Friday, September 3, 2010

I Get It! It's LABOR Day Weekend!

This holiday is very appropriately named. This was on my porch this morning.Even Gibby couldn't believe it. Those are big, heavy boxes stuffed with fabric. Our yardage for our next collection is here! We named it Charlevoix. Think summer.... The Great Lakes...... boating..... and cottages. Oh, and don't forget the cherries!
I'm cutting and stitching and I know what I will be doing for the next month. That's good. When you are working with fabric, it's always good. Oh, and look what the bosses down in Dallas found. It seems that they spent the last couple days cutting too. They cut all those salesman sample "cap sets" that the Moda people wave around. Those lovely swatches all lined up by color and design. Well, they had some scraps. One of those huge, heavy boxes, was nothing but scraps from those cap sets. Looky here.Selvage quilts?? Sure, I got you covered. String pieced quilts? You are covered there too. There is enough here for 3 LARGE Priority Mail boxes to be jammed packed full with them, and then some. Make a comment here before midnight Tuesday, September 7th and you could have a box coming your way. How about a comment about the end of summer; your favorite memory, or your favorite thing this time of year, or something else altogether. We're feeling magnanimous.

Polly and Laurie

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Dawn said...

On the opposite side of the world to you - I am able to lament the passing of winter - and the COMING of summer! Woo hoo - can't wait. Let's hope I still have those feelings of joy at the end of three long months of what is usually HOT dry weather here in Australia :-)
Love the look of the new fabric ...... kind regards

Kathryn said...

My favorite memory was of a family picnic to celebrate the high school graduation of 3 grandchildren. They grow up so fast. kathie L in Allentown

Cindi P. said...

WOW!!! My favorite thing about this time of year is going for a ride and "looking at the leaves". I have visions of a string quilt with a matching (sort of) rug on the floor. Thanks for the chance to win.

Quilt n Queen said...

Are those ........Michigan Cherries? They look yummy. I'm looking forward to a bit cooler temperatures. It has been a HOT summer in Canton Michigan. Thanks for a chance to win. I love string piecing. Makes a fast and easy quilt. Thanks again.

scottylover said...

Lovely fabrics you have there! It has been a hot summer here, so I am happy to see the cooler weather come in. Maybe now I can get some hand quilting done!
Sandy A

Lesly said...

Oh what I wouldn't do for a box of that deliciousness! And I live right on one of the Great Lakes - lake Ontario! I could make a geographically appropriate quilt that would look just great!

quazyquilter said...

So sad to leave the warm beaches of the east and to send my kids back to school! The summers are afleeting for us being together! They grow up so fast!!!!

MJinMichigan said...

Although summer is my favorite season, ath this time of year I look forward to the opeing of the cider mill on Labor Day weekend. Nothing can top cold cider and warm donuts.

CaraQuilts said...

My abslute favorite thing to do Labour Day weekend is to sit on a swing at the marina I worked at for many summers looking out onto the lake, the chillier the better!

Mary said...

I love this time of year when the air gets crisp and invigorating. And some of my favorite memories from this time of the year are from high school and college football - watching my linebacker son. Fun times!
Love the new fabric.

Gayle said...

I alwlays thought Labor Day would be such an appropriate day to have a baby. Our daughter is due to birth a baby any day, and it sure would be fun if it happened on Monday! Great giveaway - hope I'm lucky!

rebecca said...

My favorite part about the end of summer is college football. Noon til late on every Saturday!!!

Exciting new fabric!!! I have alot of fond memories spending summer time in Charlevoix!

Margaret said...

That fabric looks amazing! Love it! For me this time of year means having just gotten back from our yearly vacation in Maine and enjoying the US Open tennis. I love going to Maine, love watching the tennis, can't wait for the cooler temps! 2nd week of the US Open is almost always cooler than the first. :D

Erin in MI said...

Oh my gosh, those fabrics looks scrumptious! I love how the weather has finally turned here in MI to a cooler front. No more air conditioner running! No more fans running! I love the peace and quiet this time of year brings to the house. I hope I win! LOL

Lizzie said...

I agree with Dawn, here in Australia I am really, really holding out for summer. It's been a long, cold, wet winter and your fabric promises summer, sun, picnics and warmth....WooHooo!!
Lizzie
xxx

sandra said...

I just love your fabric and I am making one for my husband right now from a kit I got a few years ago.I have just made my first selvage bag and would just love to have your selvages.

Dianne said...

I love labor day weekend. It's a couple of weeks into the school year where we live, so it's like one last break before having to go back to the real world...

Carrie said...

We lived overseas for awhile when I was growing up and summer vacation always meant a trip back to the states to visit the grandparents, and some kind of "fun trip". My favorite summer memory/trip was about ten days spent tooling around Lake Shasta in Northern California on a houseboat. We went to Shasta Caverns, swam most of the day, slept on the roof of the houseboat, barbequed almost every meal and basically lived in our swimsuits.

Gorgeous fabric! It goes without saying that I look forward to seeing what YOU make with it! :)

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

SarDee said...

I have always wanted to do a string quilt and that looks like the perfect start! My favorite summer memories start with a trip to my husband's family home on Omena Point in Michigan. Again, think summer, Great Lakes, boating (fishing) and "The Cottage." My Mom and Dad-in-law built a cottage on Traverse Bay that has grown over the years but we always call it the cottage! My husband's favorite activity? Mushroom hunting! All you Michiganers know what I mean... :o)

Sandy F said...

Oh, I love the end of summer because almost all of the crops have been harvested and now we can breath a little easier and winter, my favorite season is coming soon!
Have fun sewing

Nancy said...

best summer ever... we are buying a home!! I am so excited... it will be a lot of work, but we are so ready for it...

Beth said...

