Simple life and style are the trademarks of Bonnie from Going Home to Roost. She has taken her love of simplicity and has presented it in her lovely fabric lines for Art Gallery Fabrics and her new Aurifil thread collection Sweet as Honey.
Bonnie was kind enough to answer a few questions so we can get to know more about where she found her inspiration and most importantly, her favorite #auricolor!
What or who inspired you to want to learn to sew or design?
I’m grateful that most all of the women in my family have sewn. My great grandmother made quilts, my grandmother worked in a fabric shop, my mom owns a creative sewing center. They have all inspired me deeply and they are the reason I love to design fabric today!
If you could paint a room an #Auricolor color, what would it be?
I think I would have to go with color #2805. It’s perfectly mint and the color I use to accent with in our home already. I love how fresh and pretty it is!
Do you participate in your local quilt guild or another sewing group?
I have spoken at a couple of local quilt guilds and love to visit our local quilt shops. We recently did a ‘southeast tour’ for my fabric line, Sweet as Honey, and had so much fun meeting and greeting with all of the local shops. The tour was full of projects and demos and new friends!
If you were not sewing/designing, what profession would you choose?
I love designing so much, it’s hard to imagine doing anything else! I think if I were to ever do anything else, it would have to be organic gardening for both flowers and vegetables. It’s my favorite hobby!
What do you dream of making someday?
I’d like to become a better seamstress and make most of the clothes for myself and my children.
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it works now! My favorite shoes are black – sorry, I get ”404” error when I try to find the color names on your site http://www.aurifil.com/SiteAurifil/COLORS.html
My favorite shoes are Green 30
2250 is a lovely color for shoes!
My favorite color shoe is black #2692 but the Aurifil color I use most often is #2110.
My favorite shoes are burgundy but not sure what color # that would be.
#2215 (Peach) is the color of my favorite Candy slip ons, from back in the day.
My favorite shoes are my purple slippers (Aurifil med purple #2545)!
My favourite color shoe is blue. A deep greenblue. Sorry I do not now about the Aurifil color name and on the main site its not available to find out.
My favourite shoes are my slippers, I have no idea what aurifil colour they are, but they are dark grey.
My favourite shoes are close in colour to 2715 blue Aurifil, thanks for the great giveaway!
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My favorite Shoes are royal blue, # 2730.
My favourite shoes are purple.
My favourite shoes are my winter ugh boots which are a lovely shade of light emerald (although a touch grubby now!). I always wear them inside the house, they are so comfy, I wish it wasn’t such a faux pas to wear them out or I’d consider it!
My favorite shoes are: 1050-2605 Med. Gray. Great giveaway.
My favorite shoes are a medium brown. I couldn’t get to the color chart to find the number. It kept giving me 404 errors on everything but displays which didn’t have color names.
Oh this is not fair – how can I pick a favourite pair of shoes? I’ll cheat and say 2692 (black) as I’ve lots of black shoes.
My favourite color is #2021, I just love it
1114 – A favorite pair of green shoes I wore a lot in college.
2692 boring but true
Not original but my fav is black #2692. Thanks for the chance to win!
My favourite shoes that I own are Blossom Pink #2530 – I love them
My favorite shoes are #1310 blue gray color.
My favorite shies are red, but I couldn’t figure out the Aurifil color number. Another reason to get my own thread chart!
My favorite shoes are my eyelet keds in color #2021. Simple white and cute!
Black are my current go to Ecco sandals. Aurifil #2691. Love this collection. Thanks for the chance to win
My favorite pair of shoes is Dark Dusty Grape #2581…
2692 is my favourite shoe colour.
#2715! 🙂 What is better than shoes and aurifil?
My favorite shoes would be pink or magenta. So any of the colors in the I can Fly Collection would be cool!
2692 Black! But I love the mint color!
I love the #2000. I don’t know the name but it is a beautiful color, perfect for summer.
My favorite: Paprika #2270!!
My favourite colour of shoes s 2530 – yes hot pink!
Love all of the amazing colors!
2600 soft and neutral
My favourite shoes are my UGG slippers and they are Very Dark Brown – 2468
My favorite shoes are 1130 dark brown
I know it is not original but I love black
My favorite shoes are my purple converse (Aurifil med purple #2545)
I love all the colors!
So pretty! Just love this collection!
My shoes are #2277, #2605, and, #2692, best running shoes ever!
I seem to be in a shoe rut…right now all my shoes are Black (Aurifil 2692) or Beige (Aurifil 2310) or White (Aurifil 2021) I have more colorful Aurifil threads as I make very colorful quilts, but, my shoes are more subdued!
