Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Color and More

I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw that there were 28 new KONA colors coming in July! With names like water, sprout, flame, and oyster . . . well let's just say I'm anxious to see and use them. Look here for a listing on the Robert Kaufman website.
                                                          Source: robertkaufman.com via Debbie on Pinterest

And speaking of color, someone posted a link to a list of color blogs recently. Sorry I don't remember where I saw it, but you're bound to find some good inspiration among these blogs, so just fyi.

Can't help but give a shout-out to my daughter Rachel who blogs at Snippets of Sweetness. She recently made a table runner she calls "Scattered Chevron", and it is so striking! She shared her inspiration, the back story, and more pics on her post here. Pretty cool, huh?
                                                      Source: snippetsofsweetness.blogspot.com via Debbie on Pinterest

On the other hand, I got a chuckle (what's new?) at my son's comment on my recent Zakka project:
Zakka Style Pencil Case
. . . a new comment on your post "Zakka Along Week 5 :: Patchwork Pencil Case": 

"So you gonna sew dad a pocket protector?" 

Uh, probably not.

Thankfully my friend Susan gave me a head's up about Giveaway Day, and now today I see the announcement posted on Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day is a huge biannual event for bloggers to give away handmade items or supplies. I participated in December and it was loads of fun. (Wasn't it, Marci?)

Why do it? (reprinted from the announcement page)
Participants benefit because a) they get new readers (many participants end up with hundreds of comments & visitors); b) they get potential shoppers/readers; c) they can experience the joy of giving something they’ve made to a virtual friend. Readers benefit because a) they get exposed to blogs with great ideas; b) they are directed to shops with wonderful items; c) they get the opportunity to win a cool handmade prize!
All good reasons, yes? Find all the details here.

Enough randomness for today. Hope you have a good one!


  1. I love how you keep me up to speed on what's going on. Thank you!

  2. I don't know...a zakka pocket protector might be kind of awesome! :)

    I'm drooling over the new Kona colors, and I love Rachel's runner!

  3. What, no pocket protector? Kiljoy... ;o)

    I might have had to wipe a bit of drool from the keyboard over that kona though *sigh*

    Love the scattered chevrons!

  4. mmmm Kona!
    Just went to visit Rachel's - such a great post!
    Love the pencil case :)

  5. Oh the Kona haystack looks fabulous. Have you seen the new Kona Solids book coming out in July? I've pre ordered mine on Amazon.

  6. The kona is just wow! Now I need to make a prize!

  7. Wow, I love her runner! And the new colours are great too.

  8. Thanks for the heads up that SMS giveaway day is just around the corner! I plan on participating this round too!