Friday, December 19, 2014

Anticipating 2015

This Pies n' Tarts work-in-progress is coming is a slow process, perfect for savoring the luxury of time for hand-stitching.  It is growing row by row and I 've got a few few more tarts to applique down and another few circles ready to put onto blocks.  Watch for more in 2015!

Pies n' Tarts

We're making Sewing Soirees a monthly event here at Two Thimbles, if you find a First Friday that works for your schedule sign up and plan to spend the day sewing with us!

Something to look forward to - put this on your must do project list for 2015!  

Tree of Life Palampore Panel

By Mary Koval for Windham Fabrics

This reproduction is an excellent example of a typical Palampore hand painted in England ca. 1775.  It combines a complex and elaborate design depicting a wide variety of plants, flowers and birds. The “tree of life” motif is typical of most palampores and is used as a symbol to celebrate birth, marriage and special occasions.

Panel Size: 50” x 90”
Price: $49.95
Anticipated arrival April 2015

Reserve yours today! $10.00 deposit (non-refundable)

You can call or stop by the shop ...or place your reservation through our  website.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Clue Challenge Entries...time to vote!

We love all the creativity and thought that went into these projects.  We are SEW impressed with the variety of ways that these projects meet the CLUE concepts of who, what and where.  Thank-you to all of our participants we LOVE that you wanted to play the game!  Some of the entries have some pretty subtle clues and some of them pack a whole lot of extra meaning into the projects!  Come down and see the projects up close, and vote ...we have ballots with all the choices listed, so all you  have to do is figure out the specifics!

We'll post the details on who's who and what's what and all that in January so watch for updates!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

What's New

Aqua or Teal or somewhere in between
We have such a fun variety of new fabrics rolling in...we are certainly doing our part in trying to keep the UPS delivery trucks arriving daily!

Threads of Time
Old Jo's revisited
Jo Morton fans - run, don't walk...these are some of the old favorites that they reprinted...and you won't want to hesitate this time around.  

Follie by Lotta Jansdotter

Stuff your stocking with a few more goodies?  Here is the fabulous spray starch in a handy travel size of 6oz., perfect for your retreat or to gift to your favorite sewing buddies!

We found a few minutes to play - and created all these little 'charlie brown' trees to put in our pincushion kits.  The pattern also has a pumpkin pincushion ...and as much as we do love Halloween, we decided we'd go ahead and stitch up a snowman.  The kits contains all the flannel and wool and floss that you need, along with a pre-assembled tree, so you can't go wrong with this project!

Snowy Harvest Pincushion

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2T Favorite Things

We're wrapping up our favorite things with day number 10…these little lights will surely put some brightness right where you need it.  There are a variety of styles to choose from - you can attach it to your sewing machine (battery or plug in option) or you can wear it around your neck and direct the light right onto your project OR there is a rechargeable battery option that you can set on your work station and bend the wand to shine right on your stitching.  Perfect for the hotel room, airplane or sewing table when you don't want a big light source all around you.  

We don't have all the specs listed here - you'll want to come in and check them out for sure.  The prices and features vary with each model…For example, the battery operated machine lite retails for $25.95 and the USB rechargeable battery kit with 6inch LED wand lite retails for $65.00.  We're pretty sure you'll agree that they are the next best thing since sliced bread!  

We hope your holiday preparations are going well and that you find some time each day for a bit of sewing time…Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2T Favorite Things

These little quilty bookmarks are, they won't work on your laptop or your kindle or your e-zine....but they will work to mark that favorite quilt idea in your favorite go-to quilt book!  Since they are magnetic, you can rest easy you'll be able to find the page again!   We have a variety of quilt styles to choose from and of course, the timeless, always perfect choice of thimbles!  

$2.25 each magnetic bookmarks

Monday, December 8, 2014

2T Favorite Things

These little clips are not only festive, but once you try them - you'll be using them on just about all your sewing and quilting projects.  Perfect for binding and working with laminates, great for securing your english paper piecing projects and definitely a one size fits all gift item.  

Clover Wonder Clips
$6.95/set of 10
Opens wide to hold layers of fabric
Base of clip is flat for easy feeding to the presser foot

Sunday, December 7, 2014

2T Favorite Things

Day 7 of our favorite things…a new ribbon trim "handmade with love" that you can cut to make individual tags or use a length of ribbon to tie up a special handmade gift.  A great finishing touch for some special handmade gift items.  

Handmade with Love trim