Thursday, February 11, 2010

Things I Missed, or Almost Missed

While doing my domestic duties today, (grocery shopping) I came across this at the store.Could I have missed a media release? Have our beloved 3 Sisters gone entrepreneurial on us and become a conglomerate? Are they making other kinds of cereal? Seriously, I doubt our ethereal 3 Sisters have anything to do with this. This, yes, but not cereal. It made me laugh out loud in the store - almost as much as organic, whole grain hippie cereal with marshmallows in it :)

I missed a great dinner with witty conversation last night. Rats. Polly and Carrie of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company dined last night in Florida. I have reports that a good time was had by all. I even have photographic evidence. As per my sister's instructions, I will post it. "Make it small" she said. Done.I have been missing something else lately too - A give away. In honor of our Bar Harbor fabric collection hitting the stores very, very soon we will give these to random commenters on this blog. First prize is a Bar Harbor fat quarter bundle. Second prize are the quilt patterns, Ship Ahoy, Nautical Flags, Stars and Bars, and Cabin on the Shore. Third prize is a charm pack.

Make a comment before midnight on Valentine's day about something you miss from your childhood and the random generator will pick three winners. This is not the "mega-giveaway" I talked about a couple of weeks ago. That is still in the works. Keep checking back.

Laurie

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Dianne said...

oooooh These are my favorites of your recent lines! I love the crisp-ness of the colors!

Amy R said...

I miss UTZ potato chips, scrapple (not the game Scrabble), steamed crabs, Peanut Butter Tandy Cakes. . . You see, I'm from Baltimore and I haven't lived there since leaving for college in '79. Sure miss it. Love your fabric, btw. Nothing new in that!

Kim said...

I miss my banana seat bike with the groovy 70s flowers....and my dad.

Looking forward to Bar Harbor! Love that you added black in this line!! Excellent!

cherie said...

Laurie, I LOVE that blue and white (and a little red) pine tree quilt you are using as the backdrop for your give away photo!

Brenda said...

I miss my Schwinn bike. It was a green three speed. I have been crusing the resale shops to see if I can find another one like it, but so far, no luck.

Cara said...

I miss eating wheat! I was diagnosised at 14 as celiac, so I haven't had anything with flour since then. Oh the goodies...

Margie said...

I miss summer vacation! :-)

Those colors are so pretty! I can't wait to see them in person when they hit my local store.

Robin C said...

Well growing up in the little tiny town of Chatham Virginia there are so many things I miss but most of all was summer days riding horses for hours on end with my two best friends in the world. That was a different time back then, everything was simple, slow paced and innocent. We could be gone for hours and knew to come home for dinner. And then my other favorite thing was the great homecooked meals that my mother cooked for us with homegrown veggies right out of the garden, hot biscuits, tomatoes, fresh corn and butterbeans. oh, I've made myself hungry.

I love the new fabrics. So patriotic and happy.

Anonymous said...

I miss going to my great-grandparents and playing in the barn and going to my grandparents and seeing the baby pigs. Becky

passingdowncrazy said...

I miss Cream of Wheat with ice cream on it. I suppose I could make some if I wanted to, huh?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am soooo sad that I will be missing Carrie's class at Plum Lane this weekend :-( What I really miss about childhood days was the freedom we had to walk places and not be fearful. I lived in a big city, and we went to the park, museums, art galleries, the market and never thought about being harmed. Maybe it was just the innocence of childhood. Thanks for such a very sweet little giveaway.

Bev said...

I would LOVE to win this giveaway because I LOVE this collection. Alas, my giveaway winning streak hasn't materialized...sigh...

I'm sure this gives away my age but I miss Chocolate Soldier sodas and Beechnut gum. I understand that some version of them might be available today but they wouldn't be like the originals...the gas station pop chest that actually had ice in it with the pop...before the fancy pop machines...lol...

Thanks for the giveaway and the memories. Fun!

Stina said...

Things missed frommy childhood... summervacations at grandparent places... ohh those summers... they were the best.. cousins.. laughter.. always sunny..lol.. and the joy of family!!! I am so happy to have had this when I grew up...
and one thing more.. "Rocket cheese"..;o)))
Thankyou for having this giveaaway and for taking my memory back in time..:o)

Anonymous said...

SueBee said:

I miss making all of my friends little valentine cards. We would all make enevlopes to put our cards in the week of Valentines day at school. We couldnt wait till we got to read the one from that one boy that we all liked. I still make valentine cards and make them into postcards and mail them to my friends.

Anonymous said...

I miss the warm summer days and playing with my neighborhood friends. I miss mostly my beautiful golden retriever .....he was my best friend.
Love the Bar Harbor line...good job!
Bev/Mo

Stephanie Soebbing said...

I miss not the days when a blizzard meant snow angels, snowmen and a day off of school, not a messy commute followed by plowed-in driveway :)

woolwoman said...

I miss my grandmother and her sweet sisters who I was around my entire childhood and into adulthood. We lost my Nanny in 1999 and I still miss her every day of my life. I love your collection and your giveaway is very generous - thanks Melody

sharon said...

