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...
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!
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 increments...so 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!
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 life....living 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 - http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/grace_snyder/snyder2.html
My one critical comment - I would have loved to hear more about the daily domestic duties....how 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!