Monday, June 23, 2014

Pinch Us!!!

Hi to Everyone!

Well...this has been a whirlwind few weeks.... we arrived home from our fabulous cruise...then headed to Sandusky, Ohio!!  Yes... we went to visit some wonderful friends that we have known since 1999!!

K&K Interiors   Kyle and Mark.... they are the most energetic two fellows I've ever been acquainted with.  The company began in Kyle's garage!  Yes....this is one of those magical stories where a dream came true...!!  Kyle started the business with his parents assisting in the shipping, order taking, manufacturing, etc. then it just exploded from there.  Now...his company is known all over the world and he designs for every company under the sun and helps with their manufacturing also.

We sold tons and tons and tons of their products at the Olde Green Cupboard.  Now... we are designing for them!  And we just simply need to be pinched!  It's the most wonderful "dream come true" I have ever been a part of.  The best part...Heather (daughter) and Vicky (twin sister) are part of the OGC Design Team.  Our goal - bring back that ever popular PRIMITIVE LOOK to his company.

You see.... his customers (almost 30,000) are screaming for it to be revived.  Well.... let me just tell you... that's our middle names - Gloria Primitive Parsons!  Heather Primitive Lynn! and Vicky Primitive Iannucci!

So... needless to say...we are on Cloud 9 and busy, busy, busy!!!  What is so exciting is we get to use the fabric, quilting, antiques, etc. that we so love and bring it into his company!  I'm not getting much sleep...the brain just doesn't want to stop!  (I'm sure many of you can relate...)

Then.... home we came to get busy on our computers.... I had to take a bit of a break...had to have some surgery done (I'm fine... no big deal...) so it's a little resting for me.  But you know me... my laptop is by the couch...I work a little, then lie down...then an idea pops into my I sit up and work a little more... aaaahhhh what a life.  My honey is taking good care of me (cooking, housework, laundry)... I'm thinking I could love this life...well...that's not true...the pain is NOT something I would like to continue.... NOT GOOD!

But... I will soon be up and on the go again and hopefully feel much better.  So...that's my world for now... I will soon be getting ready for our August and July Camp Blanding Retreat...
and then working on Jan's new Applique Retreat in early October (More information coming SOON) ...then off to quilt market in Houston.

Marcus Brothers is working on our new Farmhouse Blooms line of fabric....and I simply cannot wait to see the finished fabric - then to get busy on our projects!  Never a dull moment around this house...that's for sure!

Take care and chat with all of you soon!


p.s.  Check out this great container!  It's made over a LARGE vegetable can to hold your tools and trash!  I'm making two more so I have one for my sewing machine, one on the ironing board and one on my cutting table.  It's so easy...takes 3 fat quarters and 5/8 of a 4th fabric.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Marcus Fabrics - Friends & Companions - Designer SEW-ALONG

Olde Green Cupboard Designs is so happy to invite you to participate in the first Marcus Fabrics designer sew-along called..... 

Friends & Companions 

Many of the talented Marcus designers, (from around the country) are offering you an opportunity to make a truly unique quilt featuring nine original blocks designed just for this event. 

We'll chat with you for ten consecutive Fridays, starting August 1st, where you'll get to see the blocks, and receive block instructions from each designer by visiting their blog. Did I mention we will have prizes too?  Oh yes we will!!!   No doubt some of our gorgeous Marcus fabrics will be given as prizes. Perhaps a surprise or two (original designs made by OGC) as well!

Here is the designer and blog schedule for our Friends & Companions sew-along. So... get out that calendar, put a reminder on your phone calendar... and be sure to save the dates and please pass this news along to all your friends! 

8/1 Pam Buda ~ Heartspun Quilts

8/8 Paula Barnes ~ Red Crinoline Quilts

8/15 Sarah Maxwell ~ Homestead Hearth

8/22 Pati Violick ~ Marcus Fabrics

8/29 Gloria Parsons ~ Olde Green Cupboard

9/5 Nancy Rink ~ Nancy Rink Designs

9/12 Mary Ellen Robison~Red Crinoline Quilts

9/19 Dolores Smith ~ Homestead Hearth

9/26 Lisa Shepard ~ Marcus Fabrics 

10/3 Red Crinoline Quilts ~ Quilt Revealed!

Our quilt features selected prints from Paula Barnes' Companions collection.  

Would you like a kit to make your quilt just like ours?   If so... don't delay and visit these websites to order:

The Quilt Kits are priced the same on all websites including the shipping.  Also... check the site of your selection for backing fabric!

You can also choose your own fabrics if you'd like. Here's the yardage requirements: 

For Blocks: 

1/4 yard cheddar print 
1/2 yard light print #1 
1/6 yard red print #1 
1/4 yard black print 
1/6 yard blue print 
1/3 yard of olive print 

For Quilt Setting and Borders: 

1 3/4 yards red print #2 for outside border 
1 1/4 yards black print for alternate blocks, inside border and binding 
1 1/8 yards light print #2 for alternate block 
1 yard olive green for setting corners and triangles 

4 yards for backing 
Quilt size: 60" x 60" 
Block size: 8" 

In preparation for our sew-along and to be sure you don't miss a thing, visit each blog now, and enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" icon. That way you'll receive each blog post via email, which you can then print and take to your cutting board and sewing machine. 

What a fun time we will have visiting with all of you!

Gloria, Vicky & Heather