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While I'm on a search for more fabric in my stash, I'm also trying to complete the vision for the rest of the house; currently for our bedroom and next for the guest room. Both are in need of a quilt, coverlet or bedspread and I've been looking for fabric to go with existing pieces in the room. I'm contemplating a Nine Patch variation, Crow's Foot design, Square & Star pattern or a slight modification to Square-in-a-Square.

This fabric blends nicely with the lamps, described with floral leaf medallions in gray, ivory, light taupe, almond, and champagne hues on an aqua mist polyester ground.

The lamps are a silvery, muted aquamarine, and each has a medallion. From the website it's described as having a textured ceramic finished in a distressed light blue glaze with rust undertones, tan glaze and silver leaf details. The round, slightly tapered hardback shade is silken off-white linen fabric with silver double trim.

I've requested an additional sample swatch to help determine if the medallion pattern on the fabric will be too formal for the room.

I will be checking to see if the colors align closely with double sink vanity in the adjoining bathroom.

The countertop is from Cambria's Quartz Design Pallette, called Kelvingrove. From their website: warm and nurturing Earth tones of taupe, white, and robin’s egg blue-green blend organically in striking variation and glistening streams that prove not all masterpieces hang on the wall.

I've been simultaneously working on getting my sewing room set up, furnishing bedrooms and creating wall art vignettes for a couple of spots. Reading favorite design magazines provides inspiration, too. Working full-time does not always leave as much free time as I think I need, but somehow progress slowly continues. And, I've been able to make time to write, and have taken some creative online art classes that have allowed me to add to a very small start of a design collection.

"Wherever you are in your life, carve out time for yourself and do the things you have dreamed of doing. It will bring such happiness to you!" ~Phyllis Hoffman DePiano

I was saddened to learn of Phyllis's passing in Classic Sewing's blog post:

Dear Sewing Friends,

It is with great sadness that we share with you, our readers, the news of the passing of Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, Hoffman Media’s founder/chairman of the board and our dear friend and mentor. Phyllis was a true pioneer in the publishing industry, creating our dynamic company 40 years ago with the single magazine, "Just CrossStitch". With this ground-breaking magazine, she paved a way for additional insightful, innovative, specialty magazines to come to life. Her influence has left an indelible mark on the industry, Hoffman Media, "Classic Sewing", and our hearts.

Perhaps you're a fan of Victoria Magazine like I have been since it's introduction in 1987, or you've treasured each Ribbon in My Journal blog post of Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, or have just been recently introduced to newly-launched Quilt Street (brand-new online quilting community for quilters of all ages and experience levels). Then you've known Phyllis Hoffman DePiano and her love of monograms, lace, tea, decorating, gardens - each a return to loveliness that she shared with all of us for many, many years. I will miss her grace, Southern charm and wisdom. No doubt, her twin sons, Eric and Brian Hoffman, will continue to focus on the business in a loving and dedicated manner that Hoffman Media is known for.

So, starting with this last quarter of the year, let's remember Phyllis's suggestion to carve out time for yourself and do the things you have dreamed of doing. See the beauty around you and find your bliss.

Thank you for stopping by.


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