Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tidbits is here!

WooHoo!
It has finally arrived!

My first fabric line, the first of many I hope, is here!
I liked seeing my name on the end of the bolt--though it is misspelled! Ramsay is AY not EY- oh well it's on there and I am thrilled.

It is terribly fun to see in person the end result of a year of work on this little project.  I suppose it is a BIG project in my world, but in the grand scheme of things it may be little for many folks.

Oh and I saw it at my local shop and a shop in Georgia told me they got theirs too.  Ask for it at a shop near you-- but if you can't find it there I do have some available in my Etsy store. 

My free downloadable project called TidBits on the Vine is on the Henry Glass website.


I have kits available in my Etsy shop now for the project.  Fabric for the top and binding is included in the kit and it is priced at $78.00 USD

There is a limited number of these kits available so get them while they are here!

I also have 5" charm packs of 36 charms for $8.00 each available in my Etsy store, and fat quarter bundles (18 fat quarters) also available on my Etsy site for $40.00.

Bear with me though on the Etsy site-- my photos are not great testimonies to these new items-- the photos will be edited shortly!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

An introduction....

This is my current favorite painting.  


I would like to introduce you all to my uncle Ian Ramsay who is a world renowned watercolor artist.

Ian was an architect by trade, and in 1979 began his true desire to paint watercolors for a living.  His popularity has grown throughout the years, and he continues to gain acclaim for his work.  His beautiful work is inspiring, and he is so talented that I am often in awe of him.  His work has been featured in galleries around the US but also in Japan and England.   He also participates in Art and Soup here in Salt Lake City every spring which is an event that helps support Community Nursing Services.  This service provides charitable nursing and hospice care to people who are housebound.  If you have a chance to attend Art and Soup, it is a wonderful event with many talented artists.  This years event will be on March  23rd and 24th at the Sheraton hotel downtown.

This is another of his paintings, another favorite of mine right now.  I wish you could see the wonderful detail in person, it is magnificent.


I helped him set up his blog last week.  This is his first time having a blog or really having a website at all, so it's a big deal for him.  So if you would check out his blog for me I would appreciate it, and I know he would too.

Ian sells his paintings directly as well as through galleries, and if you are interested you can contact him at ianramsaywatercolors@gmail.com

Soon more quilting...  Ta Ta for now!