UPDATES!
(because I'm too tired to come up with a more clever title)

Jon's been traveling quite a bit lately for business. He spent all last week in Florida and is back there this week... well at least someone in this family gets to enjoy decent weather! So, as you can imagine it's been crazier than usual around here. You never know what you have until it's gone, right? I've been wearing many hats to say the least, from work-related tasks that he had already taken over and I had almost forgotten how to do, to family stuff. Case in point, Jon has been handling breakfast around here for as long as I can remember. Now my mornings go a little like this:

Girls: "That's not how daddy does it!"
Me: "Yeah? Well, daddy's not here, so DEAL!" (haha, not really, but sometimes that's what I wish I could say!) ;)

But life must go on, as they say, and we are having one of our busiest times yet. Jon reminded me this morning on the phone that I hadn't blogged in over 2 weeks. There's so much to talk about I feel like I need to break this up into topics, so here ya go:

FABRIC

I received strike-offs for my new line yesterday. This is the one that debuts in May at the Spring Quilt Market. Everything looked great! Either I'm getting better or our mill is getting better (or both) but I am just thrilled with how smoothly this process is going now, not like all the hiccups I encountered the first couple times. And, is it me or are things moving a lot faster these days? I remember waiting impatiently for what seemed like forever to get these proofs and now they're here before I know it. hmmmm...

Anyway, I'm not quite ready to show the collection yet because it seems like Flora & Fauna just hit stores the other day and I really want to let it shine in the spotlight a little bit longer before I divert everyone's attention to the new stuff. But let me tell ya, though, I am really mixing it up this time... totally different style! Love it!

OKAY, OKAY, you twisted my arm... but just a little sneak (the type that makes you wanna pull your hair out cause you can almost see something)

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This collection comes with a surprise print too, not shown above. This one is so special to me that it deserves it's own posting. You'll see what I mean. ;)

Oh, and I think it's finally safe to announce that this Quilt Market I will be showing my fabric designs in 3 different substrates:
quilting cottons
100% cotton interlock (knits!)
cotton laminates (oilcloth!)

I'm having such a great time coming up with projects for all 3 fabric types and even dreaming up ideas to mix & match between them. :)

PATTERNS

We will have 4 new patterns debuting this Spring as well. Just like with the fabric, I don't want to reveal anything yet because the last set just launched barely a month ago, so let's not steal the spotlight. But I can tell you this much: there will be something for kids, something for women and something for dolls. Is that enough of a teaser for ya? ;)

Oh, and speaking of patterns, our beloved KYOKO is finally SOLD OUT! Yep, we underestimated the demand for it once the Mini-Kyoko pattern came out and didn't re-print with the last run. We are not scheduled to print again until early May so it'll be back-ordered for a few months. Sorry! But if you are looking for Kyoko, I invite you to check our extensive list of retailers at the bottom of this page. Retailers: if you've run out of Kyoko and need to re-order, don't fret. We have several US and International distributors that still have Kyoko in stock... email me for a list.

European retailers, we have a new distributor in the Netherlands that services all of Europe, so if you want to avoid those high overseas shipping charges, you may want to check them out. They are fully stocked at the moment... yes, even Kyoko! :) Email me at info@modkidboutique.com for their contact info.

MY MOM
Hey, look mom, you have your own topic! ;)

My mom, a.k.a. Marieliz Creations on Etsy, has finally joined Valerie in the ranks of "licensed sewing pattern designer" for MODKID, LLC. She has already submitted her first pattern design to us and it has been put into production. Can't wait for you all to see. Between the 3 of us we should be able to crank out a wide array of pattern styles and diversify a bit more than we did last year. And, just like with the patterns Valerie designed for us, all patterns will come with the signature MODKID look & feel that you are so accustomed to.

Speaking of my mom, she has also been busy filling up her Etsy store with all kinds of goodies. Check out these apron/oven mitt/towel sets she has up right now. How fun!!

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TALKING AND WRITING
Seems like that's all I do these days... write and talk, talk and write (oh and I eat too!)

May will be such an exciting month for us! Not only do we have Quilt Market to look forward to, but also I will be featured in two great industry publications. Where Women Create and American Quilt Retailer will both have articles about yours truly in their May, 2010 issues so go check them out.

Also, a reminder for all you local folks that I will be speaking next week in Peoria. Michael Miller has graciously donated some amazing gift packages, so some of you will walk away with a great freebie! Here's the info:

“My Journey as a Fabric and Pattern Designer”
by Patty Young
March 3, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Gems of the Prairie Quilters
5614 N. University St., Peoria, IL

GIVEAWAY
Here it is...

If you've read this far, I commend you... and reward you... with your chance to win some yummy fabric. Tell me what your favorite colorway is in Flora & Fauna (or your favorite design) and I will pick a winner to take home a 5-piece 1/2yard bundle of your favorite! GO!

I will pick a winner randomly a week from today.


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Oh, one more thing... Jon and I will be celebrating 10 years of wedded bliss this weekend so we are going away to a spa retreat where I plan to do as little techie stuff as I physically can (you know it's an addiction, right?) Jon asked where I wanted to go for our anniversary and I said I wasn't interested in sightseeing, shopping (gasp!) or anything complicated. I just wanted to enjoy his company and relax, relax, relax.