I love the fact that September brings football and the promise of cooler weather soon - I'm in Texas...cooler weather is at a premium right now. My favorite TV commercial is from Staples showing 2 parents out shopping for school supplies, leaping down the aisles and the background music..."It's the most wonderful time of the year!" Always makes me laugh!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite thing to commemorate the end of summer is to try to swim in the lake later than the year before! Last year it was September 13th! That fabric looks incredible!

Diane said...

I will missing walking around barefoot or in flip-flops when the weather gets cooler. But I won't miss the humidity-yuk.

Melinda said...

I am looking forward to fall and winter after the miserably hot summer we have had here in Georgia. My memories of Labor day always include homemade ice cream. We plan to make it on Monday.

Anonymous said...

Wow--that is the mother lode of M&S scraps! I love the look of the new fabric too--the cherries are too cute!!
Karen in Breezy Point

Marcia said...

Labor Day - a time to rest and recharge inside because it is still so hot - and there are only a few short months before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Love the idea of making something from your "scraps" of wonderful new fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Magnanimous is a cool word. I'm glad you're feeling that way! Well, it's not officially fall here yet, but all three children are in school now and the air will start to cool down and the leaves will start to turn soon. It's my favorite time of year. I love to start working on Christmas gifts and other long-term cold weather projects like a big crocheted afghan. And sitting out on the front porch in the afternoon when the sun is going down behind the hill is just glorious!

MGM

Lisa said...

This summer spent in Seoul, South Korea has included many walks up the mountain where the Seoul Tower sits. Walks give my husband and I time to appreciate the beautiful landscaping, flowers, plants and trees on our way up to the top of the mountain. My best memory from the summer is walking to the top of the mountain on the Fourth of July night and watching the fireworks from our military post going off over the skyline of Seoul. Cool!

thelazyquilter said...

Memory of sitting out in the backyard in the summertime, in Queens, NY in the 1970s. Railroad apartments, houses right next to each other. TV is out, stars are in the sky, neighbor is laughing uproariously about something she is watching on TV up on the 3rd floor. Contageous laughter! :)

Bingaling said...

How fun! Today was the first day in a long time that we've had weather that actually felt "cool". I love this time of year. I love it when the mornings are crisp and cool and the I need a cup of coffee to warm up (and not just to wake up)!
Chanda

Monica said...

I love this time of year because it means fall and cooler temperatures are on the way!

kshackabq said...

Well doesn't that look like fun. As much as I don't like to see the end of summer, I definitely enjoy the cooler temperatures, the difference in the light at the end of the day, and the approaching color of fall. Can't wait to see your new designs with those wonderful fabrics.

peggy said...

WOW! I love what I saw of this line and would love to own all of these pieces. Summer is wonderful in my neck of the woods, but Fall is even better so I'm not sad to see summer leave - I'm just excited to see Fall arriving.

Ginny Worden said...

I am looking forward to snuggling up with a quilt( perhaps a new one, with some bright and cheery fabric), a book or movie, and a roaring fire.

call me crazy said...

I always think of that Staples add where the Dad is helping the kids get school supplies and the melody 'its the most wonderful time of the year' plays. :-) LOL I always look forward to a new school year for the kids, the shopping etc. Gorgeous fabrics! Have a fun weekend!

Cathy said...

Love the Michigan name for your new collection. I grew up in suburban Detroit, with annual summer vacations in a cottage on Mullet Lake and day trips to Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Mackinac Island (fudgies!). Now I'm living on the East Coast and get my water fix with a trip to the in-laws' on the North Fork.

Happy sewing!

SharoninStitches said...

This time of year means Meechigan football! Go Blue! I love this fabric too. Lovely tribute to our state!!

When will the fabric be released?

Kim said...

The very best thing about the end of summer? My favorite season...fall! Summer was awfully hot this year. But Labor Day is going to be beautiful, cooler though still summery and just perfect for a cookout.

Frankie said...

The end of summer means that FALL is coming -- my very favorite season! Also, the garden will soon be done. I'll miss the wonderful home-grown tomatoes, but not all the hot sweaty work that goes along with growing them!

kathy said...

My favorite thing about this summer was today - 61 degrees, not muggy and no mosquitoes! A great day to be outside.

Kathy

SheilaS said...

Lovely fabric again! I know you named it Charlevoix-but I'm thinking it's really Traverse City-but I guess that wouldn't really fit into the naming scheme. My earliest memory is the Traverse City Zoo and to think we thought it was a BIG zoo! And one of the most beautiful sights in the world-the cherry trees in the spring along the Leelanau, Penisula.

Miriam said...

Here in my corner of the world it is the beginning of Spring. We have been suffering from drought for about 9 years and today we are expecting hours of glorious, steady rain! I am sitting here listening to rain on the roof, the birds singing and the sight of blossom petals falling softly to the ground. It can't get better than this!

Except maybe some of your gorgeous new fabrics!! Can't wait to play with them!
Thank you for the chance to win!

Kristy said...

Not only do we have fabric love in common.....but as I read your post and saw that you used the word "LOOKY".....we must be cut from the same mold. LOOKY is one of my favorite words! Kristy

Penny from S.C. said...

I'd love to get one of those boxes. I love the fall. Such great weather now and for the next few weeks. Love it!

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Jacque. said...

We are having a cool snap (not cold, just cool)...at least for a few days. I welcome the cooler weather after this hot, hot summer. I will enjoy fall, but then winter comes all too soon. Fall is all about sweatshirts and leaves and harvest for me.

Ohmygosh...that new fabric is gorgeous!

Gretchen said...

WOW this looks like a great new line of fabric! I am already thinking about a new quilt for next summer celebrating all things Michigan with this new line. It has been one of the hottest and humid-est (new word!) summers ever in Atlanta and I am ready for Fall.

Sue said...

OoooOOOoo....a box of fun!
As far as summer goes, I'm glad it's on the way out. It's been a very hot and wet summer in our part of MI, making for more mosquitoes & more allergens in the air. Tonight is very cool and feels like fall, which is fine with me!

