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Monday, January 27, 2020

Pink and Gold Wonderfulness

After the delightful elephant quilt this happened. While at the fabric store, that I went to after buying the fabric I needed at another store ... I just wanted to stop by this one to "browse" (ha!!), I fell in love with a few fabrics. I headed home and let thoughts of them roll around in my head for a few days ... and then went back and bought them. All.

And that led to this yummy quilt. I'm crazy about the dark pink and gold together. So modern, but still feminine and girly. Swoon ...

The quilt is crafted from a bunch of triangles pieced together to form a chevron pattern. Each zig-zag is set off by white Kona cotton and quilted with pink and white stitching along the seam lines.

What color combinations are your favorite today? Any new unexpected loves?

The quilt is available in the Jude Harbor shop.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The One Where She Made a Quilt

Last weekend I got bit by the quilt making bug. Out of nowhere I wanted to make a quilt. Not just any quilt - an elephant quilt. Specifically, an elephant holding a balloon quilt, with lots of white space around the elephant and the balloon.

I dug into my scrap bins and found all the blues and greens I could and the elephant was born. He's made of patchwork squares and then appliqued onto the white background. After putting the front, back, and batting together I stitched his balloon for him (he was very happy about this) and added some more detail to him.

The white portions of the quilt are machine tacked so the focus is on Mr. Elephant, not the stitching.

The binding - it's been so long since I made a quilt I had to google the width of the binding - is a gentle blue dot print. The back of the quilt is a yummy gray and white chevron print.

He's a very happy elephant, and ready for a new home and can be found in the Jude Harbor shop here. I'm super tempted to keep him and have a wall in the daycare that'd be perfect for him, but I've already got another quilt idea in mind for that wall.

And let me just say that fabric stores are dangerous! I went to three and am now stocked up on fabric and ideas. Be warned, there are more quilts to come.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Jude Harbor 25% OFF Storewide SALE

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Black Friday - Cyber Monday SALE SALE SALE

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Crosses and Fishes

This always popular, always classic print is our best seller for baptisms, first communions, and confirmations. It's also a terrific holiday tie.

The bow tie and necktie can be found int the shop ... and shipping on these prints is now FREE!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Orange and Flowery

Check out this fun tie!

Available for both men and boys in the shop.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Anchors Away!

The River man is wearing out new pink and white anchor bow tie. available for both boys and men.

It didn't do unnoticed that this blog got really quiet for over two years! The shop was open, but the social media aspect of it fell by the wayside.  No real reason why, just got busy with life and focus switched to other things.

Cassie had a baby, his name is Kane and he's amazing. Truly, he is (not just saying that because I'm his Grandma!). He's 2 now and super talkative and entertaining. I can't imagine life without him, and wouldn't want to ty. Cassie is living close to home, sharing a house with Mia, so I get to see all of them very often. Cassie is working in business, as a tax analyst, and thriving.

Ian is finishing college, majoring in engineering. He's found a love of live music and has been to more concerts in the last few years than most people attend in a lifetime. Lucky for him he lives in a city that draws all sorts of acts, both big and small - except the Rolling Stones, the boys and I headed to Miami to see them this summer.

Mia moved to Chicago for six months and attended The French Pastry School. After graduating from her program she moved back and is now mastering her skills locally at a hotel.

Adam graduated high school last spring and is a full time college student, hoping to go into the culinary field. He also earned his Eagle Scout award and we had a wonderful celebration to recognize that accomplishment.

Kaden is 6'3" and growing. He mastered water skiing around a boat before Hurricane Irma - unfortunately the hurricane destroyed much of our ski team's equipment (and shut down the team). He just got his first job and is driving all over the place.

River graduated from cub scouts and is now a boy scout. He's in middle school and loves science. 

I continue to sew, but not as often. My days are filled with the giggles of babies; I run a play-based daycare for newborns-three year olds, so lots of tiring, chaotic fun. 

We didn't camp much after Hurricane Irma, but have gotten back in the groove the past year. The camper went with us to North Carolina this summer and kept us cool and dry. We've been to the Keys a few times but not as often as I'd like - working on that. 

All in all, life is good and it's good to be back!