So, if you think I've fallen off the social networking world in the next few days, I haven't... I'm just bathing in mud with two cucumbers on my eyelids and a Mojito in my hand!
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238 comments:

  1. I love, love, love all the fabric with turquoise (there is probably a hipper name for this color but sadly, I am not hip). I love your bright colors and think it is really an accomplishment to design something that someone can look at and say "oh-that's a Mod Kid design". So congratulations! I never win these things but did wan to tell you that. Have fun on your trip..I'm jealous! Cheery wave from Bev topinsales@gmail.com (just being optimistic)

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  2. i am so excited for you! you have some amazing things going on...it's wonderful to watch. :)

    now, about Flora & Fauna...the MUSTARD colorway totally rocks my little world! i can imagine so, so, so, so many things to do with it!!

    (but then, that's all your fabrics, you diva you)

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  3. I'm going to have to say my favorites are the Ta Dots. I love each one! I can't wait to see your new line!

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  4. That is quite a blog posting! Congrats on your upcoming anniversary and new fabric and patterns!
    Since I can't resist a giveaway, I think your stone colorway is my favorite!
    Missy

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  5. patty congrats on 10 years!! i am also celebrating 10 years with my husband this may!! i love your stone and mustard colorway. have fun with your husband, quality time is always fun!!

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  6. Oh to choose just one, so hard they are all awesome in this line. But I really love the teals and the teal birds.

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  7. First off, congratulations on all your fabric success and your upcoming anniversary! I don't have a favorite colorway because I really love them all, but my favorite print is definitely the bees! followed very closely by the humming birds.

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  8. Aqua and RED!! Of course! :)

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  9. Excited to see what is coming out new this spring! I must say that I just love the turquoise.... also just love every one of the dandelion prints.... simple and clean.

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  10. Good to see you back. =) And, I love surprise giveaways! The raspberry colorway is my very fave, but I love them all.
    Enjoy your anniversary!

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  11. Anonymous9:14 PM

    i love it all!!!!Pick me Please
    carrie

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  12. Congratulations on all of your success! It has been fun to follow your journey and I wish I could attend your event next month! I would say my favorite colorway of Flora & Fauna is TURQUOISE. The colors and prints are so yummy. The turquoise and red hummingbirds are my fav...

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  13. Oh Patty those are just fabulous! Oh and congrats on 10 years! It will be 16 for Bruce and I tomorrow:). Have a great night!

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  14. Love love love the colors in the new line! Can't wait to see it in stores! I have just finally found Andalucia here in Canada, I think we're WAAAAY behind. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! It sounds like you deserve a great weekend away.
    Now... those aprons! So sweet! Must investigate further!
    Ok, ok. enough. Favorite colorway for F&F is the turquoise.
    Have fun!!

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  15. The raspberry is my favorite! Can't wait to see more of your new fabrics, too!!! :o)

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  16. Congratulations on 10 years!
    Choosing a colorway is hard, they are all beautiful but I love the stone colorway.

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  17. I am SOOOO excited for the oilcloth/laminated cotton! If I had girls I would be for the knit too... maybe pjs for me! My fav colorway of flora & fauna is stone! THanks!

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  18. Thanks for the sneak peek of your new line.... Loving the brights and bolds!

    Count me in on the Flora and Fauna giveaway... For me it's a toss-up between the wustard and the stone colorways...I love them both!

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  19. Congrats on the anniversary Patty!!! The aqua/black/grey is my fave. And you saw my response to your strikeoffs on Twitter lol. I was the one screaming and drooling on my keyboard!

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  20. OhhhHhh my heart just beat a little faster! Cuuuute patterns, & the fabric -- can't wait :) And congrats on your mom joining the company, and 10th anniversary! Have a blissful, relaxing weekend...is it bad if I say that, as beautiful as your fabric peek is, my equally favorite thing in this post is the wedding photo of you & Jon? I'm a sucker for that stuff :P

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  21. The turquoise combo is my favorite! But...the raspberry runs a very close second. Thanks!

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  22. Wow! Ten years, that's amazing. Isn't it crazy how fast the time goes (I think it speeds up as soon as you have kids). Congrats! I love all the colorways because I'm a fabric-a-holic (I'm still in denial, so no 12 steps for me.) There are times when I'm at the grocery store and I think ... I could be spending this $$ on fabric (but I would never do that to my kids or hubby). I love the aqua -- seem to be a bit obsessed with that color lately. Thanks for sharing your life! (And, I'm in the middle of two weeks without my husband as well ... these weeks ALWAYS remind me how tough it would be if I were a single parent, and how happy I am that I'm not!)

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  23. No matter what you endeavor to do, there's always this incredible balance that comes through! I appreciate that so much! Your fabrics are popping off the screen - niiiiice! Keep enjoying the ride!

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  24. My favourite colourway is definitely the stone! Congratulations on 10 years. I can't wait to see your new line :)

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  25. Yay!I love all the dandelions and all the daisies. Love love love. Thanks for the chance!

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  26. How to choose?! If you twist my arm, I would say the turquoise but I really love them all!!! Can't wait for the new line.

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  27. I love the turquoise!

    Have fun on your trip!

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  28. The stone is my favorite. Probably because I my daughter is way into pink and I know the stone colorway I could keep for myself! :)

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  29. the turquoise colorway is my fav! Can't wait to see all the new stuff, how exciting for you!

    sarah8914 at gmail dot com

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  30. My favourite is the Hummingbirds in Mustard...so beautiful...but it was very difficult to choose as I love them all!

    Have a relaxing holiday away!

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  31. Happy Anniversary! I love all of those fabrics, but I think the Young Raspberry Combo took my eye the most.
    I enjoyed reading your Updates!

