Sunday, February 20, 2011

Heading To Houston (updated Wed. night)

Just a quick and final note on the blog this week...I've had an ongoing medical emergency since about the end of October with mom who lives down near Houston...things have taken a turn for the I'm heading there tomorrow and will be out of the shop for a couple of weeks or so....Susan Havens will help run the shop with Shawn while I am gone...between the two of them, they'll have everything under control!

The Maiden kits are all in the mail or at the shop to be picked up....
Settler's Pride girls, you'll get your first border kit shortly after I return.

My rug, sad to say, will be sitting on the frame waiting for my return as's just toooo big to take with me!

Until I return...have a great weekend coming up and come see all the new patterns in the shop this weekend!

Now for the fun stuff.....

It's Never too Early to Talk about Spring!!

So my thinking is....if you talk about something long'll just be here before you know it! So let's talk more "Spring" this week! If you didn't catch my last blog sure and look at it...lots of those new patterns will be showing up this week! And Notforgotten Farm has issued 3 new patterns..2 punchneedle and a cross stitch pattern...these will be here for this weekend!(And don't you just LOVE that one with the chickens!!! I've got this "thing" for chickens....I've been wanting just 4 or 5 to have in the in a cute little coop and give us eggs to eat.Hmmm.... I think this is going to be my year of the chicken!)

All of these patterns will run $9.95 each.... (WOW price...$8.95)

(Monday morning...)

First thing, right off the bat...Sharon sent a picture of FINISHED SAM! (Well, almost finished...she still has to bind him...)He looks soooo great! Congratulations Sharon!!

(Tuesday afternoon...)

All of the NEW Spring punchneedle and cross stitch patterns by Country Stitches will be here for this weekend! I have some names on a "hold me that pattern" list...but if you see something you want and you're not already on the me!
(And if you can't remember what the patterns look like...go down a couple of blog'll see them there!

I'm still waiting on a Valdani order...keeping for fingers crossed for soooooon!

More coming all week check back! Lisa

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Busy Week!!

(Updated Friday Feb. 18th)

Usually I don't start my blog update until Wednesday....but I had to get these pics up early in case I need to order more! New Punchneedle and cross stitch projects for yall to see! (Thank heavens Easter is really late this year...I might actually get a couple done before it's too late!) These are all on order but I want to make sure I get enough...sooooo if anyone is needing any of these..let me know and I'll get you on the list!

Two new cross-stitch projects..."Proverbs 3113" and "Easter Frills"....both patterns are $8.95 each (WOW price is $8.00) (These should be here next week!)

Now for the new punchneedle patterns....(these should be in next week!)

From top to bottom...

Peter n' Peep..$13.95 (WOW price $12.55)
Cheep Cheep...$11.95 (WOW price $10.75)
Homestead Sampler...$9.95 (WOW price $8.95)
Bunny & Co....$13.95 (WOW price $12.55)
Proverbs 3113...$11.95 (WOW price $10.75)

(I think I can see some potential rugs here for sure!)

We have another "Rug Watcher" in the is her beginning picture...update on Friday!

Maggie Bonanomi's new book "Book of Days" will be at the shop this weekend...there are a couple of copies left that have not been spoken for...let me know if you want one! $14.95 each. (WOW price $13.45)

Some more new cross stitch patterns will be in the shop this weekend!! Great projects to get you in the mood for Spring, don't you think!!

(Friday Feb 18th.....)

Can't believe it's the end of the week already! I can't get enough done from Monday -Thursday without having a "panic attack" Friday! I'll be up all hours tonight trying to finish various kits/goodies needing to make it into the shop for tomorrow! Yikes!

Here are the latest "Rug Watcher" update photos...Sharon will have Sam done by next week..I'm sure of it!

Denise just started working on this rug...slowly but surely she was able to get a little done in between all the stuff she had to do at work!

And since I probably won't get much more done by this's my's coming along!

C'mon you girls out there with an unfinished rug...join our group and get that project done!!

Final update for the night...

more patterns came in...from Notforgotten Farm....several punchneedle patterns and a great folk art runner(that you've probably never seen before!)

