Color Makes Me Happy!

Color just does it to me. The right colors make my heart sing and today I am surrounded with colors that I love! Wonderful shades of aqua, green and pink will get me every time! Add yellow and a touch of red and I couldn’t be happier!

My son and his girlsfriend are visiting from Spain and they bought me these flowers at our local store. My husband put them in this green pitcher and I stopped in my tacks when I saw them. Ping went the heart. The colors were so pretty! And that pink happy dot fabric? Well, that’s a strike off from my “Angel Houses” fabric line! Yes, the first strike off’s arrived, I made some changes and now I’m waiting for the second set. I want the colors to be perfect so it’s back to the mill, change the green and yellow a bit, but don’t touch the pink happy dot…it’s perfect! It makes me smile!

I surround myself with the colors that I love without even thinking. It’s instinctive and not something I can change.. Have you thought about what your favorite colors are? Look around and you’ll know. I’m sure you’re surround by them right now. If not, get out that paint brush and change some things. You’ll feel so much better!

Next week I’m headed to our house in Bend, Oregon. Saturday is the Sister’s quilt show and the town of Sister’s Oregon will be filled with quilters! It’s an outdoor quilt show that takes up the whole town. It’s so much fun! I’ll take lots of pictures! If you’re there be sure and say hi. I’m the one with the camera. (:

Look at the colors of these pencils and note books I’m taking with me! I’m sure to be inspired. I can’t wait to open the page and start making notes!

And I’m taking this little book along to curl up and read. It’s a great book for anyone wanting to start their own crafting buisness. So many pictures, advice from all the pros and wonderful tips and suggestions. It’s a delightful book with page,

after page,

after page,

of wonderful photos and stories…

While I’m in Bend I’m sneaking in a few “sewing” days with Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek http://www.bloomcreek.blogspot.com/ and my friend Anne. Now, doesn’t that sound like fun?I’ll be sewing something using this jelly roll of Woodland Bloom by Lila Tueller and Moda Fabrics. You’ll never guess what I’m sewing. I hope it works (:

I almost forgot…my sweet magazine ladies…your goodies are being shipped gradually this coming week. Check your mail box! Julia is just starting to get her magazines so be sure to watch her blog http://littlegirlquilts.blogspot.com/.

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Hugs,

Anne

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  • mascanlon - So my house is buttery yellow, soft green and a cream and pink master bedroom with lots of medium green to “guy” it up a bit. But my studio is still the black print wallpaper and black tile floor from the previous owners. I have noticed I don’t enjoy working in there…so its time to start planning the redo for real!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - Anne, I love the Woodland Blooms fabric, I’m pretty sure it’s not in the stores yet when it comes I’ll be wanting to get one of those jelly rolls for myself. The delicate purple flowers look great in the green mug, what a good idea. Have fun at the Sisters Quilt show.ReplyCancel

  • chook - oh Anne have fun on your trip
    I cant wait to see what you will make.
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  • Peddlecar Quilts - That jelly roll is just yummy! I love the colors in it. Can’t wait to see what you make!
    Sisters quilt show will be so much fun! It’s on my list to attend someday. Have a great time.
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  • CJ - I am NOT surrounded by my favorite colors so much. We live in a log home, not so many walls to paint. My dh loves that about a log home…me not so much.
    Going to the quilt show in SISTERS is on my list of things to do. Maybe next year. This year we have to be in Seattle for a wedding. I do hope that you will post LOTS of pictures.ReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Pretty colors Anne. And that jelly roll, yummy! Have a safe trip back up to Bend!ReplyCancel

  • jlevy3 - I **LOVE** the pink polka dot fabric! Can’t wait til it arrives in stores! You choose the nicest color palettes!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - LOL!!! the world is abuzz in colour… I’ve just wrote a small article & some pics called “Colour Your World in Inspiration – Green” for my newsletter…. I believe that yes, if you surround yourself in a colour you love…. & all things relating to that colour — you will be creatively inspired!

    so it’s great to read my favourite blogs and see that colour inspires others also

    ps: holiday, quilts, fabric… definitely sounds like a girls day out!!

    take care & have a weekend full of creativity & inspiration… & yes surround by those lovely pink dots & gorgeous flowers.

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  • Vicky - Can’t wait for Angel Houses!

    Have a grand time at Sisters! It’s on my -someday- list!ReplyCancel

  • belinda - Colors are sometimes JUST colors…..but sometimes I think colors can create an ATTITUDE or ATMOSPHERE!!!! Don’t you agree???ReplyCancel

  • julia - Hi Anne,
    I’m definitely not surrounded by my favourite colours – but as you’re writing of it…I have to persuade my better half that colours are GOOD…;o) I’ll let you know about my progress.
    Hugs,
    Julia

    P.S.I had problems to put you on my rss feeds list :o( I hope I’m the only one with that problem…ReplyCancel

  • the Material Girls Quilts - Anne,
    I’m so jealous! I love the quilt show in Sisters. I haven’t been since I opened my shop. We used to go to Sunriver, OR. every summer. Have a great time!
    Nadine
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  • Anonymous - Sigh…that is the sound of ME just loving all the things you post on your blog. Oh so delicious to see those lovely fabrics. Thanks always for all the inspiration your provide and since I can’t go to Sisters, I am so glad you are taking us ALL along with you. And now to think I will have something from Anne in my mailbox. This is just to wonderful!!!!! Happy day and safe journey. XXX Annie from San DiegoReplyCancel

  • Jean C. - Hi, well I see I’m not the only one who is envious of your trip to Three Sisters, Oregon! I was going to make it to Eugene in a couple of weeks but my folks talked me into waiting until it cools a bit because they don’t have a.c.
    For my birthday last year one of my daughters got me two of the posters from the quilt show there in Sisters. I’ve never been, but I sure enjoy parusing the pic’s of the previous years shows. Just wonderful!
    Have fun… oh, and take in some of that wonderful tree smell for me!
    JeanReplyCancel