Thursday, September 8, 2016

Something Wild Calls You Home

Helloooooooooo! Well, I am a day late, but not a dollar short. In fact, I'm late because I have so much to celebrate and I had to wait until today to share it with you!

First, I am over the moon to tell you that my new Website is up and ready! After attending webinars, reading tutorials and then spending countless hours loading all the new content into the site, I can finally say that this little bunny learned some new tricks! hee,hee,hee. I am thrilled with the fresh, modern look of my site and I have to give a shout out to Jordan at Like Sew for all his kindness, patience and support he gave me. If you are looking for a website shop or an update to your current site, I highly recommend them.

My site offers my kits, supplies and now e-patterns! New items will be coming soon, like this, a sneaky peeky of my Folk Art Fusion project, Paisley Pumpkins, which will be available next week.

So take a hop on over HERE and let me know what you think.


Next, yesterday marked my ninth, yes ninth year of blogging! I can't believe I have been writing my little tales and sharing my thoughts with you for that many years. I still remember the day I decided to start a blog and how excited I was to embark on this adventure. So much has changed over the years. People, bunnies, critters and events have come in and out of my life. Sad times, good times, fun times, crazy times all written here in this little space in the universe. The friends I have made through this blog are my greatest treasures. Even when my creative "mojo" seems to take a vacation from time to time, something wild calls me home.

My favorite violin girl, Lindsey Stirling, worked with Andrew McMahon on this wonderful new song, "Something Wild" from the movie Pete's Dragon. The words have so much meaning to me.

"You've got a big heart. The way you see the world has got you this far. You might have some bruises and a few scars, but you know you're gonna be okay. Even though you're scared, you're stronger than you know. If you're lost out where the lights are blinding, caught and all the stars are hiding. That's when something wild calls you home. If you face the fear that keeps you frozen, chase the sky into the ocean. That's when something wild calls you home. "   (Auntie loves you very much Noelle.)

Enjoy the video!


Finally, in celebration of my new Website and for Nine Years of Blogging, I am having a Giveaway of one of my Valdani size 12 perle cotton collections!

You can choose my new Wilmington collection or


my Folk Art Fusion II collection.



To enter, leave a comment here on the blog as to which one you would like. This giveaway is open to friends worldwide. The random number generator will choose the winner next Wednesday.

Thank you so very much for being such a big part of my life and for sharing my journeys and adventures. Here's to more adventures down the rabbit hole together!

Light, love and hugs,
Michelle


166 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Michelle, your new website looks fabulous and congratulations on nine years of blogging. Please count me in the giveaway. I would like the Wilmington Collection, please, if I am lucky enough to win. xxx

sewvintagesue said...

Oh Michelle,
I am so excited! I have never followed a blog so yours is the first! I would love the Wilmington Collection if I should be so fortunate to win. I love your new book that my daughter got for me and she was lucky enough to meet you. Don't worry next time I am in Wilmington, my goal is to meet you.
Thanks and good luck Sue

Michele T said...

Your creations are a great inspiration!!! I have been following you for a long, long time!!! Congrats on your blogiversary!!🎉🎉🎈

Leona said...

Thank you for sharing and congratulations to your years of fun stuff!
I like the Folk Art.

Lewjacks said...

I want to congratulate you on your 9 years of blogging and your new pumpkin project. If I am lucky enough to win, I would love the Wilmington collection.
Leslie Williams lewjacks@suddenlink.net

LindaC said...

Wow, congrats on 9 yrs! I am such a newbie and sure appreciate your help. I personally Love the Wilmington Collection!
Cheers!

Shirley said...

Michelle, How the time does fly. I love your new look and I would love the Wilmington Collection. I thought my daughter was going to get to attend a seminar for work near you, but they sent her to Chicago instead. I was going to have her call you. I am so happy for you. Take care Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on the new website! I would love the Wilmington collection. New threads are like candy!

Robbyn Hutton said...

Congrats on 9 years of blogging. Takes a dedication and commitment beyond my reach. I love both sets of threads, the Wilmington reminds me of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia and the Folk Art, of a Gypsy caravan.
I am having an indecissive day so would be ecstatic with either.
All the best
Robbym
Love the rabbit scissors, I have witch ones.

