Behind this photo is a nut case scrambling to find a camera to capture a moment of serenity on film.
There is so much about this photo that I love. For one thing I search the world for wild things when I travel so seeing one is very exciting. For another, I admire the proud ownership this coyote has of its own space. Then importantly there is the delicate balance of desert colors in the background. So I ask myself, why did the coyote cross the road? Does it matter? He just looked so calm and beautiful moving from one place to another. No rush, no worries, no fear..did he know the holiday season was approaching and multi-tasking every minute was on the agenda????
It is hard to believe that a week has passed since our Swap Day event. We still have tons of great fabrics on special in the shop as we clear out in anticipation of 2015! What joys will the new world bring us in our quilting life? Well, we welcome Prints Charming to our time table and if the Swap Day offerings were any indicator of things to come then we are in for some exciting days.
The hand made shibori textiles beckon with the promise of joy. Quilts, clothes, crochet baskets, homewares...the possibilities are endless. Several of these items live at my house now!
We welcome our new stitching friends Bernina to Material Obsession! Our classroom is now equiped with brand new Berninas!!!! How excellent is that adventure! Bree comes has been a regular visitor at MO to help us all get up to speed on the new machines, all the fun feet and endless new possibilities. Machine quilting is important these days so we are all getting on board!
So, if you are considering a new machine or an upgrade you might want to visit us (or send in someone who loves you!!!) this week as the Christmas specials are too good to miss! After this week it will be a long time until we get the great prices on offer for the holiday.
If you are looking for last minute gifts for your quilting friends there are some great options in shop this week. These two books for example:
Alison Glass has a book with pages of great ideas in her wonderful palette and Carolyn Friedlander has a book with a more modern slant. These two artists have something to say and they say it very well.
Wendy has some Christmas cards and gift tags with her designs on them which are really cute..
This is our hot skirt pattern at the moment, the Wrap Skirt by Bee Bee Bold. Cath made it up in these African fabrics and it looks fantastic!
The wool felt that we have is perfect for holiday decor...(between typing I am sewing it now!) Tree ornaments, dangly necklaces...all kinds of fun things can be made to brighten up the day.
One of more popular items is this sewing kit! Perfect for quilt group or travel we can hardly keep them in stock.
Looking forward to 2015....
Back in the shop we have Lorena booked for a one day workshop making Carolyn Friedlander's Social Tote. From what I have heard this is a fun project that benefits from Lorena's making experience!
And wrapping it up...just wanted to show the painting my son did for my brother's music room. The request was a painting of Elvis Costello and didn't Sam get that right! Anyone want a painting from a starving young artist? Let me know and I'll hook you up!
Have you seen this holiday offering by Wendy....
There is so much emotion in the air at the moment. The holidays approach with all the expectation of delivery and response. The pace of life quickens as the routine moves over to create space for the special days of holiday get togethers, family gathering and a bit of time off. There is also a bit of sadness in the air as annual things end as we make room for the new year. Last week I found myself with little tears in my eyes listening to the farewell of one of my radio dj's...really? So, instead of focusing on the endings at this time of year I turn my eyes to the festivities and vow to relax, enjoy and wear bells on my toes! k