Yesterday morning, Jeff and I set off to the Mancuso show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (about 2 hours from Pickle Road) to see the show. califon was everywhere! It was even used as a class sample!
This is Bob Anderson, her husband, manning their booth with a califon display. Silver Thimble is in Springfield, NH. Their email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you notice there is a Quilter’s Home page spread in this Meadow Gems booth from when I featured her product in BLING!. This is the lady who does the paper quilt and pet themed pins! She’s holding up a pin of what little Petunia will look like when she grows up!
Jeff and I were floored when we saw that this booth had a califon FEATURE. OF COURSE I needed a photo! This couple, Wendy and Dick Shank are from Traditions at the White Swan in Hagerstown, MD. www.whiteswanquilt.com
Meet Mary from Material Mart in Midland, MI next to her califon display. www.materialmart.com
This is the Maine-ly Sewing booth from Nobleboro, ME with their rack o’ califon! www.mainelysewing.com
This lady stopped me in the aisles. It seems that I helped her pick out her quilty quilt block wrist watch a few shows ago! She was still wearing it and she still loves it. On second glance, I still really think it’s a smart watch, too!
I have to let you in on my dirty little secret . . .
My new favorite bread is called French Miche from Panera!
It’s not cheap, but it’s a huge loaf, freezes well and tastes like bread should taste. I have them cut it thick, and it makes the most amazing French Toast (and hearty sandwiches) ever. Adios, Wonder Bread!
I just finished eating a plate of French Toast as I type. Here’s how I make mine:
6 eggs (right from my hen house)
1 cup of whole milk or half-and-half (right from the nursing cat —- JUST KIDDING!!!!)
2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of orange oil or I’ll use 1 teaspoon of Grand Marnier if I have any sitting around the house.
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
I mix all of the ingredients, soak the French Miche in it for a minute or two, then I melt butter on a griddle and “grill” my French Toast on a medium heat until it’s cooked. YUMMY!
FRIENDS AND FOES
The My Love of Quilting Blog and a cute dog on a quilt: http://journeyofanewquilter.blogspot.com/2008/09/quilters-home.html
This blog posting is from The Quilted Word by FrecklesQuilts: http://frecklesquilts.blogspot.com/2008/06/quilting-favorites.html
Desert Threads was inspired by a photo from the Pickle Road blog: http://desertthreads.blogspot.com/2008/07/sad-news.html
Lori the Librarian took a Quiter’s Home article and made it her own: http://lauriethelibrarian.electrified.ca/?p=487
Here’s a blog about a Round Robin using the rules from Quilter’s Home (I’ll show you more photos of the results in an upcoming blog): http://quiltersretreat.blogspot.com/2008/08/round-robin-quilt.html
Canton Village Quilt Works promotes califon: http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/2008/09/cherries-in-mail.html
Blue Nickel’s reaction to krakow: http://bluenickelstudios.com/?p=698
Quiltersmuse.com discovers Mark on a book jacket: http://quiltersmuse.com/blog/2008/09/03/quilts-from-the-selvage-edge/
Laura’s Over the Rainbow blog welcomes online Shop Hoppers with califon: http://blog.overrainbow.com/?p=30