tilda’s Hometown & My Neighborhood

it has finally arrived! Tilda’s Hometown & My Neighborhood is in store…

“Hometown…

Home is where the heart is, and perhaps never more so now, for many of us. Being a city girl, I once took the leap and moved to the country, the kind of small community where everyone knows each other and the bus driver stops right outside your door. Picket fences, apple gardens and friendly gatherings are all a part of country life, and we feel lucky to have found our place on earth. Hometown is a cozy collection where the love of home and community has been my main inspiration. Drawings of neighborhoods, houses, gardens and gatherings in Autumn colors are perfect for your homey quilts and projects. The collection has a mix of patterns brought together by a sprinkled look that will make them seem to interlace in a patchwork. The rusty red ones–perhaps combined with green–will also work well for your Christmas projects.”

Loving this big pile of precuts!

Grab some Hometown and My Neighborhood…here.

along with Hometown/My Neighborhood, we still have Chic Escape, Cotton Beach, Windy Days along with the basics…Tilda Solids, Tea Towel Basics, Tilda Chambray, Meadow, Sophie, Chambray & Medium Dots, and Tilda Classics. Lots to mix and match…or grab a pattern from Tildasworld and pop in and build yourself a kit.

We also have Tilda books, doll hair and fabrics, ribbon, and buttons…

we haven’t come up with a project to showcase Hometown and My Neighborhood yet…but we are brainstorming…

looks like to end of the day here…now for a quick stop at the grocery store then home…prepping for Thanksgiving is on the agenda for tonight.

Have a great Thanksgiving! We will be closed tomorrow, November 24th…but regular hours resume on Friday and Saturday.

happy stitching…gobble gobble!

-april&mickey&gabby

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snow for days

it is finally winter…the snow has arrived which really puts us in the Christmas spirit here at the shoppe. the shoppe is always set for Christmas right after Halloween (we always have a spot set for Thanksgiving with pumpkins and sometimes a turkey platter because we love Thanksgiving too!) so we can be prepared for our Hometown Holiday Road Trip which is always the 2nd weekend of November. Definitely gets us going on the bulk of the decorating…

this year we pushed to have a Christmas project made out of every new collection…and we did…along with a few projects that we carry over from year to year.

today i thought i would share Kandii Plaza featuring Poinsettia Plaza by 3 Sisters. This project is a revisit of a pattern we did long ago (Peppermint Candy was a circa 2015 pattern). we thought it was time for an upgrade…and what better collection then the newest Christmas collection by 3 Sisters.

i love how cranberries and cream coordinates with poinsettia plaza…

we have just a few kits left of Kandii Plaza…you can grab a kit here.

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we have a new collection to introduce to you as well…

Redwood Cupboard by Pam Buda…a collection of classic cream, brown, and red. Pretty civil war tones that feel perfect for this time of year. Keep just the collection palette or add in some pine greens for a Christmas project. you can shop the collection here…or grab a fat quarter bundle…here.

redwood cupboard

Cranberries & Cream…this was the 3 Sisters Christmas collection from last year. We still have some in stock and the colors are so wonderful. we whipped up some bundles of the color palettes (cranberry, shirting, cocoa & sugar, cream) and a handful of 27 fat quarter bundles…shop the collection here. color palette and 27FQ bundles are exclusive and limited.

cranberries and cream

now…in none-Christmas fabric news…

The Shores by Brenda Riddle…yardage has arrived…precuts shipped today…look for that online by the end of the week. (this collection is just lovely…think vintage sheets in shades of sunshine, bluebell, cobblestone, and linen white…so fresh and soft!)

Westmoreland…a new civil war collection will be arriving end of the week. we cherry-picked just 8 bolts to blend in with our current stock. We will be doing some fat quarter bundles if you would like to add them to your collection.

we are nearing the end of the day here and i still have 20+ bolts to put back on the shelves…

happy stitching!

-april&mickey&gabby

snowed in & tree farm

the shop hop is in full swing…we’ve got hot apple cider, treats, sparkly trees, Christmas music, and a couple new Christmas projects.

