Tuesday, September 1, 2015


 20% off of all orders of $30 or more!
Use this code as you checkout - Sept2015
(Can be used as many times as you want!)
Continues through September
Get ready - Get set - SHOP!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Geometric Prints

Do you want to add some kind of geometric print to your project?  A good stripe or dot can really liven it up!

And remember - my fabrics are available as half yards, fat quarters, bundles, and squares!


Hey!  Who's on Google+?  I am, and I would LOVE to follow you!  If you follow me...I'll follow back!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Make a Wallet!

If you're like me, you need a wallet with lots of pockets!
Why not make your own?

You can use up your favorite fabric remnants, or.....
Pick a pretty fat quarter bundle!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Hapi - Designed by Amy Butler

My new store website is growing a little every day.  It's a lot of work, but I've always like organizing.

Did you know that I always list my 1/2 yard and yard bundles with a 5% discount?
Check out the links above for the gorgeous Amy Butler bundle, just one of the bundles available.

And check out my "NEW" section......
I just added eleven new fabrics, including four prints from the Merry & Bright Christmas group by Maywood Studio!

And I'm thinking about having an "END OF THE MONTH SALE" monthly!  So watch for it!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Store Update

I'm still adding listings daily to my NEW online standalone store - Fabric ala Carte  
One big thing I have done differently there - the fabrics are sold in 1/2 yard increments , which is a little more customer friendly!

I still have my Etsy store open, but am letting many listings there expire as they are moved to my new site.  I plan on keeping my yardage and single fat quarters listed in my Etsy store, but everything else will disappear there over time, and will be newly listed in my NEW store.

My current project for the NEW store is adding all of the current fabrics as fat quarters!  Like this fun pirate print...

Please let me know what you think about the NEW Fabric ala Carte!

Monday, July 27, 2015



Just a few of the fat quarters I added to my new fabric shop this week-end!
Its a slow process, but I have many more to be added.

And....don't forget my discount!  Use code NewShop20 for 20% off! HURRY - Expires July 31

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cucumbers = Pickles

If you are getting overrun with cucumbers from your garden, make pickles!
I'm not a big fan of water processing when canning, so I always look for refrigerator pickles.
I made these 2 varieties a few days ago, and they are both YUMMY! And EASY!

Find the links to the recipes HERE

Let me know what you think!!

Friday, June 26, 2015

New Shop, New Blog!

I just recently opened a new online store!  Still Fabric ala Carte....but a new address!
There will be new additions to it almost daily. In fact, just yesterday I added these beautiful Amy Butler prints:

                                                               Hapi by Amy Butler
The biggest change in my new store is that my fabrics are sold in 1/2 yard be sure to keep that in mind when ordering.
My Etsy store will continue for awhile as I transfer my goodies to the new store.

But take advantage of my Grand Opening discount now!
Use discount code NewShop20 as you check out for 20% off your total order.

Plus, my new store has its own blog!  I'll be sharing lots of fun ideas and projects!

Hope you visit soon! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Review - No Time On My Hands by Grace Snyder

By Grace Snyder

I just finished this entertaining book this morning!  My sister in law loaned it to me, and when I started reading, I had no idea I was about to learn about the life of a pioneer - a pioneer on the prairie of Nebraska and a pioneer in the quilt world.

I live in Nebraska, and have always been interested in learning about what life was like for the pioneers.  If you liked the stories of "Little House on the Prairie", you will enjoy this book.

Grace Snyder came to the western part of Nebraska in 1884 with her parents and siblings as a 3 year old.  The book recounts her in a soddy, long wagon rides to the closest small town, marrying a real cowboy, storms of all kinds, and making a life on the harsh, yet beloved, prairie.  At an early age, she fell in love with the quilts made by her family, and vowed to find time in her busy life to make beautiful quilts.

Her quilts have been seen by many.....they have been displayed in shows and museums, pictured and storied in magazines, and many awards have been bestowed.  And thank goodness most of these accolades happened before she passed on.

The quilt shown on the book cover is called "Flower Basket Petit Point".  This quilt has 87,789 triangle shaped pieces....astounding.  It is included in the list of the 100 best American quilts of the twentieth century.  For a little more about some of her quilts -

My one critical comment - I would have loved to hear more about the daily domestic were the clothes washed?  What was prepared for meals?  How much time was spent on keeping the family clean and fed?

That being said....I loved reading it!  Let me know if you look into her amazing life!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Replenishing and Planning

I have spent the last week replenishing sold out 5" square sets, and fat quarter bundles.
Here are a few of them....

On to the planning part....
Our next step in the updating of our home (that we bought last May) is to work on the guest bathroom.

Its pretty small, so it is hard to get a picture of the whole thing, but these show the part of the room that will be changed the most.  My current plan is:
  • Take down the 2 mirrors, and replace with one, a lot more decorative
  • New light fixture (goes without saying!)
  • New counter top (ditto)
  • New hardware
  • Glass tile backsplash (and I'm going to try to do it myself!)
  • Paint - thinking of a very pale sea aqua, but will decide for sure later
  • The floor has already been changed out from that old vinyl shown in the pic above
First step - decide on the counter top!  Updates in the future....