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Friday fete...

Friday fete...

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It sounded better than potpourri.  Besides, I have an odd potpourri-related experience.


First - and this really is the most important thing.  Thank you! Obrigado! Gracias! Danke! No, really - Thank You!  I asked, you answered.  Your contributions are much appreciated - I'll do my best to make everybody happy.  Merci!

The pictures?  Those are a few of the recent images posted to #ShowMeTheModa on Instagram - a festive celebration of Moda.

Because it's Friday - always a good reason to celebrate something - I've got a couple of different things to share.  How about I call it a "pot-luck" of random-ish things?

Do you know the folks at Sew4Home?

They've been busy making all sorts of gorgeous projects for their "Moda Moms Week".  There have been four tutorials posted so far...


There is a fifth project today - a set of Mother's Day Gift Tags.  There is also a giveaway of Moda Layer Cakes.

Let me just say that we love their question - questions! - for entering their drawing - Tell us what it is about Moda Fabrics that “Takes the Cake." Which Moda designers do you look to again and again for inspiration? Do you have a success story where Moda fabric turned a challenge into an opportunity? What is it about Moda collections that makes you swoon: quality, variety, color?

To enter - Sew4Home

Speaking of prizes - did you see the quilt that won Moda Fabrics Best Wall Quilt at the 2016 American Quilter Society Show in Paducah, Kentucky last week?


It's titled "It's the Cowboy Way" by Karlyn Bue Lohrenz of Billings, Montana.  Ducky and Outlaw saw the quilt in person and both agreed that pictures can't do this quilt justice, it's truly spectacular in person.

I would ask if you sewed but if you're reading this, I'm guessing it's a good bet that you do.

The reason I almost asked is that we're assisting the nice folks at Sew News in sponsoring a Sewing in America survey.   After finishing the survey, you'll see a "Thank You" page with a link to enter the Sew News Sweepstakes - and you'll receive a free digital pattern for this really cute Write-On Journal.  Look for "Enter Here" and click that link.

Update: Thank you to everyone who let me know that the link was working - and to the folks at Sew News for checking too.


It has a zipper!  Did you know that today - April 29 - is Zipper Day?

I think that means I need to make something with a zipper.  Today.  Wish me luck.

To take the survey - Sewing In America Survey

Since I'm sure you're curious - a few years ago, while at a restaurant for lunch with friends, I asked the server about the Passion Fruit Iced Tea.  He asked if he could be honest.  Uh, yes, please.  He said he thought it tasted like potpourri.  I thought that was really funny and decided to order the tea.  When he asked later what I thought, I told him he was right, it tasted exactly like potpourri.  Over-scented, dollar-store, wood-shaving-filled potpourri.  He laughed and brought me a glass of regular iced tea.  I've not felt the same way about potpourri since.

Happy Friday!


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