Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Welcome 2014!

A new year....is around the corner.  Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014 to all of you.  Thanks so much for making this year full of creative fun!

We will be CLOSED on New Years Day for some last minute inventory logistics....and maybe some quality sewing time if I'm lucky!  Hope to see you soon!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Need a Last Minute Gift?

Well...the clock is ticking and now we have some winter white on the ground to add to the season.   If you are feeling the crunch of last minute projects - maybe one of our retired store samples would be the perfect handmade gift for someone on your list!   We have a bunch of aprons - kids, holiday, half-aprons and just fun aprons, and few other items that are available for sale in the classroom.  Stop by and take a look!

Or, if you're in the mood to make a quick gift, we have a new Christmas inspired sample of the Sassy Little Apron.  Even our Mannequin is all bundled up for the season!!

We still have calenders available, a few DIY crafty holiday projects and a fun new book for the quilter on your list! 

Enjoy the snow!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Time for more projects?

Who is feeling like they have time to start a new project...or do you just need a quick idea for something to come together that won't overwhelm your schedule?  We have a few kits that feature these pre-printed stocking panels, and certainly could be finished in time to hang on the mantle or fill with treats for someone special.  

Or a festive table topper and napkin set?  Great for the hostess, or last minute someone on your gift list...

And look at this fun tree...yardsticks used in a new way - to form this tree.  We had fun getting crafty and putting together some ornaments from wooden spools, beads, fabrics and miscellaneous trims.  A fun project to do with kids, or when you need to take a minute to slow down!

Hope all your holiday projects are moving along nicely and you have time to enjoy the season now that it has warmed up a touch!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Laura's 1870 Cradle Quilt Wrap Up

How about another shout out to some of the quilts we featured on the classroom wall last month?!!!  Kudos to everyone that finished their quilts and we certainly heard lots of oohs and ahhs as people enjoyed the show.  Here are a few 'firsts or onlies' that we noted...and another picture of each of the two quilts chosen as customer favorites - they were each a bit different from the others, so they stood out nicely!   

And just in case you're worried - the quilts are amazing - it is our photography skills that are limited - so the quilts appear more wonky in the photos than they actually are.   

Louise - 1st Finished Quilt shared with us

Mary Jo - Hand Pieced and Hand Quilted

Sharon - 1st completed top shared with us
Kathleen - 2nd place favorite 

Cheryl - Most Votes!
Thanks to everyone who shared their quilt!!!

Happy stitching!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas is Coming...maybe snow too!

Giant Ric Rac...for all your peppermint garland making needs!

Perfect for hanging special ornaments, wrapping your tree, or displaying holiday cards!

Pattern Available online here.
And these fun holly bunches can be used to decorate a package, a napkin...or your jacket!

Elf Shoe pincushion - pattern here

Oh my....yes, it could be a pincushion...or filled with chocolates or hung on the tree... but it does look festive, and we hope that dusting of faux snow is all we have to worry about this week!

Hope you are toasty and enjoying some sewing time.  Happy Stitching!