Monday, June 4, 2012

A more formal introduction:

I feel like I am finally starting to breathe again after the last few weeks. With market prep, then market aftermath, kids finishing school and crazy summer schenanigans starting I kinda swept over one of the most exciting events:

SHORE THING!!


"The sun on your face and sand beneath your feet- nothing's more relaxing than a trip to the beach.
Now you can take a tropical vacation whenever you want with SHORE THING!"


"Take an oceanic adventure around a picturesque bay or find a peaceful port to relax under a palm tree.  Stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy the local cuisine"

"FInd sandy beached where children play tag with the surf and towels still hang out to dry"

"Explore all there is to discover and let your imagination take over.
There aren't any rules- just find your own adventure and spend the day having a blast."

"Whatever your pleasure you'll find your 'Beach Style' here...
it's a SHORE THING!"

I wanted Shore Thing to evoke the same feelings that Going Coastal did. Anyone and everyone that saw Goind Coastal longed for a vacation and reveled in fond memories of favorite trips. Recreating that a second time I feared, would be a challenge.

I was wrong, it was the complete opposite. As soon as I started drawing Shore Thing took shape and form before my eyes. I was wisked away to vacation destinations I've never been before. Someday I'll visit. But until then I can dream of the shore.

I wanted a more tropical feel with the pinks and touches of green, but I still wanted it to speak to all sea-goers. There's a little something for everyone here.

To prove it- I'm giving some away  :o)
Tell me your favorite beach vacation (it can be on the lake!) and I'll enter you into the drawing. Don't forget to make sure you're a follower, too. I'll pick a winner towards the end of the week. Probably Friday, but at this point I feel like giving myself a deadline is a lost cause.  :o)

GOOD LUCK!

108 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

We love Bradenton Beach in Florida. It's not as crowded as most of the beaches in Florida. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway. The fabrics are awesome!

Betty said...

Beautiful fabrics, my favorite beach is Brackley Beach in Prince Edward Island Canada...
Thanks for the give away.

Laura said...

We are going to the Outer Banks in a few weeks. Can't wait!

Johanna said...

A fvorite beach vacation.....hmmm. I'd have to go with seeing the kids try to stick their feet in the cold Maine water!

pamkennison said...

My favourite beach vacation was on the Isle of Pines where I learnt to snorkel, beautiful pristine water, lovely fish, ohhhh on this cold and miserable Aussie day I really wish I was back there right now. Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

mean sarah jean said...

my favorite is the Hawaiian beaches. the water is always warm! no matter what time of day or season. if only all beaches could be that way ....

Mystery Robin said...

I love East Beach in Santa Barbara!

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

Hawaii - my sweetie and I went twice a year until the house we got to stay in for free was sold. Sad not to be going this year.

Laura said...

Watercolor, FL. It is as beautiful as it sounds.

Mama Masek said...

My beach would be in Minnesota, fishing with my husband. Love it!!!!

butwehavethistreasure said...

I love those sailboats. I used to like going to Fort De Soto in St. Petersburg, FL, but now I live in Iowa and go to a lake every summer that has about three feet of beach. :)

Mom2RyandSis said...

Our family loves Lily Bay Beach! Can't decide which print I love more the flamingos or the sailboats both are so cute :) Thanks for the chance to win such great fabric!

Christine said...

Just when I think I can't love your new collection more than the last, you prove me wrong!

As for my favorite beach vacation?! Pre-kiddo it was Costa Rica. Now, town beach it is with more supplies than I could have thought possible!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh we love to go to Jupitor Beach in Florida! How fun to be able to take a quilt with your fabrics along on our next trip. Thank you for the chance to own some of this wonderful fabric.

smileynann said...

Sadly, I have been landlocked most of my life. I once went to the beach on the Atlantic side, near Boston, Mass, but it was March and FREEZING... and I had morning sickness. So, not that great, but it's the only beach vacation I've had!

Jo said...

Carolina Beach...go each summer with daughters and their families. Oh, Shore Thing is so much fun! I have swveral Going Coastal fabrics and can't wait to dig into them! Thank you!
boppiesgirl@gmail.com

Megan said...