I miss what the town I group up in was like when I was a kid. We had lots of farmland around us, which is now a sub division. When I go back to visit it is not the same. Alas! it's what people call progress! Thanks Sharon.

Ineke Platvoet said...

I miss playing in the forest with my nieces and nephews when we were just kids, not having to think about everyday's life, but just having fun.
And as Kim said - I miss my Dad.

Melissa C said...

I miss my grandparents and the times I spent with them, even having to get the eggs from the mean ol' chickens. I also miss my friend Evan, my dad used to call us giggles1 and giggles2.

Cathy said...

I grew up in Michigan but moved to New Jersey after college. I miss Vernors and I miss going to Sanders for a hot fudge sundae with my mom.

junglewife said...

Roasting marshmallows in the fireplace when I was young... although I can do that now with my own kids!!

Karen said...

Love the new fabric line. I can't wait to see them in the shops. I miss a candy bar that I believe was called a 7-up bar. It was chocolate with 7 different flavors. Please include me in the drawing. Thank you, Karen

Margaret said...

I miss A&W Root Beer Drive ins. Ah the days of the Papa burger, Mama burger, Junior burger and Baby burger! And those lovely tall glasses of root beer! Mmmmmmmm!

Deb said...

I miss my mom's homemade chicken noodle soup, with homemade egg noodles. Yum!

JulieF1962 said...

What beautiful fabrics! Thank you for the chance to win such a nice giveaway.

I miss my mom and dad.

Julie

Marie said...

I miss my dad, his singing to us and playing his guitar at bedtime. Also, his hot milk toast for breakfast!

Love your new collection! It's truly beautiful!

Fiesta said...

I miss the good clean tv shows were life was decent and clean.

oldbatt said...

I miss my dressy bessy doll and I miss the innocence of being young - even in my 20's and not really worrying about anything!

Kim G said...

three things:

I miss....
go to Grama's every weekend, no chores there, just fun baking with her making peanut butter cookies, pies, cakes.

playing each day with my best friend,Sandra and having perogies at her house.

sewing at an early age (7) with my own machine - already making doll clothes and my own!

love your fabric!!!!!

Sinta Renee said...

I would have loved to of had dinner with your sister and Carrie... but a giveaway sounds like wonderful fun too! Please put my name in the hat! Bar Harbor is beautiful! I'm in love! yes, with your fabric:)

Sinta Renee said...

... oh, what I miss from childhood? I miss being a girl scout. Also, playing at the beach.

Darlene said...

Sweet, sweet giveaway! From my childhood I miss long days full of fun,fun, fun and no obligations.

Diana said...

I LOVE your fabrics! It would be fantastic to win some. I miss carefree days with no responsibilities and obligations to meet.

Susan said...

I miss playing outside till dark knowing that my mother would be doing the "dog" whistle for me to come home to dinner.....Not a care in the world, fearless of the outside and having fun....Great giveaway...Susan

Mary said...

I miss having elders. People that gave you a sense of continuity to the past. I also miss that knowledge and regret that there are huge gaps in my memory bank of family history.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love this line of fabric!

What do I miss from my childhood? The carefree feeling of just being a kid! Mom used to say it's the best time in life, and she was right.

Helen said...

I love the Bar Harbor line.

I miss sneaking out to the field behind the house with my brothers and telling ghost stories until we got so scared we came running back to the house. I also miss playing sports in the backyard. And the roller skates that attached to your shoes. They weren't as smooth as the ones now, but they worked.

Lynn said...

I miss the days that the bread man came to visit us. He would bring his goodie case in and open it (like a tackle box with the hinged tray that opened up)and my mouth would water over the coffee cakes, little cupcakes, etc. My mom usually let my brother and I pick one thing, sometimes very hard to agree on something. Those were the good old days!!!! Love your new line. Lynn

Karen said...

I love your fabrics and this line is wonderful!
I miss our cottage that we had on Seneca Lake.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Do I only have to choose one! I have some many possibilities! :o)
I miss twizzlers...I miss jaw breakers...I miss popeye candy cigarettes! LOL not that they make those any more!!

My story said...

What do I miss from my childhood? My grandmas. Pretty much, that's it. Anything that was a thing can be replaced but not my grandmas. Gwendie

Tammy said...

I miss ice cream, i'm on a diet and so no ice cream for me, ugh. And I miss fresh roasted hatch green chilies from New Mexico. Love the Bar Harbor Fabric, makes me think of summer.

Kwiltsfl said...

I miss long hours reading and getting so lost in the books I wasn't aware of my surroundings.

Beautiful fabric!
Karen H

deborah said...

Oooo, love the fabric, and what great patterns!!
I miss sewing with my grandmother. She was a very talented seamstress, and always found time to show me what she was doing amd help me with my projects.

Mimi said...

Oh my! Who wouldn't want to be involved in this give away. I would love to win something. I love your fabrics and patterns.

Gayle said...

I miss riding my bike EVERYWHERE I went! Of course, there's no reason I can't do that now, but I don't. I remember how much freedom I had as a child to be able to go anywhere I wanted - and f-a-s-t-!

Jan said...

I up for any fabric give away I can find. This is a great on. I can't think of a thing I miss from my childhood, except maybe the Chicken Pie Shop in Long Beach. Yes, I do miss that.