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  32. I'm really not trying to butter you up-although I would if I thought it would work - but your Flora & Fauna is my all-time favorite(of all-not just yours!)
    First I bought Stone, then I went for turquoise. Now I just bought the lime/raspberry, which started out as my favorite so I don't know what took me so long! Yes-I am missing the mustard & I love it, too!
    Anyway, can't wait to see the new line. I see some wonderful colors there-especially the one that almost looks like candy cane stripes. Please don't keep us waiting too long!
    And your patterns are wonderful-they clothe my granddaughters! Again I will add-please make some for the little bit older little girls-my granddaughters are outgrowing a size 7!

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  33. Congratulations on your anniversary, we forgot our 10th (seriously) so have a relaxing weekend! Thanks for the huge update looking forward to the Spring stuff. The Stone and the hummingbirds are my faves from the most recent...but all the colors are so bright and its like you can't have one without the other....

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  34. Oh My World... your new collections looks absolutely yummy! I can't wait to see them all... especially the surprise one! I've been such a big fan of Flora & Fauna, that I'm really excited to have a chance to win some of it here. Thank you for being such an inspiration!
    helen_ono(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. Turquoise! This whole stack makes me very happy.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/modkid/3947198579/in/set-72157622482277714/

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  36. my favorite is turquoise! Hope you have a nice relaxing anniversary!

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  37. Oh Patty, CONGRATULATIONS on EVERYTHING! Such exciting news on everything!!

    As soon as I saw your peekaboo shots of your new line, I KNEW IT WAS YOURS! It just screams Patty Young. Ok, not scream... more like speaks loudly in a beautiful voice. xoxom

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  38. congratulations on all of it...really..the anniversary and another super de duper collection of fabrics! Those are so pretty. I really love the stone colorway in Flora and Fauna. The little bees are so clever...

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  39. Patty, you really are an amazing artist. How in the world have you done so much...so fast....with a family...and a real life. You totally blow me away with your talent. I LOVE everything you do! What an inspiration.

    ps. you don't look old enough to have been married 10 years. Did you get married when you were 15??

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  40. KNITS!!! Hooray! I'm so excited your new line will have knits! I can't wait to churn out something for my daughter. As for Flora & Fauna, I love the Stone. : )

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  41. Just had to pop in here and tell you guys how emotional you all are making me with your sweet comments.

    So glad I appear "balanced" (even though most times I feel I'm not).

    So glad I have a recognizable style, because I strive so hard to accomplish that.

    But most of all, I just had to laugh out loud when I read LOLA's comment above... haha.... 15? Just so you know, I was nearing 30 when Jon & I got married, so you do the math. ;) So happy to hear I appear much younger than my real age! :)

    Thank you all again for visiting! You are my motivation.

    patty

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  42. Whitney M10:24 PM

    I like the Raspberry colors as a group, but my favorite fabric is the honeycombs with the black background.

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  43. So hard to choose but I think the raspberry combo is my favorite! So happy and cheerful!

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  44. Wow that's a lot going on. Happy anniversary!

    My favorites are the aqua prints. Love that color!

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  45. Oh, I still love the stone/pink color the best! And my favorite print is the double border daisy!

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  46. OOhh you so tease us with these little snippets!! But how totally exciting for you! Will be waiting with eager anticipation of the "special one" !! :D
    So hard to choose a favorite colorway, as they are all fantastic in their own right! But if forced to chooose, it would have to be the raspberry and lime - which just wins out(by a nose or a thread)over the mustard, that juuuusttt barely wins out over the teal and red! hahaha!

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  47. LOVING the turq colorway - adore it with that red...I'm sooo into that right now.

    Love all your stuff actually...so it was a hard pick but will be an easy win...

    Enjoy your getaway...let me know if you need anyone to help with the luggage ;) - had to ask...suffering from cabin fever here

    catherine s.

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  48. Happy Anniversary!!! I hope you have a wonderful time enjoying each other and relaxing.

    Oh...and I would LOVE to win the fabric. I so totally love the red and aqua colors! They are GORGEOUS!

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  49. I love what I saw in the sneak peak! I am soooo excited about your knits! I just said to myself the other day "Why don't these ladies do some nice cotton knits".
    I still love the Stone collection in Flora and Fauna, the luna moths are my favorite.

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  50. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary and on your new line! It looks so fun and I'm excited to try our your new fabric types too!

    In Flora & Fauna, I think my favorite colorway is the turquoise. :)

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  51. Wow, you have been busy, haven't you?! That's awesome. It's so fun to see some of the work that goes on behind the scenes, and thank you so much for sharing with us!


    My favorite Flora and Fauna colorway is Turquoise, and I especially love the Hummingbirds. They are great!

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  52. My fav is the stone colorway. Love it! Congrats on the new line, you are one amazing woman!

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  53. What a fun post, love all the info! The new line looks gorgeous!! Can you say color? Scrumptious! And did I see a goldfish? How cute!
    You were so classy and beautiful on your wedding day, congrats.
    I've been dying to work with the Raspberry colorway, love it!

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  54. I love the stone colorway, but all of them are pretty darn fabulous. I just need to have some more extra money so that I can get myself some!

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  55. Happy Anniversary! We;ll reach 10 this December, too. I love the raspberry, and adore the turquoise dots, but I think stone is my favourite colourway. I've designed my daughter's first 'big bed' quilt (and a matching teddy quilt) using stone with a bit of raspberry. The deisgn was originally intended for my niece, but I can't part with it!

