Monday, May 31, 2010


Ski to Sea weekend is drawing to a close and June arrives tomorrow, the kids will be out of school soon and maybe we'll have summer weather to match? Here is a sneak peek at our pin cushion for June, we have kits prepared although you do have to provide your own M&M's (or other treasures) to fill the jar! This "Little Bird Pinkeep" pattern is from Liberty Star by Renee Plains. Her new book, A Bird in Hand, has some great projects, including lots of birds! You can view more of Renee's work on her website .

We've got lots of new fabric packed on the shelves, and we're trying to get a few projects completed so we'll have some kits ready and new samples to show off before too long and ... a couple of fabulous classes are in the works so we'll have some details available soon.

Just a reminder, we're closed now on Sundays (with the exception of Shop Hop weekend) until September!

Hope your week gets off to a great start!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Under Construction

Larkin Van Horn spent the day at the shop today and helped a group of stitchers create small houses....a great variety of fabrics, threads and beads were used and all kinds of creativity was happening. Here are a few photos of some works-in-process! Looks like a great play day to me and I think we may want to watch for an upcoming issue of Architectural Digest for a finished product or two!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gone to the Birds

Wow! What a treat to see these projects come together! Creative and inspiring, all different shapes and sizes. Created by some of our staff and customers using these fabulous bird blocks from a recent group of fabrics by Lakehouse. Can you ever go wrong with a combination of aqua and chocolate? Thanks so much to all of you who joined in the fun, your projects are GREAT!

Have a great week!

P.S. With any luck, we'll have a new photographer soon, so you can anticipate some improvements in the photos!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thimble Cup Pincushion

I hope your Mother's Day was enjoyable! We couldn't have asked for better weather.

Here is a peek at our May pincushion, in honor of our store Anniversary, we opted for a thimble theme. We have kits available and I found the secret weapon for stuffing this one - a few metal washers and presto, the perfect weight!

Our website update is still in the works, so if you've had trouble with the website and/or noticed some deficiencies...stay tuned, we are working on it!

We have a lot of new fabrics - batiks, contemporary and reproductions all getting unwrapped and distributed onto the shelves. Hope this spring weather gets you inspired to start something fresh and energizing.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

2T Turns Three!

Happy May Day!
We are celebrating with this special little quilt ~ a pattern Virginia created just for the occasion! How lucky is that?! We have the pattern and fabric kits in both color options ready for you. We love the Galloping Pony Studio creations, see more here,, and I'm so honored that Virginia did this for us. Thanks so much Virginia!!

We're hosting our Anniversary Sale now through Monday, so stop by and enjoy the celebration!