I've owned my quilt shop since 1990, specializing in antique reproduction fabrics. Made my first quilt in 1976 which greatly reduced my sewing of clothing! Would like to find more time to SEW.......maybe when I retire? Am married to a farmer, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren who are the light of my life!!!
Another new book! "British Textiles", a compendium of six previous publications. I have only one of them "Design for Printed Textiles in England from 1750 to 1850".....which as it turns out now that I have glanced through the big hardcover book, is my favorite time period for fabrics. The most exciting find was on page 124 of a furnishing chintz; dark ground stripe with coloured leaves, floral meander with pineapple in the alternating stripe, about 1790. I have the same fabric in the narrow stripe reproduced in the "Pemberley" line from around 2000! Now I know why it was always one of my many favorites!
I don't have a very green thumb these days but I have this Norfolk Pine that is doing great! I got it Christmas 2008, bringing it home on a very cold day! For its first year, it lived in the dining room, but to make space for Christmas 2009 family get-together, I moved it into the bathroom...best move I ever made!
It seems to love the humidity from hot showers and its dose of early morning sun, so I'll have to leave it there!
Just in case anyone has not yet heard of this greatly-needed, new magazine.....it arrived here today! Seventeen primitive projects in one place by 17 different designers in its premiere issue! And I am sure future issues will provide us with even more!! Website is here.