Sherri said...

Congratulations on your 9th year my friend!! I have lost bed your blog since I found it!! I have to say I love the Wilmington collection! So gorgeous!!

rebecca said...

Congrats on the milestone!! Please, send the Wilmington!

Jo said...

Thanks for all the years!! I would be thrilled with either set of threads!!

Jo said...

Thanks for all the years!! I would be thrilled with either set of threads!!

Carrie P. said...

Wow! 9 years! I think I have been reading your blog almost from the beginning. Congrats! I would pick Wilmington since I am in NC too.

Bonnie58 said...

9 years has gone so fast. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us all. I love the new Wilmington collection..

Sandy said...

I Love Folk Art Fusion II Threads! I Love your new Blog Too! I Can't Wait to see the Gorgeous Stocking in October!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Awesome new design Michelle - I just love it! Can't wait to see the whole thing!
I would LOVE to win some of those scrumptious threads. It's a hard choice, but I think I would pick the Wilmington collection.
Thank you for the chance to win. :-)

MICHELLE said...

Congratulations Michelle!!!! The new website looks great. I can't wait to see your new patterns. I love the Wilmington collection.

RobinLeuschen ArtsyNestStudio said...

Congratulations on your wonderful success !!
If I were to win , I would love the Folk Art Fusion II collection. Thank you !!
Robin

Kris Thompson said...

Love both collections, but I guess I'd have to choose Wilmington if selected.
Didn't realize how long you've been blogging. I'm really happy to have found you!

Robin Stewart said...

Wow! It looks great!! I would take the folk art fusion I I. Thanks!

Robin Stewart said...

Wow! It looks great!! I would take the folk art fusion I I. Thanks!

Kris Thompson said...

Love both collections, but I guess I'd have to choose Wilmington if selected.
Didn't realize how long you've been blogging. I'm really happy to have found you!

Chris said...

9 years sure Goes fast. Congratulations! I have some valdoni thread but I would love to win the folk art fussion II thread collection. Thank you for the chance to win.

Ava Wright said...

I really enjoy your blog thanks for taking the time to share with us all. I like the Folk Art Fusion collection.

gracie said...

Thank you for the opportunity. I love the Wilmington collection.

Christine M said...

Happy blogaversary Shell. Your new blog looks great. I can't wait to see your pumpkin. If I was lucky enough to win, I would choose your Wilmington Collection. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Hugs, Christine xx

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PriviesAndPrims said...

Love the paisley pumpkin design! It's hard to decide which collection I would like because I like some in each! I do mostly primitives, so I'll let you choose which one is more primitive if I am lucky enough to win. :)
I know that it's hard to get true colors in a photo, so I'll leave it to you to decide, as I would love to have either!

Doreen
PriviesAndPrims at yahoo dot com

Karen Arndt said...

Love the new paisley pumpkin pattern. Also the Wilminton II

Cheryl Forward said...

Thanks I'd love to win folk art fusion II. love the new look:-} thank you again

Happy2Stitch said...

CongratulTions on 9 years of blogging. Your new site looks fresh and inviting. I would just be happy to win one of the thread collections, both sets look wonderful
Diane Harrison

Jeanette said...

Love the new website. Looks fabulous. I'd love to win Wilmington thankyou. Hugs, xx

Becky Westbrook said...

Those Wilmington threads are my favorites. I just recently stated using some of those threads in my wool appliqué. They are beautiful!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! Your new website looks great! I love both of the collections, but if I have to choose one, it would be the Folk Art Fusion.

Nancy Crandall said...

Hi Michelle , love all your creativity and the Wilmington collection! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Vivien said...

Wilmington. I love the orange/rust color and the mustard color.

Rolyn said...

Both collections of Valdani are gorgeous! I would love the Wilmington collection.

Rolyn said...

Both collections of Valdani are gorgeous! I would love the Wilmington collection.

Renee Ridenour said...

Congrats on reaching these milestones. Love your work just can't touch it. Love both collections, would be happy with either one.

Angela Sers said...

Congratulations on this milestone! I would love the Wilmington collection. Thank you!

Terry said...

Thank you for the oportunity to win the Wilmington colection. I will be looking for the pumpkin pattern!

