Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Make Every Day a Picnic

I'm thrilled to announce the forthcoming release
of my first quilt pattern, "Ladies Who Lunch"!

I originally designed and made this quilt for my 
spunky, energetic and fun-loving niece, Fabrizia, 
and I'm excited to now share it with all of you!

The pattern, complete with templates and step-by-step photos,
will be available for sale after December 2nd
in my Etsy shop and at Quilters Corner in Ithaca,
where this quilt will also be on display.
How about a workshop?
Mark you calendar now for my 2-day workshop 
April 12-13, 2014 at Quilters Corner
where you can make this sweet decorative quilt top 
which will then be ready for quilting and binding at home. 
We'll use simple fusing and machine sewing techniques, as well as 
a tiny bit of simple embroidery for the most charming detail.
Invite these charming Ladies into your little loved-one's 
nursery or bedroom and make every day a picnic. :)

As the workshop gets closer, more information will be provided. 
I hope you'll join the fun!
 On the hunt for holiday dessert ideas?
Look no further, Apple Clafouti is both impressive and easy!
(Click the link for the recipe)
This French batter cake entertains as it 
puffs up high beyond the sides of the dish, and 
 soft, sweet apples balance the popover-like cake texture. 
Quick to put together, it's best served straight from the oven, 
or shortly thereafter, and I can personally recommend 
adding a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream 
to make it a home run. Enjoy!

One last thing - 
shop owners and shoppers alike, mark your calendars:

Small Business Saturday is November 30th
...a day to celebrate and support small businesses 
and all they do for their communities.  Please join the SBA and 
organizations across the country in supporting your local 
small business by shopping at a small business. 
- US Small Business Administration


  1. "Ladies Who Lunch" is just delightful! Sure to charm any little one. As for the clafouti, I can attest firsthand just how delicious it is!

    1. Thanks, Tracy! I think the clafoutis is destined to be made again this weekend - chilly temps means it's time to turn on the oven! :)