Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fun New stuff!!! (Updated FRIDAY NIGHT)

It's always a good day when the UPS man comes to visit...and I'm getting to see him a lot this week! (Maybe tomorrow I'll ask him his'd think I would know that by now!)

We received some of our Moda fabrics today..."Little Gatherings" by Primitive Gatherings, Prairie cloth in 3 great colors, and three of the hand-dyed muslins from Primitive Gatherings as well! I'm throwing pics up here tonight,but tomorrow I'll get them over on the selling blog...under the "What's New" heading...along with some new books and patterns...

These three Prairie cloth colors are "staples" in the shop...FANTASTIC alternative for wool applique backgrounds...GREAT for wool project backings...and PERFECT for stitchery of all kinds, especially cross the weave is very even and the holes are actually big enough to see! Regular retail is $12.99...our price is $10.99 (and WOW pricing is $9.99 per yard)

(I'm working on my laptop (my main computer is at Geek Squad getting fixed)and I'm hoping these pictures and colors are turning out ok...the cream one is actually called "buff" and is a beautiful shade of creamy ivory....though not too white...

These are the three new hand-dyed muslins from Primitive Gatherings...the first color is called "Pie Crust", then "Time Worn" and then "Paper Bag". All great mottled shades for stitching or applique backgrounds! Regular retail price is $10.00, our price is $8.99 (and WOW pricing is $8.09)

And finally...the "Little Gatherings" prints....regular retail is $11.00 per yard, our price is $9.50 per yard (and WOW pricing is $8.55 per yard)

That's it for tonight...more coming tomorrow! Lisa

(Thursday afternoon)

Well...the fabric is over on the "What's New" page of the selling blog...finally! I'm working on my laptop and it is taking me about 5 times longer to get anything done...our regular computer won't be ready until tomorrow (crossing my fingers on that one!) and thank heavens I had most everything backed up with Carbonite since the Geek Squad is dumping everything and re-formatting the hard drive! That was $59 well spent!

Here are a few new patterns...gonna try like heck to get the little pumpkin mat kitted for the weekend! And I'll kit the christmas mat as well...just not for this weekend...

Pumpkin Table Mat...pattern price $5.95

Christmas Time Table Mat....pattern price $9.95

"Pretty Pots a Plenty" by Olde Green Cupboard Designs...$7.95 for the pattern
(The reason I picked up this pattern....a couple of months ago we picked up outside from one of the antique vendors, a spectacular civil war quilt in this pattern. When Jo Morton's "Sweet Emily" line of fabrics came in, I thought it would be perfect for that quilt design!'s the pattern!)

Also back in (probably for the last time)...Pumpkin Patch Threads by Need'Love. Great book...if you need a copy...the time to grab one is soon!

We got in some beautiful fall wools (plaids and textures,etc) and we bundled them into packs...a fat 1/16th of each wool. There are 6 in the pack for $11.95...(wow price is $10.75). We're selling out fast!

(Friday evening...well it wasn't for a lack of trying!)

One last update tonight...hopefully most of yall that like to get my quickie update email on Friday nights will just hop on over here to see what's new!

I tried to get the email out tonight....I promise, I really did! BUT nothing is set up the same on my big computer is still at Geek Squad hopefully fixed by now....and I would have picked it up this afternoon....except I spent all afternoon and into this evening in the &*%^)&! emergency I had time for THAT!

I won't go into a lengthy explanation about that whole ordeal...only to say I am now on medication for "heart palpatations"...which is actually blood pressure medication and seeing how I already have LOW blood pressure, that doesn't sound like to BEST thing to be doing...hopefully I won't fall out tomorrow at the shop from REALLY low blood pressure! What's an overworked girl to do!!??

One of the gals that does really great fall and halloween goodies for the shop is coming in tomorrow with an arm-load! Can't wait for that!! It'll be later in the afternoon don't come running in at the 9 o'clock bell to see that stuff!
(Though, if you didn't make it in lately...I brought in some great halloween goodies last Sunday!)

Have a great holiday weekend and come see us in your travels! Only 4 more weekends until we have to break down for the State Fair!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Goodbye Irene!

Just a quick note in case anyone is wondering if we will be open tomorrow!


We had a lot of wind and rain...but finally tonight, Irene has moved on and we've only got some back yard clean up to do from the downed tree limbs and branches that didn't fare too well in the storm!