Lana said...

Congratulations! We know Jordan well! Like Sew will take Great care of you!
And, Congratulations on 9 years on the blog...you are certainly a treasured friend here...can't wait to see what's next for you!

scarlett said...

Wilmington is lovely.

Thanks for the chance.

Lana said...

Congratulations! We know Jordan well! Like Sew will take Great care of you!
And, Congratulations on 9 years on the blog...you are certainly a treasured friend here...can't wait to see what's next for you!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Every time I see your projects I just want to go felting ! Now a new web page for you , how exciting. If I win, send me the Wilmington collection, that should get me jump started!

Sew on ~ ~ ~

Lolastitchida said...

Love your new Willmingtom collection! Can't wait to see your paisley pumpkin and going to check out your new website now! Your work is amazing!

Wanda Burleson said...

Congratulations! Love both thread collections! I would choose the Wilmington collection. Love your new pumpkin.

Jeanna said...

9 years way to go. I would love the Folk collection.

Kd Brown said...

There are such great things going on in BunnyLand! I love your new Wilmington collection the best. Happy thoughts to you!

Linda said...

Woohoo, Michelle! Congratulations on your new home & new website :) Looking good! Because it's new and so very pretty,the Wilmington collection it is for me!

Linda said...

Woohoo, Michelle! Congratulations on your new home & new website :) Looking good! Because it's new and so very pretty,the Wilmington collection it is for me!

ozone3 said...

Both are beautiful, but I think I like Wilmington collection the best.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Sherry said...

I can't wait to see this new pattern complete. I love both of the collections. I really like the Wilmington collection the best. Congratulations on the new website and blogging so many years!your new home and studio look beautiful.

Sherry said...

I can't wait to see this new pattern complete. I love both of the collections. I really like the Wilmington collection the best. Congratulations on the new website and blogging so many years!your new home and studio look beautiful.

quiltmom anna said...

Michelle- what a wonderful blogging journey you have had- so many terrific posts and interesting topics and stories shared. wishing you many more years of happy blogging.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Congratulations, Shelby Marie!
Finding you is one of the joyous highlights of my years blogging. I'm so thrilled to be able to follow your journeys, see your adventures and new experiences, and to be able to see where you'll lead us next.

I love all your creations and your sense of playfulness come through in each of your designs. I learned about Valdani through you, and am slowly amassing my own collection. I'm particularly fond of your Wilmington collection!

Thanks for inviting all of us to come along as you explore the artful world around you.

Love you, girlfriend!
xo
Deece

Misty said...

I love the new website, and that pumpkin pattern is Gorgeous! The threads are all beautiful but my first choice would be Wilmington thread collection.

linda said...

Love your new web site, and all of your creativity! I would love to win the folkart fusion. Beautiful. Thank you and congratulations!

Marj said...

Congratulations on getting your web site up and running. I would love to win the Wilmington collection of thread! I am now going over to your shop to check it out.

Anne said...

Your website looks wonderful. I would take either collection but if you're making me choose, I'd pick Folk Art II. Such a generous giveaway. Thank you.

Createology said...

Shell Dear Huge Congratulations on Nine years of blogging and on your beautiful new website. In a time when so many are opting out of blogging and taking the "instant gratification" route I am so happy you are continuing to blog and share your amazing talents with us. Miss Hannah looks so sweet as always. Paisley Pumpkin is peaking my curiousity. Embracing Blogging Bliss...
P.S. Your gorgeous thread collections are a wonderful celebration gift. Blessings.

Cyndy Ward said...

Hi Michelle - Time flies when you are having fun! Congratulations on hanging in there through good times and tough times. It can't be as easy as you make it seem. I love your new Wilmington collection. I would be so hoppy with it. LOL!!

Lauren Sorrell said...

Glad all is going your way and things are falling into place. Great new site. If i am lucky enough to win i like the folf art fusion threads

Rabbits' Guy said...

What the hey - folks art fusion II. I'm a sucker for anything lemony colored! Congratulations on sticking with it for the blog and the new website.

Gretchen Schlier said...

Your work is lovely and the new website looks great! Looking forward to new work in the coming year! Those Valdani thread collections are luscious, like a box of candies. I think the Folk Art Fusion is my favorite!

