Wednesday, September 10, 2014

End of Summer Harvest and Draught

We're enjoying the last tomatoes, zucchinis and basils as summer comes to an end.

Instead of gearing up for a late summer/fall planting we have decided to let our garden rest for remainder of the year.  California is in a serious draught and it just seems wrong to be watering the garden.

We have already let our back lawn go...and planning on planting more draught resistant plants/trees and fake grass for the kids next spring.

Though we might have some good rain this winter (fingers crossed), we must still make a conscious effort to conserve as much as we can even when we're not in a draught.

NO no ... we are not getting rid of our vegetable garden assure it will be back next spring.  But we'll be renovating the water system to be more effective :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Got Boxes?

So things have gotten a little ... out of control?  Summer activities, kids being at home and a whole lot of sunshine has taken it's toll in the living room.  BOXES BOXES BOXES!  Deliveries to our little shop continues but we had been lazy about opening them :(

Don't worry!  They're mostly fabric restocks and shipping supplies so no outgoing orders has been delayed (PHEW right??).   I'm grateful for these slow summer days and don't mind the build up of boxes for a week...or 3 ;).

As usually - the shop is always open and napkins and such must be made for our wonderful customers.  Here's a snack that is ready to be folded and packaged by yours truly.

OH I just LOVE those bicycle prints!  I can't seem to get enough of that fabric...and I guess I'm not getting enough since it's always backordered...eek.  So I'm glad I have a few more yards left before the next big shipment.

Really random, but do you like the sight of thread?  Like the little threads left behind after a good day of snipping?  I do :). 

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Modern Color Triangle Quilt

I've been waiting to make this quilt for a while...waiting for the right color combo to show up in my stash...
Now it's DONE :)
I'm happy to share this clean modern triangle quilt:

I absolutely adore the little pop of mustard yellow and aqua.

I backed it with a single piece of the Rainy Day fabric from Blend Fabrics.  The colors match just perfectly...again a piece of fabric that I was waiting to use on just the right project.

I will be making more of these triangle quilts :) - they are SO fun to make and I adore the results.

Another addition to the JAQ Studio little Etsy shop HERE.

Quilt Information:
Modern Patchwork Triangle Quilt
Front: 100% Cotton Prints
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: 100% Cotton Print - Single Piece
Completed Dimension: 41"x64"
Quilting Method: Straight line quilting along each side of each seam
Binding: Machine Stitched for extra durability
Sold HERE.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lazy Summer Days

Countdown to school begins as the last few days of lazy summer days ends.

Our comfy outdoor sofa has been a comfort for us.  

The kids enjoying a mid-year sugar cookie decoration fun as we experiment with painting on frosting. They love all the fun colors and paintbrushes.

Perfect children cookies :)


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