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Bundles, Stacks and a Finished Quilt

Hi Quilty Friends!

I know, I know…it’s been a while, again!  That said, what a wonderful November we had at Serendipity Woods Shop!  While it’s true that we’ve been bringing in lots of pretty new individual fabrics every day, we’ve also brought in some pretty full collections too, like…

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Mon Ami by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics

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Redwork Revival by Color Principle for Henry Glass

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and Hazel by Allison Harris of Cluck, Cluck, Sew for Windham

We’re also extra excited for the continued growth of our very own cheerily entitled Happy Little Bundles section.  It’s actually the fastest growing section of our shop!

Some of our newest bundles include:

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Dandy Turtles 8 Piece Bundle, including fabrics from Riley Blake as well as our newest manufacturer, Lecien.

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Our Happy Little Aquas Bundle, featuring fabrics by Moda, Robert Kaufman Kona, and Studio E.

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…And despite the fact that Halloween has technically passed this year, our Happy Little Halloween Bundle of fabrics from various Moda lines continues to be very popular!

But I really want to tell you about another  new addition that’s arrived in the Happy Little Bundles section – we call them Happy Little Scrappy Stacks, and they look like this:

Happy Little Scrappy Stacks are made up of 100 – 2.5″ precision cut pieces of 50 different fabrics.  ‘How am I supposed to make a quilt out of that?’ you ask?

Easy peasy. Here’s one for ya…

Scrappy Stack Quilt

2015 Serendipity Woods Happy Scrappy Stack Quilt

…you pair each of your 100 – 2.5 squares with some 2.5″ Kona Snow strips to go around each one (sewn just like a log cabin block only without so many rounds), use 1.5″ strips of Kona Medium Grey (or any other handsome solid that strikes your fancy) for sashing strips, sandwich it, quilt it, toss on a binding – and you’ve got a 72″ square Happy Scrappy Quilt.  It goes together quite quickly too!

This week, I’m moving on to creating a quilt with Hazel – a line mentioned above by Allison Harris of Cluck, Cluck, Sew. You may or may not see what I see, but I’m in love with this fabric line because even though it’s awfully springy – it has struck me from the start as quietly and JOYFULLY Christmassy too.  I’ve decided to whip up up a quilt designed by Lori Holt (of Bee in my Bonnet/Farm Girl Vintage fame) called Sugar Stars.

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Springy ,yet quietly and JOYFULLY Christmassy too – Hazel.

Happy December, friends.  I’m going to work really hard at getting right back here by week’s end with a post of my finished Sugar Stars Hazel quilt. Thanks, as always, for sticking with me 🙂

Pam

We’re Up and Running – Really…Finally…and With Bunnies to Help!

Hi All,

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you already know that our new Serendipity Woods Shop is up, running and feeling groovy! While not originally intended, my bunnies just sort of eeked their way into this new, otherwise unrelated, world of quilt fabric and notions, and frankly – I couldn’t be more delighted to have them along.

Charlie, our new resident Aurifil Expert, who really just loves all the colors!

Charlie, our new resident Aurifil Expert, who really just loves all the colors!

Sophie & her Favorite: 1930's Minis

Sophie & her Favorite: 1930’s Minis

Charlotte & Henry with our New (Yummy!) Kona Solids!

Charlotte & Henry with our New (Yummy!) Kona Solids!

And Lastly…

Henry Loves the Blue Wiltshire Daisy Bundle Best.

Henry Loves the Blue Wiltshire Daisy Bundle Best.

As always, I thank you for the support you’ve given us so far.  I promise, now that we are finally really up and running, I’ll be able to stay better in touch!

Cheers,

Pam and Crew

Superman, Defined

Happy Monday, All.  It occurs to me that last week – I was almost completely delinquent about staying in touch with the progress of how we’re doing with the launch of our new Serendipity Woods Shop.  As I begin this week, I promise to do that a little more specifically in my next post, but I also want to start with giving you the skinny on Superman, whom I’ve mentioned a number of times here at my CLH blog.

As far as the business goes, some things have been slower in progression, some things have been crazy fast!  In all of it, though, the best part has been working with Superman (my husband, who works from home,  in his office across the foyer from my studio, and doesn’t think he measures up to Superman status…pish). The thing is, he’s a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades.  He knows at least a little bit about everything, so sometimes he’s this guy:

Having grown up with a grandfather who owned a service station, he knows tons about cars. Of note, this is he with our oldest son, Peter Frampton, who is not the least bit interested in cars, but rather, the study of words and how they are made up to produce language (that's Linguistics, in case you wondered).

Having grown up with a grandfather who owned a service station, Superman knows tons about cars. Of note, this is he with our oldest son, Peter Frampton, who is not the least bit interested in cars really, but rather, the study of words and how they are made up to produce language (that’s Linguistics, in case you wondered).

He’s also this guy:

Have you ever met someone who is just a complete animal magnet?  Yep, that's this guy, with little Francie, who passed away a few years ago.  He's never afforded the opportunity to sit anywhere in the house without a dog either at his feet, or laying somewhere across his body.  The predicament: We're now on our second round of four miniature schnauzers at once. It's a dog's life around here, and he is their Alpha.

Have you ever met someone who is just a complete animal magnet? Yep, that’s this guy; in this photo with our dear Francie, who passed away a few years ago. He’s never afforded the opportunity to sit anywhere in the house without a dog either at his feet, or laying somewhere across his body. The challenge: We’re now on our second round of four miniature schnauzers at once.  Fortunately for them, he’s not a small person. It’s a dog’s life around here, and he is their Alpha.

He’s the original inventor of the ‘Selfie-with-a-friend’:

An interesting tidbit about us, is that I've known him since I was 14, been his girlfriend since I was 15, and his wife since I was 21. He is the original inventor of 'the selfie-with-a-friend.' There are literally dozens of photos like this in our stash.

An interesting tidbit about us is that I’ve known him since I was 14, been his girlfriend since I was 15, and his wife since I was 21. He is the original inventor of ‘the selfie-with-a-friend.’ There are literally dozens of photos like this in our stash (he’s changed very little over the years; my hair however, has changed LOTS).

Lastly, he’s this guy:

This is a photo I did not take - because I hardly ever see him dressed like this.  A colleague took it while traveling with him in Japan, I believe. Of all the things he's great at, his incredible business sense is immeasurable.

This is a photo I did not take – because I hardly ever see him dressed like this. A colleague took it while traveling with him in Japan, I believe. Of all the things he’s great at, his incredible business sense is immeasurable.

So, yes – I need to update you on how we are progressing with the launch of our New Serendipity Woods Shop (and I will do that next). However, I wouldn’t be doing all this without Superman, so it made good sense to appropriately introduce him to you first. He’s my business partner, my best pal, and the smartest guy I know.

Happy Quilting,

Pam

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