Thursday, October 21, 2010

9 days and counting!

Well in 9 days we'll be putting our shop back together for the big reopening on November 6th! (I wish we were already done with all that rebuilding...but I guess what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger!)

We've got a couple of new things to show...

First, the December issue of Early American Life just came in....not to be confused with the "Christmas" issue of Early American Life! (Which we are sold out of the Christmas issue and I'm not sure if we can get it back in or not...)
As always...great articles...this one has a great article on antique and reproduction game boards (which we love!).... $4.99 per copy. It's over on the website as well for purchase...

I've put together kits on these "JOY" Star pillows...and they turned out great! I actually put two different kits kit is exactly like the pattern...three star pillows all done in hand dyed wool. The other kit makes the pillow shown done as one long pillow. On that model, I put a fantastic reproduction antique silver tinsel around the outside...great! If you do it as one long piece, you can actually run the letters down the wool and frame it or turn it into a long wall-hanging! (Yep...I know the snowflake is missing one of its little "legs"...the drawing is wrong in the pattern and I've made a new flake pattern and added it to the patterns. I just didn't catch it until it was done and I was thinking...what's wrong with this picture!!??)

Price per kit...$19.95 with pattern or $10.95 without pattern (WOW discount applies!)
(Add $3.00 if you want the antique tinsel instead of chenille)

Price per kit...$25.95 with pattern or $16.95 without pattern (WOW discount applies!)
This kit comes with chenille to go around all three stars...

I'll also have the antique tinsel to purchase...both in the silver and the gold. Both have a great old look...nice and comes on 9' rolls for $5.95. There is a bit of a limit on this if you want some...let me know!

If any of yall are going to Sharon's porch sale on Saturday and would like to pick up a kit for the pillows, let me know by Friday...I'll be taking kits over there for some of the girls to pick up that already have things on order!

Two of the little "pocket" books came back is on basic embroidery stitches and the other is on crazy quilt stitches. Great little laminated fold out books filled with tons of stitches in easy to understand pictures...and best of all...they are cheap! $4.95 each!

Back to work for me...putting Santa kits together next!!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tell All Your Friends!

I apologize that it's been so long between posts...lots going we took advantage of the shop being closed and took a small break!

If you're having withdrawels from the fairgrounds being closed, try coming out to Gresham Lake's Antique Flea Market this weekend...Saturday and Sunday...9am - 5pm each day! The Antique Mall there is having a flea market in the long parking lot out front! It's their first time doing it, but it sounds like it is going to be full of vendors! We'll be there set up with a booth on Saturday for sure! (Don't worry about coming early...they won't even let us set up until 8am!) (The address for the Antique Market is 6917 Capital Blvd, Raleigh.)

Over to the right I've put up a picture of "Linda"....the Fall Maiden wool project by Liberty Rose....I just got it cut out and placed the other night but wanted to show this so you know exactly what the kits are like! If you want one, just let me know!

There's some new books/magazines soon arriving!

Jill Peterson has a new book that will be ready in 2-3 weeks...called "Homecoming".

As with her other two books, this is a hardcover book, containing 153 pages with over 300 color photographs featuring 11 homes. $36.00 per book. (WOW discount applies, of course!) Here's a sneak peek of a couple of the photos...

I'm trying to make sure we order if you are wanting to get your name on our "want" list for this book..please let me know! We'll also have this over on our website for sale (for you long distance buyers) with free shipping!

Also, the Winter issue of her magazine, "A Simple Life" will be here in two weeks as well! ($8.95 per issue) (WOW discounts apply!)

Judy Condon's newest book, Simple Greens, has been flying out of the shop. We still have a copy or two left if you need one! $24.95 (This one is all holiday decorating related!)

(Her next book, The Country Life, will be out mid-late November!)

A Primitive Place's holiday issue of their magazine is due out here in a couple of weeks! (I can't wait to get my hands on that!) This is another one that if you want to make sure you get a copy, please tell me so we can get your name on the list!

And finally....there is a new magazine coming out in 2011 that we will be carrying called "Primitive Quilts and Projects"...
I think this promises to be a really great magazine for all the primitive quilters and crafters out there! The magazine will come out 4 times a year...$9.95 per issue. (WOW members, don't forget your discount!)

Had a new bolt of fabric show up today...from Blue Hill's line call "Abigale". I must have a "thing" here lately for olive green and red..and this fits that bill great! Nice small civil war print in olive, tomato red and cream! Regular retail is $9.00 per yard...our price is $7.95 (WOW!). First thing I thought of was...ooohhh...covered boxes and christmas journals! (It's over on the website as well for purchase.)

That's it for right now...more coming later this week as we get ready for the weekend! Enjoy the day...