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  56. OMG your have purple in your new range! my daughter is going to flip!

    As for F&F I loooooove whole Stone colour way but I have a deep love for your limey green too :D

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  57. I love the entire collection, but my favorite is the Aqua colorway. I can't wait to see your new collection, I'm patiently waiting to make my daughter a new quilt for her upcoming "big girl bed".Have fun on your anniversary trip!

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  58. Are you seriously going to make me pick between the turquoise and the stone!!! :)

    i love all of your designs and can't wait to see what's next...thanks for sharing your creative genius with the world..

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  59. I just love the grays, it's not the usual colorway and they are so, so, good!

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  60. I love all the color ways but ABSOLUTELY ADORE the Raspberry & Stone color ways. Each design is precious, it really is hard to just pick one.

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  61. 10 Year... Congrats and happy annyversary! I wish you 50 years more. !-D
    I love this collection, but my favorit color is the green and the moustard.

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  62. Pick just one favorite. I don't know if I can. I think it would be a toss up for me between the raspberry and lime. Both are so great. Oh and then there is the mustard. Humm I think any of them would be great.

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  63. Congratulations, Patty! 10 years! I remember celebrating that with my dh. lol I wish you 10 more!

    For fabric it's definitely the turquoise. The Ta Dots and the blossoms. I just LOVE them in that colorway.

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  64. WoW under the title I expected a somewhat shorter post ... it took time to find the end ;)

    so a WOW to :
    - the sneak peak
    - the sold out of KYOKO
    - the aprons of your mom

    And an even biger WOW and congratulaions to
    10 years
    aren#t you looking lovely in the picture ... dreaming ...

    Best wishes from Luxembourg!!!!

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  65. Such a great giveaway!The bees are my favorite, Thanks for the chance win!

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  66. Stone is my favorite, absolutely :) Very close followed by the raspberry line.

    Congratulations on your anniversary and I love the sneak on your new fabrics. Since it is very hard to find nice, cute cotton knits, I can't wait to order them.

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  67. i love love love the stone colors with the bees on honeycomb my favorite!

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  68. I definitely fall for the dandelion and ta dot prints, in every color ! Such a great update and always a pleasure to read you.
    Enjoy your relaxing anniversary...

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  69. I'm helping a friend make a bag with the lime green and hot pink daisy border print. She embroidered around the flowers and embellished with some beads and it is adorable! I love how bright and springy it is!! Thanks for a great giveaway and for making such great prints to work with!

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  70. I just lurve all your colourways but I'm particularly into blues at the moment so I have to say that the turquoise colour scheme is very appealing with my favourite being the double daisy border.....its soo cute as a skirt for my daughter!! Congrats on your wedding anniversary, me and mine are getting married on the beaach in Florida this coming July and guess what my little girl will be sporting your Modkid Emma ensemble handmade by moi - perfect!!!

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  71. cant wait for the new fabric line .. looks awesome .. ^^

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  72. Congratulation are due all around I guess. 10 years..yippee, enjoy your quality time together! What a tease with the new fabrics, thanks for the peek! My asbolute favorite colorway of the Flora and Fauna is the Stone Combo, I've loving the grays! Now if you would have paired up the turquoise with orange, that would have been the bomb!!

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  73. Congrats on all fronts Patty! Look forward to new fabric and patterns, they are always wonderful. Would have to say my favorite colorway is the stone & second best, raspberry. Although I love them all! Have a great trip!

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  74. Uuuuuh ... didn't tell you my favorite colorway, thought I might not be lucky (as always ;) )

    black and stone ;)

    Have a great anniversary

    Simone

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  75. I seriously don't know how anyone can choose just ONE favorite colorway! I love raspberry, and already have a few, and i love combining raspberry with stone, but I have yet to see turquoise or mustard in real life...without actually touching them, how can I choose?!!!

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  76. Congratulations on your anniversary and all the other exciting things!

    I'm leaning toward the Raspberry for my favorite!

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  77. My favourite is the hummingbirds in lime. Hummingbirds in turquoise would be my next favourite. The dandelions are lovely in both raspberry and turquoise. The border prints are also lovely.... *sigh* I love it all...

    The new range looks lovely and colourful - congrats on your anniversary!

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  78. Wow, this is all so exciting! I really love the stone colorway and those bees. The bees are wonderful.

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  79. I really like the turquoise and the raspberry. If I had to make a choice, I think that the turquoise would take the lead.

    Also, I love everything that you have done. Congratulations and keep it up!

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  80. Love the turquoise and raspberry!

    I've been using the Leaf Gothic Flower print a lot these days---it's my favorite and my customers' favorite as well! Thanks for all your great work, we appreciate it!

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  81. I love all of the turquoise prints, but my absolute favourite print is the hummingbird in white/black/yellow.

    I cannot wait to see the new collection - from what I could see it is going to be amazing.

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  82. jvancleef6:39 AM

    Congratulations on your big anniversary. My husband and I are celebrating 10 years tomorrow. Time just flies. My favorite colorway is the turquoise/aqua. Just love it. Enjoy your weekend!

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  83. The first thing I saw in your new collection is *purple.* SQUEAL! And then I spent several minutes obsessively trying to look at the rest of the pictures :o) I love the ponytail girl on the selvage! I can't wait to see your new collection & patterns. WTG, girl, and ENJOY your anniversary weekend away!

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  84. I'm excited to see more of your new fabrics...the sneak peek shows me that yet again it is going to be beautiful.