Donna Bishop said...

I look forward to all your new creations. I have a book and I have made a few of the projects. I give them as gifts. I can't wait to see the finished pumpkin project! I am sure I will be buying the kit!! It seems you have settled nicely in your new home! Regards, Donna

Vandy said...

Love the folk art collection. Love your work

Vandy said...

Love the folk art collection. Love your work

WYO Di said...

The Folk Art collection caught might eye. As did your website!

Judy said...

Wow! Those threads are beautiful! The Folk Art Fusion II would be my choice. Can't wait to see your new website and the Paisley Pumpkin pattern.

Kim said...

I love your blog and have followed it for many years. I would love a chance to win the Wilmington collection

Kim in Sydney

Kath said...

Your new website is fantastic! Congratulations on all your hard work, it has certainly paid off. I always love reading your blog and seeing the next exciting thing you're working on. Both thread collections are so pretty. It's a hard choice but the folk art collection seems to speak to me. I truly love your work and I look forward to seeing more in the years to come.

Cathsf said...

Love your blog and congrats on 9 years, I love the Wilmington colors

Angela said...

Happy ninth blogging birthday.. Times flies when you are having fun...
Folk art fusion would be my choice if my name comes out of the rabbit hole.
Thank you and looking forward to more tales from down the rabbit hole.

Linda Enslow said...

Congratulations on your 9 year anniversary. I browsed your new awesome website and can't wait for your next fusion releases. I'm looking forward to your bookas well. I would love to win the Folk Art Collection the colors are so me.

Mary said...

Awesome collections! If chosen my favorite is the ~ Folk Art Fusion II collection. I would love to stitch with it hoping I am chosen��
Mary M

marie said...

Happy Blog Anniversary. I LOVE Valdani threads, if I win the Wilmington collection is for me.

LD said...

Love the new look. Wilmington please...☺️

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

How exciting - a celebration and a give-away - keeping my fingers crossed - love your new Wilmington collection. Happy Autumn.

Jane Galley said...

well done on the new website. I've enjoyed following your blog for many years, it's scary to think how fast the time has gone. I love both collections, but think I'd go for the Folk Art one.

speedyrabbit said...

Michelle the new site looks Fabulous!And Nine years already?time flies when you're having fun!Speedy say well done and congratulations to his favourite Auntie...well one of them :) much love to you Hannah,and Sabrina,xx Rachel and Speedy

Crickets Corner said...

Congratulations on both the new web site and nine years of blogging. That's quite a milestone. Can't wait for the Paisley Pumpkins, so cute. I think the collection I'm leaning toward is Folk Art Fusion. Rina

Anita said...

Love your new site! Congrats on Blogging 9 years! I love both collections but think Wilmington is my favorite!

Beth said...

Congratulations--and thank you--on nine years of wonderful blogging and sharing. It's so hard to choose between 2 beautiful collections. I think the Wilmington collection would be my choice, but I'd really be happy with either. Thanks for your generosity.

Tsunamis said...

Wilmington collection is just adorable. Thanks so much for a chance to win this thread.

Jan Kitchen said...

Michelle,

Both collections are yummy, so I had a hard time choosing. I wanted to say, "Both are my favorites!" Eenie, meenie, minie, moe, Wilmington is my favorite. Thank you! Now I'm hopping over to your new website. Here I go.

Marian said...

Your new website looked great.
Congratulations with your anniversery of your blog. I reed it a very long time but not all the nine years.
I love your Wilmington collection an keeps my fingers crossed.
Thank you for the chance to win it.

DebbieM said...

Nine years of blogging is fantastic. I've enjoyed reading your blog for many years. I have learned so much from you and the bunnies! Your website looks very nice too! Congrats on that accomplishment. Computers can be the worst, that and sewing machine breakfowns for me. Thank you for the great giveaway! My favorite is the Wilmington!!

Susie Collins said...

I love the Wilmington collection. The colors are so vibrant. Thank you!

linny said...

Congratulations on 9 years of blogging. Would love the Wilmington collection. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Lesley UK said...

Hi Michelle, what a generous giveaway, and such a pleasant surprise to find it's open to your followers in all parts of the world. I would love either of the collections. They really are special. Blessings

sue viall said...