MonikaC said...

I used to be sad when September rolled around, because it meant snow, digging my car out, cold, and digging my car out. (Can you tell I don't like digging my car out?) However, when we moved to Arizona, that all changed! This is my favorite time of year, because it cools down enough to start spending time outside again! I do miss the changing of the leaves on the east coast.

Mary Lou Casada said...

What beautiful fabric, as usual! Summer for us was endless days, bare feet and playing outside with a thousand cousins 'til the lightening bugs lit up the world! Fall meant new clothes, school supplies (still LOVE those!!), and the kaleidoscope of irresistable colors and smells.
Thanks for being so very magnanimous! :-D and for the excellent memories!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

pdudgeon said...

September memories bring thoughts of lower humidity, spicy chrysanthemums, beautiful goldenrod, and purple asters by the armload. Top that off with Fall fairs on the weekends, school trips to the State Fair, green chalk boards, and yellow school buses, and happy kids. Can't get any better than that! (except boxes of fabric on the front porch!)

Mimi said...

Being from MI and seeing all your beautiful cherry fabric only makes me think of all the lovely trips I have taken to Traverse City, the sand dunes and the Leewanaw peninsula. What better fabric to make a quilt to commemorate those trips.

Allie said...

LOVE the cherries - and the sound of the rest of the line! I can't wait to see what projects y'all come up with. What a great name for it!

Oh I'm mourning the end of summer already - I want to head back up north and enjoy some more beach time on Lake Huron - it's just never enough. However, I do have the Franklin Cider Mill to look forward to - that will help ease the pain!

Lisa said...

My favorite memory was of all us kids getting to pick out new school supplies to start the new year with!

In Awe of Applique said...

September brings chilly mornings with dew on the grass and the promise of afternoon warmth. Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah of summer and the last camping trip of the season!

Amy R said...

I'm surely loving this cooler weather we are having here in Michigan~ I love sleeping with windows open and blankets on listening to the leaves rustle~ Your fabric, as usual, is beautiful! If I win, I can save you the postage. . . I'm only 20 minutes away~ Thanks again for sharing your bounty.

Sue said...

Here in mid-Michigan, I picked my tomatoes, squash, and carrots tonight and froze peaches, pears and raspberries this week. (The cherries were done earlier in the season.) I know it's only Labor Day, but my son asked for a pumpkin pie tonight, so fall is in the air. Thanks for the chance to win and for making me think of Charlevoix...

Sandy, Quilt guild president said...

Favorite Summer Treat---There is nothing better than fresh cherry pie - homemade from fresh picked sour red cherries. No more cherry pie filling in a can.
Two thumbs up!!
I'd love to have this lovely fabric with cherries.

Connie F said...

I do not want the summer to end...
Fall is OK, but I know that winter is right around the corner. I do not like winter. The older I get the more I dislike it.
Connie F

TheresaW said...

my best end of summer news was that my biopsy was negative...now back to the sewing machine!

Kaye Prince said...

Oh, so pretty! Would love to have a little of this in my hands! The end of Summer for me means the beginning of school again...but hopefully my last year! Come June I'll have graduated from my Masters program and hopefully by this time next year I'll have a super-cool job that will enable me to pay back my student loans ;)

Melissa C said...

My favorite thing this time of year is to see the leaves starting to change colors. I love how it looks when everything is different colors and not just green. Thanks for the chance, I would love some of those scraps.

WoolenSails said...

My favorite thing is the tourists and summer people will be gone, lol. Then we can take long walks on the beach, go paddling and biking and no crowds, while the weather is nice and not so hot.

Debbie

Laura T said...

I'm always sad to see the end of summer here in WA state (it's been a short summer this year!) but I'm looking forward to fall and the change of season and all that it brings....I'm eating lovely cherry tomatoes tonight that have so much wonderful flavor - it just says fall to me.
I love cherries! I wanted to have a quilt shop and in the name have cottage! I love how it all goes together:) Please enter me into your very generous give-a-way!
Laura T

carolann said...

Although I hate to be cold, it's been way too hot here in FL, so I am looking forward to some cooler temps and sewing a Christmas quilt. Your new fabrics are gorgeous!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I admit that I am very, very happy to see those cherries! I looked for cherry or orchard fabrics all summer because I'd love to make a quilt reminiscent of the kitchens of the 1950's--but I never found any. Very happy to see yours!

Susan D said...

End of summer? Ha! Good 'ol California, it's finally getting warm here. Yeah, it is unusual. Everyplace in the country had record breaking heat waves-- and we were mid 80's -- max. Even 70's. Where were those 100+ deg days? Well, you might be having 'end of summer' but we're just getting going-- over 100 the last 2 days. Indian summer. I'll say. But those fabrics look wonderful-- scrap quilts, hmmmm. The best. And string quilts, all the colors. I could really use them. Back to the machine- strip club coming....

Megan said...

Mmmmm, the end of summer means football, sweatshirts, long sleeve tees, jeans, and lots of soups and stews for dinner.

YAY!

Rhonda P. said...

Great fabric! Love the colors and the cherries! I look forward to the end of summer because I love fall! The beautiful colors of the changing leaves.

Lindy said...

I for one am glad to kiss summer goodbye!! I love the fall and really love winter...snow tons of snow!!! I will be working this fine labor day weekend, as I have been for nearly 25 years.

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Wendy P said...

The end of summer means a break from the heat and humidity of Florida!

It means I can get me homemade fall wreath out and hang it on the front porch again. It means cinnamon and apple pies and really good home cooking (roasts, soups, turkey) and it means I get the fever to paint a new color in at least one room. This year it is 2 rooms and painting starts tomorrow.

I know the whole time we're painting I'll be imagining my next quilt project...or five.

Seams Sew Together said...

