Welcome to our blog hop day everyone! I'm Julie Comstock and that is my hubby Eric. We are the designers for the Cosmo Cricket line of products and lots of other fun stuff including our Moda fabric line. Our current collection is called Odds and Ends. You could win some today along with a past favorite, Salt Air.
Before we get to all that though, let me tell you a bit about my current hometown of Austin, Texas. I have lived in Austin for 3 months, having just moved from Providence, Utah. Maybe we are still in a bit of culture shock. Take a look!
Here is Jack, our seven year old. He used to swim indoors in Providence and even inside it was cold enough to shiver! Now he likes to swim outdoors at Barton, Springs. The locals tell us the water here is really cold. HA ha ha ha ha!!!! They don't know cold!
Here I am in Providence at the local cafe for lunch. I used to always order a hot cup of coffee to warm up my insides. In Austin, I only drink iced coffee, or my absolute favorite, iced green tea!
I don't think you can see all my bug bites, but I am covered in them. In Texas everything is bigger... and with wings! I have killed more bugs in the last three months than all my life in Providence.
I've also done more shopping. In Providence, we did most of our shopping online because, well, there just aren't a lot of options. (There isn't even a Target!) Now, I can go to stores for anything you can imagine, but boots are a must!
Both cities have great ice cream. Utah State University is famous for Aggie Ice Cream and it is delicious, but the illustrations painted on the walls of Amy's Ice Cream in Austin make this place our favorite. (And, for adults only, you can even get ice cream with alcohol in it, something that would NEVER be found in Utah. Alas, I have yet to try any because I just love chocolate.)
One thing is for sure Austin is more quirky, more artsy and more celebratory of uniqueness and that suits this mis-fit family perfectly!
Tell us where you live and what you love about it and we'll enter you into a drawing for those two jelly rolls. We'll announce the winners on the 15th. While you're waiting to find out if you won, download this awesome block that the Moda team did up for y'all. Oh my heck, did I just say y'all?!?
Download Julie Comstock - Sew Sweet Sampler (9-02-12)
It's super easy to make, in fact I conquered it myself and if you remember my last blog hop effort, that is saying something! (I did have a little trouble with my tension which made my block pucker slightly... if any of you have any tips for me for next time I'd love them!) I'm planning on three more blocks to make a runner.
Thanks for dropping by,
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