I lov all your art works,,,I would like folk art fusion,,,
Congratulations on your anniversary,,many more,,,

sue viall said...

Ok,try number 2,,congratulations on your anniversary,,,,, I lov all your work,,,I would like folk fusion,,,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SHELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOUR NEW SITE, Oh my goodness, it looks WONDERFUL! And Miss Hannah-Banana graces your site along with other lovely photos! Congratulations dear, dear friend!

Robin said...

Love the Wilmington Collection, great colors that will, by the way, go great with the paisley pumpkin!!! The new website is wonderful and easy to navigate. You go, girl!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

You must be so excited Michelle-Congratulations! Valdani threads..can't live without them. :). Love the Wilmington collection. Blessings, Marlene

Meredith said...

Congratulations on your 9 years of blogging! I LOVE Valdani threads....the Folk Art Fusion is my favorite...thank you so much for the chance to win! meredith5453@gmail.com

Trudy Keller said...

Congratulations on 9 years of blogging! I like the Wilmington collection the best. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sheila said...

Michelle, Congratulations on your blog Anniversary. Love your designs and the site. Either collection would be nice. Thank you for the chance to win.

Brenda T said...

Great new website Michelle. It looks wonderful. Either collection would be wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your corner of the world with us

Brenda

Sharon Decker said...

I have loved reading your blog since a friend told me about it years ago and had the joy of being in your class at the Rosemont show near Chicago with my sister. Love the site and the new Wilmington collection. I always wish nothing but the best in whatever you undertake.

Trevea Herron said...

Folk Art Fusion II collection- Love your post.....

Mary Jean said...

Love your post and would love to win the Willmington Collection
Thanks for sharing your talent!!

Pat said...

The new web site is great. I can't wait to see the finished pumpkin and also the item that is coming out in October. Keep up your wonderful creations.

Betty Tyler said...

Folk art Fusion #2 please. You are awesome!!!

Quayceetatter said...

Crisp, Clean and easy to locate topics! Very Nice and love the new paisley pumpkin!!! Nice giveaway, love the Willmington Collection I.

Sarah Vanderburgh said...

Congrats on 9 years of blogging! I found you yesterday - your sneak peek of the paisley pumpkin was liked by Pat Sloan and here I am! Beautiful site. Love the bunnies. I would love the Wilmington collection - great fall colors in there. Thanks for the chance - I signed up for your newsletter too:)

Lily said...

Love the site....both collections are beautiful, but I'm leaning towards the Folk Art Fusion II collection

pfaffmobile said...

Both Wilmington and Folk collections are lovely and fun...however, I would love the Wilmington to enhance an upcoming project that will include pumpkins and such for the fall.

Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in the upcoming months!!!

Rebecca said...

Well how about that! You have been blogging 9 years and I have been following you about 8!!!
I love the Wilmington collection~

Marlene said...

I love the Paisley Pumpkins! Please send me the Folk Art Fusion set!

Jeri Landers said...

Geeez, it took a while to get down to the comment box! The new website is very professional looking, yet comfortable and soft, just like your lovely work. I hope it does well for you!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations to 9 spectacular years with us. Have loved getting to know you and watch you grow. A new site and new journeys - blessings on both.

Margy Sansbury said...

The Wilmington collection has really wonderful colors.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I would like the Wilmington if I should win, thank you ! :)

Email for winning is debrapugh@comcast.net

Off to check your new site now! :)

Sunshine said...

My favorite thread collection is Folk Art Fusion II. Congratulations on your new website. The photos on your blog are beautiful and the text is very easy to read.

Rosa said...

Happy blogaversary . Congratulations on your new site,looks great.

janey said...

The new website is lovely! Good job on all the work you accomplished with the site. I am loving the soon to be revealed pumpkin...itching to do some stitching. Both thread sets are delicious, but the Wilmington collection would be my first choice. Thank you for your generosity.

Gloria said...

The new website looks great and the pumpkin looks interesting! I am eager to see the total pumpkin and explore all of your website. I'd love to win the Wilmington collection (another NC gal}but it was hard to make decision since both collections are beautiful!

