Saturday, December 17

Happy Holidays



We were thrilled to get in a shipment of "Sample Spree" fabrics featuring the fabrics that Moda will put out on the market later this spring. There are such wonderful fabrics for pretty much any persons taste. We have charm packs of them here in the shop for sale now for those of you anxious to work with some new fabrics!


Above, you'll see. . .

Collections for a Cause-Friendship

by Howard Marcus (muted reds/browns/creams/blues/tans)


Papillon

by 3 Sisters (wonderful pastel blues/reds/pinks/grays/creams)


California Girl

by Fig Tree Quilt Co. (cheery greens/blues/pinks/yellows/creams)


Meadow

by Blackbird Designs (country reds/blues/browns/creams/tans/greens)


Salt Air

by Cosmo Cricket (funky pinks/blues/greys/turquoise/yellow/cream)




The newest fabric panel that arrived into the shop this week is called

Beautiful Blessings by the new Moda designer Mara Bochart.

Darci is having a fun time sewing on a new creation using it. Check back to see what the finished result looks like!!


Summer Joy


by Kansas Troubles



This fun Kansas Troubles pattern is a perfect one to use up your favorite Kansas Troubles (or any other favorite!) charm pack. This project is a perfect size for a table or also to hang on the wall. The sample above was done using Cattails & Clovers charms.



Chenille-It in Jovial. This is a quick charm quilt, much like others we have done but features a couple of borders to make the quilt transform into a nice holiday/winter lap size quilt or table cloth. It features 2 charm packs of Jovial fabrics and one roll of lime green Chenille-It.




Russian Tea

Perfect drink to enjoy under the Chennille-It Jovial quilt on a chilly winter night!

1 c. Instant Tea

2 c. Tang (powdered orange juice)

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. cloves

1 pkg. Wylers lemonade mix

1 1/2 c. sugar (or less)


Combine all ingredients together and store in an air-tight container.

Use approximately two teaspoons of tea mix to one cup hot water.


Snow Days

by This & That patterns


This cute little embroidery pattern by Sherri K. Falls is quick to stitch up and is a perfect project to use up those small scraps!! The finished project size is about 12" x 12" and fits an Ackfield table stand or hanger quite well.


Christmas Cookies

Who doesn't enjoy yummy cookies and a cup of hot cocoa after making a snowman?

1 c butter


2 c. flour


1/4 tsp. baking powder


1/2 c. powdered sugar


1/4 tsp salt


Mix together--Shape into 1 inch balls and press your thumb in the centers to form a small well. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes. When cool, fill the thumb print wells with white melted almond bark. (You can also make them for festive with red or green tinted almond bark)


Poinsettia

by Pastthyme Patterns


This little wool mat is the December flower of the month for our Woolie Wednesday group. The poinsettia is made up of individual leaves, that once stitched in the center, becomes a puffed, dimensional centerpiece.



These fun place mats are out of the new G.E Designs book called



Fast & Furious: Family

The place mats are perfect for any kind of table, but are specifically geared towards those of you who have round tables. They are very quick and easy to sew up, and like many other G.E Design patterns are done with the quilt-as-you-go method.



Peanut Butter Cups
Our new family favorite--so good we can't keep enough stocked in the house.
These little guys are SURE to be a HUGE hit during the holidays!!!!

2 c. peanut butter
3 c. crushed rice krispies
1 lb. powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 cups)
1 stick butter

Mix above ingredients well and shape into balls.

Melt a half a package of chocolate almond bark in a double boiler. Dip balls in chocolate mixture and set on wax paper until chocolate coating has set. Place in an air-tight container and enjoy!

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