaye said...

Love your arrangement of fabrics. Terribly busy, but will get up to date on your happenings soon!