Karen said...

I miss going up north to my grandma and grandpa's home out in the country.

Would love to win one of your giveaways.

Joyful Quilter said...

I miss the Fun House at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. The Ocean Wave slides and the barrel walk...my cousins and I would play there for hours. So much fun...just like your giveaway!

Laura said...

I love your new fabric line and I love Bar Harbor, Maine!
I miss summers sailing on my dad's boat in Long Island Sound.

I am a quilter said...

I miss being able to eat fluffer nutter sandwiches... to sweet to eat today. Hope I win... Emily Gail

Chl said...

This is a loaded question and so many different answer choices.
I miss being able to ride the horses almost wherever you wanted. There weren't many gates and fences AND traffic from city folk that don't know how to drive around animals. That has all changed. There is so much traffic and houses -- BIG houses and LOTS of them where we used to play.

We didn't have all this new fandangled things to keep us busy and entertained. We had to play outside, walk or ride our bikes (or horses) to our friends houses to play. We actually had a swimming hole in the summer and an ice skating rink when it got cold enough.

I guess the simplicity of life.....

lmee2 said...

There is nothing so enjoyable in the winter than working with beautiful summer fabrics. What I miss most from my childhood is being able to walk to the neighborhood store to buy candy. You just can't let your kids do that type of thing anymore. It is a shame. Thanks for creating such lovely fabrics.

wendysquilting said...

I am a Canadian, my grandson however will be both Canadian and Texan (cause that's where my son in law is from and my daughter and grandbaby will be living with them..) anyways what perfect fabric to make quilts for out little man to be.
What I miss is the carefree feeling of summer days, being with friends and the adventures we'd go on.

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

I miss buying school clothes and school supplies in the fall, and the milk that came in little glass bottles at lunch time.
I miss sitting on my Mom and Dad's lap, and being completely carefree.
I miss running around the cornfield with my brother. We had such great imaginations back then!!
And I miss my younger body and better hair! LOL

Vickie E said...

Hey Laurie, How's your husband? Hope all is well for you!

Stephanie said...

The thing I miss most about childhood is the innocence. The days seemed to last forever, fresh air, and the wind in your hair.

Jacque. said...

I love the Bar Harbor fabrics!!! YAY...thank you for the opportunity!

What I miss most about my childhood is fishing with my Dad. He only had daughters, and we all loved taking turns going fishing with him. Getting up before the crack of dawn and driving 30 minutes to the lake...being in the boat on the water so early in the morning...my best memories!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I miss the family vacations to the farm in upstate NY and my grandmother.

Anonymous said...

Love the fabric. Please include me in the giveaway.

I miss going to visit my grandparents on their farm for summer vacation.

Sharon said...

I miss living on 15 acres where I could go do my barn chores in my pj's. Now I have to be dressed to get my mail! And summer vacation, 2 months off....

Quilt Hollow said...

I miss having no obligations, no responsibilities and just living day to day knowing I'm loved and cared for.

mj said...

Great job on another great line. Love it, Love it, Love it.
What do I miss? That's a tough one. Warm summer nights playing with friends and catching lighting bugs is just one fond memory that stick in my mind- MJ

Robin said...

I miss the security of knowing somone else is in charge (all those decisions..........) Thanks for this opportunity to get some of your gorgeous fabric and patterns.

Nancy said...

oh....i miss my dad. he was such a good guy...so funny.

i also miss summer days when we left in the morning and didn't have to be home until the street lights went on. it was so safe to be young then.

quiltdolls said...

going to 7-11 & buying a piece of candy for 10 cents. But mostly I miss the family life. having dinner with my family members, grandparents included every sunday evening. That wa so fun. We always had something special & a differnet dessert every sunday. Even thou my mom worked, she was a single mom. I miss this.

kim from san diego

Ginny Worden said...

What I miss from my child hood, is probably spending time with my grandmother in her sewing room. Watching her sew on the treadle machine I now own was a wonder that I enjoyed.

Jen in NY said...

I miss Quisp cereal. It had a little space alien guy on the box. That was my favorite cereal from the 70s!

kjb139 said...

ooh, Bar Harbor looks wonderful!!! I'm currently handquilting 'Coming Home' quilt. Can't wait for it to be done and on my bed as a topper!

Kathy

Pookie said...

I'm so glad there aren't any "phony colors or flavors" in that marshmallow cereal. ::eyeroll::

As for what I miss from childhood, I'm going to go with honest-to-gosh back-to-school. You know, back in the early days when you didn't actually get homework on the first two days. It's all just new clothes and new supplies and new classrooms. Ah, those were the days. (When I mentioned this to Schnookie she said, "And don't forget the wishing that this would be the year that Mom followed through on the threat of 'if you don't clean your room you won't get to go back to school'." Heh heh heh.)

katie said...

I miss Sunday afternoon movies.
Giggling with my cousin and eating grandma chicken and dumplins.

Anonymous said...

I miss playing with my cousins & grandparents.

Nancy E

Jan Hatchett said...

