Thursday, July 31, 2008

Folsom's Thursday Night Market

Mom and I will have a booth at Folsom's Thursday Night Market on Sutter Street.  If you have a quiet evening come and visit us!  The market runs from 6:00-9:00.  

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Mom was so excited to find this pattern!  These rompers are based on a fantastic 1960s pattern.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

I love it when customers share like this!

I still get excited when I look at these pictures!!  Isn't this the cutest baby quilt square you've ever seen???  Loretta brought this in a while ago and I think I actually jump up and down.  :-)  She said that her Grandmother made it for her Mother when she was born but she never finished it.  She actually got from A - W but never finished X, Y & Z.  Loretta found the quilt in one of her Mother's rooms and then she found the newspaper pattern pieces in a completely different room!  
Loretta got on eBay and actually found reproductions of the X, Y & Z squares!!!!!!!!  She's going to finish it.  Oh, I hope she comes in and shares her progress!

She also brought in this little Gem.  It was a printed piece of cotton organdy that I think she said her Grandmother embroidered.  It's supposed to be finished into a pillow.  Gorgeous!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Judi's Quilt

Ooooooooo!  Judi stopped by the other day and shared her new project with us!  This gorgeous quilt is actually a kit (pattern and fabric) that was produced in the 1930s and Judi has lovingly appliqued it and is currently working on the quilting (by hand.)  Judi has been a constant inspiring and supportive friend of the Thimble and Mom and I are always so glad that she shares her projects with us!  Thank you Judi!  You always restore my faith that there are still hand quilters out there!

Puss in Boots

Linda Pietz brought in her sample for the Puss in Boots doll that will be the project for one of her upcoming classes here at the Thimble.  While I was googling Linda to see if her teaching schedule was up online somewhere I found this article about one of her classes.  Aren't those brassieres fantastic??  We are very excited to have Linda back to teach!  

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My Auntie

My aunt, Carin Engen (who I lovingly refer to as Auntie Carin), is not only talented but is also a wonderful teacher.  She teaches classes all over the west coast and she always leaves behind a group of excited and inspired students.  Just look at these students from her last Nuno Felted Scarf class here at the Thimble.  

Aren't those scarves beautiful??  And no one in the class had felted before!!  So exciting!  I can't wait for the next class!