Hmm, favorite beach vacation -- definitely going to my family's cabin in Northern Wisconsin! Long days on the water, relaxing on the beach, and quality family time. YES, please! :) LOVE the fabric!

Candice said...

Mine was last month- black sand, cold water, rocky coast- northern California, as in a few miles from oregon, just breathtaking- could have stayed forever!!!

robin said...

My favorite beach vacation ever was spending a week at a friend's cabin at Green Lake in Minnesota with my cheer squad in high school. Though it was a LONG time ago, we had so much fun and it was pure bliss! :)

I'd LOVE to win these fabrics - they remind me of the Minnesota lakes I miss so much.

diane said...

to pick just one favorite beach vacation...how can I choose between the Caribbean, the Brittany Coast in France or the lovely beaches of Hawaii? I vote for the warm, calm waters of the Cayman Islands.

Sara the Great said...

favorite beach vacation was the first time I took my son to Cozumel, we did the beach party thing at a resort there and had a blast...

Bobbi said...

I love "beach weekend" where we spend a long weekend in Port Aransas, TX. Just to get away, get some sun, and relax is all I need for a beach trip.

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mahoo said...

My favourite beach (other than the secret one I can't tell you about LOL) would be Wasaga Beach. Miles of snady beach, not too far from home.

Jennyroo said...

I like a rocky wind swept pacific ocean beach in Tofino, BC called Long Beach. Pure perfection!

Shelley said...

We recently bought a second home on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Warm water, white sand, pelicans soaring in the air and dolphins playing in the waves. We'll be there in two weeks to celebrate our son's wedding - can hardly wait.

Delores said...

We went to Kauai for the second time recently. Love the Hawaiian Beaches... they are so beautiful! Always a nice cooling breeze as well.
Your new collection is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

Andy said...

La Jolla - definitely! We had the chance to live there for just 9 months a few years ago and we lived.every.moment of it. Every Saturday was spent at the La Jolla Shores Beach.

I love the sailboat print and I'm SO glad you have more of the madras print from Going Coastal. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Anita said...

My favorite beach vacation is any island in Hawaii, either Maui or Oahu...love them both and could lay on any beach there all day. Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabric :)

Sue Bone said...

I live in a beautiful beach location - the island of Jersey off the coast of France, but I'd love to go to Bali or Hawaii/

Leila said...

Favorite beach vacation would be anywhere there is one!! Sorry to say but I haven't been on a beach vacation .... too sad! Oh well, I still hope I win!! Thanks so much!

leila@reichenbachlaw.com

Yvonne said...

That is a difficult one Emily, we live at the beach here in Holland but with so few sunny and warm days the last year and the North sea water nog being that clean at the coast I am not so into a beach vacation clost to home. I think I can not choose so I pick two. I love the coast of Maine but since the weather their isn't always so nice either I also pick the California coast. Alex and I loved Carmel Beach. You fabric looks great, perfect for a beachie quilt to put yourself down on and listen to the waves and for a great beach bag!

Roslyn said...

Waimarama Beach, New Zealand. Sand and surf.

Gloria said...

It is so difficult to pick my favorite beach holiday as Idon't like lying in the sun!

But for views it is probably a dead-heat between Lake Lucerne (you did say we could nominate a lake) and Curium beach in Cyprus.

Lovely fabrics.

Lisa Marie said...

The best beaches I've been to are in Hawaii and in Cancun. Love this new collection of fabrics!

Spoolhardy Girl said...

My favorite beach vacation is in the Charleston SC area. Walk the beaches, sit on a beach chair with your feet in the foam making drip castles, and at night, the most amazing food in the country!

krislovesfabric said...

Myrtle Beach S.C., my son and a wake board are a site to see!

jlk said...

I love the beach! My favorite was about 7 years ago when my husband and I took our kids for our birthdays. We had an ocean view room at the hotel, and spent the days on the beach and the nights in Funland on the boardwalk. It was too fun!

angelindisguise said...

Two destinations - one for the view and one for the sand...
No 1: Long Beach, Namibia, between Swakopmund and Walfish Bay. Surrounded by dunes - so LOTS of sand :)
No2: Cape Town, South Africa. Nothing beats the view of Table Mountain.

The BEST is, though when I do not get sunburnt....