I miss curling up to bed in the same room as Granny, under one of her homemade quilts. The tops were God-awful scratchy polyester, but the backs were all flannel--pure heaven!

I used to curl down the top so that I had flannel under my chin. Sigh!

Can't wait to lay my hands on Bar Harbor!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Bar Harbor is a beautiful line of fabric and works well with my lake home decorating.
What I miss from my childhood is the wide open spaces on the farm to explore and enjoy. If my chores were finished I could go to the pasture or the woods and just spend time with nature and never see another person.

Caroline said...

I miss climbing the trees, creating forts, and shooting my sisters with "bows" and "arrows" I made out of random branches and sticks. We had "wars" all the time. :)

Beautiful line! Always do!

di said...

I miss riding my bike with wild abandon - the wind in my hair! Oh...and Tasty Cakes - can't get those here in the south!~

kshackabq said...

Attaching playing cards to my bicycle wheels with wooden clothespins, so the spokes would hit the edges of the cards making a motor whirring sound. Wasn't that too fun ! ? ! ?

Sandy said...

I miss my elementary school...I have been thinking about that a lot lately. I don't know exactly why, but I really would like to take a step back in time and be a student there again...and it would have to be in fifth grade where my favorite teacher, Mrs. Gayer, resided!
Love your giveaway...pick me??

Nancy Anne said...

Oh, boy, are my fingers crossed! I miss grape Nehi. I'm definitely giving away my age with that one!

KF said...

I miss Drake's Sandwich Shop on North University. Oh, for a cherry limeade and a cinnamon roll! And getting to write your order down on the order form at the counter yourself!

MJinMichigan said...

I'd love to win some of your new line. If not, I'm sure I can get some at Lake Street Mercantile in the near future.

SheilaS said...

What do I miss about my childhood days-the freedom! As a child I could walk the 2 to 3 miles to Wamplers Lake to go for a swim, and my parents didn't have to worry about strangers picking me up. Mom and dad didn't worry about us drowning-the many people on the beach looked out for everyone-life was so innocent and simple back then. Most of all we had the freedom to be children!

Laurie said...

I miss the smell of sawdust from my Dad working in his shop! I miss my Dad too!!
Laurie

Emma said...

First, let me say Polly will be demanding you delete her picture when she finds out I clicked on it and it exploded to fill my monitor! Two beautiful, talented ladies.

I miss going to the Saturday afternoon movies to see Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, Paul Newman and all the other hunks "make love" to me...... ooo la la

Thank you for another generous giveaway. Your fabrics are yummy.

Anonymous said...

I miss the Monkey bread my mom used to make on the mornings of our birthdays!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Minick and Simpson said...

Oh my Drake's! That is a great step back in time for me. I loved that place, can still see those cream/green booths - and yes writing down your order. A must "stop" at all Ann Arbor Art Fairs. He was a friend of my husband and I remember him saying when he first got bagels, they did not go over, he was asking 25 cents for a bagel, so he raised the price and they took off. My friend still speaks of their olive sandwiches - thanks for the memory.
Polly

Anonymous said...

My dad...
~Joyce in MI

Nancy in WI said...

I miss peacefulness of my growing up years in the 50's and 60's, no people racing here and there, feeling safe riding your bike all over town and my Chatty Cathy doll. Nancy in WI

Janet said...

I miss coming home on a cold dark evening to a warm house with a hot, delicious supper already on the table...sigh. What a marvelous giveaway - you must like red as much as I do. :0)

Carol said...

I love Bar Harbor fabric, it's awesome! Please enter me in your drawing.

Pokey said...

Mm-m, Mallowcups. Love the toasted coconut. Yes, I know they are still around, but not always easy to find.

Elaine said...

I miss all my friends that I grew up with and have no idea where they ended up. We used to have so much fun playing four square, swing tag, and just talking.

Love your fabric line!
Elaine

WoolenSails said...

Molasses sponge candy. It is hard, but melts in your mouth. When we went to sturbridge or the cape area, we always got treated to that and rock candy.

Debbie

Jane said...

I miss playing with all my cousins at my grandparents farm during the warm summer nights; I miss not having a care in the world; I miss the smell on new pencil erasers the first day of school.........Love your new line!

Beth said...

I miss hopping on my bike - no helmet, no bike lock - and riding to all my friends houses during the day. We'd "park" our bikes on the lawn, no kickstand, and play at that house until their mom chased us all away and then we'd all go somewhere else or to the park. Our moms never worried about us, we'd always show up at home around dinnertime, no one stole our bikes, no brain injuries from falling (that I know of :-)). Those were the good old days!

Mos Los Vagabondos said...

What a pretty fabric collection!
I miss floating down the Snake River in an inner tube during those beautiful summer days.

Susan said...

What beautiful fabrics!
When I was a girl, the world was a whole lot safer, and a kid could go out for the entire day without Mom worrying. I miss going out with my metal roller skates, with my skate key on a string around my neck, and skating all around the neighborhood. And taking an apple and a book up into my favorite climbing tree, and spending an entire afternoon up there reading.

Anonymous said...

I'd sure love to win something! :)Those are such pretty fabrics, and nice patterns!
What do I miss from childhood? Tangerine Kool-Aid, 5 cent popsicles, and trees you can actually climb - not available up here on the prairies - my grandgirls try but skinny poplars just don't compare to elms and willows!

