Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thinking Spring Thoughts...

With a couple of days (or hours) of sunshine, maybe it's time to think about pulling out that spring sewing? We are so excited about our new knits- lime green and turquoise make for a fun, bright skirt or shirt. There is a black and grey colorway available as well, so stop by to get some inspiration for a new project.

On another note, our Calendar Quilt monthly project is up and running! We have January and February on display... with March soon to come. The cheerful snowman that is featured in the January quilt, as well as the soft blues and creams for February, have been a hit. Look for March's project coming soon!

There are new arrivals in the store often, so come by to play with new fabric - we have roosters, polka-dots and paisleys, some bright and light contemporary prints...and don't forget about the vegetables, eggplants to peas & onions. I expect an apron with eggplants any day - veggies will become popular in your house in no time!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Projects old and new

I hope I'm not the only one playing catch up this month! It's time to finish up some old projects and .....start some new ones don't you think?! We completed the vintage memories quilt - from our block of the month we featured last spring, and it sure looks refreshing on these gray rainy days. It is satisfying to get projects through the final stages to completion....but don't you agree - it's way more fun to start something new?

Of course we have some new goodies - great red and cream Scandinavian toweling perfect for a valentine creation and we're getting new batiks unwrapped and new spring lines are starting to arrive as well. We have a couple of months of our calendar quilts on display - and we are gearing up for a few (!) new block of the month quilts so we may just have the perfect project to get you inspired! We haven't quite completed the transition to spring but we're getting in the mood for some softer, brighter colors and fresh samples are underway. We love this chair quilt completed by one of the students who took a class this past summer from Alethea Ballard...maybe I'll get mine finished now too!

We have a few small 'snowball' quilts on display, created by some of our customers so stop by and take a look at those - we hope these quilts are the only snowballs we'll be seeing this week!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 2011 Pincushion

Happy New Year...and all that!!

We are so proud of counting all our fat quarters, organizing the cubbies, and finding buried treasures - what a great way to spend New Year's Day! Take a good look at these fq bins, since you know all that organized chaos won't last long.

We're having fun with our adaptation on the yo-yo for this month's pincushion. We made three variations of our pincushion kits for this month - they are featured on the red background. We will also offer a class - a kit of fancy fabrics (taffeta, silk, velvet) similar to those used for the eclectic collection featured on the green background.

Class options are Saturday January 22nd or Tuesday February 8th....call or stop by the store if you'd like to sign-up!