May is the second busiest time of the year for our family, next to Christmas. We have several birthdays in May as well as all the end of school activities. Awana shuts down for the summer and the process of opening up the swimming pool begins. We have had lots of good news this May and hopefully some we will be able to share with you guys soon.
At the end of April my mom and I took our annual pilgrimage to Paducah, Kentucky for the yearly International Quilt Festival. We shopped and ate and lingered in front of some of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. Every year I am amazed and inspired by the quilt submissions from all over the world. I snapped a few photos of some of my favorites. For a complete list of the show’s winners go to American Quilter’s Society webpage.
We also bought lots of new materials and tools for sewing, plus a little fabric. Here are some pics of what I brought home.
The Quilt Pounce- a new chalk based system for machine quilting designs. I love it!
New black and white fabrics.
This color way is called fairies- a must buy for me. This hand dyed ribbon and threads are made in Africa by women working to support their families.
Finally we have a new item to share today. It is the first item from our new Heirloom Product Line and we are so very proud of it.
Heirloom Wedding Pillow
It is a personalized Wedding Pillow, hand embroidered, and full of sumptuous details our creations are known from like vintage lace, repurposed linens, beading and patchwork quilting.
See the details here at its Etsy listing. It is a perfect wedding gift even if you cannot attend the ceremony. We will gift wrap it for you and direct ship it straight to the happy couple.
Did I mention May was busy??? I totally forgot we also did a brand new barn sale! I have told you guys about January before, how she is awesome and creative and totally who I wanna be when I grow up. Well she has gone and upped her street cred with a new successful Spring barn show called Garden & Goods located at the Cragfont Mansion in historic Castalian Springs, Tennessee. The location was stunning and the vendors were top-notch. January really knows her stuff and again produced a wonderful weekend of music, shopping and food. Please go and check out January for yourselves at her website J. Alexander Home Designs and Facebook page and give her some love- she deserves it.
Here are some shots from our booth at the Garden & Goods Show.
Baby Onesies and Sachet
New Set of burp cloths.
My plans for June is to take some risks and try to maybe lose some weight! We shall see about that. We’ve got lots to share this summer. We have added new booths to our schedule and are busy busy creating new items to fill those engagements. I am currently updating the Etsy shops and hopefully very soon will be able to share a new venue with you. Until then, sew on my friends, sew on. Morgan ♥♥♥