My favorite shoes are red.
Beautiful goodies!! 🙂
2155 is the color of my most comfortable pair. 🙂
2805. I can’t get enough of this color!!!
1114 green grass
My favourite colour shoes are my ugg boots and they are brown.
My favorite is a blue gray,very pale. Not sure what color but love your thread!
A beautiful dark blue, like 2784
My favorite shoes are a bright candy pink! Almost raspberry, but not quite that deep. I can’t get to your colors, so I don’t know what the number is 🙁
Love it! It’s beautiful.
My favorite color(s) always include purple or pink…It is hard to nail down just one color.
Dark grass green. My favorite sandals I wear all the time!
My favourite summer shoes are turquoise #2810
Such beautiful colors The mint green would be my choice for shoes!
2520 – Purple Birkenstocks!
1422 Yellow would be my shoe color. I adore yellow. 🙂
favorite color is purple!!
My favorite color shoes are Black 2692, but for sewing 2600 Dove is perfect! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!
2740 sea blue but I would love all the colors in my shoes.
Beautiful fabric and thread! Thanks for the chance to win!
Got to be purple!
i would have to say teal all the way
for my shoes that is
what a super array of thread and fabric!! Thank you!
i can’t find the color chart online… but my favorite shoes are black 🙂 so that makes it easy!
I have short, wide feet, so my favorite color shoe is anything that fits. Right now they are grey, fluorescent yellow and coral. With the colors they have these days, I’m not sure there is any quilting color to match.
My absolute favorite shoes are covered in multicolor glitter, closest to 3817.
Let me go out of my box and pick #2149 gold color for my pair of shoes.
My favorite shoes are RED 2250, gorgeous color!
5006 – bright light blue
My favorite shoes are Aurifil 2735, a beautiful deep blue!
By the way, all of the links to color names, PDF, etc on this page (http://www.aurifil.com/SiteAurifil/COLORS.html) are giving a 404.
Red – always red!
My favorite shoes are 5008. Thanks!
Love the whole color combo
Love these fabrics
My favorite color is bronze
I enjoy sewing with Aurifil and love the colors
You can never go wrong with black. #2692
Blossom Pink -happy colors line
My favorite shoes are Beige (#2341) on the outside with an accent of spring green (#1231) along the side and on the insole.
My favorite shoes are dove grey.
#1125 Medium Teal!
I want a pair of purple shoes – color #2540!
my aurifil shoe color is 2600, goes with everything.
My favorite shoes are 2692.
My favorite shoes are “1147- Light Leaf Green”. Maybe even brighter than that! 😀
2865 Kona Willow. Of course, I would have to buy the dress to go with it.
Thanks for the giveaway. Love Aurifil for quilting.
What a gorgeous collection! Working with red #2250 in my machine now, love lime green #1231.
My favorite sandals are 1114 Grass Green.
Let’s see… looks like Light Magenta #2588 : ) The cutest ballet flats!
2600 is close to my Vans
My favorite shoes are #2545- love purple!
I’ll have to say black. #2692, They are my comfy black crocs. I wear them all the time.
I love red shoes
My favorite shoes are my Keens in blue #1125.
My favorite shoes are a caramel color, but the inside and a tiny little bow near the toe are Salmon colored. I need to wear those shoes more often!
I love #5001, a nice neutral pair of shoes that goes with everything 🙂
Love my sandals which are #2314
My favorite pair of shoes is the same as 2692 Black
My favorite shoes are white…. but have a touch of deep fuschia pink on the back 🙂
All my shoes are black LOL so #2692
Right now is my tan flip flops that go with everything I am wearing. They are #5011
#2865 the shoes I wore on my first date with my now husband 🙂
My most comfy shoes are black, #2692
I seam to wear black most often, #2692.
My favorite shoes are red, yellow n blue. Not sure # ? But they are colorful
#1148 is one of my favorites. I have a pair of high sandals that are this color and I love them.
My favorite summer sandals are a delightful metallic 2615! Thanks for a chance to win such a gorgeous bundle of fabric and thread set.
My favorite pair of Nike’s are light and dark purple, closest to 2525 dusty blue violet and 1200 blue violet. (I got the same error when I went to look at your color list, so I went to Hawthorne Fabrics – they have a great selection!)
My favorite shoes are black, like Aurifil 4592. Thanks for the giveaway!
my fave aurifil shoe color is 2600.
At the moment my favorite pair of shoes are my sandals where are #2740 Dark Cobalt.
my “go to” shoes are black – don’t know an Aurifil number to coordinate – just getting started with machine quilting and using Aurifil thread, so don’t have a black spool yet.
