It’s Raining, No It’s Pouring!

Can anyone tell me if a Chihuahua that weighs 5 lbs. can get blown away by winds of 60 to 75 miles per hour? Seems to me that could happen! How about a dog that weighs about 9 lbs? How about a lady that weighs…ha!…nevermind…I think I’ll be fine. In case you haven’t heard we are having a HUGE storm here in Northern California. I’m sure all of you living in snow country are thinking we don’t know what a storm is, but 8 to 10 inches of rain in 3 days is a LOT of rain! Soggy, muddy, wet, slippery, gloomy forecast. A good time to stay inside I say!

So while it pours, I’m starting new things. Today I started working on a new fabric line for spring market. It will take me several weeks to pull it together, but the process is so much fun! I have a special pencil I like to draw with. It makes very fine lines (3mm.) and I can get great detail with it. So out came the sketch book, the erasers, my special pencils and then soon will follow the Bristol Board and paints. And with a lot of luck, a few good pencil lines and some help from the art staff at Henry Glass, I will have gone from this…

…To this with another fabric line! This print is from “Flowers For Emma”, the companion fabric line to “Miss Emma’s Garden”!

If we don’t get blown away by the wind, I’ll post again soon! Soggy hugs from Northern California (:

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  • Jeanie - Your fabric lines are really sweet:0) I might need to make a little quilt for my daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - That fabric is GORGEOUS !!!!LovelyReplyCancel

  • blueberrylane - Oh Anne, that fabric is georgeous, can’t wait to see the whole range of Flowers for Emma, am anxiously waiting for my Miss Emma’s Garden to arrive…Miss Emma sure is a lucky girl to have so many beautiful fabric ranges named after her :)ReplyCancel

  • Adla - Your description of the wind had me thinking Wizard of Oz… hope no one gets blown away.
    such a pretty design for fabric. You are indeed very creative and talented.
    Wishing you a wonderful 08′


  • LBP - I LOVE that fabric! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Freda's Hive - Wind won’t blow me away, but your new fabric does! Anne it is tremendous. I need to finish the projects I am starting so I will be ready for your next fabric. I have your pattern and fabric in hand today.ReplyCancel

  • The Christmas Shoppe - Anne – I don’t know what is worse….the many inches of rain you are having or our 10 degrees below zero! I think rain is worse because it is gray. At least snow on a sunny day is dazzling, and the brightness shows off the facial wrinkles so well. Mary JaneReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Under a Blue Moon - That fabric is beyond gorgeous!

    You aren’t kidding about the rain – I looked out the window and one of our big oak trees was laying across the driveway and just missed my car by about a foot and a half! I can’t get out and am waiting to be rescued. Stay warm and dry (and inside!).ReplyCancel

  • from little acorns - Oh do stay inside!
    1. Because we can’t wait to see what new fabric you come up with. . . &
    2. Because we can’t have it that Chelsea, Bitsy, or you get blown away (or get soggy!)

    Please, oh please, take great care in this storm we are seeing hitting you in CA. (!!!) yikes!

    xo, BrenReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Jolly - Your fabric is so gorgeous. I can’t wait to see your new fabric line!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Red Geranium Cottage - Love the fabric design. I’m amazed at how you do that. Very talented you are. We’re hunkering down for the storm here in Souther Ca too. It’s pouring out there now.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Roberts - You keep amazing me, Anne, with your fabric designs! Flowers for Emma is beautiful! Lately, I am drawn to birds and bird nests. You must be the source of this inspiration! Maybe if I get a fine tip pencil like you I can get started! I’m still figuring out what a Bristol board is! I have taken your advice and REALLY looked at some fabrics at TFQS. I ended up buying fabric instead of designing some! Oh well! P.S. Did you like the t-shirt? CindyReplyCancel

  • Vicki B. - Loved seeing how your sketch resulted in such a beautiful fabric! You’re one talented lady my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Love the new fabric, can’t wait to see it in person.ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Funny, I just finished watching the movie “Emma” last night! I’m really enjoying the colors you have put together… makes me think of Spring! Well Done! Keep up the good work! We only have snow here in Utah!ReplyCancel

  • QuiltersBuzz Gina - ANne
    LOVE your sketches.
    I would love for you to guest write a bit on QUiltersBuzz about the process you go through in designing. I find it fascinating! Are you interested?

  • PamKittyMorning - How did I fall so far behind on your blog?? Good grief. My bloglines must not be updating properly. This love brown is so wonderful, I love the Miss Emma’s Garden line.. well and you Anne!ReplyCancel