Also...those little star light pop-ons are back in stock!

And if you're looking for something fun to do (after you come see us!)...the Wake County Library is having their book fair at the Exposition center out at the fairgrounds. We went this evening...and came home with about 40 really great books! Starting tomorrow all the hardback books will be $2 and all paper-back books are $1!

Shawn finished a great smaller sized wall mounted bowl rack and we took that in...(forgot to take the camera with me today)...painted in black milk paint and distressed. It looks great and holds the smaller to medium sized bowls. $125.00

(Sunday update)

When we got home last night the new Spring Issue of A Simple Life magazine was on the it's in the shop today! Great stuff in there!

That's it for tonight! Have a great weekend!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy Dance Friday!

(Updated Friday morning....) I said in my rug watchers update...I'd do a happy dance when the border was done...and it got done at 1:15a this it's Happy Dance Friday!
However, unlike the groundhog, who predicted an early Spring this year.... this hooker is predicting 6 more weeks of hooking before this rug is finished!

Oh my gosh...Valentines Day is just around the corner! Girls, you've got one more weekend to send your husbands/boyfriends/etc. to the shop to pick out a special treat! (And don't forget, we have gift certificates too!)

We received two of our magazine's Spring issues yesterday in the mail...A Primitive Place and Mercantile Gatherings have now both arrived! Both are simply fantastic and filled with great primitive house tours, recipes, tutorials and articles!
(WOW girls, don't forget your discount!) If you need one or both held...better let me know!

Primitive Place Spring issue...$7.95 per copy

Mercantile Gatherings Spring issue...$8.50 per copy

We have a new counted cross stitch pattern in the shop this weekend...from Needlework Press...Maria Tilley, 1835. A reproduction of a beautiful old sampler...approx. size finished is anywhere from 14.6 x 19 using 40 ct. linen, to 21 x 27 using 28 count. Lots of great motifs throughout this sampler which could be used for a number of other projects as well. Pattern price is 21.95. (WOW discount applies!)

This morning, one more spring magazine issue was on our porch...the April Early American Life will be in this weekend at the shop as well! $4.95 per copy....

One more BIG stack of "garage sale priced" books will be coming in this weekend...about 90% of these don't even looked like they've been opened! If you've been looking for any of these me and I'll shoot you a price!
Here's the list of what's coming in for the weekend...

Triangle Tricks by That Patchwork Place
Snowflake Threads by Needl'love
Everyday Folk Art...Hooked Rugs and Quilts...Minnick and Simpson
Festival of Life by Jan Patek
Round Robin Renaissance by C&T Publishing
Basket Bonanza by Nancy Mahoney (That Patchwork Place)
Anka's Treasures by Heather Mulder Peterson (That Patchwork Place)
Kindred Christmas by Kindred Spirits
Circle of Friends by Ginger Cookie Company
Merry Halloween by Thimbleberries
Frightfully Crazy by The Buggy Barn
A Thimbleberries Housewarming by Lynette Jensen
Christmas Countdown by Thimbleberries
Quilts for My Sisters House by Thimbleberries
Happy Holidays to You (Christmas)by Art to Heart
Winsome Baby by Art to Heart
Easy Does It for Autumn by Art to Heart
Easy Does It for Christmas by Art to Heart
Farmyard Friends by Kansas Trouble Quilters
Little Bits of Whimsy by Kathlees Brooks
Little Traditional Quilts by Jayne Turner
Twenty Little Amish Quilts by Gwen Marston
Twenty Little Patchwork Quilts by Gwen Marston

Whew! That takes care of those books....

Here's Sharon's "rug watchers" picture of Sam this week...the background is coming along!!

That's it for tonight!....have a happy weekend... Lisa

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Year of the Bunny....I love bunnies!

(Updated Friday evening...)

This morning as I was catching up on emails and I saw the article that today is the first day of the Chinese New's the year of the Bunny! Hmmmm, I may have to do a few special projects throughout the year to celebrate! But for now....back to business....