Hope everyone made it through the whole mess ok....come see us if you get the chance...the weather is suppose to be beautiful!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Go Away Irene!

That pretty much sums up what I think of Irene heading our way....however, it doesn't look like she's changing her travel plans....SO....

We will NOT be at the shop on Saturday...but if all goes well, we will be at the shop on Sunday under sunny blue skies! Sadly, I live close to I-95 and our wind and rain chances are much higher. If we have any kind of damage or power loss at home, we will most likely not be in the shop on Sunday as well...but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that won't be the case! We'll let you know!

All the books and patterns that we listed in the blog update below have now all come in! I'll be putting these over on our selling site later tonight under the "What's New" section, if you need to order and have shipped!

AND...I'll be posting a bunch of sale patterns and clearance items over on the selling blog as be looking for that!

We received the newest Rug Hooking Magazine for the shop this week... this issue has some particularily good articles and free patterns...including stuffed hooked pumpkins, rug designs from antique coverlets and a very whimsical owl pattern...just in time for Halloween! $9.95 for the issue (WOW price $8.95)(Limited number available...)

Also...the Fall/Winter Edition of Early Homes arrived most of you know, this magazine is extremely hard to find but always worth a look! Good articles in this one...$4.99 per issue (WOW price $4.50)

Coming in next week...Little Gatherings prints by Primitive Gatherings for Moda fabrics, Prarie cloth in 3 colors, Primitive Muslin in 3 colors, plus more great handmade Halloween one-of-a-kinds! Stay tuned....

For those of you in the path of ol' Irene...stay dry, stay safe and we hope to see you soon!


Monday, August 22, 2011

Witches and Cats and Bats, Oh My!!

Happy Monday to all! We're startng the week off with an early post of goodies that will be here for the coming weekend!

Halloween is in full swing at the shop....hopefully, if you live close, you've had the chance to come by and see all the prim cats and bats and wonderful halloween gourds. But never fear...we've got treats (and a couple of tricks up our sleeves) still to come!

A couple of new things from Blackbird Designs will be in this week...

"Casting A Spell" cross stitch pattern...lots of good ideas with this one! $11.95 for the pattern (WOW price $10.50). (We'll have the 30ct Confederate Gray linen that they used on this pattern as well!)

Also shipping this week..."A Schoolgirl's Work"...if you pre-ordered this book with us, we'll contact you as soon as I have them in my hands to see if you'd like to pick up or have it shipped!

Also coming from Country Stitches..."A Stitcher's Purse"...$13.95 (WOW price $12.50). Linen will be available...

The 2012 Book of Days by Needlework Press will be in by Saturday...great book that gives you an overall look of each month with plenty of writing space...great patterns to use as well! (Retail is $13.50...our special pricing...$10.95)

Two new books will be coming the late August/early September...

"Buttonwood Farm" by Maggie Bonanomi and "Stitches from the Schoolhouse" by Renee Plains for Liberty Star Patterns.

As soon as I get more information, I'll post it for yall to see...but if you'd like to be on the list for either of the books, please let me know...I want to make sure I receive enough!

Coming the end of August..."Woolen Needle" Flannels by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics...40 wonderfully soft flannel prints that look like textured wools. These will be great for rag quilts, log-cabin throws, and tons more!

Coming in Mid-October..."Blueberry Crumb Cake" by Blackbird Designs. We didn't buy the entire line, but quite a few! Beautiful blues and browns! We will have complete charm packs for this line, however!

(monday night...)

We have just put up 39 listings for Wool Medicis floss on ebay...if anyone is interested...go check it out! You can link to our ebay listings from the right hand side bar....(it's cheap!)

More coming during the week...Lisa

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Most of you know...I never start a new post until at least Monday...but I had to make an exception in the case!!

This is a special Fall Magazine Alert Message!!

When I got home from the shop this evening, our post lady had left me two boxes (oh my gosh...what could they be??) Well, I'll tell ya...the fall issues of two of our favorite magazines...Mercantile Gatherings and A Primitive Place!! I'm still doing a happy dance!

They are going into the shop with me tomorrow...and for you girls who have put your name on the list of either one or both of the magazines....I'll have them there ready for you to pick up at your convenience! (And if we're mailing yours, I'll be getting with you on Monday!)