Gerda in Alberta, Canada

Lizzie said...

Oh, I miss my gramma! Sounds silly when you know that this is my 60th year, but to this day I still miss her Yorkshire wisdom, her Yorkshire sayings and her chicken dinners...LOL!
Those fabrics are seriously gorgeous colours, beautiful.
Lizzie
xxx

Seams Sew Together said...

I misss the carefree days where all you have to think about is what friend you will play with tomorrow!

Quiet Quilter said...

I miss sitting in the double rocker with my Grandmother on her front porch. We used to call the whiporwhills and shell butter beans. Those are good memories!

Chelle (Dana) said...

First, I have to say that I love the quilt hanging in the background. Just gorgeous and re-freshing.

I miss a lot of things, as I grew up in the country with family all around. One of the things is berry picking on my Grandpa's land and all of the family gathering we had.

Anonymous said...

I Love your colors of reds blues. ALWAYS have loved sailor things and desiqns. I miss rosettes my grandma would always have them on hand no matter when we would go to her house. NOW I Have made them but they are alot of work. NOW they are just a treat. I would like to try your patterns and material soon. JUST found your site and patterns. Sandi

barbara r-g said...

i miss being in one bedroom with all 3 of my sisters. little did i know at the time that i would miss the mess, the argueing, and of course the imaginery line in the room that marked there spaces from mine. i also miss the laughter and the sillyness of getting our "uncle wigglys" out at night before we could fall asleep. to be little again.

Anonymous said...

Hello Ladies, I really am looking forward to having Bar Harbor cloth somehow or another ! I miss the simplicity of sitting outside in our English looking garden in the sunset being called inside the house by my nany for tea time which my family still has today ! Tea time was another meal so we did not just get tea, it could be hot cocoa egg and ham sandwiches and pastries too. I would run inside warm and rosy from the sunshine and dry 70 degree weather in my Aran sweater and plaid skirt all dirty ready to be at "tea" with family..Patchworksails@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I miss rushing home before the street lights came on...BIG trouble ...So fun racing home on bikes...
Gael from Pink-a-Palooza
landgtino@sbcglobal.net

sewprimitive karen said...

I miss how I used to burrow out under the massive snow piles in the side yard caused by the snowplows to make a house. Used to sit inside there and read comics.

Lisa said...

I miss Quisp cereal! Does anyone remember that!!

jean said...

LOVE your new fabrics! What I miss about childhood is the simplicity of just playing outside with friends........no worries about all the distractions of today.

Anonymous said...

I miss everyone sitting on their front porches and talking to the neighbors everyday like we used to do growing up.
Jill

Joan and Kevin said...

I miss going to the beach. Especially Sand Beach. I love your new fabric especially the name. Bar Harbor is such a beautiful place.
Joan

Edie in Harlingen, TX said...

Surely there are more pictures of the antics of Carrie and Polly! The mere mention of marshmallows brings back warm memories of my brother who concocted a treat made with two of his all-time favorite foods, cheese and marshmallows. He put saltine crackers on a cookie sheet, placed sliced longhorn (I prefer cheddar) cheese on top each cracker, then top with a big, fat, fluffy marshmallow and bake in a hot oven until the top of the marshmallow turns light brown! Don't scoff until you try it. Mostly, what I miss about the past is my big brother.

Lauren said...

I miss freedom. No worries, no bills, no time constraints--just fun! Oh, and my Easy Bake Oven (silly to miss that when I have a real oven).

lissie.loo@gmail.com

rebecca said...

I miss riding a horse and the wind blowing my hair. Not sure if I could saddle one today. How things do change.

Very cool give-away!!

tlbrenda said...

I miss just being a kid - no worries - except who am i going to play with next. No bills to pay, no dinners to fix - just doing what I want (well almost !!) I must be time for a vacation !!

The new fabrics look wonderful.

Deb McHugh said...

I miss spending time with my grandmother. She lived in England and when I would go to visit her in the summer we wouldl sit for hours as she taught me to crochet. She was house bound, and I would go off on the bus into town to pick up supplies for us ( this was when I was from about 12 to 15). I learned to make lovely delicate doilies.

Quilter Kathy said...

Gorgeous colours...yum!
I miss playing old fashioned games out on the street with the neighbour kids until the street lights came on and it was time to go home. We had lots of games with balls and of course lots of skipping games.

Donna said...

I miss the sweet innocence of being able to walk all over town without a care in the world or the threat of harm. Love the new fabrics!!

SarahVee said...

I miss going to the local dairy and picking out any flavour of ice cream I wanted. Then swinging on the swings outside and jumping off. I miss playing like that with my siblings and parents. I guess now I'm supposed to find my own local tradition with my kids:)
Beautiful fabric and fabulous giveaway! Pat Sloan told me to come here:) Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

SueBee said:

My best childhood memory is that I meet my husband in the third grade. And he is still my best friend.

Kim said...

I miss the carefree summers of my youth. No schedules, just long, warm fun days at the beach and being young enough not to realize that they were indeed carefree.

