Friday, April 24, 2009

Blessings Friday: Fun Things

Here are a few blessings I’m enjoying this week.

The Great Fabric Round-Up Shop Hop

Quilt stores located in southeast Arizona collaborated to sponsor “The Great Fabric Round Up”, an opportunity to visit their stores this week. At each store, your official Shop Hop Trail Card is stamped and you’re given a free quilt block pattern and other gifts. For example, The Quilt Basket gave us each a copy of Dorothy Kinsley Wray’s book Garden Party: Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilts and More. I tried to find a source for the book for you, but suspect it’s a now-defunct vanity press formerly operating in Tucson.

Junie Necklace

© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved

Clarice of Storybook Woods made this necklace and named it for me. It’s so wonderful to enjoy handmade blessings from friends. True treasures, that’s what each and every thing is to me. Thank you, dear Clarice. You can find her products at her brand-new Etsy shop.

Amy Butler Softwares

Amy Butler has partnered with The Electric Quilt Company (ECQ) to offer Amy Butler Softwares, a CD with 22 sewing projects you can customize via your computer—slated for release May 15.

I’ve pre-ordered my copy of Amy’s new CD from ECQ. You can see some of the new projects here.
Mama Mia!

The cast of the musical Mama Mia! is here in Tucson as part of their North American Tour. My husband loves this musical, so he and some other folks at work scored tickets for tomorrow—ought to be a blast.

Your Comments

Source: Graphic courtesy of Cathe at Just Something I Made blog

Do you know how much fun it is to read your comments? A lot of times you offer bits of help along with lots of encouragement and cute notes—it’s awesome. I thank each and every one of you. Have a great weekend!


Storybook Woods said...

Oh gosh June, thank you for your purchase and letting me use your name. You are too sweet. Oh I LOVE mama mia, it makes me want to dance down my road xoxox Clarice

Unknown said...

I love shop hops! And thanks for the heads up about Amy Butler's software, it looks really interesting!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

June, you were my first and biggest blog supporter, and I was lost without you and your cheery comments. I'm so glad for YOU!

You'll love "Momma Mia" --it's a fun show and definitely a "sing along" :-)!

The quilt trail looks like a fun way to explore a lot of new shops! Clarice's necklace is very pretty too.

Hugs, Pat

That tour was only a 1/3 portion of Brooklyn, NY! It's a big borough and has lots of diversity, some bad, but most good, as you could see! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

zarah said...

The shop hop sounds really fun! I'm hoping for a little time to check in on my favorite yarn and fabric shops this weekend!

Jane said...

I don't always comment, but I do always read your blog - really about the most interesting one I follow!

Anonymous said...

June, what a really lovely thing having a necklace made in your honour. Gosh what a newsy post today and it sounds like you guys were so fortunate to get tickets for Mama Mia!

I love that you made a point of thanking readers for their comments. I always find your comments to be thoughtful and often with some very useful tips so thank you right back atcha! Have a glorious weekend.

Anonymous said...

June, I love reading your blog! You do so many fun, interesting projects. I always look forward to seeing what you're up to.


dutchcomfort said...

You’re an endless source of fantabulous ideas and projects!!

Yesterday I had a very small quilt trail!

Anonymous said...

I've always thought it would be fun to do a shop hop. There is one in Wisconsin that I've always wanted to be a part of....'course, that's a ways to go, just to shop! LOL!

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!