Sandi K. said...

My favorite beach vacation was to the Outer Banks back when my kids were young and we went to see "The Lost Colony" and played at their interactive museum.

Thanks for the chance!

Lisa said...

Even though it isn't a tropical destination, but ever since I moved to Kansas I have been longing for the beaches off of Lake Michigan (southwest Michigan side). Mainly because of the "home" that I associate with them. Great places for families to enjoy and to hiking thru the sand dunes. But any beach will due if I have a little bit of Emily to take with me. :)

luv2quilt2 said...

My favorite beach vacation is when I can have the whole family together for a week. This year we hope to go to Virginia Beach.

jeric said...
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jeric said...

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robin said...

gotta love snorkling off of Cozumel beach in Mexico!

Kiffy and Kez said...

My favourite beach holiday is one where everyone is happy and enjoys themselves. I've had many beach holidays and been lucky enough to live on the coast at various times in my life... But honestly, there's no where like North Devon, England :-)

Thanks for the chance!

Margaret said...

I am not really a beach person but we went to Maine several years ago and every hotel I booked us in was right on the water. The favorite would be one where we could watch the lobster boats pulling their traps. It was very peaceful and relaxing.

Laura said...

I love this collection so much. My Grandparents had a beach house near Ocean City, MD when I was growing up. Every summer, I spent weeks at the beach and out on the water in my Grandpa's boat fishing. I love the beach so much, I'd love to live there someday :)

Books_Bound said...

I grew up in Nebraska, so any beach is still a treat for me! :) My favorites were probably in Hawaii, because it was such a wonderful trip and amazing scenery.

JenJohnson said...

isle of palms, sc!! i have always had such an amazing time vacationing there :)

Gill said...

Great fabrics!
My favourite beaches are around Omey Island which is off the West coast of Ireland! We're off there in a few weeks time!!

Patty said...

Being land-locked all my life, I would say Canton Lake camping with family was the best. It was an all girl camp.

Cindy said...

Love your fabric.

Hands down, my favorite beach vacation was in Morro Bay California. I keep it on the weather app on my phone to remind me that there is a place where summer doesn't mean hybernating in an air conditioned building.

Kimmer said...

We vacation in Maine every summer. My daughters LOVE the ocean.
The next best thing to living there year-round would be having a quilt made with Shore Thing on my bed!!!!
Keeping my fingers crossed...

Taya@TypeB said...

Woohoo! I've really been looking forward to this line - it's great! I love Assateague Island National Shoreline with all the ponies. Great childhood memories. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

yay!! going coastal is one of my all time favorite lines so I'm excited to see this one also! chincoteague island, best beach in the us :)

HallieBerryQuilts said...

Your fabric is beautiful! Somewhere my family enjoys and is within a few hours drive is Osage Beach Mo. It's a great get-a-way and relaxing for a family with kids.

I'm a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

Gnomemade said...

Beautiful fabric collection! I grew up on Long Island, so I was always near a beach, but my favorite lakefront getaway was Woodloch Pines in the Poconos in PA!

Melissa Corry said...

Lake Powell Baby!!! I absolutely adore It's A Shore Thing :0 It is just so happy :) Glad to hear life is starting to get back to as normal as it probably gets :)

kiskidee said...

I've been to some great beaches, including Paradise Island in the Bahamas.... but nothing beats my trips to Tobago... pick a beach, any beach on the island... it's pure bliss... one of my favourites is Pigeon Point, Tobago..

~ Julie ~ said...

Congratulations on coming out with another GREAT fabric line! My favorite beaches are on the northern side of Oahu, Hawaii! My parents served an LDS mission there so we took the kids since we'd have free lodging! I was a BLAST!!! The beaches on the north side are awesome! Not very busy, perfect waves for inexperienced boogy boarding, and beautiful waters to snorkel in! The beaches were awesome, too! Perfect to watch amazing sunsets!!! *Aaahhhh* Nothing like the sound of waves and birds and children's laughter to make a perfect vacation! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

Amorette said...

definitely snorkeling on hanauma bay in hawaii- i saw my first shark in open water! and i loved it! cuttlefish too, all color-changing...amazing.

SewingMom2Three said...