    As for Flora & Fauna, I have been in love with the Stone colorway since I saw it...just gorgeous! Megan (mokruhlik@gmail.com)

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  85. Congratulations on ten years of mariage(you both look so cute on your picture)! Enjoy your weekend, if anyone deserves it, it is you!
    And yes, you are right, flora and fauna just barely got out, I even don't have it yet (but then again, it always takes me some months to decide what I truly want to buy), but your new collection looks so delicious and bright and it has a lot of tuquoise and purple in it, I want to buy it right now!
    As for the giveaway: I love turquoise, I even want to repaint our apartement in that color. We are on red and white right now and adding tuquoise will be quite a challenge :)
    Thank you for a chance to this giveaway!

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  86. Gosh, it's so hard to picka favorite! There are so many good ones. :) My favorite prints are dandelions, ta dots and blossoms, and my favorite colorways are the turquoise and stone. So how's that for narrowing it down?!

    Have a great time on your trip!

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  87. Oooh....there are *knits* coming in that pretty stuff up there? Awesome!

    My favorite colorway - definitely the turquoise, but I'm torn on my favorite design - either the dandelions in any color or the double border daisies, I love them both!

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  88. Thanks for the post, can't wait to see the new collection! I love all you've designed so far so I am sure it will be wonderful!

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  89. Hummingbirds are my fave, Patty. I have been loving anything with birds on it lately!

    AND - I have to say I love the new selvedge on the new fabric! Little "pigtail girl" is adorable!

    You know how to find me when I win! lol! Congrats on your anniversary and all of your other amazing accomplishments!

    Anna

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  90. I absolutely love the turquoise line. I just love the bright colors. However Im also partial to the stone also. Love the black/gray with the hot pink.......Love all your stuff though......

    I am so happy to see you are coming out with a knits........

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  91. Oh lady! lol I can't decide between the turquoise or the stone colorway to be honest! And those new fabrics? I know that I am going to like those!!!!!!!!!! I need to get to creating so that I can afford to buy it all.

    Hugs! Christie

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  92. i love mustard!! particularly, the hummingbirds.

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  93. I think my favorite colorway is the stone line... I love the daisy dot stone fabric. So vibrant!

    Congratulations on 10 years!! My hubby and I have that milestone coming in April. :)

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  94. Love the post!! And it was a great read, especially since I'm stuck home on another snow day in PA! Now that I see a pic of your mom I can see where the red hair is coming from! I especially love the sneak peak of Playdate - is that what you're calling it? Love the idea! And I can't wait for the new patterns, especially your mom's purse!!!

    My favorite colorway in F&F? So hard to choose 'cause I love them all! But if I had to choose one then it would have to be Turquoise. But Stone is my second - I don't recall too many other fabric lines out there with that lovely charcoal color. And I love the hummingbirds.

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  95. The mustard colorway makes my heart sing!

    And happy anniversary!

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  96. The Stone is my personal favourite, but I just got the Sewing Clothes Kids Love book, and I think the turquoise colourway would be lovely in some of those European patterns.

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  97. Congrats on your wedding anniversary and all the new fabrics coming up...especially the KNIT...we sooooooooooo need such pretty knit fabrics.
    As for my favorite colorway...hmm to tough to decide but I will have to say it's TURQUOISE, I love the combo of turquoise and red as well as the pretty dots. The stone colorway is gorgeous too.

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  98. Karen S.8:31 AM

    Wow, I can't decide, I love it all. Have a great time on you anniversary getaway...

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  99. Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a lovely time at the spa with your honey. I STILL have folks asking me about your Kyoko design! In fact I am going to make one for one of my kids fundraisers per request. I will have to tell you how it goes.
    I will have to say I really like the aqua and red colorway. But when it came out I really liked the mustard and black. Could it be a seasonal thing? LOL!

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  100. Patty, first off, Happy 10th Anniversary! May you & Jon share MANY, MANY more years of wedded bliss.

    Secondly, the sneak peek of the new line made me SWOON. That bright purple? I'm dying!

    And thirdly, my favorite F&F colorway, though hard to choose, has to be Turquoise, quickly followed by Raspberry. I remember a dress that one of your sample sewers made combining the two & it was SOOOOO pretty. Fingers crossed...

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  101. happy ten years! and congrats on the new line. love the brown and that stripey one.

    the bees--i adore your bees!

    molly
    acyder at gmail

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  102. They are all gorgeous, and even as I am typing this all the combinations are running through my mind. My very favorite of the moment is the red and aqua colorway and I LOVE the print with the hummingbirds. Beautiful!

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  103. Anonymous8:49 AM

    Wow! You've got lots going on. I love the raspberry colourway. Looking forward to seeing your new fabrics!

    Nyla-Jean, Kingston, ON

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  104. Lovely post. Can't wait for the new line. My favourite colorway in Flora and Fauna is Aqua. Very nice!

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  105. Congrats on the big anniversary!!! I can't believe you are making us choose a favourite colorway in Flora and Fauna - they are all just too lovel.. but since I have to choose I think I really like the Stone collection...or the raspberry... its a toss up really.

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  106. You've been sooo busy. Congrats on the 10 years - that is an achievement. We took 3 children + 1 8 week old to Disneyland Paris for our 10th - You definitely have the better plan:)
    I love all your colours, and adore the Blossoms print.
    Can't wait to see the new fabric.

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  107. Yay for strike-offs! And mojitos! I think I love turquoise the most, but really, they're all great.

