Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My New Blog is Live! Please Follow!


 Well, finally, my new blog is live! I have a website and a blog! I'm not sure what all I'm going to do now that I'm out of the fabric business but I am designing some quilt patterns and working on some patterns with my daughter, Gina! I'm doing some free tutorials on the blog and you can download the patterns from Craftsy! Please visit the new blog at:


I don't want to lose track of any of my blogging friends! Please follow me on WordPress, Facebook and on the website!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

My Blog is Moving!

First, let me say hello and Happy New Year to the few remaining followers who are still checking my blog. I know that everyone must think I have run off with the really cute UPS guy. Well, no. Actually, my very talented daughter, Gina, who is a web designer, graphic artist and marketing guru, is "re-branding" me. I have had so many changes in my life in such a short time that I can't begin to go into them right now. My re-branding includes a new name, a website and a new blog! I'm moving to WordPress and my new website name is:  Blossom and Bev. Here is the new logo that Gina has created for me!
 
Pretty cute, right? I'm not going to be selling fabric anymore but will be designing patterns and having quilt alongs and more. Gina and I are designing some patterns together too. Well, she's designing and I'm writing them up and making them. I'm really looking forward to this new chapter in my life! But first, I have to go into my Blogger and do some work so that the blog content can be transferred. I'm so lucky to have Gina handle this because she does this for a living for other people but isn't charging her mom. I'm also finishing some projects I've been working on (yes, Judy--I'm almost finished). I've really missed blogging and seeing what you are all doing and can't wait to get back to it! All of these new things in my life are not what I had planned or expected but I believe that God knows what He is doing so I'm rolling with it! Blossom is doing great and I have to say that she is one of the cutest, sweetest, smartest dogs who ever lived-seriously! I hope you will come and visit the new blog! You can find it at:  blossomandbev.com 

Can't wait to see you again! XO and Cheery Wave from Bev

Monday, November 16, 2015

I'm Moving Saturday! Probably....

Hi everyone! I think I'm actually moving on Saturday! My house and how I got it is an incredible story and as soon as I move, I'll be posting photos and the story of this house! In the mean time, a new blog reader, Dianne, asked me about Jo James of Cart Before the Horse and that led me to Jo's blog to refer my new reader. While I was there, I saw this tutorial!
Isn't this an adorable holiday village? Fabric covered houses! The free tutorial and pattern for making them is HERE. Be careful though...you might just spend hours on this website! Think of me this week while I'm SLOWLY packing to move! Oh, and special thanks to my friend, Annette, for helping me pack today! Anyone in the Oklahoma City area is welcome to come over and help (think a lot of people will be calling me-lol)! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Moving and Selling Stuff


Good morning! I'm getting ready to move and am selling stuff to raise money. Boy is it expensive for someone living on Social Security! Whoa! So I'm selling some unfinished blocks that I've put into photo collages so you can see how they look together. First are unfinished blocks from the Farm Girl Fridays QAL. They are 12.5" unfinished.
They are NOT sewn together. These blocks are $7 each. Here are some 6.5" blocks that finish to 6":












These blocks are $5 each.

There are 12 of these blocks. They are the Flower Box design. Another Lori Holt QAL. These blocks are 10.5" unfinished and are $5. each. Next I'm selling a yellow and red 24" x 24" Swoon block:
This yellow and red block with bee hive block in the middle is $10. Next is my Swoon Village block:
This block is $25. You will pay the postage on all the blocks. If you are interested in any of these blocks, email me at bev@44thstreetfabric.com and tell me which ones you want and leave your PayPal address. I'll send you a PayPal invoice. Thanks you guys. I'll send photos of my new abode when I'm settled in! XO and cheery wave from Bev



Friday, November 6, 2015

It's Friday! Look at this adorable Christmas line!

Hi everyone! It's Friday! I'm moving in about 2 weeks. No date certain but I'm seriously starting to pack. I know everyone has moved but who has downsized? I need to cull out things and be merciless but it's so hard. Do I have a garage sale? Do I just give things away? Do I take them with me and put them in storage? The decisions...uggg. My new house is going to have a room just for the fabric! It has an ouitside door so Jen and I can have people come by the shop and pet the fabric with us! That will be so much fun! We are still getting things in at the shop. Has anyone made the quilt from this Jen Kingwell book?
Customers keep asking me if it is hard and I really don't know. I've seen a lot of these on the internet. If you've made one or are working on one, will you let me know if it is for experienced quilters only? Could a "newish" quilter do it? We are getting the cutest line of fabric in next week! It's Winter Wonderland by Heather Rosas. Look how cute:
There are more patterns in the line but I'm not going to put them all on here. I can't help myself--I love the little animals! Well, I'm off to cut and ship fabric. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! And, would you visit our Facebook page and follow us HERE? I'm trying to get it going and will soon be having giveaways to encourage people to follow so don't miss out! XO and cheery wave from Bev


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Had to Show You a Photo!

