Tuesday, March 19
Another Monday come and gone and another one that was spent at home. This is some sort of record for us here at the shop. Old man winter definitely has not held much favor for our Monday group gatherings, and we hope that someday soon we'll see you all again!!
We made the most of our snow day by working on some new projects. . .of which were a bit more labor intensive than expected. Ever have those projects?? Hopefully it won't take another snowstorm to get them completed to show and share!!
Last night a friend of ours, who is sick of winter, sent this little guy to us. We got a good chuckle from it and hope you do as well. . .
So much for thinking March was coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb....we are trying to be optimistic, but are leaning towards a lion both coming in, and going out!!
Saturday, March 16
Tuesday, March 12
What a weekend!!
We are happy to report that the flood that we had in front of our shop is taken care of (for now!!) and we actually do have a nice clean parking pad to show for it! Anybody who drove by over the weekend would truly be amazed :)
Both of us gals have been busy creating...with more spring colors than the darker earth tones. To say that we are ready for a weather change is quite an understatement. I think we are both anxious to whip out those flip flops! And now that basketball is over, one of us is counting the day until her summer evening events start. . .yes, spring must be near.
But until we have our quilting projects done to show, we'll share some new wool projects. . .
This is one of the monthly mats that Stacey at Buttermilk Basin designed. It features some cute little chicks and sweet tulips. This one stitches up quite quickly, and is perfect for spring!
Friday, March 8
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Beings we are yet again facing some "fun" winter weather this weekend we have decided to give you a chance to win a little bit of sunshine.
Avalon by Fig Tree & Co. just arrived in the shop today!
So leave us a comment to be eligible to win a cute little candy pack of these fun refreshing fabrics!!
Winner will be announced Monday.
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Wednesday, March 6
Seems like this month we are going to get the coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb!! Which considering Easter is at the end of the month is sort of fitting.
In-between snowstorms we decided to freshen up the shop to reflect the season we are anxiously awaiting. . .spring.
We love most everything about spring. Seeing color come back into the landscape, seeing the snow melt and turn the hard ground to muck, seeing farm equipment scattered in the field and smell of dirt as it is turned over, the smell of fresh falling rain, and seeing some of our feathered friends return. Ah yes-we've got you thinking happy thoughts now, don't we?
|So welcome to a fresh greeting at Shades of the Past.|
You'll be greeted by two of our most popular samples,
"The Prayer Shall" and "Peace Prayer of St. Francis"
both of which are created using the lovely Audra's Iris Garden fabrics.
Monday, March 4
It's been a couple of weeks again since I've found a brief moment to sit down and share happenings with you all. We have been busy adjusting to the new changes that have happened here in the shop and think that each week, things continue to get a bit smoother.
We've had a lot of progress made as far as new samples go and as this is being written the quilting machine is busy singing!! Not only will our Busy Binder be excited to have a job again, but we are as well to share a stack of finished quilt tops with you all!!