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  108. The black colorway is my fav. We just bought an old house, and my bathroom is yellow and black. The first time I walked through the house, I was planning how to demo that room first! Then we found out that the tile (it's ALL tile) is cemented in. I found some cute black and yellow prints to jazz it up, and now I love it!

    Beautiful fabric. :)

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  109. Love the stone colorway and excited that your next line will be printed on knit.

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  110. wow a giveaway! i really like all of the colorways, but raspberry is my favorite and in that, i love the hummingbirds. have a wonderful weekend away (i'm not jealous, i'm not jealous ;))

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  111. Congratulations on 10 years. I really like the mustard colorway.

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  112. I love the Black and Grey colorway. Now that my big girl is 8, she's turned her nose up at pink, so I'm always looking for something "more sophisticated" for her tastes!

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  113. I love the turquoise especially the dandelions and the ta dots. Thanks for the chance!

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  114. For me love the turquoise colors, but I must say Patty that all your lines are amazing!! I have some of them all. And people if you havent seen them in person OH MY MY you must the colors are amazing and vibrant. I love that you stand out from other designers with your wonderful color palletes. makes my quilts stand out and they make great pillows, clothing, curtains, hairbows etc.. LOL

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  115. I love the prints with the black and the bright pinks and greens. But they're really all pretty AWESOME!

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  116. I can't wait to se all of the new releases you have coming out! My favorite colorway is stone, but I really like the raspberry as well!

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  117. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy the mudbath and mojito! Those sound great! I love the turquoise! It's all so pretty though!

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  118. I like the turquoise and the stone colorways but my favorite print is the hummingbirds. I do love the dandelions in mustard too. Congrats on ten years! Here's to the next ten and more!

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  119. Is that a little goldfish I see???? whootwoot! Can't wait to see the new line Patty! Lovin the sneak peek!;)

    Heather ;)

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  120. Amy Belmont11:03 AM

    It's very hard to choose a favorite colorway but I'd have to say mine is the Stone. Probably because it's different than most of the other colors I have in my stash.

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  121. Wow, what a post! I love all of the colors, but turquoise is my favorite (Love the Hive!)

    Congrats on your anniversary. The new line looks great. (Is that a goldfish I see?)

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  122. What a teaser! Can't wait to see the new line.
    Of Flora and Fauna I love turquoise and raspberry the best. Thank you for the give away.

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  123. allie h.11:35 AM

    i love, love, love the turq dandelion, but the stone colorstory as a whole is my absolute favorite! thanks for such a great chance to win!
    allie(dot)heath(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  124. I love anything bright pink or green! But especially your polka dots and the fabric with hummingbirds :) I seriously can't wait for the new line...and knits? Is it May yet???

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  125. Happy Anniversary!!! All the colorways are delicious, but raspberry is my favorite!

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  126. I'm so glad you finally blogged! I wait anxiously for your updates!!
    First, congrats on all your success Patty! I think you're fantastic and your designs and patterns truly are my favorite!
    I can hardly wait for your next fabric line to come out--thanks for the "teasers"! YAY for new patterns-SO excited to see what you've made in an adult size! YAY for your Mom coming aboard-her creations are also amazing!
    It is SO hard to choose a favorite anything in F&F because I love each design & color for different reasons. I just bought the entire turquoise colorway and I LOVE IT! I would really love to have the Raspberry colorway to make everything for my daughters's room!
    Keep up the great work Patty! I was going to be in IL. I would love to see you in person!
    CONGRATS on 10 years too by the way! That's a great accomplishment also.

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  127. First of all.....Knits, oilcloth...2 of my favorite fabrics to work with. I am SO excited!

    Flora and Fauna? Love them both but the Turquoise Combo is my favorite. :)

    Have a great time away with your husband! Drink a Mojito for me!
    hugs,
    Ronda

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  128. I can't wait to see all the new stuff.

    My fav. colorway in F&F is the turquoise combo. I love it.

    I also love the candy striped stripes in your new fabrics. Love it.

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  129. Oh I can't wait to buy your new fabtric line, seeing as I have bought all the other ones! Keep it coming!

    i love the mustard colourways.

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  130. Oh, I so love the raspberry! it just screams to me to make something for my daughter's room.

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  131. I love the Hive in Raspberry. Its on my fabric want list, along with a few others from your line. I just need to grow that money tree! lol I'm beyond excited to see your new line!

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  132. My DH is also frequently gone - although I miss him when he is away, it gives me the opportunity to spend less time cleaning and more time sewing! The new line looks GORGEOUS although I'm still waiting for some F&F that I ordered recently. I think that the stone is my favorite colorway, but as that is what I just ordered, I'd love to get my hands on some raspberry (to pop with the stone you understand). Can't wait to see the new patterns too. Congrats on your anniversary, we're coming up on 12 years in a couple of months.

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  133. Excited to see the new line and patterns coming! I love the Turquoise colorway. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  134. Oh Gosh...this is a tough one! I absolutely love all of them, and if I MUST pick one, it will be the Raspberry colorway.

    I can't wait to see the new line...and then I won't be able to contain myself until I can get my hands on some of it as well!

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  135. ElanaE3:14 PM

    I love the lime and fuchia! I can see my bright and shiny daughters wearing that fabric. Thanks for the givaway!

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  136. I love the hummingbirds fabric...all colorways! (I already have a bit in two of them!)

