Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sew Cherry Fabric by Lori Holt @ Bee In My Bonnett

Wow .. how cool would it be to have your own fabric line?? Well, Lori Holt from "Bee In My Bonnett" blog has just that! Lori is just the most adorable lady. I follow her blog daily, and get her posts in my email so I won't miss a thing. She's SEW crafty and such an inspiration to me. When I'm feeling stressed .. I simply go to Lori's blog and admire her studio, look at all her creations or just read about what she's working on and what she's doing. Ahhhhhhh ......

Pop on over to her blog and check out her new line of Fabric .. SEW Cherry. Of course my fav is the Sew Cherry Pink! lol Imagine that! It was hard to pick a fav when they are all so precious! I just purchased several vintage dress patterns (uncut) from 1950's. I'll be ordering the Pink Sew Cherry to make my first dress with .. I already know which pattern I'm using.

Lori, once again, you continue to inspire us and encourage us to reach for our dreams. Happy sewing and happy blogging!

Hugs to all ...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Shopping In San Antonio

This Past weekend I went to San Antonio. This was a postponed weekend from several weeks ago when the ice hit us and the roads here were not driveable. I'm sure you northerners laugh at us .. but we are not accustomed to driving under those conditions and neither are our vehicles. So, if the snow falls .. or the ice hits, this area just shuts down!

Saturday morning off we went .. SHOPPING! First we hit the outlet mall, then on the way home we stopped at some quaint little old houses converted to retail shops. It was so cute. I wanted to take some pictures, but there were signs everywhere saying no photography. After hours in a "girly" shop buying Yellow Box Sandals and BLING necklaces I stopped in a super cute little "Texas" style rustic store.

I LOVED it! I enjoyed meeting the owner, Tricia Travis. She's super laid back, very ARTISTIC and had the most comfy little abode! Everything was so neat and tidy (which I love) and all color coordinated (which I love). Her speciality is hooking rugs. She laughed as she called herself a "hooker". She did allow me to take a few pics of the shop inside and out, but none of her rugs. I can understand why, but I'm here to tell you, they were breath taking! She has everything there to get started including classes. I wasn't able to browse as long as I'd like (one of my cousins had just had surgery and was feeling poor). She made us feel so at home. Lots of goodies (like a little country store would have!) and of course, what Texas store would be complete without homemade fudge at the counter! I didn't get it try it, but it sure looked yummy!

So, if you are out near San Antonio, stop in and say Hi to Tricia. Bring a big shopping bag, you won't be able to resist her goodies!

Thanks Trish for making us feel so welcome and sharing your thoughts and talents with us!

Country Gatherings, owner Tricia Travis,
18771 FM 2252 (Nacagdoches Rd),
San Antonio Texas 78266,
Next road trip ... Round Top, Texas at the end of March .. with over 2,000 vendors! Can't wait!