Greeting yet again for another edition of the Pastthyme Blog.
Hard to believe that the last time we sat down to visit we were about to celebrate the 4th of July.
|Us Pastthyme glas hit the road with the whole family to take a trip up to a relative's antique store that was hosting a flea market in Battle Lake. It was a trip that has been talked about since "Katie's New 2U" opened up a few years ago.|
Keith and his wife Kate have a fun flea market called Barter Town that is open on certain weekends and we all seemed to have found a treasure or two that we couldn't live without. It's always a good time when the Baldwin and Schipnewski clans clash together for an outing and the most 'memorable' part of the day may have come from the laughs about a wild goose chase to a horribly poor garage sale in the middle of nowhere being tended to by three grown men who evidently had nothing better to do that laugh at those of us dumb enough to wander out to them. We may have gotten the last laugh as far as all of that was concerned...but that's a story for another day :-)
In light of a 'busy' life with the puppy we have been 'busy' adding samples in the shop. With Lacey being back in the shop for about another month we have had the machines just a flying. We have had LOTS of exciting things happen in the shop this past week that we will share more of in the future. For now we will show off some of the newest fabrics that have come in as well as samples and information on an upcoming quilt along.
Trader's Dice Night
August 6th at 6:30pm is our next shindig and we ask that all participants bring with (5) fall fat quarters to play with. You will start the game off with one fat quarter to trade around and we play until all fat quarters at the center of the table are sitting in front of our participants. We then set the timer for 15-30 minutes and trade/steal each others fat quarters until the timer dings so you collect and keep as much as you can. We promise we have had lots of fun and invite you all to join in our new found craze.
We invite you all to grab some fabric and sew along with us on our 2nd quilt-along. We will start our colored tutorial (one step per day) on Monday July 28 and end on Friday August 1. (Watch for a new tab at the top of the page)
Supplies for the 17 1/2" square table topper:
(1) FQ focal (shown black paisley, includes borders)
(1) 1/3 yd star/borders (shown red and includes binding)
(1) FQ background (shown cream)
(1) 2 1/2" strip of THREE coordinating colors (shown dk green, lt. green and solid black)
New Fabric Arrivals
|Speaking of the 3 Sisters we finished up a new table topper using some of their fabric!! Their Wintergreen group had such a beautiful floral focal piece with birds that it made a perfect fit for this charm pack friendly project.|
|(We may have spent part of our 4th of July weekend at the races...cheering on a couple of friends...anybody shocked by that?! I'm thinking those who know us are shaking their head saying 'nope'. haha)|
RACING. . .TO IOWA AND A SIZZLING SUMMER GARAGE SALE
We pray that our bus and the thirty ladies riding it with us will have a fun and safe adventure into our southern neighbors. We head out early tomorrow to visit nine quilt shops in Iowa. We are super excited and can't wait to share some of our adventures and finds with all of you on our next post.
We also invite all of you to enjoy our Sizzling Summer Garage Sale that will be held next Wednesday July 23 from 10am - 5pm. Imagine this...you step into our back room (and if you are lucky you'll come out alive) as you sort through boxes of fabric that has accumulated over the past TEN years of business. Items WILL be priced to sell so we can get stuff out of back room. Watch for pictures to be posted next Monday and Tuesday as we prepare.
We have kits...patterns...books...wool that has. got. to. go.