    Congrats on 10 years! In April it will be the big 1-0 for DH and I too. Where does the time go? Anyhow, your trip sounds wonderful (we're planning to take a train to Chicago for ours), enjoy yourself!

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  137. Congratulations on all that you have going on! How fabulous. I love the mustard bees print the most, but in general, my favorite colorway is the turquoise. Thanks for the chance to win. Wish I was going to the spa, but I AM going to a yoga workshop all week-end, so it's hard to complain!

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  138. wow! that's quite an update!
    so much excitement. :)

    interlock knits, ey? just when i thought i couldn't get more excited about what the next season had in store you throw "jersey" into the mix and now i may suffer from insomnia til may. ;)

    wishing you all the best for this years adventures. sounds like you're off to a fantastic start!

    oh, f&f... it's almost impossible to decide on a favorite there. i think i'll go with raspberry although i'm also in love with turquoise and obsessed with mustard. and stone? love that one too. maybe even more than the other ones? no, raspberry IS my favorite... you get the point. ;)

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  139. I love all the colorways, but since I already bought some, I'd have to say the raspberry colorway is the one I'd most like to have. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on 10 years with your hubby.

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  140. My favorite probably is the raspberry color way, and I love the hummingbird and dandelion patterns.

    Congrats on your new lines and the anniversary!

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  141. The colorway of Flora and Fauan that I like the most is the turquoise. With the heat and humidity here is Georgia, the coolness of turquoise is the best. Your designs are the greatest.

    I am envious of your spa trip. Congratulations on the 10th. Celebrate your relationship.

    Hope

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  142. I love the Raspberry combo and especially the hive print! Happy anniversary!

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  143. I just love all the ones with turqoise!!!
    also the ta dots are a must!
    congrats on 10 years, my husband and I will also celebrate 10 years of marriage in November!!
    boy does it ever go way too fast, and then you have kids, my youngest of 3 turned 4 today. how the time goes so quickly, we really need to treasure it so much more!
    you are one amazingly busy talented lady! well done to you and all your achievements!
    katie@5starbabydotcomdotau
    xx

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  144. Oilcloth!!! I am so excited for that, I have been wanting to try a couple of patterns in oilcloth, so I will have to wait to see your yummy new fabric!

    My favorite Flora and Fauna is the turquoise color way. I am making a Kyoko and 3 minis in that color way and it would be great to win some to help out!

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  145. The turquoise colorway is my favorite. All the fabric is so beautiful!

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  146. I love the turqouise with the bright pink colorway.

    P.S. I am also really enjoying the Mezzanine line in the pink and green. It's so springy!

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  147. My favorite colorway is the stone, but my daughters love the lime and turquoise. I just finished sewing up your Nina pattern, and I love it. Can't wait for more.

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  148. Congratulations on all your accomplishments and up coming new goodies! It's hard to pick a favorite in the color schemes, they are both quite lovely, especially when put together with all the others. Have fun on your anniversary trip and congratulations on 10 years!

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  149. Congrats on 10 years! Your girls are beautiful! My fav colorway is the Stone. I LOVE the black/pink!

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  150. Thank you for the sneak peek! Can't wait!
    In F&F.....I LOVE the turq. colorway. Thanks for a great give-away opp!

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  151. Congrats on 10 Years. That a great milestone.

    My favorite color way is a toss up between stone and turquoise pallette, but I think the stone is my favorite.

    Thank you thank you , I am looking forward to some new stuff.

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  152. Anonymous9:00 PM

    Can't wait to see your new fabric and new patterns! My favorite colorway in Flora and Fauna is the stone - love, love, love :)

    j.stacey@sbcglobal.net

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  153. Wow, you are one busy person!! Congratulations on all your success and anniversary! I would love to win the turquiose colorway! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  154. Well, if I can only pick one...I'll say Turquiose colorway! I love it all, but I love how this POPS.


    Now, for the anniversary...go SOUTH!. It's too cold up here where we live. (I'm in WI)

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  155. Congrats on your 10 year anniversary. Have a great get away with just u and your hubby. You deserve it. I can'e resist a give-away so my favorite colorway is turquoise. Actually I love them all! Congratulations. Nancy

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  156. Jan Richards12:21 AM

    I love the stone and raspberry equally. Love the new sneak peaks
    too. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  157. Each collection gets better and better. Your fabric designs make me smile! I love all of the fabric but the Luna Moths in all the colorways are my very very favorite. The Lime Luna Moth in the Stone Combo is my very favorite. It makes me want to flutter about!

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  158. I'm so excited that you are doing knits! At last - knit fabric I will actually want to buy! Hooray.
    Congrats on ten years - lovely milestone.
    I love the hummingbirds - love, love, love them. I have them in two colourways!

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  159. Bree P8:26 AM

    WOW! I am wxcited to see your new patterns and this new fabric! All you do is beautiful and I have had the best time making clothes for my daughter the past year using your patterns..(and she has 4 sydney hoodies, she LOVED that one and kept wanting another color in it)
    My favorite colorway for Flora and Fauna has got to be raspberry, since it would be for my daughter, lol...so its her favorite colorway. I would so figure out a way to make her the Isobel dress for kindergarten in Sept.

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  160. I really like the raspberry palette of fabrics you have designed. I am also excited to see your new line when it becomes available. Everything seem so bright and cheery.

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I hope you get the rest and relaxation you need.

