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"This & That" on a Rainy Day

It was wishful thinking on my part that the 80% chance of rain predicted this afternoon would actually arrive. I remained hopeful because our Golden State really needs it. The cute Rainy Day print for bedding and gift wrap (shown below), was created by Tina Cash Wash, an illustrator and designer creating fun, colorful, designs and patterns.

Bedding from Tina's colorful textile collection is available on Spoonflower and Roostery at Tina's Textiles. Don't miss her online fabric shop - if your next sewing or quilting project includes cats or dogs, the "Inside the Mitten is a Kitten" and "Dachy Floral" designs are adorableI choices.

Are you looking for a creative way to change up your business card? Why not design a few of these memorable fabric business cards for yourself. The variety of cards (shown below) were created by Francesca Pasini of Naif Panic Scares.

The ad read this "limited edition, floral print sewing machine is Sew Special"- it is ideal for a crafter looking to kit out their sewing room. And, it’s a great option for kids that are learning to sew. John Lewis & Partners sewing machines: Whether you're a beginner, advanced or somewhere in between, we've got the perfect sewing machine for you and your projects. Check out the dog motif on their light blue Sketchy Dog machine, or the yellow and blue floral print on their Heirloom Ditsy Print sewing machine.

Show off your favorite hobby to the world with this license plate cover with a beautiful quilt design. The high-quality chrome license plate frames are sturdy and constructed of durable chrome finished metal.

And, these words of inspiration for your next project, from Owl's Nest Quilters in Grand Junction, CO:

Consider memorializing your loved one in a quilt. Create a t-shirt quilt, a crazy quilt, a patchwork quilt, a message quilt, or a portrait quilt to name just a few ideas. Quilting is both healing and telling. Quilt your message.

I planned a brisk walk before the rains arrived. There are so many snippets of inspiration-gathering as I stop to visit several horses and "Gabby" the donkey; see the patchwork of harvested vineyards (with rows & rows of vines; each block running in a different direction); rolling hills with a palm tree by a barn in the distance; and a favorite gnarly face in an old olive tree.

Yes, with a strong wind and dark skies, the rain arrived! Here's wishing you wonderful inspired-filled moments.


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