These two projects both use Merry Little Christmas by Bonnie & Camille. This color palette is a little outside the Sweetwater box…but we love it! it is so fresh and pretty and the colors are just perfect for either a retro Christmas or red/green Christmas.

the projects…

Snowed In: we wanted to showcase the lovely snowed in cabin…i can imagine a family living there…all cozy by the fire as they wait for Santa to arrive. Snowed In measures 56 x 64 inches and is a quick and sweet little project. Snowed In kits are available here.

snowed in quilt

Tree Farm…our newest pillow. Inspired by the lovely Merry Little Christmas wovens and a long ago memory of cutting down our own tree. I love pillows…i’m always percolating a pillow or 2. This one, however, came to me quickly and was whipped up into a pillow in short order, and we love it. It is super-sized which makes it all the better. A long pillow at about 33 inches it is perfect for the couch, the bench by the door, or jazz up a spare bed (or your own for that matter!) we have a limited number of kits with the original grey toweling…you can find them here.

tree farm pillow

lastly…Christmas Beachy (behind tree)…features the lovely Merry Little Christmas Wovens. This pattern is a quick, weekend project…perfect stitching for those blustery weekends…we have kits available…here.

we have a few more Christmas projects to showcase…Kandii Plaza, Twinkle Lights, and In the Meadow (our complimentary pattern for the Hometown Holiday Road Trip will be available next week.)

have a great weekend!

–april&mickey&gabby

rendezvous

Good Evening! We are finishing up some last minute projects for our Hometown Holiday Road Trip which starts tomorrow morning at 9am. Hopefully you can join us for some holiday cheer…we’ve set the shop for Christmas. Our projects are finished…including…Twinkle Lights, Kandii Plaza, Snowed In, Tree Farm, and In the Meadow (which is our complimentary pattern during the Hometown Holiday Road Trip…after which it will be available). Check out the poster below for the participating shops, dates, hours, and all the good stuff.

Now for some new fabric…

Rendezvous…a 3 Sisters collection…featuring a color palette that is rich and wonderful for the autumn/winter season. Nightshade, blush, crimson, ecru, porcelain, rose, eucalyptus, and mist.

the collection is described as follows…

“Each of us has a place we love returning to, a place that has become part of us. Whether it’s a garden, a city, a museum, or a book, it’s where we meet old friends, even if it is just ourselves. This collection is 3 Sisters’ return to a mood that is warm, inviting, and elegant…the perfect kind of meeting place…the best kind of rendezvous.”

rendezvous fat quarter bundle

Rendezvous is quite complimentary to previous 3 Sisters collections…Poinsettia Plaza, Sister Bay, Cranberries and Cream, Daybreak, and Memoirs…perfect if you are needing a little somethin-somethin to mix in with your current project. Right now i’m LOVING the eucalyptus and the mist…i was thrilled when i saw that this collection included greens…

we will be mixing the nightshade and porcelain prints in with what we have left of Sister Bay to whip up a couple more Sail kits…in case you missed out the first time…

i’ve just finished loading the precuts and complete collection to the website…you can find it all here.

now back to stitching up my peppermint kites…

happy stitching!

–april&mickey&gabby

jane & izzabel

good afternoon! hopefully you have had a chance to enjoy the last of the fall leaves…these windy days are sure doing a number on the trees. i do love the sound of the dried leaves underfoot, as they slide across the street, or land on the windshield.

we have a couple new things…first off…last Thursday Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen’s House arrived. i am loving this new grouping of prints.

About Sense & Sensibility…

“The Sense & Sensibility collection for Riley Blake Designs is great for quilting, apparel and home decor. Starting with Sense & Sensibility, Riley Blake Designs is releasing new prints that correspond with each of Jane Austen’s six novels. Our new and special edition prints were taken directly from the original Jane Austen quilt.”

this bundle contains some rereleases from the At Home collection…and then 14 new prints…each one is a fussycutter’s dream…stripes, geometrics, and flowers. absolutely lovely…

i think the dashwood print is my favorite!

sense & sensibility dashwood

sense & sensibility devonshire

i also love this green…take a look at all the prints here.

guess who else arrived last thursday….

introducing Izzabel Mercedes…Niece #2 (Nibling #3)

Izzabel arrived on Thursday, October 13th. Izzabel joins Braxton (3) and Pennelope (1). she is sweet as pie…just like her brother and sister.

also…Rendezvous precuts have arrived and i’m working on getting those online. Yardage is set to ship end of the week…fingers crossed!

now back to machine quilting…

happy stitching!

