Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN (Updated MON. 10/31)

From our house to yours....Happy Halloween!


Greetings all! We finally got back home from PA late last night....the cargo van full to the brim with antiques and finds for the shop (and one or two for the house!)

I'll be working on the blog later tonight and tomorrow trying to post at least some of the stuff that had been arriving while we were was just like Christmas opening those boxes this morning! Blueberry Crumb Cake charm packs from Moda, New Marcus Brothers Civil War fabric...a few new books....the list is long!

(Saturday night....)

Well...tomorrow is the big day...time to put the shop back together! I'll be so glad when this part if over....seems like it takes forever and it is always a slow process!



Our Christmas Open House will be Friday & Saturday, November 25th and 26th! Be sure and mark your calendars as this will be the "official" start of our Christmas season with lots of great merchandise and handcrafted items in the shop starting that weekend!

Fabric has been rolling in this week! We got several bolts of "Tavern Blues" by Marcus Brothers...which will go perfectly with the new complete line of "Civil War Journal" prints(also by Marcus Brothers)that also came in!

"Elizabeth Town"...Jo Morton's line hasn't shipped yet...but they were saying Nov. I'm hoping it comes in this week for our opening weekend! (I'll keep you posted!)

We will have Jo Morton's newest book however..."Prarie Flowers Encore"!! Book price is $24.95 (WOW price $22.45)

Two more new books that will be in the shop next weekend..."Victory Girls"($26.95) and "French Inspirations" ($28.95)...both are FANTASTIC! (WOW!)

(FANTASTIC patriotic hooked projects in this book...I'll get canvases worked up by after Christmas!)

The newest issue of Rug Hooking Magazine just came in supply on this one...$9.95 for the price $8.95.

And I did mention that the charm packs of Blueberry Crumb Cake by Blackbird Designs came in, right??? about some beautiful blues, creams and tans! Charm packs are $9.95 (WOW price $8.95) and we will be kitting the quilt, "Star Spangled" (shown below using this new line)...we have all the fabrics coming to make it just as shown. If you are interested in getting in on the fun...let me know...there will be a limited number of kits made!

All the antique "finds" that we brought home from PA...well, they are all out in the garage waiting to go in with me on Monday! You'll just have to come see all the goodies for youself! But I will share one picture...I bought this thinking it would go into the shop...but the more we talked about it, it ended up in the living room as the "new" entertainment center! Early part of the 1800's with the greatest old red paint...and our bird crocks fit perfectly!

(Sunday update)

The new December issue of Early American Life is here and will be at the shop this coming weekend! There is a really nice article on Arnett's Country Store, showing the beautiful log home they live in up in Illinois. $4.99 per copy (WOW price $4.49)

If anyone did not get a copy of the Christmas Early American Life magazine and would still like one, please let me know...I'm thinking I will try and reorder!

Also...I have PLENTY of the great tan with red stripe toweling by Moda that is used quite a bit in the new French Inspirations book! I thought I better get a bunch while they still had it in takes FOREVER to get back in once they run out!
16" wide with nice woven edges....$5.95 per yard. I also got with the tan stripe...also a great color! Tons of ideas come to mind for what this can be used for!

(This is it used on one of the redwork stitchery patterns we sell...)

Back to work for now...til later...Lisa

Thursday, October 13, 2011


It's finally here! Everyone has been working really hard (including us!) putting their booths together....and the barn looks great!

We've brought in some great antiques, handmades, kits, wool and more!

Information on the location and time is over on our right hand side if you're in the area...come out and see what's all going on!

Have a great weekend! Lisa/Shawn

Monday, October 3, 2011

Barn Sale on the Horizon! (Updated Friday afternoon)

Happy Fall Monday to all!

Here in NC, we are loving the cool fall weather that has fallen upon us! Gets me in the mood for the upcoming Barn Sale for sure! If you live in the area, be sure and check out the "flyer" for it over on the right hand side bar!!

One of my favorite 2012 calendars arrived on Saturday...."Pure and Simple"...great prim photos in this hanging calendar! $19.95 each (WOW girl price $17.95). (We'll be taking these to the barn sale with us if we don't sell out first! (I'll put some of the pictures up from the calendar here in just a bit...)

And today, JoAnn, our mail lady extroidinare, delivered the two new Jill Peterson books, "Simple Cooking for a Simple Life" and "Tis the Season". Oh my gosh...great books to say the least! $24.00 each...(WOW girl price $21.60). If you're on the list, you've got one with your name on it...the rest are going to the Barn Sale with us! There is a Crab Crock Pot Soup recipe calling out to me...and what perfect weather for that and a homemade loaf of bread!


Bonnie Sullivan and Kathy Schmitz have a new book coming out..."French Inspirations for Artful Hands". A few sneek peeks can be had over on Kathy Schmitz' blog...and from what we're seeing...really really nice! We've ordered 6 for now...$28.95 each...(WOW girl special pricing of $25.00...a bit better than the regular 10% off!)
Let me know if you need your name on one! I'm hoping to have in time for the barn sale!


Thought I'd show yall one of the kits I'm putting together for the barn sale...cute as a pillow or framed...the kit will be for a pillow with chenille included for the outside edge...(and if you're thinking it needs more snowflakes...I haven't cut it down yet to the size it is suppose to be soon as I do that, then we'll see if it needs to be more of a "blizzard" rather than a light dusting!)(AND...that blue background isn't as "blue" as it looks in the picture...thank heavens for that!)
Kit price (pattern not included) is $19.95 (WOW price $17.95)...there's a lot to this kit! Pattern cost is $6.95.

(Thursday evening...)

I've been dying wool and cutting kits for the last couple of days...trying to get everything ready for the barn sale in a week or so....OMG, I need for time! I guess the good side to all of this work is, if it doesn't sell at the barn sale, I'll have lots of new treats for when we re-open the first of November!

New pattern coming...(yes, in time for the sale!)'s call "Ewe Old Bag"...great little wool project bags...quick to do! And if you are'nt "fuzzy-ing up" to the whole bag idea...those little appliques would be very cool used a million other differnt ways! Pattern price $9.95 (WOW price $8.95).

And I thought I'd toss out a "teaser" picture of the new upcoming Winter Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine...I've seen several of the projects due out in this issue...AWESOME! Magazine price is $9.95 (WOW price $8.95) and they are suppose to ship out around the 15th of this month! So we'll definitely have them in time for our re-opening weekend November 4-5th. I've got a list going for those who want one held...just let me know if you need to be a part of that!


So here's the scoop...

We got an email today from the author of the upcoming "Simpler Times" book. We finally have a release date of MARCH 2012 for this book. Also, there is already a 2nd
book in the works calld "Simpler Times - Autumn" that will be released in AUGUST
2012. We will carry both books and I do have a list going for those who definantly want the first one when it arrives!

Another FYI...I called Andover Fabrics to see how things were going after the big flood..."Elizabethtown" is now due to ship November 1st (or there abouts)...hopefully we'll have them in when we re-open!

Back to work for me....til later...Lisa