AND...Vickie (our prim doll maker extroidinare) stopped by and dropped off a few more treats that will be going in with me tomorrow as well...(this is Vladimere, the Vampire make-do...sadly, my picture does not do ol' Vlad justice....he is just way tooo cool!) You'll just have to come in and see for yourself all the other goodies she brought!

(Thursday evening...)

Just a quick update tonight...we received another one of our fall magazines! "A Simple Life" will be in the shop this except for the new Simpler Times book coming (and we have no idea when that will be!), all of our fall publications are now in the shop!

I met with my fabric rep from Moda today...someone should have been there to stop me from should see all the great fabrics we've got coming in..."Woolen Needle" flannels, "Blueberry Crumb Cake" by Blackbird Designs, to name just a couple of things....oh my gosh, where is it all going to go???

We received our order from Primitiques for some of their AWESOME hand-painted baskets...if I get a chance, I'll snap a few'll just have to come in and see them for yourself!

Fall wools will be in this weekend...that's on my agenda for tomorrow. I'll be posting some pictures over on our selling site under "wools" later as we had some wonderful "as-is" yardage arrive as well.


Here are pics of some of the new "as-is" wools we received this week...I'll be doing small sample bundles of all 6 pieces for the shop! When I get the price figured, I'll let you know! (That 3rd piece is actually DARK navy,green and plum!)

The UPS man brought me a few fun bolts today...all of these are from Itsy Bits and Itsy Bits II by Andover. They'll be over on the "What's New" section of the selling site here shortly in case anyone would like to order and needs shipped...

That's it for tonight! Yall have a great weekend! Come see us if you get the chance...Lisa

Monday, August 8, 2011

Fall is Coming to the Shop!! (UPDATED FRIDAY EVENING..)

Happy Monday to all!

I'm feeling terribly overwhelmed much to do and so little time!! Has anyone figured out how to squeeze 50 hours of work into a 24 hour day??? If you have, then I need to know the secret!

I had several customers tell me they didn't receive my blog update on Friday...well, not only did I send it out, I actually sent it out before 6pm! (Which, most of you know, is almost unheard of around here!) Sometimes I think AOL has a mind of its I blame it all on them!
Anywhoooo....if you didn't catch the last sure and give it a quick look...don't want ya missing anything important!!

I'll be working like a mad-woman on Friday, re-fluffing the shop with all new fall and halloween goodies! It'll take me a couple of weeks to get it all done...but there will be a lot to see and buy come this weekend!

The new Early American Life magazine came in today...October 2011 issue. Lots of really good articles in this one, including a great piece on early engraved powder horns, restoring a rare "stone-ender" farmhouse, life in early america: applie cider, pretty petticoats, and favorite cemetary tours around Halloween. $4.95 for the magazine (copies over on the selling site as well under "What's New").

Some great seasonal patterns came in today that I'll be offering FANTASTIC deals on!

First, 3 great pattern leaflets by Need'l Love. Each leaflet makes 3 projects based on the same, there is a smaller picture of the rug hooking project that is perfect for a punchneedle it's actually like 4 projects in one pattern! Regular retail is $10 per pattern. (Also located under the Folk Art pattern section of our selling site)

Special pricing...$5.95 each or purchase all 3 for $15.00! (WOW members...$5.00 each or purchase all three for $12.00)

Next, we received several of the great older winter & Christmas themed books in...
there are about 15 projects in each book...quilting, penny rug projects, primitive stitchery, ornaments, rug hooking and much more! Regular retail on each of these books is $24.95...(also located on our selling site under "Books")

Special pricing...$12.00 per book (WOW member price $10.00)

And finally, we're offering a SUPER SPECIAL on the following book, Folk Heart Threads (one of my favorite!!) Regular retail in $24.95...16 projects in all...all with a heart theme!

Super sale priced at $10.00 each (WOW Member price is $7.00)


(Tuesday evening...)

We got the charm packs cut for the "Sweet Emilee" fabric line today...31-5" squares...$7.95 per pack! (Limited supply, I'm only cutting these once!)

Can you believe UPS just drove by us today! Maybe tomorrow!!

(Thursday afternoon...)

I just got through unpacking all sorts of fall goodies AND more fabric! I'll post pictures here later...but the fabric is over on the selling site under the "What's New" section!

(Friday evening...)

Just got back from working at the shop all looks like an orange explosion has gone off in there! As I was working, I snapped a few actually looks better now, but I didn't have time to take pictures of the finished displays...

Have a great weekend and enjoy our little cooler weather!!