-april&mickey&gabby

sweetwater

frosted

i know…i know…we are back to Christmas…

i really couldn’t wait though…we’ve got lots going on and i didn’t want this frosty favorite to get lost in the shuffle…so i thought i’d pop in and introduce Frosted…

Frosted features Noel by Clare Therese Gray, and, simply, we L O V E it! when this collection arrived, we knew we needed something sweet, yet classic…nothing too plain but then we didn’t want to lose the “sugar cookie with icing” look it has. The collection is described as “sweet and sprightly” and i think that is spot on! The prints are both classic Christmas yet updated…Christmas trees, angels, stockings, and snowflakes in a palette of icy blue, a nearly-hot pink, soft pink, pine green, and winter white.

Mom chose to whip up some simple 9-patches…but when you pair it with skinny sashing and cornerstones…it takes on a whole new look…it transforms as if by magic into a different quilt. I love it!!

frosted

Frosted measures 89 x 99 inches and is absolutely lovely.

i really like how the quilting turned out…who would have thought that simple horizonal lines could add so much!

frosted

we’ve kitted it for you…here.

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Speaking of Christmas…our Hometown Holiday Road Trip is November 10th, 11th, & 12th…food drive, a snowman themed project at each shop along with the ornament when you finish…the shop will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland! i’m already planning our displays…

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our 6 bolts of Isabella by Minick & Simpson have arrived and we’ve set to work on some new Independence Low Volume bundles that are lovely on their own or worked up into a Checkerboard.

Rendezvous by 3 Sisters…the precuts will be in-store today and hopefully online by the end of the week…yardage should be arriving sometime in the next week or so…

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen’s House is arriving Thursday…yardage and fat quarter bundles.

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now back to bundles…

happy stitching!

-a&m&g

halloween on the porch

hello stitchers! i’m in a “Hocus Pocus” kind of mood…Winnie just cracks me up! (we are both the oldest so there is that!)

the time has come! we’ve transformed the porch into a spooky little alcove…channeling some Gothic romance and mixing in a little farmhouse and cottage style.

we’ve got a mixture of Web of Roses, Cozy Up, Kitty Corn, and Ghostly Greetings. Mixed in is some cross stitch, embroidery, wool, and home-goods from Tinselwood Farm…we are burning a melt and omg…it smells AMAZING!!! i wish these pics were interactive…you can check them out here…or pop in and check them out.

so…time to grab your hot coffee (or wine or whatever)…a ding dong (or cookie or cupcake) and take a moment to pop onto the porch.

i’ve posted a reel over on instagram of the porch in all its cozy, spooky-ness…our handle is @sweetgirlstudio…you can also see the reel on facebook…i think…

all our halloween goodies can be found over on the website…here.

okeedoke…now…i’m about to settle in for some 20/20 and peppermint kites.

have a great weekend!

–april&mickey&gabby

buttercup & slate

good afternoon!

thought i would pop in and introduce our newest collection…Buttercup & Slate.

Corey describes this collection as follows…

“With Buttercup & Slate, I invite you to relish those magical, fleeting moments when the warm sunny hues of late afternoon fade to gray and slowly turn to night.

There are plenty of flowers, both large and small, to bring colors of the sun into your home, the prettiest little starry night print will remind you to step outside and gaze into the night sky. Honeycombs invite us to savor the sweetness of each day. This collection includes a beautiful Grandmother’s Flower Garden print filled with some of my favorite prints, both old and new.”