Thanks for highlighting Bonnie Christine – she’s inspirational.
I love all the aurifil colors for sewing. My favorite pair of shoes is Black 2692. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for this wonderful thread!
Beautiful fabrics and love the Aurifil colors that coordinate!!
my favorite pair of shoes is 1154 dusty orange
Not very creative, my favorite pair of shoes are black…but they’re comfy!!
2692 black would be not my total favorite, but the color I wear the most.
Its so hot here in NC that i am living and dying in my fav flip flops that are black #2692.
Thanks for the great giveaway
My favourite pair of shoes are #2410 – so great as I think pale pink goes with everything!
My favorite color shoes is 2692 Black. It’s comfortable and I can wear it for both dress and casual.
1154 Dusty orange Keens!
I don’t have 1 favorite color, i love them all! Same with shoes, I own them in every color of the rainbow.
1148, Light Jade is a great color for shoes, thanks!
My favorite shoes are #5004. Thank you.
My fave shoes are Rail Grey
My favorite pair of shoes are Red, like number 2250
Hello, my favorite shoes are 2460 !
My favorite shoes are midnight blue 2745. They only go with one dress in my closet. Such a splurge. I always feel special when I wear them.
Oh my I just can’t decide, so I will have to pick two, Red 2250 and lime 1147.
My favorite summer shoes are yellow so mine is #1135
My favorite shoes are the sandals I wore on my wedding day, they’re a lovely mid blue, close to Turquoise #2810 🙂
My favourite colour shoes are black – go with everything. (2692)
My favorite shoes are actually sneakers I wear all the time. They are black 2692.
NOTE: I actually had to go to a quilting store online to get the number due to the fact I kept getting a 404 error on your site for the colors.
Dark grey. It matches everything in my closet. 🙂
2715 blue Aurifil. lOVE MY SHOES, LOVE AURIFIL
2740 sea blue
1126 Blue Heather
My black shoes!
I have a pair of short tomato red boots. Love them. Auricolor 2255. 🙂
My fav shoes are yellow! I loooooove this fabric! I have ordered some and will order more…love the feel of it.
My favorite shoes are #MK50-2692. ☺ Thanks for the chance to win!
I’m practical, so my favorite shoes are Aurifil #4241 (used to be 2692 when they were new!). This thread would be perfect for the Sweet as Honey quilt I’m making!
True dark red.
my favorite shoes almost exactly match Light Jade #1148 love it!!!
My new shoes for tennis are predominately #2545! Love them!
1148 Light Jade would be the shoes I would wear this weekend to my stepson’s wedding… Can you deliver??
My favourite is white!
#2880 Kind of a sea green, would make a nice pair of shoes.
Mint! #2805. I don’t actually have any shoes this color but I dream about them!
My favorite pair of shoes are #1148 Light Jade!
#2266 A red shoe always spices up an outfit!
#2692 is the color of my shoes, and #2562 is the color of my slippers. Fun question!
Love that collection!!! Right now my fav shoes are #2460!
My favorite shoes are brown!
My favorite shoes are taupe with purple. Maybe #2370?
My shoes are all dull and boring. But if I could PICK a shade for shoes, it would be 2581- Dark Dusty Grape.
Dark blue 2785 but would love a pair in 1100!
Love love love blue 5006!
How about royal blue, # 2730. Love this one.
Great line!! Love the the thread!!
My favorite shoes are gray, Aurifil 2605.
Those fabrics and thread colors are fabulous!!
My Rainbow sandals in beige are my trusty kicks. Wishing they made them in that coral color now!
The #2830 would be the sweetest sommer shoes
Hmmmm…..probably #2715. Thanks for the chance! 🙂
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I also can’t seem to get the colors to load but my favorite shoes are my LL Bean slippers in plum.
My favorite shoes are various shades of red!!!? Always!!!!
My favorite shoes are a deep chocolate brown, with gold trim.
Blue suede is the only way surely! Although the colours in this gorgeous bundle could work 😉 thanks for chance to win
My favorite shoes are red # 2250 !
Thanks for the chance to win !
My favorite shoes look like #2615.
2465 dark brown suede! Slip on and comfortable.
#2805 Mint green, and have the bag to match.
I love the fabric and thread colors! Thanks for the chance to win!
black – 2692 – shoes gotta be black!
My favorite Toms are in Midnight (2745)
My favorite color for shoes is black (deep black)
My favourite pair of shoes are light brown, something similar to #2210
My favorite shoes are 2265 Cardinal Red. I don’t get to wear them much!
