Thursday, January 19

New fun

Winter decided to make it's appearance here the past couple of days, and with temps below 0 we've decided to find that snowman spirit we were lacking on those days it was 50. . .



Flaky Fred made his debut last night for our Wednesday Woolies group.

This is a bit different look, size wise, for something Darci has designed but had good response from the gals who braved the cold to sip Mojitos. If you are looking for something to grace a door in your house or a larger space on a wall Fred is perfect. . .and for an added effect you could add a bit of fiberfill to give him some great dimension!!



Stumpy


This cute little guy is also one of Darci's new wool patterns. Stumpy is a good fit for the Penny Around background or looks cute simply hung up on a wall, or set facing you on a table.


Patches from the Heart


This is one of our newer favorites. It is also a bigger candle/table mat size.

It features four "pieced" and crazy quilted hearts and four smaller hearts with a fun crazy quilted wheel stitch in the center. (This is one of Darci's new fav's as far as stitches go!!)



It's all about Love


This little wool mat gives you some fun possibilities. . .it can be used on the Penny Around background, it can have a pocket added on the back to be used as a gift holder for your special valentine, or it can have a fun ribbon attached at the top so it can hang.


Speaking of "love" we have fallen in love with Pinterest. I say this with caution as it can get to be a bit addicting once you start looking on it but if you have a **few** minutes to spare and are wondering what to do. . .check it out!! (www.pinterest.com) If you are a do-it-yourselfer you will have found a fabulous new place to get inspired!! *We are not responsible for the "wasted" hours you may spend searching through the thousands of interesting ideas/quotes/pictures/etc!





When we have managed to pull ourselves away from the computer we've had fun working with some new fabrics and patterns!!


Madeline is a great pattern by Miss. Rosie's Quilt Co. that features charm packs for it's quilt top sewing. The above quilt has been a big conversation piece in the shop and we cannot wait until we get the boltage shipment later this spring. The wonderful fabrics above are Collections for a Cause: Friendship by Howard Marcus for Moda.




Equally as popular has been Twist & Churn by This & That patterns out of the new Redwork Rennesiance by Chloe's Closet for Moda. This is a charm pack pattern (a good usage of the whole pack I may add) that makes a fun shaped and nice sized table topper.


If you like charm packs but have trouble finding good patterns this one is a good one to add to your list. All you need is that one charm pack you absolutely love and some coordinating binding and you are all set my friend. . .sew away!



We've also been working in the Quilt's and More magazine.

The table runner will have to be saved for our next posting as between shop classes, basketball and Pinteresting progress was stopped for a bit!! The above project, however, is a quick one you can easily get done in an afternoon. It's called Sew Perfect.




It really is a perfect project for you if you are planning to go sewing with a friend or at a retreat. It has some nice pockets for making toting those essentials out and about fun and easy.

The fabrics used above are by Urban Chicks for Moda and are called Urban Cowgirl.


Speaking of Urban Cowgirl, next week we'll have the finished photo of our nice lap quilt using those fun fresh and springy prints. It features the 10-minute quilt block idea by Suzanne McNeill, which after a couple I really think you could whip them out in about that amount of time!!

We also hope to have the second color way finished for you all to see of our next Block of the Month Quilt. For those of you who missed the first one, it's back a few posts and it's green white & black. This one will be set different and is out of Kansas Troubles!!

January Blowout Sale

I shouldn't mention this but you can plan for snow next Friday Jan. 27 & Saturday Jan. 28 as we are having our January Blowout Sale!!

Stop on in to see all of our new class offerings for the winter/spring newsletter
and shop the sale.

Pattern Wall. . . Buy 1, Get 1 free (must be of equal/lesser value)
Book Bin. . . Buy 1, Get 1 free (must be equal/lesser value)
Bundles of snow (18- 1/3 yard cuts of coordinating neutral fabrics). . . Buy 1, get 1 free

We also have our holiday fabrics marked (mostly) at 40% off as well as select kits & patterns.

Hours
Friday: 10am - 5pm --- Saturday 10am - 3pm


Until next time,



Finish each day and be done with it.

You have done what you could, some blunders & absurdities have crept in;

forget them as soon as you can for tomorrow is a new day.

You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with

your old nonsense.

~Emerson

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