As Spring has Sprung upon us with lots of rainy weather here in oz, I love the feeling of anticipation of the sun on my face in a protected part of the garden.

Paula said...

I love the smell of autumn in the air and the first few leaves to fall on the deck. Can't help but anticipate the busy busy activities of the squirrels getting ready for winter weather.BTW, I love the new fabric line.

Sue in MI said...

I love fall and watching the leaves as they change, love crisp mornings and cool nights. And I LOVE your new line. I can hardly wait to see what you create with them.

S. said...

End of Summer...sigh. Up to my elbows in canning tomatoes, freezing corn and using up some Red Haven peaches.That's my "labor" on this holiday weekend. Starting the quilting season with some beautiful new fabric "cap sets" aka. scraps, would be sew much fun. Cherries are always little sparklers, so cheerful and bright and they taste good too. Yum. Wish I had some to can;)

Thimbleanna said...

I saw your new line on Moda and it's stunning! I love all the cherries. Hmmm...end of summer. I love that nesting feeling that makes me want to clean everything in sight to get ready for winter!

Mary said...

wow that is a stunning collection of fabric. I love labor day. It is the beginning of the fall season, beautiful colors and the shorter, but more productive days.....

Vicky said...

I've been checking every day to see if you'd show us a peek! OMG, those fabrics are gorgeous!!! Of course, if it's Minick & Simpson, gorgeous is a given!! Oh, yeah, end of summer means, hopefully, our ten minutes of winter is coming soon to SoCal!! But if I were back home, I'd be gearing up for LSU games! Geaux Tigers!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

My favorite thing about this time of year? Fall is coming! I love fall!

Béa said...

I would be happy to pay shipping if I have a chance to win. I LOVE scraps. Big hugs from France !

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about this time of year is all the GREAT PRODUCE to devour! The choices of all the wonderful fruits and veggies at both the grocery and farmer's mkts are vast...just had a wonderful freestone peach and slice of perfectly ripe watermelon for dessert. Thanks for the box of fabric opportunity---love opening boxes of new fabric!
Cindy
cbnovick@hotmail.com

Kathie said...

oh the end of the summer means fall is coming
I love to watch the trees changing colors, after this hot summer I am really going to love the cool crisp days and nights (not seeing the electric bill be so high from the A/C running over time!) baking pies and hand quilting I do a lot of hand quilting in the fall and winter months.
end of the summer always means its time for the kids to go back to school by the end of the summer I think we are all looking forward to that!
have a great holiday weekend we will be enjoying our annual end of the summer B-B-Que always a happy memory.
Kathie

PamKittyMorning said...

OH.
MY.
GOSH.

Izzy said...

IT ISNT SO SAD TO SAY GOODBY TO SUMMER,TO SAND INBETWEEN YOUR TOES OR SALT WATER UP YOUR NOSE, PEELING A DELICIOUS ORANGE ON A HOT DAY AT THE BEACH OR EATING A YUMMY JERSEY TOMATO ON THE EVENING SALAD. BECAUSE FALL AND THE SMELL OF BURNING WOOD, DRINKING CIDER AND WEARING A HOODIE AS I STITCH ON MY COOL PORCH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.I WOULD LOVE A BOX OF TREATS FROM YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Anonymous said...

Well since our summers are over 100 degrees. the "end" of summer is just that, "The END!" and biy are we happy! lol..
The box looks yummy!
gael at landgtino@sbcglobal.net

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Another beautiful line of fabric! Looking forward to seeing what your pattern is as well.

Janet said...

I love spring and autumn best of all in Australia, not too cold and not too hot, just like Goldilocks would like it. Those luscious scraps are big enough that they wouldn't be scraps to me.

Thelma said...

Wow, what a giveaway! When I was younger, I just loved Labor Day Weekend because that meant the start of school. I loved the start of school, new supplies, new clothes, new shoes, same old friends. Nothing but happy memories of buying the supplies and getting caught up with my friends.

Anonymous said...

This has been one of the best summers I can remember in a long time even if it did go by so fast. We took quite a few short mini vacations and spent time visiting friends we haven't had the chane to see in a couple of years. Echo had his first chance to swim and chase waves in the 'BIG' lakes up north and loved every minute of it!
Your new fabric line looks WONDERFUL!!!!!!
Jill

Laura Jean D said...

End of summer to me means so many beginnings . . . Fall and all that that season conjures, then on to the Holiday Season . . . lots of sewing fun! . . . and, that would be GREATLY enhanced with the arrival of one of those wonderful boxes at MY doorstep! WOOHOO!

Sentimentally Me said...

Willing to put in some HARD LABOR on that for sure :)

Happy long weekend to you both ~

Patrice

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Here in NH it has been the hottest and dryest summer ever. I am over it and need to move on to fall. I sew more in the fall and winter so I am anxous to get cutting something new and get on with it.

Caro said...

You sure named your fabric collection appropriately - Charlevoix. We just visited there this summer during cherry season and it's sure beautiful. Would love a chance at winning.

Stacey said...

i would love to win, add some happy thoughts to a kinda crappy summer, hubby got hurt, ambulance to emergency room, broken ribs, pain, and lots of taking care of, winning fabric for me would be a great reward!!! thanks
stacey
luv2knitnsew@gmail.com

livelymonkey said...

Loved the summers of my youth in Rochester, NY. Tho we moved to Miami when I was 15, and I'mve been a Florida girl since....I recall those short and therefore very precious days of summers so long ago. Maybe that's why I so relate to your lovely designs in both quilts and fabrics.......Keep up the wonderful work...we love it!
Mona

moosecraft said...

Too funny! As I'm typing my comment I happened to read your first comment by Dawn about winter just leaving her area! LOL! I am basking in the coolness of a September morning here in Central jersey as loving every minute of it! Summer is awesome, but this summer was the hottest on record here and made for mostly indoor days in the ac. Sooooo, now that the humidity is passed, the sun is shining and the leaves are just starting there colorful serendade... I'm outside! Late season gardening, walking, apple picking... and stitching on the back patio! Yum! My favorite time of year! Love the new fabric line! Reminds me of summer picnics! :-)

Anonymous said...