Michelle S. said...

I miss being able to eat pringles, kool-aid and tuna fish sandwiches for lunch. Made by my mom of course! I miss her too.

Love the new fabric!

Lisa said...

I miss riding my horse every day. I lived in a rural area and we had horses. Now I live in the city and don't have facilities for a horse.

Sharon said...

I'm in. What I miss from childhood? My Toni doll! That was easy once I gave it a thought. She was where I started sewing doll clothes and now I'm doing quilt challenges! What a journey.

Vicky said...

I miss the innocence of youth, the excitement of each new day, the sheer joy of splashing in mud puddles - everything was so simple then.

bobbies needle creations said...

I miss going to the apple orchard, that my grandparents had. I got to go out and pick the fresh apples, then come back and help my grandmother make that homemade apple pie. then grandfather would come in and we go into the palor and inspect the beautiful apples. I love the smell of apples, I miss sharing that apple that my grandfather would cut and we would share. So in a nut shell, I miss sharing with the best grandparents and My MOM and Dad!

Anonymous said...

I miss singing in the kitcken after dinner with Mom ans sister Cyndi whike doing the dishes.Great memories. Love the new fabric and patterns. Shomestead@aol.com

Karen Sikes said...

Love the fabrics, I miss sitting on the front porch of my grandparents house in the heat of the summer...

Jane said...

I miss being able to eat without worrying about my weight!

SmlChng said...

I miss playing outdoors for hours. I would leave the house and be gone until my stomach started to rumble.

thelazyquilter said...

Bar Harbor - whoopeeEEE! Another great collection!

I come from Queens, NY and miss when my family all lived within 5 minutes of each other. My Grandmother had 13 brothers and sisters. The 4th of July was a huge, big deal back in the days when you could buy fireworks to your heart’s content and blow them all up in the parking lot of the supermarket across the street.

Now I live a sedate upstate NY life. Thanks for prompting a nice red, white & blue stroll down memory lane. :)

kathy said...

What a fun summer fabric line!

I miss being able to ride my bike to my grandma's house and playing board games and sewing and baking cookies with her.

Janet said...

Of course I miss the innocence and the wonder and being unaware of politicians. On a more real leve I miss so many of the pure wonderful candies that were around - Crystal Mints in particular round thick nuggests of mint flavoured fondant in pink or white, rolled in sugar and then packaged in a tube of 9 or 10 - all for 10cents!
Hope I win some Bar Harbour goodness - also a reminder of weeks on end at the beach as a child.
Janet of Nova Scotia Quilts

Laura Swensen said...

What a wonderful new fabric line! Looking forward for it to be in the shops. But if I could win oooh la la! Thanks for the chance to dream :0)

Cindy said...

I miss long Sunday drives through the country with my Mom and Dad.

bdalward said...

What I miss from my childhood (growing up in the 50's) is the politeness and innocence of people. I don't like the coarsening of the people. Hearing the F-bomb all the time, etc. Foodwise, I miss my mom's cherry pudding.

Lori said...

I miss the whole concept of running around outside all day without a care in the world.
I also miss family vavcation time. My dad would pack up the whole family and we'd be off!! It was always an adventure.

Pam said...

Absolutely nothing, except the total freedom from responsibilities so I could do whatever I wanted, when I wanted and how I wanted. LOL!

Sue said...

I miss my Mom, and I miss picking out patterns and fabric for the clothes she would make for me. Love your new line!

Lisa D. said...

I miss 7-Up candy bars - remember them? There were 7 sections, each with a different center. Yum. Of course it has to be chocolate.... Only thing better than chocolate is fabric!

M.J. said...

I miss my Dad's homegrown tomatoes. Haven't had a decent tomato since. Love, love, love the fabric. I hope I win! Mona

Karen Holland said...

I miss sewing with my Grandma.

Monica said...

I miss making forts out of random things (the dining room chairs and a blanket, the cardboard box the refrigerator was delivered in). I also miss playing in the sprinkler during hot summer days.

Anonymous said...

I miss the days of elementary school when you shared "valentines" with your classmates. So much fun!!! Love your fabric and the colors...

judycinnc said...

Wise Potato chips - now they are not good for you so I guess I really miss being young and the ability and permission to eat as many as I want. Oh, Mallow Cups too!!! And picking buttercups and making bouquets for Mom and garlands for our hair and the rope swing across the creek in our neighborhood. Love your giveaways.

LuAnn said...

The corner grocery store that sold penny candy and
popsicles. The huge pear tree in my back yard that
had tulps and daffodiles. Long lazy days to play.

mackieb said...

I wish my Mom were still here and would bake me some pie crust, covered in cinammon sugar for Valentine's day.

Claudia said...

I miss summer trips. We would always go on vacation when my dad had a two week shut down at work. Those were the days.

bearcreekquilter said...

Oh I would so luv to win these fabrics.

I miss summers at mt grandmothers and her beautiful garden. Sneaking in to the raspberries and eating them off the bush! YUMMMMMMM

kay morrison said...

i miss my mom and dad!
xoxo
kay

John said...