I love this collection…i love the soft yellows and the old greens. it truly is an autumn palette…definitely not the traditional rust, olive, gold, and burgundy that we usually associate with autumn. this year i decided to pay more attention to the actual colors…not just the corals, hot pinks, and deep fiery rose that i am drawn to. The actual colors of early fall just as the air starts to chill, the corn starts to dry, and the leaves are just starting to turn. It was in these early days of autumn that the lovely golden yellow, a not-fresh green, dark grey, and cream make their appearance. So while Buttercup & Slate isn’t what we think of as traditional…it definitely fits the season.

We’ve taken the Grandmother’s Flower Garden print and quilted it up…what a perfect table cloth or small porch throw it makes. Pair with some ghost pumpkins and you are set for a not-so-spooky but equally classic autumn/Halloween look.

i didn’t have any ghost pumpkins handy…so i opted for some homemade heirloom pumpkins with real stems.

buttercup hexie cheater quilt

buttercup & slate is available now…we have the entire collection as well as the precuts…you can find it here.

if you want to whip up our Buttercup Hexie Cheater Quilt…the kit is available now…you can find it here.

interested in making your own heirloom pumpkins…the bundle of wovens can be found here.

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Please…join us here on friday…probably later afternoon…so the perfect way to relax after a week of work. Get yourself a cup of coffee and a treat as we take a tour of the porch…all decked out for Halloween. we’ll have some new projects…including a cross stitch project, along with quilts, minis, a couple oldies but goodies, and a little bit of spookiness. if you do instagram be sure to follow us (@sweetgirlstudio) …we’ll be doing a reel of the porch as well…

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happy stitching!

-april&mickey&gabby

day 12…89 days till christmas

today is the final day…first i would like to thank you if you stuck with us through the entire 12 days. i love christmas…but i need a little breather…i need to get back to my favorite season.

anyways…today i thought i would drop in with just a rundown of our Christmas collections…at the end of this blog post i’ll have all the links.

poinsettia plaza by 3 sisters
holly jolly by urbanchiks

christmas village by Katherine Lenius
merry little christmas by bonnie and camille
beachy at Christmas featuring Merry Little Christmas wovens by Bonnie and Camille

noel…(my favorite collection this year…it has such a frosty, glazed look to it…it’s just perfect!) mom is midway through a 9-patch project featuring this collection…so keep an eye out for that.

noel

we still have bits and pieces left of Christmas Morning from last year…i’ve relisted all the prints we have left in case you are on the hunt. we’ve also dug up 1 single kit of December Blizzard featuring Christmas Morning…

december blizzard

and here the links as promised…

Poinsettia Plaza

Holly Jolly

Christmas Village

Merry Little Christmas (prints and wovens)

Noel

Christmas Morning

December Blizzard

a few more links…

Christmas Cross Stitch

Christmas Ribbon Embroidery

Christmas Brazilian Embroidery

Christmas Nicki Franklin Embroidery

i’ll be back with some autumn goodness later this week…Buttercup and Slate, Country Rose, and American Beauty are all on the way (or in store already!)

happy tuesday!

-april&mickey&gabby

day 11…90 days till christmas

hello! and good morning…nearly afternoon! hopefully you had a wonderful weekend. i enjoyed the first autumn weekend…and am looking forward to sharing some autumn goodness with you later this week.

we do have 2 more days of Christmas to go…and today and tomorrow will both feature some of my current Christmas favorites.

today…we have Whipping Cream -a low volume double irish chain- that features our Low Volume Christmas bundle. 20 washed-out Christmas prints combine with a classic white and together they are enchanting. This combination is so perfect…

whipping cream

you can add a Whipping Cream kit to your to do list...here.

if you prefer a little bit of slow stitching…then we suggest maybe detouring into the world of cross stitch.

i love Christmas cross stitch (it is a close 2nd behind autumn/halloween cross stitch). i especially love Blackbird Designs…their Christmas Sampler series is on my list. last year i did the classic Merry Christmas…

merry christmas

this year…i’m going to stitch Feliz Navidad…

feliz navidad

one of these days…i want to start stitching up these strawberries as well…i can just see a glass candy dish overflowing with these luscious berries…yummy!

deck the halls

you can checkout all the christmas cross stitch here

just one more day…be sure to stop back tomorrow for day 12 of Christmas projects.

happy stitching!

-april&mickey&gabby

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