May the fourth be with you!!
It's not that we are StarWars junkies or anything. . .come to mention that I don't think either of us have actually ever sat down and watched any of those movies, but it's just a phrase too much fun to miss out on saying today!! We also hope you enjoyed your May day celebrations a few days ago and will enjoy Cindo de Mayo tomorrow. Isn't May such a fun month?!
I'm sure some of you have worried a flying saucer floated over the shop and sucked us up into the space craft carrying us off to lands far away. It has truly been way too long since we have found a moment to sit down and chat. We hope that as the semester comes to an end for one of the shop members we will have a more regular post schedule, but until then we may continue to travel with the aliens and appreciate you patience until we land back by the computer once again.
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Friday night us gals headed up to the park to watch the grand march for prom. I think everyone was grateful that after a whole week of nothing but grey clouds, rain and strong wind we were able to sit outside in the park and soak up some much needed Vitamin D while we watched couples walk through the march.
Prom always brings back memories doesn't it? It's one of those things that draws the town together after a cold winter. Us women gush about dresses, shoes, flowers, hair and jewelry and the men check out the cars. It was fun to see this year that some of the prom goers really had a lot of fun with their cars.
Some spiffied up their normal rides (we live in farm land so most were trucks) and some had throw-back cars of days gone by (such as those big long white boats none of us would ever in a million years attempt to parallel park!!) and a group chose the 'famous' limo and even one couple who sported a four-wheeler...in which she was driving!! (That's our kind of gal!)
But as far as the "best car" award for the night went, we give nods to the guys who took their date in a car that looks like the one we found above. I believe they had the whole park laughing as we watched the driver "rock the car or bounce the car up and down" while they waited in line. As if that wasn't funny enough, we watched the first couple get out of the front seat. And roared as the second couple crawled out of the 'luggage area' of the back of the car. And finally the third couple leave the standard back seat of the car.
They no doubt found a lot of enjoyment and fun in their car of choice. It's stuff like that and the couple that had a fancy dress and suit sport high-top red tennis shoes that make going a lot of fun!! We certainly hope that all of you who have kids, friends and family going this year enjoy your town's prom festivities.
Speaking of coming together. . .we all know that quilting draws us all together and after a lot of requests we have started ironing out details for a retreat this summer. I believe we have our locations narrowed down and are waiting on some final details form both respective places before we make our choice and release the information to you all. We are very excited and can't wait to start a new retreat journey with those of you brave enough to spend a few days sewing and creating with us gals!! Details to follow later on this month.
Please note that we will not have the flannel samples shown above back into our shop until after Quilt Market is done!
|Twofold is our newest creation with those addicting hexagon paper pieces!! Lacey had the itch to do a reversible project using them and come up with this. The fun side shows off a bright pop of color to cheer up any table or kitchen island. . .|
|. . .and the back shows off warm and more neutral red, tan and creams for an every-day fit. We think this would look great with a lace table cloth underneath of it. . .or on a beautiful dark table!! Patterns for this can be found on our Etsy site!|
|This was a spin-off on last month's block for block of the month called Millennium. This project finishes 25" square and would be a great addition to any end table or kitchen table!|
GOING WILD AND BRINGING MAY SAVINGS
Shades of the Past is open this Wednesday from 10am - 7pm. (May 7th)
One day only sale features:
- 30% off bolted cotton fabrics
- 50% off all 30's fabric
- 50% off all books and patterns (excludes Pastthyme Patterns)
- Clearance Fabric: Buy the remaining yardage on the bolt and receive an additional 25% off the clearance price