Jusmom1 said...

I love the website! I would love the Wilmington if I win! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Judi B said...

Congrats on 9 years and love your patterns. Hard to chose which collection to win as both are beautiful but I would probably pick the Fold Art Fusion II.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Congratulations and Thank You for 9 years of beautiful inspiration! Paisley Pumkins looks like it is going to be gorgeous...can't wait to see the finished project! Your new website is wonderful! Both thread collections are beautiful but Wilmington has caught my eye. Thank You!

cynthia said...

Such elegant designs! I'd go for Folk Art.

Ani said...

So much to celebrate! Congratulations on the beautiful new website, I know you must be so proud, and rightfully so.

If I were to be chosen, it would be the Wilmington set, both are lovely though, hard to choose!!

The new pumpkin is gorgeous, I LOVE paisley anything! You are very creative, I love my seahorse!

Darlene Schwarzmann said...

The new website looks great, a fresh new look. If chosen, I would like the Wilmington set. What a great give-away. Thanks so much.

DebraKay Neiman said...

Congratulations, Love the new look. I love the Folk Art Fusion Collection best, but would welcome either. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Robin Woods said...

I LOVE Folk Art Fusion and your new web site! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

JudyCinNC said...

I am so most lovingly honored to have been your blogging friend for nine years. Now that we have met, I believe we are now hugging forever friends. The site is nice, however, I would love to see more of you and your truly beautiful hand mades in the banner. For me, your folk art fashion isn't honored up front. Michelle, this is just my opinion and is very okay to delete this if you want. I would never be offended. What I really like is the cleaness of the site with the brighter colors. I would love for you to now make it your own. Big Hugs ... JudyC

Ps. I love, love the Wilmington color collection

Kristy said...

What a beautiful new website! Lovely pictures and of course your amazing patterns. So glad you were able to get that done. I do enjoy reading your blog and I thank you for your thoughtful posts as well as your sharing the beautiful work you do. I would like the Wilmington Collection if I win. Thanks so much- K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

Joyce said...

New website is great. Would love either collection.

Theresa said...

I would love to have your Folk Art Fusion II, 9 years of blogging, that's awesome. Your pumpkin design looks like it's going to be beautiful.

sunny said...

Congrats on 9 years! I always enjoy reading about your adventures. If I'm lucky enough to win, I think I'd choose the Wilmington collection. But I love them both! Thanks for a chance to win.

Stella L. Doyon said...

Thanks for the giveaway and Congratulation. If I win I'd like the Wilmington Collection

wendy said...

Congratulations on your 9 years! I have been following you for quite a while and really enjoy your creativeness. Love the new website and both sets of the thread are beautiful but I would choose the Folk Art one please. Thanks!

QuiltShopGal said...

And what a fun 9 years it has been. Happy Blog-Anniversary. What a great way to celebrate. Love the peek on your beautiful project, wonderful music, and of course, I'd love to try these threads.

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

tink's mom said...

9 years, wow. Loving all the changes. Looking forward to the more to come in 2017 not to mention this great pumpkin.

quilter47 said...

Wow, what a decision to have to make. Love both of them but since I really like Wilmington, NC I guess I will go with that one. We visit friends who live there every year and maybe someday I'll be lucky enough to live there too! Thanks for a chance to win.

Susan Lester said...

Congratulations! Blogging is hard and generous work. I'd choose your Wilmington collection!

Dee said...

Congratulations on your journey and I appreciate your sharing it with us! Although I love both, I would enjoy the Folk art collection.

Deborah from Valparaiso said...

I love both collections - but Wilmington has those pretty golds.
congrats on the 9 years.

Kari Ramsay said...

Michelle your work is always an inspiration to me. You have a lovely style and I love the paisley pumpkin already! Congrats on 9 years! That is amazing!
I love the Wilmington Collection, but both are very pretty.

Ruth B said...

Wow...the new website is great! Congrats on 9 years. Time flies. I would love to win either of the thread sets but if I had to pick one it would be Folk Art Fusion II because I want to do those patterns. I need to go back and explore the new website some more!

sadie4668 said...