Oh, wow. Great, great prize. I'd love to get my hands on those FQ's! As for things I miss ... probably summers on Cape Cod with my family, aunts, uncles and cousins. Everyone's scattered now and we can never seem to pull together that BIG family vacation again. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenne said...

I miss how the summers seemed endless when I was young :)

Kim H said...

Love your Bar Harbor line! One of the things I miss is constantly playing outside and that my curfew was when the street lights came on. It was a much more innocent time and I wish we still had that for my grandchildren.

Annelies Dease said...

Hmmmm......the sound of my parents radio softly playing while I was falling asleep at night.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking about Valentine's Day as an elementary student and we used to cover a box with construction paper and decorate it for Valentines. You would buy those little packs of cards and write one out for each of your classmates and then you would put a card in each person's box. It was always exciting to see what your classmates had written on your cards when you read them at home.

Anonymous said...

Bar Harbor is wonderful! Love all your lines. I've been collecting and need to plan a new quilt with your new line!
dwkinney@cox.net

Kristine said...

I miss my grandfather, picking apples and cherries in our orchard, and staying out in the summer nights to watch the fireflies.

Thank you for the chance to win. (I can't imagine a more perfect line of fabric than yours, to remember summers as a kid.)

Tracey said...

Beautiful fabric! What do I miss from my childhood? Well, believe it or not, snow! I know, I know, it's been piling up lately but I live in Florida. No snow here!

Jewel said...

I miss my dad making everything all right. I miss that huge excitement the night before Christmas. I miss camping and not caring what my hair looks like :) Bar harbor is gorgeous I have the Moda Sampler and I fell in love with it right away.

Anonymous said...

I miss the lazy days spent at the neighborhood pool in the summer. Getting some Bar Harbor could make up for that, though!

Becky said...

I left the anonymous comment above. Not enough morning coffee, obviously!

Kathryn said...

I'm glad I didn't miss your giveaway. How nice.
Kathie L in Allentown

lovetostitch said...

One thing I really miss, and believe it or not think of often, especially with this cold weather... is being a kid and playing in the hose and filling up the wagon. It was the best fun. Seems kids now a days need the pool thing to say they've been swimming.........oh yes, and then there were those wax lips, candy cigarettes, now wouldn't we all be in trouble now?? LOL
Loved the cereal, sort of like an oxy moron ....

Sandi said...

That an easy question to answer.......I miss the joy that there is in being a child. I have joy in my life now, but there was this simple joy in seeing my grandpa drive his truck up to the grain elevator across from our place, or watching the Runyon boys ride by on their horses (good looking farm boys on beautiful horses), or making my mudpies with my sister and dressing our kitty for a ride in the doll buggy. I miss my dad's smile, my mother's cupcakes......I could go on but I have great memories though, so what I miss, I can revisit with "instant recall". LOL!
I love those fabrics and the name Bar Harbor makes me think "warm breezes" and I like that because I am tired of winter! Thanks for a great giveaway! P.S. I love reading the comments of what others miss!!

Jackie said...

I miss being abel to eat anything I wanted to!
Love your fabrics!!

Barb in Mi said...

What a great giveaway - thank you! I guess I miss living into the day without a plan; getting entirely wrapped up in some "project" with no time to eat or think, just completely involved; long summer nights just being outdoors.

sweetbabies00 said...

Wow, missed from my childhood, of course the pets, the lack of responsiblity. My Dad is no longer with us, so that's HUGE. But, I guess "not keeping track of time" was really great. Just living, no schedules, no running behind. :) Someone else was Mom and did everything LOL

Mary St. John Nielsen said...

I LOVE the fabric! I miss hearing a Row-dy-lin accent ... that would be Rhode Island for anyone who never lived there.

Barb said...

Camping weekends with Mom, Dad and my 5 little brothers are what I miss most. Whenever the budget allowed, we'd pack up the car with tent, food and fishing poles and head for the mountains. There was always a meal or two of fresh trout courtesy of Dad. So Mom could do a little painting, I'd take the littlest boys fishing-baiting their hooks for them until they got bored. Then I'd get to go hiking on my own and enjoy the wildflowers and wildlife.

Anne Wiens said...

I miss my little sister. (Did I just hear my mother say "see, I told you you'd miss her if she wasn't here!") I live in Montana, Lori's in Tennessee. Yes, we can talk on the phone and email each other, but it just isn't the same.

deb said...

I miss drinking out of a hose......

love the new fabric!!!!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I miss playing under a sprinkler on a hot summer day.

midwestquiltgirl said...

Yum to all of the prizes!

I miss the feeling that time passed slowly..almost agonizingly slowly. Summer vacation felt like an eternity, Christmas vacation maybe wasn't long enough, but was good. Waiting for nightfall to enjoy the 4th of July fireworks seemed like it took forever! Now, there is never enough time and it goes faster and faster! What's up with that??! I want more time for everything fun!

Anonymous said...

I miss 3 special people. My dad who was killed in a work related accident when I was 8. My sister who shared every moment of my childhood and passed at 42. My grandma who spent so much time teaching me to sew after my dad died...sewing brought me PEACE...and to this day it still does. I adore the fabrics!!! Kristy in Ohio

Jafael said...

