Date: 05-10-2007, 12:58 PM (1 of 1)
Hello everyone, it's nice to be back with everyone once again. It is a warm sunny day here in Halifax. We have had an extremely chilly spring so this is much appreciated.
QUILTS BY GRETA:
This site is not your traditional, run of the mill quilts. Her work looks extraordinary and Greta also offers workshops and retreats. Her patterns are for sale as well.
www.gretonyquilts.com in Ontario
Another professional quilter from Ontario, Rosemary offers an annual retreat as well. I have met this lovely lady and she is both gracious and ladylike. A rare quality these days. Observing her work is a real treat, it is impeccable.
Amelie hand paints on silk to create lovely scarves, clothing and jewellery. She migrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1960. Her boutique offers fine art as well as silk accessories.
GORGEOUS COTTON PRINT:
Timmel Fabrics has a lovely cotton print in stock at the moment. When I clicked on the link to see it draped, it looks like china dishes covered in florals. I thought it would make a beautiful tablecloth or placemats. It is called cloisonne.
Wazoodle has a ton of lace in stock, some of it stretchy and loads of seersucker. Cute prints for the kids included.
Sew Fancy has closed their retail outlet but the website still has lots to offer.
Quilter Valerie Hearder from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia has written a new book Points of View containing ten different landscape projects, each with a different technique. It will come out in the fall. Publishers are Martingale & Co. It will be out in the fall.
IN MY SEWING ROOM:
I sewed a muslin of a pant pattern I liked. Instead of the full pant I made shorts. Once I got the fit right they turned out great. I wore them yesterday. Now I am off to make the real thing. I also have some capris cut out of a coral linen. These will be interlined with a fine cotton I have pre-shrunk. I am hoping this will help keep them somewhat less wrinkled. I also plan on a sleeveless top to match with a square type neckline.
As always you can contact me anytime. Please feel free to send topics you would like to see covered in upcoming newsletters. Until next time, have a great time sewing.
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