I love this time of year....Fall in the air, camping and cooking hot dogs on an open fire......
I would love to win this fabric....its perfect for string quilts! Love the new line!
Bev/Mo

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

As summer 2010 winds down, my favorite memories were spent with my youngest son before he left for his two year permanent duty station in Okinawa. What a wonderful gift it would be to spend the cold, snowy months happily stitching with fabrics that remind me of my summer days with my Airman.

Teresa

The NCQ said...

Charlevoix! Perfect! I can't wait to hear how the folks here in NC pronounce that name. Ha, ha! As a former Michigander, I love Charlevoix. However, my favorite summer memories are of Vermont where we spent the month of July for over 15 years. That was to get away from the hot Michigan summer weather. Like I said, we now live in North Carolina. Talk about HOT!!!!

Kathy in FL said...

Favorite summer memory: Vacations with my family in the U.P. Haven't been back there in years! Living in Florida, now.
Love the new fabrics! Can't wait for them to hit the shelves.

Anonymous said...

Cool weather!! Yay!! New fabric!!!

katie said...

Love the boxes full of fabric.
comment,comment,comment.

hookinct said...

Labor Day picnic at my Aunt & Uncles started with Bacon Liver and Onion Sandwiches and clams! Next day was back to school, but birthday month so always exciting. Your new fabric is exciting too, love it!

Lori said...

Your new line looks fabulous and I can imagine you sewing beautiful creations all weekend!!
I'm so sad to see summer go, there is no denying it that fall is getting close. I always feel a little sad when I have to face reality and bring out the sweatshirts.
I'd love to win some cast off's!!

Jill said...

I will miss summer and having my two youngest kids at home all day. The two oldest are pretty much out of the house, one getting married in December and the other who stayed for summer term at college. I love fall, though, with the cooler weather and more time for quilting as my whole day is not spent running kids all around. I do get lots of applique done during the summer while at music lessons, baseball practice, etc. Love the new fabric and would love some of those scraps.

Doodlebug Gail said...

This summer has been so great and I don't want it to end! While I'm sad to see the heat of summer disappear I'm looking forward to the cooler temperatures of Fall and of course all the lovely seasonal vegetables which start arriving at the markets.

QuilterPattiO said...

Oh, how beautiful. I always think that you have out done yourself with a fabric line and can't do anything better but this next one has my name all over it. I guess I should start thinking of some design. PattiO

Kathy said...

How wonderful that you are making the new scraps available in a blog giveaway! I love to work with all your past lines and mix the different red, white, and blues together. I also love making stacked coin quilts and runners, so these scraps might be perfect for that! Hope I win.

debgins said...

Love the cherries! In the Midwest, summer means boats and the lake! Thanks for the quilting instruction over the last month - I always learn something new from you!

Sandy said...

Awesome, love your fabric! We have a family picnic and then, close the pool. Time for fall decorations!

Amy in Eau Claire said...

You are too generous! What could be better than cool temps, hot apple cider, pumpkin bread, and quilting without having to swelter?Thanks for the giveaway!

Bev said...

Entering another giveaway,
Never having won :<,
But dreaming about winning,
Is still a lot of fun!!!

Cheery wave from Bev

Dixie said...

Hoping for the best labor day in a long time this year. We are going to our local county fair which is always fun to look forward to at the end of summer. Our 19 year old nephew will be driving a car in the destruction derby, so we will be there to cheer him on! The fabric looks fantastic!

DebrafromMD said...

My favorite thing this time of year is gathering the family together to have a cookout. My brother-in-law and his wife are returning from England after a two year stay due to his job so we have something special to celebrate this year.

be*mused jan said...

A cool front blew through Chicago yesterday and not only did we sleep with windows open last night, but we needed a light blanket! Love this transitional weather!
I am completely smitten with your new line...a sucker for cherry prints. I would love a chance to win some pieces! Thanks.

b said...

The fabric is yummy! I'm sorry to see summer go, but enjoy the structure that a new school year brings. It also brings the cooler weather that we experienced yesterday, and a typical fall football game. I think I'll spend the day sewing today! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

b.

Sharon said...

Labor Day, back to school, clean notebooks and fresh pencils! I loved this time of year as a kid and I still do. The shorter days redirects my focus back indoors and I know in a short time I'll have the fireplace going and be snuggled under a quilt.

mascanlon said...

Oh how yummy and the cherries on top too! This is my favorite time of the year, summer winding down and we start out Fall with a big Labor day party for all the September birthday...7 in our extended family! And I'm just giddy at all the selvages

Jeanne said...

Wow! After such a hot and humid summer, it's great to feel the cooler temps and cool breezes. I spent more time indoors this summer than I did outside. May we have a long and beautiful fall!

Anonymous said...

End of summer...I live on Bonaire Dutch Antilles and we have always summer over here. I can only dream off autumn or winter with some snow like we used to have back in the Netherlands. Would be nice sitting on the porch with my sewingmachine and stringpeicing away your lovely fabrics.
Thanks for the chance, Marjan

Diane from MI said...

My favorite memory is our cherry harvest this past summer, very productive and fast, and of course looking forward to our apple harvest and grape harvest to end our fall seasons. You sure can smell the grapes in the vineyards! Love to do string quilts and thanks for chance at fabric scraps, especially the cherries!!!

Janet said...

