Blogs

  • Welcome back!

    Arrow is a little ginger favored sweet meat. I love him. Because baseball season is in full swing, I now call him A Row. A little New York City humor for you. Can we all take a deep sigh of relief on my behalf? Thank you. My creative mojo is back. Do...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 26 Sep 2009
  • Words of Wisdom from Lyric Kinard

    I always feel like the fall is such a busy but inspiring time of year. There’s so much to be done, and something about the cool air and crisp autumn colors gets the creative juices flowing. Lucky for me, Lyric Kinard was able to take some time out...

    Posted to Pippa's Blog by pippapatchwork on 24 Sep 2009
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  • Those Tanagers

    It is no surprise that I am a bird geek. I love 'em. Birder's World magazine is my drug of choice. I get a new issue and closet myself in quietude until I have turned every page and looked for the best bird photo, checked out my must-read articles...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 16 Sep 2009
  • Stitch, Fall 2009

    ON THE COVER: Odekakke Tote from Zakka Style features I Love Japan Elaine Lipson Join the Japanese-inspired sewing craze Fabric First Marlene Blessing Max Osterweis, SUNO, and the Kanga Revolution projects Around the World Get creative with global fabrics...

    Posted to Issues by stitch magazine on 14 Sep 2009
  • Make It University! at IQF/Houston and "Surviving the Runway" News

    The Make It University!(TM) workshop schedule and list of events have now been posted. Click the link below to get the dish on what we've got planned. (And I hope you'll join me in making 35 ATCs to celebrate 35 years of Festival!) Make It University...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 12 Sep 2009
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  • "Sailors' Valentine" finalists!

    Congratulations!! We would like the following artists to send their Sailors' Valentines to Cloth Paper Scissors for consideration for publication. Please send your art to 23 Gleasondale Rd., Stow, MA 01775, if you use a carrier, or to P.O. Box 685...

    Posted to Barb's Blog by Barbara Delaney on 11 Sep 2009
  • That's how we sing

    David and I were walking to Fairway last week and David gave me a lesson on street talk. He told me of the phrase, "That's how we roll". He'd heard our neighbor say the phrase and apparently it wasn't the first time he'd heard...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 9 Sep 2009
  • It's a Wrap! QA TV Series 500 just completed taping...

    I've just returned home from Cleveland where we taped our next series of QA TV (airing end of December). This new season promises to be a strong one! Not only did we tape some fabulous segments at International Quilt Festival/Chicago this past April...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Sep 2009
  • Don't miss out!

    The September 8th deadline for the Cloth Paper Scissors' Sailor's Valentine Challenge is fast approaching! Have you sent your entry yet? We have received a lot of wonderful art and have lots to share with our readers. I hope you'll add yours...

    Posted to Barb's Blog by Barbara Delaney on 3 Sep 2009
  • I like to Dye.

    These little things are what I have been so crazed about. I have been making them by the armful and am preparing to sell them along with dyed embroidery flosses, Pretty Purses and other yummies over at my new Etsy account. Keep checking back as I learn...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 1 Sep 2009
  • Let's play ketchup.

    But no one will get squashed. Arrow has been settling in quite nicely. He has taken to asking for the rag bed. This means that he circles me, asking for my lap and instead I take out the rag bin and encourage him to sleep near me, rather and on my lap...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 20 Aug 2009
  • In Honor of "Project Runway" hitting the airwaves again, I give you Jay McCarroll!

    I need my Heidi Klum fix and have popcorn at the ready for tonight's debut of "Project Runway" on Lifetime! In honor of this show finally hitting the airwaves again, below is a clip of "Project Runway's" Jay McCarroll, the...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Aug 2009
  • My First Two Weeks at Quilting Arts!

    Since starting work at Quilting Arts, I’ve received quite a few envious comments from fellow quilters—after all, what better job could a fabric and sewing lover ask for? And not to rub it in, but my first couple of weeks have only proven the...

    Posted to Pippa's Blog by pippapatchwork on 17 Aug 2009
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  • More Winning Names & a New Cover

    Hmmm. None of the folks whose names I drew for the Creative Makeover Bag have responded, so it's time to draw new names. Meva abonestell bondgirl koffiebean Phyllis Krosinsky Please send me your address at cprato@interweave.com . You have until Monday...

    Posted to In the Studio with Cate by Cate Prato on 13 Aug 2009
  • The wonders

    I am back! While in Phoenix we stayed at a friends house. Upon entering her front door my guy noticed this mother and baby and it is a good thing I snapped a picture because the next day that li'l bird was fledged. Other great animals we saw? Bats...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 12 Aug 2009