Just Arrived!! Judy Condon's newest book..."Simply Country Gardens". This is the first book strickly devoted to outdoor gardens! Nothing but 144 pages of great color pictures to make you want to get out in the dirt and dig and sing! $24.95 for the book (WOW price $22.45)...only a few copies not spoken for....they'll be in the shop this weekend!

I have some more wool for! I did have a big ol' pile on Monday, but then Sharon (with Liberty Rose) came over and most of it ended up in her car...heading to her house to be dyed, dried and used in future classes! Sometimes it pays to be just in the right place at the right time!!
Anyway...if anyone wants any of me and I'll put your name on it til you can come and get it! (Or don't forget, I can mail!)

Micro check in great shades of lavender/purple/blue. I have 2/3 yard left for $5.28... This is a bit on the "thin" side...hookable (though it wouldn't be my first choice) and definitely great for applique or background! (GONE)

Great purple...actually goes nicely with the one above...I have 1/2 yard total left for $4. Washes up beautifully...great to hook with. If you are a dyer..great to throw blues and other purple formulas over...(GONE)

One yard left of this on the bolt...pretty shade of blue...felts beautifully...great for hooking or applique...$8/yard

1 yard left...great houndstooth to dye over! Great weight to hook or applique...$8 (GONE)

This batch is going as one lot..1 yard total for $8, each piece is 1/4 yard. All are a great weight for hooking and applique and are great to overdye! (The 4 colors are a deep dark green, woodrose, purple, and navy blue)

There is also a bunch of wool I'm taking in and bundling cheap...great pieces to dye tons of colors over...all out of my'll have to come in and see what's there!

Now to switch gears...the two books, "Remembering Adelia" and "The Civil War Sewing Circle" came in this week and will be in the shop this weekend (if I have any left!)
Front pics of the books are in the last blog update before this one...but I'll try and post of few pictures later tonight or tomorrow so you can see what all is in there...wonderful civil war fabrics used in these quilts and projects!

(Friday update...I'm out of "The Civil War Sewing Circle" book and will order more next week...)

And speaking of civil war fabric...we have a new one to add to our shelves...

From the Civil War Tribute Collection by Marcus Brothers...$7.95 per yard (WOW price is $7.15/yard) (regular retail is $9.00)...a great stash builder..goes with everything!

For all you hookers out there...I've got a good find for you! One of my customers is thinning out her it was one of Pat Cross's out of print books..."Simply Primitive". Fantastic patterns in here and great instruction on rug hooking, punchneedle and needle felting. The book is in unused condition for $12! Worth every penny and then some if you're wanting to build up your book stash! It's going in the shop this weekend if no one wants to claim it first! Email me if you want it! (SOLD)

STARTING THIS WEEKEND AND RUNNING FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY...JOHNSTON BENCHWORKS SALE!! 40% off all orders for furniture or upholstery fabric! Now is a great time to get this line at a great price! Handmade here in North Carolina!

One of my customer, who's been cleaning out her quilting room, brought me more books and fabric today...I'm telling you girls...there is some great stuff! LOTS of charm packs by Moda...all new and lines that are long gone! Lots of designers to choose from, Blackbird Designs, April Cornell, 3 Sisters, Sandy Gervais...just to name a few! Plus a TON of quilting books...most in pristine, new condition...from just about anyone "primitive" you can think of...lots to come see and check out!

I updated my "rug watchers" picture over on the right hand side's coming along!

The February WOW wool is ready for you girls to pick up..."Antique Apricot" is this month's color! I'll be shipping to your girls out of state next week...time to get yall all caught up! Woohoo!

Some new items for the home decor side are coming in...great small mantel shelf, a cape cod hanging box and samplers! (My camera batteries died when I took my rug picture so I can't snap any pics of these...sorry!)

Sharon (Liberty Rose) just sent me her "rug watchers" photo for this week...Sam's feet are all in and the background is starting...he'll be hanging in no time!

Time to pack everything up and get ready to go into the shop tomorrow! Come see us!

Happy Superbowl weekend!