I'm hunkered down here in my kitchen in rural Nova Scotia waiting for hurricane Earl to finish his swipe at the province. We still have power - always nice for a quiltmaker - and hopefully it will get a little cooler soon. Every year around the middle of August you awake one morning to a cool bright and breezy day with the scent of woodsmoke from someone's early morning fire - fall has come! This hasn't happened yet this year - I hope it will tomorrow!
I am a very greedy person when fabric is around - what fun to score a big box of scraps and then pick through it - I will share with other quilters at the Quilt Show I convene at the end of the month - I'm always looking for freebies to put on a special table of gently used goodies!
Janet in Hall's Harbour

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

My favourite part of the end of summer is all the harvest fruits in the garden, yummy plums! Time for jam, chutney, puddings....

Carol said...

I am getting ready to retire soon. Planning to have lots more time to quilt, so your lovely fabric would be fabulous! Hope I get it! Thanks for the opportunity.

Richy Jr said...

I am sad that summer is ending. it is my favorite time a year. but fall is very beautiful so that helps. enjoy quilting up a storm, i hope to be...Richy Jr

Mary said...

My family has so many birthdays this time of year. August is a very popular month for us! I always look forward to our family parties.

susan said...

I love those fabrics! Aren't you the luckiest quilter to have those boxes land on your doorstep?!

Summer may be coming to an end here in Florida, but the blue skies and sun keep on and on. Keep it coming! Sue

Mary said...

I am still scouring the internet trying to find some "prairie paisley". It has the most summer feeling and then I looked at the calendar and it was fall. Love the cherries.

Janet said...

Wow this looks like a great line. I love cherries :0) My favorite memory from this summer is going tubing with my 2 year old daughter - she just loved it!

Cory said...

My favorite thing about the end of summer is the cool night and warm days. Congrats on the new fabric arriving! How exciting. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabric. I will use it to make quilts for my church's Hugs Ministry. We make quilts, pair them with stuffies, and give them to the local fire department so they have a "Hug" for kids in crisis situations. Take care and God bless, Cory

Emma said...

The first signs of summer's end in the South is the sudden appearance of the hurricane lilies and gurnsey lilies. My yard tells me autumn is on its way! Thank you for sharing your bounty.

Mary said...

Looks like a lot of fun to me. I am enjoying the last days of summer. A string quilt would be right up my alley. thaks for the opportunity to win.
Mary

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow I would love to see a box coming my way. We enjoy summer type weather year round, but it is always fun to get together with family members for picnics. Living in Florida means we can do that almost all year long :-) Thanks for including me.

Anonymous said...

We have had such a hot, hot, summer. I'm anxiously awaiting cooler temperatures and fall colored leaves. Love the fall. Nice giveaway. Thank you.

Darlis

Anonymous said...

We have had such a hot, hot, summer. I'm anxiously awaiting cooler temperatures and fall colored leaves. Love the fall. Nice giveaway. Thank you.

Darlis

Amy said...

Mmmmm, I just spent the morning and early afternoon on my front porch in low 70 degree sunshine. Hurricane Earl dealt Virginia some lovely weather! It reminded me of the late summer naps my grandmother laid out for me on her backyard swing. And those yummy new fabrics of yours remind me of her too! Thanks for the opportunity!

Ellen said...

How fun would it be to dig into that treasure trove? I just unpacked my sewing machine after a move and I'm in the stitching mood! That cherry fabric is adorable - reminds me of summers picking cherries in western NY. Just found your blog today and I love it already.

Paula and Mel said...

Since I am a new quilter my favorite time this summer was spent in the a/c sewing. I finished my first queen size quilt. I also started a tabletopper and played with some hexagons.
Oh what a thrill it would be to win some of those lovely fabrics. I love what I seen and have visions running through my head.
Great blog. At this time I do not have a blog but I do enjoy reading others. I guess that makes me a lurker! LOL!
I am crossing my fingers.
Paula/ Wisconsin

Janelle J said...

I love your designs and my mother in law collects everything cherries. I should definitely make her something out of this line. Looks beautiful!

Deb said...

I'm not a huge fan of the heat and humidity here in the mid-West, but will really miss all the fresh produce when summer ends. The though of not being able to have fresh muskmelon, canteloupe, tomatoes, green beans and new potatoes makes me very sad! Would love the opportunity to win the fabric and use them in a beautiful scrappy quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

Patty said...

I had a good summer. My grandson was born on July 9th and I have been able to see him since he is only 13 miles from me. We have had too many hot days for me to do much outside with the flower beds. But the garden did pretty good. We had lots of tomatoes. Yummy!

Sylvia said...

We are having bit of an Indian Summer here in Germany, and I am loving it after weeks of rain. This will be our first Fall here and I am looking forward to actually seeing some foliage change - we lived in Texas before. Anyways, as a new quilter a bunch of fabric would be outstanding

Helen said...

My favourite summer memory is of our annual outing to Scarborough - many good times playing frisbee on the beach with uncles and cousins while "the Mams" sat wrapped in beach towels trying to shelter from the cold wind!
At the start of Autumn I can start thinking about snuggling under whatever I happen to be quilting, admire the beautiful colours of the local hills and moors and be thankful I no longer have to spend hours waiting to have my feet measured at the local shoe shop (whilst still longing for a pencil case filled with sharp pencils and felt tips in a rainbow of colours!).
Love the new fabric, thanks for a chance to win!

Robin said...

What a treasure trove! My favorite thing about this time of year is when I walk by the concord grapes and the enticingy fruity smell just envelopes me. Yum!
I love love love the new line of fabric.

Carol in E TN said...

Oh my! I am loving that fabric and those cherries are so sweet! Summer here in E TN has been so hot and this fabric looks like a blast of fresh cool air!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Charlevoix is one of the coolest places in Michigan! Totally another world unto itself. Michigan cherry country is unique, too. Fond memories of a pottery place in the Leelanau peninsula and a drive along Lake Michigan shoreline. Thanks for offering a chance at such a generous prize!
Holly...a Michigander

Diane W. said...