Good morning! I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off (where did that saying come from...creepy but my grandmother used to say it all the time). Anyway, see that little red dot in the photo of the giant cliff? That's my 6 year old Grandchild! She went to camp with her dad and that is one of the activities! When I went to Brownie camp, they wouldn't even let us close to the fire, much less climb a cliff!
She shot a bow and arrow and rode a horse. Her horse looks like it couldn't run away with her if it wanted. I can take those activities but the cliff climbing got me!

We have a lot of new patterns in at the Etsy shop! Jen Kingwell, Kate Spain and more! The new fabric lines we've ordered for spring are to die for! We are doing presales for them right now.  Well, I have to get to work! Hope everyone has a nice day! XO and cheery wave from Bev

Sunday, November 1, 2015

I'm Back!

Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing well! Thanks to everyone who wrote to me asking why it seemed like I fell off the planet! Lots has gone on for me--too much to talk about in one blog post. I'll eventually tell you all, just like I always do. The biggest news is that I'm moving! To Claremore, Oklahoma. I never, in my wildest dreams, ever thought I would live in Claremore. I've never even been there! The shop and I will be close to Jen, my shop partner. She lives about 15 minutes away from where I'm moving. That being said...boy do I have a lot of stuff. That's really putting it mildly. I have soooo much fabric that I've hauled from house to house but now I have all the fabrics that are in the shop too! I'll be selling some of that fabric for very little plus shipping so watch for that if you need some. I just did a tutorial for this block:
It is my month to be the Queen Bee for Stash Bee. If you would like to see the tutorial, click HERE. I did pictures and everything--lol. We got layer cakes of Sugar Flower fabric by Leicen in at the shop and I had to use it. The colors are so gorgeous. Of course, you know that my camera takes very poor quality photos so don't just go by this photo. 

Miss Blossom is settling in just fine. She is still having skin issues and the vet just put her on another round of steroids and antibiotics and medicated baths. I am praying that this is just the last effects of the mange and that she will get better. She seems very relaxed and happy as you can see. This is how she spends most of her day.

Jen and Lee are going to help me move so Jen and I put everything in the shop on sale so we don't have to move as much. You should really check it out! You can see it at the shop HERE. My friend, Annette, is coming over tomorrow to help me do some packing. Thank goodness for friends! I am freaking out about what to do with everything. I know it will all get done...it always does...but I still get all stressed. Wish I wasn't that way. Hope you are all enjoying nice fall weather and having lots of time to sew (unlike me). Love you guys! XO and stressed but cheery wave from Bev

Friday, October 9, 2015

Same Block...Different Look!

Good morning! I've been making this great block out of different fabrics because I'm the November Queen Bee at Stash Bee! This is the block I'm going to ask my hive mates to make for me. It's amazing how different a block can look by just using different fabrics. Here it is in Farmhouse by Fig Tree & Co for Moda:
I'll be publishing a tutorial with the measurements for this block on November 1st and will give you the links to the pattern then. Here's the block made from Bloom & Bliss by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs. 
You can find the fabrics in our Etsy shop. We have marked ALL of our yardage, except the pre-orders, down to $8.99 a yard. It's the same fabric you'll find for $10.99 at most places! Well, I'm off to clean and get ready for weekend company. Hope you have a wonderful Friday! XO and cheery wave from Bev!


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It's Fall and Time for Cinderella Pumpkins!

Good morning! Hope your week is going great! My friend, Karen Walker, has designed another pattern and I wanted to share it with you! It's called Cinderella Pumpkins and, of course, pumpkins are my favorite fall symbol. Here are some photos:
She's so talented, isn't she! Here's another version:
Karen used spicy fall colors but I'm going to make a block for her from non-traditional fabrics. You can see all the places to buy this pattern on Karen's blog, Chez Stitches. We got some new fabric in at the shop and I can't wait to use it with Lori Holt's Farm Girls QAL blocks! First, adorable Kitchen Utensils:
I think this one would be perfect for kitchen curtains or tea towels and potholders for gifts! The other fabric from the Lila's Kitchen line that I wanted to show you is Hens and Eggs:
I think this one is so cute! Those polka dot chickens kill me! Of course you can find them at our Etsy Shop. So what are you doing this week? Hope it's a good one for you! XO and cheery wave from Bev




Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Christmas Fabric Giveaway!

Good morning! We are all so excited about some special projects that Jen and I have going with Lea Anne from Podunk Pretties blog! She is doing a linky party every month and we are her first sponsors! As you may know, she is a fabulous quilt designer and has many wonderful tutorials and patterns that are free to you! So I'm not supposed to say what we are working on but I'll bet you can guess! Here's what you can win:
A Santa Express fabric bundle from our Etsy Shop! Yes, it's time to start thinking about those Christmas projects you want to get done ahead of time this year! So hop over to Lea Anne's blog HERE and enter to win! While you're there, check out her free tutorials! She's amazing! Have a wonderful Sunday! XO and cheery wave from Bev

The holidays will be here before you know it! Be ready this year!