My favorite beach vacation was Block Island, RI. It was a long time ago, but the weather & water were beautiful! I got one of the worst sunburns I've ever had that day, but it's still my favorite beach.

Linda said...

I adore this new line, Emily! In fact, I've just moved from Iowa to Florida, permanently, so I can use some of this fabric in my new home! LOL My most favorite beach vacation ever was going to the Gold Coast of Australia. It was a glorious trip and I'd love to go back! Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway.

Francis Paul said...

the most fabulous beach vacation was on the Hebrides where the wind is alway blowing,we took our kite to the beach and found a completly deserted beach as far as we could see.... oh man what a joy :-)

phillysblarney said...

My favorite beach location is in Desemboque, Mexico. It is a small fishing village that my husband and I have come to love. We have beach front property and work every year to build our heaven on earth.

Dee said...

I don't have a favorite beach vacation - I have a favorite beach CHILDHOOD! Was lucky to have a grandparents lake house to live in during the summers - everyday with sun and warm weather was a new favorite summer vacation day! :)

Vicki Freeman said...

We've had the best family vacations at Lake Tahoe! Such a gorgeous setting. :)

Sowing Stitches said...

My all time favorite beach vacation is at Dog Island in the Gulf of Mexico. We spent many summers on the island when I was a child...oh I miss those days!Ths sun, sand, shells and water....
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Ali Hughes said...

I grew up visiting lake tahoe two or three times a year. As a kid, the melted snow lake water wasn't to cold to splash around or go for a swim! We haven't been in about for years now, and I am all grown up and married...but in two weeks I get to share my experiences with my husband as we join my family back in tahoe once more!

Quilter in the Gap said...

My favorite beach vacation is by far Myrtle Beach because I could watch my daughter thoroughly enjoy it. So fun.

Binks said...

I don't know if I have a favorite because I enjoy a family reunion-esq beach vacation every year. We find own on little private beach on the lake, bbq, and have fun. There's inner tubing, wave runners, cliff jumping, and anything else we dare try.

Jaci said...

My favorite beach is San Clemente, CA, a small surf town in Southern California!

Heather said...

We love the beach, living in Portland, Oregon we spend a lot of time at the coast, and hour away from our home. Indian Beach is our favorite place to be! If I could go to a warm beach it'd be in Maui, where I actually cried when I had to get on the airplane to come home, I loved Maui!!

Nancy said...

I love going to Wasaga Beach in Ontario, Canada. Just enough waves to make it fun playing in the water (and tip a certain Dad sitting on an inner tube over -- making certain sisters die laughing).

Thanks for the chance to win!

:)

Newbie Jen said...

My favorite beach is Kaanapali Beach in Maui, which is funny because I've never lived more than a couple miles away from a beach (Hutchinson Island in Florida growing up, and now Redondo Beach in California) but I have to choose the one I don't live near.

Michele said...

It's a "Shore Thing" that I'm in love with this new collection. It takes me back as a child to the beach at Plum Island (MA). My Aunties would take us down to the beach from sun up to sundown. It was the best part of summer vacation.

Kira said...

The Mediterranean, because it is unlike any other beach or ocean I've ever seen.

epban said...

My favorite beach vacation was going to college in Miami with visits to Crandon Park and camping beachside in the Keys! I adore your Going Coastal & the new line for all the memories they evoke!!!

Maria said...
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Maria said...

Though not the warmest, I did enjoy all the little beaches we stopped at on our Lake Superior circle tour a few years back. Thanks for the chance to win - love the sailboats and lobsters!!

Abby said...

HAWAII - all the way! I love Going Coastal - can't wait for this line to hit the stores!

B Greene said...

Best beach vacation - whale watching off the Plymouth, MA coast - awe-inspiring.

Funniest beach memory - We lived about 2.5 hours from Myrtle Beach and my mother did not like to "waste" money. So... we left home one morning about 6:00 am for MB and drove to a nice hotel and had a very small breakfast. Mom then sent all four of us kids to the bathroom to chance into swimsuits. Out the back door of the hotel for a day of fun. When we were exhausted, back to the hotel bathroom and into our street clothes for the drive back home. I always felt guilty about that (for the hotel "squatting") but I bet we didn't have the money to stay, but Mom didn't want us to miss out - love her so much!!