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  161. Happy 10th Anniversary!
    Oh what a tease!! I have all of your childrens clthing patterns and cannot wait to see what you have next in line for me to purchase ;) Thanks so much for offering a giveaway! I have my fingers crossed in hopes that I get to win Raspberry combo! Abbie simpelodyer@yahoo.com

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  162. Congratulations on all you have going on and all you have accomplished over the last year. It is truly amazing! I really admire your motivation to keep going even though it is really hard work.

    Flora & Fauna.... love them all but especially the stone colorway!

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  163. Tough question, very tough - it's all gorgeous but if I had to pick one I'd go with the turquoise and red. Just finished up a Kyoko and Mini-Kyoko as samples that are headed to a quilt show. Great patterns; great fabrics. Keep designing!

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  164. Renee1:10 PM

    What a great post....
    If I had to pick a fav it would be the Raspberry colorway.

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  165. Yolanda1:31 PM

    Patty -

    Good afternoon. Happy Anniversary!

    I love the gold colorway. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  166. the turq with red hummingbirds are my FAVE!! however, i am drooling over all of your lines. winning would totally rock my world!

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  167. I always love what you come up with...and I always enjoy your giveaways...but I really adore the Turquoise colorway...it's very yummy :)

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  168. I like the raspberry combo especially hive and dandelion!

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  169. oh its gotta be yellow, hands down! Anything with yellow and orange makes me happy!

    Congratulations also on your anniversary!

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  170. I love the Flora & Fauna line so much...can't wait to see what else you've cooked up. I can't decide between the raspberry and the stone colorways.

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  171. Ooohhh - the Raspberry Combo! Yummy!

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  172. Congratulations on everything going on - a new fabric line and patterns as well as interview opportunities - and especially on your 10th anniversary! I hope you enjoy your trip. I love your patterns, and I am working up the guts to try to sew clothes for my little girl. The raspberry combo colorway in Flora and Fauna (a beautiful name) is absolutely delicious. Good luck to me! :)

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  173. I love the Raspberry colorway. But really I can see so many things I want to create using ALL the color ways!! I love them all, even the colors I would never use, like mustard?? Love it!!

    And BTW, love your Mom's aprons. Have never seen the terry cloth on them before. Super cute!

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  174. Jennifer B.4:17 PM

    My favorite is the turquoise combos. They are so bright and happy.

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  175. happy anniversary. hope you are in the lap of relaxation now! loving flora and fauna, and especially all together...the raspberry combo is my fav...hive is my absolute favorite pint in the line. job well done!! thanks.

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  176. I think I really like the pink and green. It's really bright and funky. Also like the way it contrasts, but in a good way... Thanks for the entry!
    www.twolittleaussuebirds.blogspot.com

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  177. Congratulations on TEN YEARS! I really honor and respect marriages who've done it longer than my husband and I.

    Favorite colorway, STONE! It just lends it's self to possibilities.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  178. Congratulations on your anniversary! A happy marriage is a treasure.
    Your Flora and Fauna is all lovely. My favorite is the turquoise, especially with the humming birds. Keep up the great designs.

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  179. I love the dots and all the golds/greens/pinks. I'm a little partial to dots though.

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  180. I like the Stone colorway..your new line looks very interesting..

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  181. I love the turquoise - so fun and youthful!

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  182. Wow! What a full post of fun news! Love those sneak peeks and am excited to see them in all their glory (especially the special one you teased us with). The turquoise colorway strikes my fancy at the moment, though all of Flora and Fauna is just gorgeous. Happy Anniversary!

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  183. Really love the dandelion in mustard!

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  184. oh please pick me for some of the stone colorway!!!! i especiaaly love the hummingbirds. i almost fell over with happiness when i read that knits will be coming out!!

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  185. I love the prints with the birds - especially those with pink. I love the sneak-peak too...Can't wait to see it!

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  186. i love the hive print
    i think it is so clever!
    and i like your fabric line in Turquoise Combo
    great colors!!
    thanks!

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  187. Oh so hard to pick a fav, but I have to go with the aquas! Enjoy your spa trip!

    Allison
    allison4kids@gmail.com

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  188. Oh how I would love this fabric! I love the Raspberry Combo! I could finally make my girls dresses, since fabric up here is super expensive and shipping isn't cheap when I order online. Thanks!

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  189. Anonymous7:56 PM

    ohhh, hard to pick a favorite from this line, its all so great! love the hive print in all the colorways...just a great combo of colors altogether. happy anniversary and thanks for a chance at some of this gorgeous fabric!

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  190. I love the reds and the aquas and I think your fabrics are great!

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  191. I love them all but I think the Raspberry is calling my name!!

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  192. turquoise!!! any/all of it :)

    Congrats on 10 years!!

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  193. My fav is the Turquoise Colorway. I just love it!

    Jamie

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  194. choices choices... love them all... but if I have to pick one its the hummingbirds... in lime..or white...or lime..mmm...

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  195. I LOVE the raspberry but have 3 daughters that each love a different one. They love your fabric as much as I do-so funky & fun. You're new line looks amazing, too.
    Cherri mvondervellen@verizon.net

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  196. Stone colorway. Thanks for the sneak peak!

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  197. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary! I'm excited to see one of your new fabrics made into a cotton laminate. I'm thinking of making a raincoat for my granddaughter. As for my favorite colorway... turquoise and red with hummingbirds. I can't wait to see the new line!

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  198. Congratulations on all of your news and on your anniversary. I hope a weekend of mud, mojitos and cucumbers was all it could be.
    I am completely torn between the Turquoise and Stone colorways. They are just fantastic. Moreover I am excited for the next line to come!

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