Thursday, February 21

Snow Dayz Progress

So we kind of got stuck at home again this week!
This is unfortunately beginning to become an all to common occurrence these days as winter found high gear. 

For the first time in our ten years at the shop we had people stop and ask if they could stay here with us Monday afternoon!
We feel quite lucky to have a few cozy places in town that open their doors to take travelers in when the roads do close. . .again an unfortunate common occurrence this month.  We hope that anyone who had stopped were well taken care of during your stay in town and hope you had safe travels once you could head home. 
We began to panic a bit as we didn't have "stuff" packed to take home. (not like we don't have a personal stash or anything...)  When we got the call that the lead car was taking off in 10 minutes we kicked 'er in high gear and were amazed at what we scrounged up in a short period of time!
This was our driveway at home.  We realized again why everyone in our family owns a 4-wheel drive vehicle as once the snow blower got a car width path cleared it was about hood deep drifts in spots.  Needless to say we weren't blown out until late in the day and missed work. Again.  Hopefully that was it this year!

At any rate we decided we are ready for some spring sun!

The Easter Bunny delivered a couple new wool samples yesterday afternoon for us.  This great little guy combines a whole bunch of different methods as it involves wool applique (done on the sewing machine!) cross stitch (alphabet & numbers) and hand sewing of the paper tongues.  The pattern is called "Bunny Tales" by Brenda Gervais. 
This little pincushion is also part of the same pattern as the rabbit above.  It too requires some wool applique (cute dimensional bird) and cross-stitch.  We just love this adorable little guy!!


"Lacey Heart Pin Cushion"

This is a cute little pattern by BirdBrain Designs.  We love their stuff and think they have a fun pattern company name!!  This wool mat ended up fitting perfect on our "Penny Around" wool mat, which was a surprise bonus.  The pattern gives you the option of making this a pincushion. . which also would be quite cute. 

"Easter Wraps & Mats"

This is a new little pattern just in time for Easter by Bareroots.  The pattern features two little candle wraps (or fabric wraps) one of which is above...the other is of eggs and also gives directions to create the cute little egg candle mat as well.  We think these little guys would make a cute little hostess gift!
"Spice Cupboard"

This is another fun little This & That pattern that uses up almost a whole charm pack.  We chose to sew with "La Belle Fluer" by French General.  This great little table topper measures about 24" square and is a fun pattern to sew up.  (Note: We finally got a "snow day" project from a few weeks ago finished!!!!)

The Prayer Shall

This has changed a bit since the last time you saw it at our house as "snow day progress" from a couple weeks ago.  We are both absolutely in love with this quilt and cannot wait to have it quilted.  Of course, I can't take a photo to do justice to this lovely lap size quilt that ended up measuring around 47" x 70"

We don't mean to push stuff on you here but if it's something you are interested in and like what you see in the photo we are not sure if we'll be able to get more of these "Audra's Iris Garden" charms into the if you are interested we suggest you act quickly.

We have also been thinking spring with magazines!
The Quilts & More is packed with fun spring ideas to break us out of the winter funk and Mary Jane's is getting us ready for canning and inspire us for Mother's Day.  (Of course my favorite part of MaryJane's is the end column by Rebekah Teal whose article once again doesn't disappoint!!)

Just a reminder that we are doing our President's Day sale tomorrow so stop in and draw a cherry to see what kind of savings you will have.  Luckily this snow system tracked further south and we'll get it done this time!!!

Until next time

May every sunrise hold more promise
and may every sunset hold more peace.

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