This is my very favorite time of the year. Cool, cool nights make great sleeping. Warm days and not too hot. I don't see any leaves turning yet but it won't be long. The scarecrows are in the stores now and I love those guys. Mums, pumpkins, apples, winter squash, red/orange leaves. Awesome!! Thanks for allowing us to leave our comments and for the chance to WIN! Diane W.

mamabug said...

Late this summer our daughter had a benign tumor removed...Best news ever. We count our blessings. I would love to sew a little celebration quilt with your scraps and some of mine. Thanks...Kathie

Pookie said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh -- that blue plaid fabric with the cherries?!? I CAN'T WAIT!!!

As for the best thing about the end of summer... Hm... There are so many things to chose from. The earliest changing leaves are changing. The nights are getting cooler (meaning you can use more quilts). Everyone goes on vacation. But I think you know what I'm going to say is the absolute best... It's almost hockey season! :D

Chris said...

I think the best thing about this summer has been gaining a new daughter. My son got married just 3 weeks ago! He is my firstborn, and the first one to marry. It has been an exciting time for all of us!

I just love the name of your new collection. Charlevoix is one of my favorite "up north" towns!

Tressa said...

Then end of summer reminds me of gardens and fruit trees at their fullest and the kitchen full of the smells of preserved peaches and pears and one of my favorite pies a Peach Pear pie that makes the whole house smell of goodness.

Carol said...

Fall is my favourite time of year and my birthday is tomorrow. Most of our family birthdays fall between now and Dec 3rd - it's a busy time! Back to school was also something I looked forward to as a kid, but not as a mom. Fall is the also the time to get some serious sewing done.

luckycharm said...

Where is the end if summer? We have another month of high temps here in central Cali. Im looking forward to October and cooler days,and a week at the beach. I love the new fabrics. I could do so much with those scraps. The colors and prints are great.

Judy in Michigan said...

Summer ends but the glorious fall begins especially here in Michigan. Plus, it's football season and soon hockey season! Oh, and baseball is still with us. What a wonderful time of the year! Go Blue!! I'd love to win some of your scraps. I love the name Charlevoix!!! Great city in a great state.

Linda said...

Oh, wow...this giveaway is going to generate a lot of comments! A box of fabric....be still my heart. My favorite thing about this time of year is that it finally cools off!!! It has been 90 degrees plus in GA for 3 months straight and this morning it was cool; at noon it was still comfortable. Happy Day! Fall will come again!

Jackie said...

I will love to see the end of summer heat wave! Come on Fall!

Logan said...

My favorite memory for this summer is when my uncle took my family to Lancaster Penn. Talk about a quilters dream land!!! Quilt shops around every corner!!!!!!! Can't wait for that line...I llllooooovvvee cherries!!!

Leslie said...

LOVE those cherries...I'm smelling fall in the air, but still hoping for just one more beach day! Leslie

Anonymous said...

This will probably disqualify me, but I am a lifelong Dodger baseball fan as well as a huge college football fan. I love that you also follow sports and get the biggest kick out of your sports comments! Love your quilts and design sensibilities--and the new fabric is awesome! Happy Fall...Juliet in SoCall

The Winn's said...

Please count me in. Those fabrics look so cheerful!

I remember catching fireflies growing up. Summer was my favorite. Now that I'm older, I love the Fall. I plan all year for my Thanksgiving feast, which will be here before we know it!

Jeanne said...

I'd love to win some strings!

Autumn is my favorite time of year -- looking forward to the leaves turning!

Jeanne

Frummie said...

WOW! What a great give-a-way.
Living in south Florida where there are 2 seasons, dry and wet, I decided to go visit my brother in the Catskills, that's NY. There I will see the changing of the leaves and all the deer and birds that come to visit him.
Love the new fabric.
Frummie

Cyn said...

Beautiful fabrics!

My favorite memories for this time of year are the cooler nights. We never lived in a house with air conditioning so we looked forward to the cooler nights so we could really sleep! :-)

I also looked forward to fall as we were back in school (yes I liked school), lot's of fun activities and the knowing that the Holidays were coming soon!

Cynthia

BethN said...

I'm really excited about your new fabrics. I grew up on Lake Erie and took my kids camping on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. I have many happy memories of the Great Lakes. I love your fabric collections.

Beth in Ohio

Patsy said...

We've had a very hot summer, but this week there are signs of fall coming. My summer was spent moving into a new house. Love your new fabric line. I can picture the fabric in my bedroom and living room, both. I would love the scraps!

Nancy said...

Fall is my favorite season! I love the cooler weather, the ducks flying into our pond, the fall fabric collections, and FOOTBALL!

blop said...

I love it when the kiddos all go back to school. It gets nice and quiet here at the beach, when all the tourists are gone and just the loco's are about....weather gets nice and Indian summer begins.
Love your new fabric line!!

Megan said...

I'm so excited to see y'all's next fabric line in action! My favorite things about this time of year 1) that the nights are finally getting cooler, and 2) it seems to smell so good once the weather starts to cool down some, it smells so much better.

Anonymous said...

I've already signed up for a BOM using this fabric with Daisy Cottage Quilting! Can't wait.....My favorite memory of summer...anytime I was young and didn't realize that Texas had SEARING HEAT!

Lisa said...

Charlevoix is beautiful. My favorite thing this time of year is anticipating - lovely sunflowers, the start of football, the leaves turning, the crisp air and apples too. Autumn is coming.

Amy said...

I always have felt blessed to be part of a military family. Not only do we get to be stationed around the world but we also get to travel to some amazing cities. My favorite memory was time spent overseas with the Air Force, cruising the Meditteranian with my family.

Sherry said...

What a beautiful new fabric line. I love this time of year anticipating cooler temps, fall colors, football. Love being able to turn off the AC and open up the house to let in the fresh air. Thanks for the chance to win some of that yummy fabric!

Dorian said...

What a lovely box of goodness! The blackberries are wonderful this year. I've put up 27 pints of jam! I just love seeing homemade jam in the pantry.