Yes please!! I’m so in love with this fabric line! My birthday is in July so that would be greatest gift ever!!! Lol
My favorite color shoes would be 2975…Gotta love golden shoes!
This is such a pretty palette and the thread box is icing on the cake!
Tan. I am so very conservative where shoes are concerned. Just wear old style birks.
I no longer have them, but my favorite pair of shoes ever was close to
Dark Red Orange (#2255). I miss those shoes.
I love all the color, my fav shoes are black with multi colored dots
Hmm. My favorite shoes are brown. Maybe 2330. Good question!
Black 2692, flats, heels, boots, got them all
My favorite and my most comfortable pair of shoes are the Aurifil color Caramel #2210.
Oh! My shoe color is Ruby Red!
My favorite pair of shoes are black with red flames up the side…high heels.
Sexy #2692, Black!
My favorite shoes are Blossom Pink #2530
2370-I’m kind of boring.
My favorite pair of shoes is very dark grey just like color 4241. Thanks for coming up with such a unique question.
I have 3 pairs of shoes. :/ 2 of them have light jade in them. So that would be it.
2735 is a lovely colour for shoes, but like all the colours of Aurifil, my shoes come in many colours too.
If I could, I’d have a pair of shoes in every color!
#4129 Turf Green
My favorite shoe color is green, #1147 is the closest, I think.
2605 Grey would be my shoes!
Aurifil #2730 Blue is the color of my favorite shoes.
Black is the new “orange”, I like black (Aurifil 2692) because it goes with everything I have.
&&&& I LOVE AURIFIL thread too.
My favorite pair of shows are black #2692
2810 would make fabulous shoes! I love blue shoes! Thanks for the chance and beautiful thread!
My favorite shoes are black (boring, but so comfy!)- not sure what the number is because I was having trouble with the color chart links on the main page 🙁 Thanks for sharing!
1148 light jade. Right now I’d love some sandals in that color.
My fav shoes would be #2805 but for now Im in white tennies 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win this adorable gift!
My favorite shoes are a leopard print so I guess I would need a brown, a black, a tan. But bare feet are best – with hot pink polish on the toes. Hard to tell what thread numbers would be involved.
I live in the Phoenix AZ area where temps hover around 110°F, so… sandals are de rigueur here. My favorite pair are very close in color to Aurifil Light Lilac (#2510).
I have a great pair of 2435 coral flats.
Your 1104 Orange Neon is pretty close to the color of my favorite athletic shoes, which are officially called “persimmon” (and I think that’s a great name for a color).
I love black and red for sandals and everyday shoes. And of course my grey and turquoise athletic walking shoes too!!
My favorite pair of shoes are black… Seems to be popular!!! The Aurifil colour would be #2692!!
Light Jade #1148 is my favorite pair of shoes!
2564. My favorite pair of New Balance sneakers that I wear everywhere, is grey and has trim of 2564 lavender. I wear them everyday.
My favourite shoes are purple #2545
My favorite is a pair of platinum colored sandals. The closest Aurifil color would be #2606. Thanks for the giveaway!
I would sew an adorable quilt for my great granddaughter and one for her favorite doll Abby Cadabby,
My favorite shoes… 1148 looks close. 🙂
I have a pair of Birkenstocks that have both Aurifil #2123 and #2450 in them <3 It so happens that these two colors are two of my favorite to quilt also! Thanks for the fantastic thread!
My favorite color of shoes is medium gray. My favorite Aurifil color is Dove Gray.
2372, so comfy and cute, with one wavy row of double stitching across and little zippers up the sides. <3
My favorite shoes are button-covered slides in a rainbow of colors, so fabulous. Thanks for the chance.
Although I don’t get to wear them much I just adore #2430; my pink suede. kitten heeled sabrinas !
My favorite sandals are #2460 Dark Carmine Red.
Poppy Red 2245 for me!
My current favorite pair of shoes are the color of Aurifill # 2024.
Fav probably has to be #2692 (Black) because that’s the color of almost all of my boots . 🙂
2024, most comfortable pair of shoes:)
I just got a great pair of sandals in #1148 Light Green. Great for summer!
My favorite shoes are Aurifil Red #2250, they are cordaroy wedge Toms and I love them! 😄
My favourite pair of shoes is a classic black pump.
Anything blue is my favorite. I’ve had a pair of navy shoes that are my all time favs. (can’t find an Aurifil chart that I can down load)
My favorite shoes are mustard colored. I can’t seem to get the color chart to work.
Anything in blue!
I’d love red!
I have a great pair of slip ons in beautifull 3770!