I miss the freedom to play free of all cares.

I love the previews I've seen of Bar Harbor. I can't wait!

Jane said...

I miss the freedom of nothing to do on a hot summer day. Just lay around and have absolutely no responsibilities whatsoever. Oh and the afternoon Star Trek marathons, Captain Kirk where are you?

Heather said...

I love Bar Harbor... then again all of these pretty americana lines you come out with make me weak :) Something I miss from my childhood are the long roadtrips we take every summer from Las Vegas up to Wyoming, where we'd camp for two weeks in the mountains with my grandparents and family. I loved that time so much.

Maribeth said...

I miss riding my bike everywhere! It had a green and blue floral banana seat and blue troll handlegrips! Very cool in the late 60's & early 70's.

Love your new fabric-another great collection!

sandi s said...

I miss my mom making hot chocolate. Sandi

Sue said...

When I was growing up, we lived in a small Indiana town and walked or rode our bikes everywhere. I even roller skated to school in 5th grade. You could leave your bike outside the Ben Franklin store while you were in buying a bag of penny candy and no one would steal it. When we walked home from school every day we made sure we all had a dime so we could go in the drugstore and get a nickel mug of root beer and 5 pretzel rods, which were a penny apiece. Those were the days!! (And I'm not THAT old)--talking about the mid-6o's here, folks!

Betsy in Montana said...

I miss the games of 'Kick the Can' that would involve all the neighborhood kids until after dark, and no one worried about us being out that late.

ytsmom said...

I went to a one-room school. I miss the whole atmosphere of Valentine's Day at school; making a box for everyone to put their valentines, and the party. It was always great fun.

Jeanne said...

Love the new fabric line! I think I miss the innocence of childhood. All dreams were possible and life was simple.

crowefan0517 said...

I miss seeing my grandmother's homemade aprons. How I wish my mother had saved some or that I was old enough to realize they were worth saving at the time. Now I just have the momories. Funny thing.....I'm sitting here wearing a Bar Harbor sweatshirt as I read about the Bar Harbor fabric :)

Infinity Quilter said...

I miss the feeling of not having a care in the world and thinking anything is possible!

I can't wait for Bar Harbor to hit the stores!

Kathy said...

I miss riding my bike to the local Drug Store and meeting my friends there for a REAL ice cream soda.

Kathy in FL said...

I miss summer vacations at Big Pine Resort in Michigan's upper peninsula.

I love the background quilt in the photo! I just might have to make a blue and white pine tree quilt.

The Winn's said...

What I miss from my childhood is the freedom to go out during the day unsupervised and free to explore. I would love my kids to live in that world.

joan M said...

I miss going to Roaring River state park every summer. It was magical watching all the trout fishermen, I was mesmerized by the fly casters and there was a big lake at one end of the park with the biggest catfish EVER - it kept me entertained for hours. We stayed in a motel, but my family would bring breakfast to the park and cook it at the campground. I can still smell the coffee and see my Dad and Uncle pumping up the old Coleman stove.

HollyC said...

I miss playing outside until the lighting bugs came out and momma called us in for the night. Riding my big wheel, fighting with my sisters, making mudpies, and not caring if my hair was brushed, clothes were ironed or if my makeup looked "just right". Those were the days.
I love your fabric. I love anything patriotic, especially fabric!

Nancyz said...

I miss my boys when they were young and they thought shoveling snow was fun! Now they are in their late teens and one is 20 and they know it is not fun anymore! Love the new line!

gertvr said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. What I miss most from my childhood is the feeling that (school)holidays could last forever. We always had 6 weeks summer holiday, and it seemed like it never ended. Now, as a grown-up, I'm always short of time...

Jacqueline said...

What I miss the most is the large skating rink my dad would make in our back yard. He would let the water run all night and the whole back yard would be flooded. He would set up lights so that we could skate after supper (since it gets dark so early). We would have fires and roast mashmellows, and drink hot chocolate. Then mom would wrap us up in nice warm quilts when we came in. I don't miss how tight my dad tied my skates though (grin)
Jacqui

DianeH said...

I miss family camping vacations. The stationwagen loaded with everything including four kids. I don't have any idea how my mother did it.

Denise said...

I miss watching watching Mary Tyler Moore and The Carol Burnett Show with my family, and the smell dinner cooking when I would come in from playing.

Denise

Becky said...

I miss playing outdoors with friends. During childhood, we would let our imaginations soar and play made-up games. Looking forward to your Bar Harbor line at my LQS. Take care!

lil said...

I miss family evenings where we were playing cards or other games, the soup lunch in the fields helping my dad on the farm and those priviliged moments with my brothers and sisters in an untouched nature

Ann said...

I miss playing games around the fireplace with family during the cold winter months. And all those yummy snacks that went with it!

C said...

I miss those wacky wall walker gummy octopus toys that used to be in boxes of Kellogs Cereal (Froot Loops and Pops, in my case). Cereal prizes today don't hold a candle!

Incidentally, I already have some of the Bar Harbor line on preorder to make some dresses for my daughter! I can't wait. I check the site I ordered it from every day to see if they have an update as to when the fabric will be in. It's gorgeous!

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