Becky said...

The end of summer is always a bit sad. Summer is a time for visiting friends and doing fun thing. But the end of summer means the beginning of football season:) Hubby follows high school on Friday. We both watch college games on Saturday and Sunday is pro football. Time for handing sewing binding and knitting in front of the television. Thanks for the sparking of good memories!

lips said...

My favorite memory of this summer was hiking with all my kids in Kentucky! such fun to be all together.
Thanks for the givaway!
colleen
butler83ataoldotcom

Casey Devine said...

I'm looking forward to some free time as I'm closing my bricks and mortar store at the end of the month...what to do with myself? I think a box of gorgeous fabric would get me spending some quality time in my sewing studio!!

Stina said...

Your boxes are so full of lovely fabrics... looks like something from my grandmothers fabricbox... brings forward a memory from a late September day at my grandmothers... Afternoon tea with me and my brothers .. nicely set table with tablecloth in blue plaids... finest teacups.. and a fresh baked lingon berrie cake... no one could make that cake like her.. Cherries cant grow here where I live.. but lingonberries around the corner..... oh that was a nice memory... thanks for bringing that one up..:o))
Good luck with your cutting and sewing.. :o))

Anonymous said...

We have 3 large old cherry trees shading our cottage. Summer means the grandkids coming for sleepovers and picking cherries. So much fun.
Your cherry fabrics speak to me!
Best regards from Gail in Wa State

ferne said...

Your fabric looks so yummy I just had to post to let you know I am loving it! My favorite thing about this time of year is feeling of fall just around the corner. Some days are hot and some are cool like nature is getting us ready for fall. The days are shorter and there is a crisp feel in the air...love it!

Kathy said...

Wow - it looks like a lot of fun and creativity for the next month. Can't wait to see the results.
My fav time of year is the fall and that is like NOW!!!! Yes - its starting to cool off finally.

Lisa D. said...

What a beautiful box of loveliness! I love summer, but fall is my favorite time of year. I love to see the leaves change and crunch under your feet, so I am looking forward to that.

Heather said...

Beautiful fabric! So this is my favorite time of year, hands down. All of my neighbors are out and about, we always stop and talk a lot. I go for long walks in the evenings, not having to bring a sweater. It stays light until 9:00 at night. There are cherries and apples on the trees to pick and eat fresh. I could go on and on, I love summer time!

Nancy said...

I watch my granddaughter several days a week during her summer vacation and my favorite outing of the summer is our annual "Last Day of Summer" outing with her. We have a picnic lunch at Stoney Creek Park, rowboat ride in the lake, and finally a visit to Yates Cider Mill for cider and donuts. Now it's time to get back to all my sewing projects. Thanks for the fabric give-away.

Becky S. said...

I am happy for the end of summer and am looking forward to some cooler temps and changing leaves.
Your new fabric is beautiful--I would love to make something with those scraps!! Thanks for the chance to win.

STLquilter said...

I love summer tomatoes, children dancing in sprinklers, cherries, cantalope, and warm bread on the patio for breakfast. Charlevoix would look pretty perfect made up in some summer accessories for my patio and a string pieced picnic quilt with stone snugs on the corners would be just right.

Maryj said...

End of summer for us, means football. Yeah.. Labor Day will be spent chilling at home (down to 95 finally!) and sewing. Love your new line and all the true america colors... red, white, and blue.

Taryn said...

What a treat to find those boxes on your porch. Sure, it's work but who can resist boxes of fabric! I love blue, white and cherries and cannot wait to see what you do with it.

Kathi said...

I'm immensely partial to cherries, both real and fabric. I remember getting such fresh ones in Oregon when we went to the Sisters quilt show and again in the south of France.

Helen said...

I can see how you might have mixed feelings about those boxes--lovely to have all that fabric from your new line, but the work...

I really like what I see of your new fabric line. It makes me think of spring.

HollyC said...

Oh, I love the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall. The air is cooler and the leaves start to turn. Just love the new fabric line. Y'all did a wonderful job! Thanks for the contest!

Pam P said...

I'm excited about getting my quilting projects ready so I can hunker down and hibernate! I will admit that I will miss the long summer days and the nights outside by the fire pit. However, I WON'T miss a)mosquitos b)hauling out the lawn mower & weed wacker and c)the words "95 degrees and humid today"!! Love your new fabric!! It's faboooo :) And I can't wait to see the great things that you'll do with it.

Anonymous said...

These past few days have been finally cool enough to have a quilt on my lap to hand quilt. Ahhhh! No humidity today! But the sun is shining and soon the snow will be flying and wouldn't a box of strips and scraps be just the inspiration to start a new quilt. I would love to win it!!!
~Joyce in MI

farmhousequilter8 said...

We built a cabin over the winter and it is decorated in red/blue and guess who's fabric I have been buying for quilts...yes, yours. I have LaPlaya cut out to start sewing on this fall at the cabin and love the pail it came in. Anxious to get the new line too...
Thanks, I love your stuff.

Connie said...

I love the fall and enjoy heading to the beach for some of the best weather of the year in NC.
conniep203@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Summer always means going away to "Quilt Camp" for me and my friend, Diane. We both look forward to our trips each year. Counting the days until next summer......

Mary said...

I just love your fabrics. In my stash box, I have a charm pack just waiting for the right pattern. Looking forward to a cozy fall, with nights full of sewing!!

Sunflower Skies said...

I'm looking forward to the cooler weather now. But my favorite thing about this summer is all the horseback riding and hiking I got to do with my family and friends! Thanks for the giveaway.

Chrismiss10ataoldotcom

kjb139 said...

Well, we dodged a hurricane and I am so grateful for that! I live in a home with tall pines, oaks and maples nearby. I love each of the New England seasons and am thankful for all Mother Nature brings!

Kathy in MA

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