2692 every little black dress has to have a cute pair of black shoes
Any orange tone.
My favorite shoes match dusty orange. Thanks
2530 would be perfect for shoes!
My !current! favorite shoes are red Auricolor 2250. But isn’t it hard to pick favorites? I am always happy with red shoes!
My fav shoes are little flats that are red, white and blue!
Boring Black #2692 (but cool sandals)
#1231 Spring Green, but I’ve worn them out and can’t find another pair!
I like my grey shoes with bows – like the grey variegated Aurifil I use for piecing.
#2135 They are a canary yellow pair of sling backs with bows on the front…But I am trying to find a pair of red, like #2250, sandals. LOVE Aurifil thread!
Love all the colors especially #2250!
What #Auricolor is your favorite pair of shoes? I like neutral colors, so I would have to go with #2205.
My favorite shoes are my UGGs # 2468
I’d have to say “Pewter” for my favorite Go Walk tennies by Sketchers.
I would have to go with black. Not very original but the shoes are comfy.
Just got a new pair of sandals in Turquoise (#2810) and I am loving them!
definitely a great neutral so 2370!
I get a 404 error when I go to look up colors, but my favorite shoes are forest green.
Medium Olive 2910. (and black of course)
Violet 2520 are my favorite shoes!
Gorgeous fabric and thread! Thanks for the chance to win it!
My current favorite shoes for summer are my purple flip flops, close to 2545.
2440 Medium peony
My favorite shoes are denim wedges, so Stonewashed Denim #3770 would be close.
My favourite shoes… #2783 – nice blue
I have looked all over & I hope I am commenting on the correct aurifil blog. My answer is #2692 for the question in the giveaway contest,
My blue Liberty vans are many shades of blues but 5005 is close to the overall colour.
My favourite shoes are a lovely turquoise/aqua so it’s #1148 for me.
Pewter would make a lovely pair
My favorite sandals are dark brown Keens, aurifil 2545
I love purple. 2545 is a great hue.
I like them all! Guess that means I have a lot of shoes in many different colors. 🙂
fabulous colours- the coral, the mint, the yellow- love them all! Sadly I don’t have enough shoes to match them to an Aurifil colour…yet!
1125 medium teal are the colour of my favourite summer sandals at the moment. x
I wore bright red heels with my white wedding dress. I felt like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. I think the closest is 2250!!
Color chart not accessible, but my favorite shoes in cream color with big roses on it 🙂
My favorite color for shoes is Auriful # 4012, copper brown. Thank you for the opportunity to win these beautiful threads and Art Gallery fat quarter bundle.
my favourite pair of shoes matches your gorgeous #50wt thread Medium Orchid (#2479) – thanks so much for the giveaway !
My favorite pair of shoes are color #1200 Blue Violet! Thank you for doing this giveaway. 🙂
I like Sweet pink
I love Pale Rose
My favourite shoes are #2692 black! 🙂
My favorite color shoes would have to be #2545 Medium Purple
My favorite are black 2692!. Thanks for the chance.
I have a pair of beaded after five shoes that I so enjoy in color #2692. But I also love shoes in #2250 and especially the ones with the sole color of #2250.
#2460, Dark Carmine Red!
#1125 medium teal
My favorite shoes aurifil color right now is white
My sandals are the color of Dove #2600.
No. 2610 (I think) mid grey!
My favorite summer pair are 2260.
I am a simple girl, my favorite is black.
My favorite shoes are grey, #2610. 🙂
Love 2715 blue for my shoes. Thanks for sharing
2692.. yep black
I would love that peach in heels
My favorite shoes are white. Like all the Aurifill colors.
I guess my favorite shoes (I only gave 3 pair! 😳) would be my pale green flip flops. So auricolor #2882
That was supposed to be #2880.
Blue or pink!
2692 kinda boring but I love em
A sweet grey…..1094!
My favorite shoes are color #2692; boring, but the ones I wear most often 🙂
My favorite and most used shoes are 2692.
My favourite shoe colour is Silver White 2309!
multi colored shoe is for me – bring on more colors!! <3 heart Aurifil!!
2692, basic black!
Black is my go to shoe color — but I love all Aurifil colors!
2021! Pick me, pick me, please!
My favorite pair of sandals are black 2692,
This fabric line is gorgeous. I would love to win it and the aurifil thread. What a fun quilt that would be.
2230 Autumn Red
My favorite pair is black 2692…
My favourite pairs of shoes are 2785 dark navy blue
My newest shoes–and faves right now, probably because of the color would be closest to #5005.
My favorite pair is black 2692
My fave pair is black, 2692.
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