Jo said...

Since I grew up near alot of beaches I don't think it would count as a vacation, but my mom used to take me to a beach in Rhode Island called Watch Hill. She would pack a lunch and we would spend the whole day.Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabric.

Naomi said...

My favorite beach vacation was when we went to Mexico 2 years ago. I did nothing but lay on the beach every day, with breaks for food!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

My favorite beach vacation was on a lake, Lake Texoma, about an hour from our small town. We camped and the kids played on the beach all day for a few days. It was so much fun. Now we live 20 minutes from an ocean beach and can go anytime we like. I would love to make our new beach blanket with some Going Coastal! Love it!

MaryT said...

My fav beach vacation is ANYWHERE in the Carribean ... and it's been way, way, way tooooooo long since I've been there!!! :)

I am already a follower BTW.

Kathy H said...

Beautiful fabrics. We really enjoy Cape Henlopen in Delaware.

Shauna said...

My favorite "beach" vacation is Jackson Lake in Wyoming. The water is a little cold but I'm tough! And you can't beat the scenery! :)

Diann said...

We went to Fort Lauderdale Florida for a chess tournament, but also went to a nearby beach. Great beach!

Maggie said...

LOVE shore thing!! It reminds me of all my best times spent on Nantucket Island. The lobster, the sailboats, the umbrellas, the feet in the warm sand! Thanks for making a fabric collection that reminds me so much of that wonderful place!

Linda in PA said...

Love this fabric! When our kids were little we would go to Presque Isle on Lake Erie, near Erie PA. We always had a great time. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

Adele said...

We go to the beach in south Alabama often and we always have a good time. But I have to say, my favorite beach vacation was in Cozumel way before it became a "destination". Pristine beach, palm trees, great snorkeling, volleyball, and hardly anyone there. Of course, I was a LOT younger!

Linda said...

Every day of my life is a beach vacation! I live in a small beach town south of San Diego, CA. I used to live 2 blocks from the beach. I now live a little farther away (about a mile), but the weather is still as nice, and if it's quiet at night, I can hear the waves. Imperial Beach is a vacation that never ends. 8-)

Barb in Mi said...

My favorite beach vacations were our summers spend in Denmark. Beautiful beaches, warm water (well relatively) and of course great company and food. One day I will go back. Soon, I hope! Thanks for a chance!

Steven and Ginger said...

New Port Beach, we watched dolphins swimming right out in front of us!

Allison said...

Growing up, we spent alot of time at Hampton Beach, NH - watching taffy being stretched on the old red machine in the candy shop and crawling over rocks on the beach looking for snails & crabs :)

I love those blue lobsters, can't wait to get some yardage! :)

heleen said...

I love Texel in the Netherlands.

Cille said...

Oh... I much prefer to be sailing on the sea rather than vacation on it. But favourite beach... It has to be Vesterhavet in Denmark. It's wild, roaring and so, so beautiful.

Bunny said...

Here in Southern Ontario we're blessed with lots of freshwater lakes that have lovely beaches. A favourite beach is the Kincardine beach on Lake Huron.

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

Beach vacation is not my kind of thing. My childhood beach was on the coast of northern Norway. Ice cold, but I learnt to swim there at least, with blue lips.

Kelsey said...

I love Hilton Head since that's where we got married ;)

Kristi said...

I love to have Fun in the Sun at Huntington Beach, CA

Coral said...

Mossel Bay beach, South Africa! It is a white, broad beach. Lovely!

heatherL said...

I grew up on Pensacola Beach,Florida and now I live in northern Minnesota which is beautiful but I miss the white sand beaches! Someday I will get back the and bring my boys so they can play in the ocean!!

Margie said...

Any strip of beach, rocky or sandy, on Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes region of NY - my favorite place in the whole world! Thanks for the opportunity. Love your new line. :-)

mjb said...

Our favorite beach vacation is Tybee Island, but probably because our kids and grandkids live in Savannah:)

Jood said...

OMG ! Died and went to Heaven looking at that fabric !

My fav beach is my local one, South Shields beach in England. Love it !

Jan

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