I just took my first wool applique class today. I AM SO HOOKED. I have spent hours tooling around Pinterest looking at all the wool applique patterns and designs. I love your blog and the name is adorable. I would so love the Wilmington Collection to begin my journey through wool applique! Please! Thank you so much. I will be reading your blog regularly. Just love it.

LL ABBOTT said...

Congratulations, Michelle, on 9 wonderful years. The new Pumpkin looks so charming. If I must chose between the two collections--- I believe I'd say the Wilmington--- It looks like warmer colors; and I tend to lean toward warm colors as opposed to cool colorways.
Blessings~ Laura

Fran Caswell said...

Hi Michelle, I love your new website. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging. I would love to win your Wilmington Collection. It is just beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity. Can't wait to see what is in store for the next 9 years.

Sherry said...

Your website is super! I have always enjoyed visiting your blog and have created many things here in my home with your beautiful designs. I love your Folk Art Fusion threads. I have yet to try one of these designs but I will give it a try soon.

Diane Smith said...

I'm new to your blog...I'm enjoying it! The new web site looks great! If I win the pearl cotton, I would like the Folk Art Fusion II collection.

Dorothy Matheson said...

The blog looks great. While both collections look great the Folk Art Fusion II just sings to me. Lovely and so usable. Thanks for the chance at it.

Fiona said...

well done yoiu with the new website... a heap of work. Hard to believe 9 years of blogging.... wow...
Hugz

Eileen said...

Although both collections are really luscious, I'm going to have to choose FolkArt Fusion II.
I'm very new to working with wool, so I have no stash of threads yet for it.

Thanks for doing the giveaway

Carol Betts said...

Congratulations Michelle, I love the folk art fusion.

DMF said...

Love your new website - congrats!! Scrumptious colors of Valdani! Dee

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Congrats on your new site Michelle! Thank you for the opportunity. I love the Wilmington collection.

Linda said...

Congrats on 9 fun, interesting years! Love the new website, will be placing an (another??!!) order soon. Personally I love the Wilmington Collection.

Annette Schultz said...

Oh Michelle, what a wonderful gift of special threads. Both are a lovely collection of colors. With fall just around the corner I would pick your Wilmington collection of pearl cotton.
Love popping over to your blog to see what you and the bunnies have been up to.
In stitches
Annette
institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

Denise :) said...

Congratulations on nine years of blogging! It's a pretty incredible community, is it not? I love the Halloween postal fusions! I had such fun with the Christmas set. Hmmmm, I see a purchase in my near future! I'm partial to your Wilmington collection. :)

krislovesfabric said...

Your new look is very nice!! I think I would choose Folk Art Fusion II but they both look yummy :)

Judy1522 said...

I found your blog sometime around 2012 and have been following ever since because you write one of my favorite blogs. I so enjoy your designs and am finally very close to finishing the Harrington and Hannah BOM from 2012. It has given me a new love for the relaxation that comes with hand stitching. Next I will be starting the fellowship of the flowers projects and I am anticipating the fun that is going to be. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity. I would choose the Wilmington Collection if I were to win.

Lynn C. said...

Congratulations on 9 years of blogging! All your hard work to improve your website will pay off. The Paisley Pumpkins look so interesting...
I love the Folk Art Fusion II collection.

Stitches said...

I love the look of your new blog, how exciting it must be for you. I have followed you for several years now and enjoy your blog very much.

Linda said...

Wow 9 years Congratulations Both Collections are very pretty but I like the wilmington Thanks for a chance to enter


linda m

Primitive Seasons said...

Michelle what is the piece that is laying on the table in the above picture. Looks intriguing!

Mary Puskar

Primitive Seasons said...

Michelle I think I think I would like the Folk Art Fusion 2 collection. I have no valdani threads and would love to start collecting.

Mary Puskar

mebaker said...

Hope I am not too late for the give away! Congratulations on 9 years of blogging. That is awesome. Love the folk art collection- should it be my lucky day
mbbaker35@yahoo.com

DJ in AZ said...

Just discovered your blog and website, by way of Through the Needle's Eye. This makes me a winner already, whether or not I win the drawing for your thread collection. My choice, if I will be so lucky, is Folk Art Fusion II collection. Your designs are quite charming and attractive, and you stitching is beautifully done.
Delores in Arizona