Tuesday, 22 October 2013

More excitment.

I am even more excited to share with you that another of my Christmas Blessings kits is heading overseas ! this time to England. A lovely lady visited the shop today and fell in love with the quilt, her words. She was so happy to be buying the kit to take home and make for Christmas.

Sorry it is such a short post, but I just had to share my excitement with you.

On a sad note it is so darned windy here tonight that my beautiful roses will be looking very sad in the morning. Terry was out earlier tonight picking some buds for me to enjoy inside. The house smells wonderful :0)

 Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)
And if you near the bush fires please stay safe.

Happy Quilting

Jennifer xx

Sunday, 20 October 2013

How exciting.

I am excited as today in the shop I sold a Christmas Blessings Kit.
 (picture below, just in case you are not sure which one I mean)

Anyway it is heading overseas ! this is why I am so excited. The lovely lady did not speak much English and is here on holidays. But her sister in law told me she speaks Swiss German so I am assuming the lady lives in either Switzerland or Germany. So to my knowledge, it is my first design to leave our shores :0)

As we left for work this morning I was looking at all the buds on my rose bushes. The bushes are covered in buds mostly due to all the rain we have had. This afternoon lots of the buds had opened in the warm weather we had here today. I could not resist taking a few photo's with my phone. They look so pretty I thought I would share them  with you.

They both have wonderful fragrances and I have them planted  alternately down the side of our drive way. The red one is named Camp David and the peach once is Just Joey. I have had both these roses in each of our homes, I love them that much. I would love to get a William Morris rose bush too !

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting

Jennifer xx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

New design

I was working on a design with snowmen on. I could not decide on the thread colours to use.
Remember this one ??
 So moved on to the dragonfly table runner design. Now that it is finished, it is time to either finish the snowman or I  have another design that needs quilting, binding and a pattern written.
Ops! and this one needs finishing too!
And yet I have ideas running around in my head that I want to start !
Should I finish a design or move on to something new! decisions, decisions.  Since it is my day off today, I think I will do some house work and then go into my sewing room and see what happens :0). Sounds a good idea to me except for the house work part ! :0)
Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting
Jennifer xx

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Dragonfly Chase still flying out the door.

Hello friend's,
 I am so amazed at how popular Dragonfly Chase kits are. Sold more yesterday and the brown's and gold's colour way has also been popular. Terry has been at the Gawler Textile Art weekend yesterday and there again today. He was setting up the stand and pinning up the quilts. When two of the Gawler quilting ladies told him not to pin Dragonfly Chase up, as he was in the middle of doing. When he asked them why, they said because we will have to buy one ! I laughed so much when he was telling me last night. And yes they both bought a kit each. Wish I had been there. But I am in the shop cutting kits and serving our customers.
So I had a play and have come up with a 3rd colour choice of teals and pinky purples. Terry has sales for today when he arrives with the 3rd colour way. By showing ladies a photo on his mobile that I had sent him, saying look a new colour way ! hehe

Dragonfly Chase 3rd colour choice.
Since the dragonfly has been popular, I have been thinking of designing more with this little fellow on it. Maybe a bag ? I could use the dragonfly in two or three sizes.........mmmmmm got a few ideas already. Any suggestions on what you might like to see this dragonfly appear on ?? Would love to hear your thoughts, so leave me your comments below.

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting

Jennifer xx
From wet and cold Adelaide.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Dragonfly Chase pattern update.

I would like to thank those of you who have ordered patterns and kits from Patchwork By Sea today.
I am very humbled  by the interest this pattern is making.
I finished making kits this morning and then started to cut new kits in another colour way.

So I have had a busy day cutting kits, folding patterns and popping then in plastic bags. We also cut kits for my Bar Cake pattern using 11 beautiful textured and Japanese fabrics, using 4 squares of each fabric instead of a layer cake.  Alas I did not think to take a photo of them. I will try to remember to take one to share with you.

Thank you again for your encouragement and support. Don't forget that Paisley Jam Designs are exclusively available from Patchwork By Sea. Contact them on pbysea@bigpond.com  or ring them in Adelaide on 08 8377 3942


Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting

Jennifer xx

Thursday, 10 October 2013

New pattern release.

I am excited to release a new pattern 'Dragonfly Chase' table runner. I so love the colours and the fun way the dragonflies are chasing each. I did make it as a table runner, but I think it would look lovely as a long wall hanging too. I am pleased with how it looks, I hope you like it too.

Dragonfly Chase designed by Paisley Jam Designs.

Design copy right to Paisley Jam Designs

So I have been busy folding patterns and packing them into bags tonight. I have also cut some kits using the same fabrics in my sample.

The hard workers station :)
Patterns are $15.00 each plus postage and the kits are $45.95 plus postage. Both are  exclusively available from Patchwork By Sea. Contact them on pbysea@bigpond.com  or ring them in Adelaide on 08 8377 3942

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting

Jennifer xx

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Beautiful weather yesterday

We finished work at 4pm yesterday. So Tez and I stopped off at the beach on the way home. So wonderful to sit on the grass with bare feet, sun on your back listening to the sea rushing onto the shore, while stitching the binding down on a now finished shop sample. Enjoyable after all the very windy and cold days we have just had.

Not a fav photo but it captured the moment. LOL

 After not being there very long I began to feel  more relaxed and have vowed to do it more often. After all the beach is just very short walk to the bottom of the  street the shop is on. The photo is taken at the part of the beach where we live, I love sitting at the top of the slopped grass before the beach and looking out over the ocean. There was even a seal floating near the surface sunning him or herself to warm up.

These are photo's of where we were sitting.

I loved the sound of the children playing at the  near by playground. Funny thing is it does not matter how old we get the squeaking sound of a child playing on a swing still sounds exactly the same as they go back and forth :0)

Hope you have a wonderful day in your part of the world. :0)

Happy Quilting

Jennifer xx