Wednesday, November 30, 2011


This is how I felt on Monday after our Christmas Open House this past weekend! I'd like to thank all of my customers that came out and made our open house a huge success! The turn out was just great and hopefully everyone found something they could'nt live without!

We pulled 4 names for our door prizes...each winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our shop! Congratulations to the following winners:

Lisa Kuras
Allison Murray
Jeannette Sites
Jeannie Augustin

(Friday afternoon...)

We had a couple of treats come in this week!

First, Judy Condon's newest book arrived yesterday..."A Touch of Country". $24.95 for the of the houses was filled with sewing make-dos and hooked rugs (two of my favorite things!).

Part two of La-d-da's Mystery Sampler arrived! $7.95 for the pattern. And we do still have part one and the floss and cocoa linen (30 ct) in stock!

Back in stock...the windowsill charm lights! $18.95 each...20% off if you buy 4 or more!

Blueberry Crumb Cake, the new fabric line by Blackbird Designs, shipped Wednesday and will be here on Monday for next weekend!! Can't wait for that!

That's all the news for right now...I'm still decorating for Christmas and cutting kits! Never a dull moment....
Beautiful weather this weekend...come see us! Lots of great Christmas goodies to see in the shop (with a few new surprises coming in with me tomorrow!)....until then...

Friday, November 25, 2011

We've been working hard all day....

Time for our Christmas Open House!

Saturday and Sunday, November 26th & 27th
9am - 6pm both days

Register to win one of 4 gift certificates to be given away
Free treat with every purchase
WOW members receive 15% purchases over $100

Hope to see you there!

(Friday night...)

Sorry pictures of the shop before Open House...we have to go in tomorrow early to finish everything up! Lots of wonderful new patterns, kits, fabric, hand-crafted Christmas treasures and treats!

NC State has a home game tomorrow and the big Christmas craft show is going on in the Jim Graham building...BUT the weather will be beautiful and you'll get the chance to walk off a little of that turkey dinner if you can't find a parking spot right at the door...

Remember that tomorrow is "Shop Small Business Saturday" come and see us!

Happy holidays...Lisa/Shawn/Susan

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The happiest of Thanksgiving blessings!

Monday, November 14, 2011

SUNNY MONDAY MORNING....(updated Friday evening)

Greetings to all...I'm up and running like a mad woman already this Monday morning! Can't slow down now...Christmas is just around the corner!

We got some news from the Management office on Sunday...they have decided NOT to open for Black Friday, right after Thanksgiving. So we WILL BE CLOSED on Black Friday! Which, of course, throws a small kink into our Christmas Open House dates...but nothing major...we will just bump our Christmas Open House to Saturday and Sunday of that weekend!

And don't forget...for those of you who like to go to the "Christmas Carousel" Craft show, it will be held that weekend in the Exposition Center!

(Tuesday evening...)

Our copies of Mary Jane's Farm magazine arrived today! $5.99 per issue (WOW price $5.39). Lots of great articles in this holiday issue...including one on "The Buggy Barn" Quilt Shop!


Although you can't see me...I'm doing my "happy new fabric dance" right now! "Elizabethtown" from Jo Morton arrived least most of it..I'm only missing a couple of pieces (they should be here by Open House weekend!) Here are pics of what came in...Regular retail is $10.50....our price is $9.50 (WOW price is $8.55!)

Spectacular Civil War blues, browns and deep golds!

(Friday evening....)

Just a last quickie note....the new punchneedle patterns from Country Stitches came in yesterday...if you scroll down a bit, you'll see the pictures...VERY CUTE!

Also, we got the Week's linen back in Confederate Gray and Cocoa...both in 30 count...both SPECTACULAR colors! AND...we got samples of their more neutral if you need to see what we can get...just let me know when you're at the shop and I can show them to you!

New textured wools are in...

And we got the most AWESOME early Antique quilt...very close to mint and white Ohio Star Pattern in smaller 6" blocks...summer weight (very thin)...all hand done with nice quilting. Even the back is a great little red/white early almost shirting type print! I'll try and post a picture once I have it hanging in the shop...$475.00

We also bought some really beautiful antique feather edge platters and plate...the earliest piece is the largest platter...dates around 1780-1800 and measures 18" x
14". The smaller platter dates around 1790-1810 and measures 13" x 10 1/2". The serving plate (round) is from 1800-1820 and is 11" in diameter. British made for the American technically it is considered "American". Very hard to find in really good condition, all of the pieces we found are near mint. A great "add" to a feather-edge collection. We'll have it in the shop for this me for pricing.

Two big shows going on this weekend...
The Raleigh Women's Antique Show over the Scott Building (lots of silver, crystal and jewelry) and the Dixie Gun and Knife Show over at the Jim Graham building. Ladies, drop those guys off at the gun show and come hang out with us for a bit!!

It may be chilly outside, but the vendors are packed out there in the antique section again this weekend! Can't wait for that!

Have a great weekend! Lisa

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fun New Things Starting to Arrive!! (Updated Friday evening)

Time to kick off another week of updating what's going on at the shop!
(I'll make this short and sweet so I can get back to the kits I'm working on!)

There is a new 3 part mystery sampler by La-d-Da...the first part will be here for the weekend! $8.00 for the pattern (WOW price $7.20). Stitched on 30ct. hand dyed weeks linen in Cocoa (which we will have as well)...and using Weeks Dye Works floss. We have a limited number of these patterns coming in. If you would like to do this project, please let me know....I want to make sure we get enough patterns. If you would like to receive a kit...the cost is $47.95 for the first pattern, the Cocoa linen (for the entire project) and all of the floss you need. (WOW price for the kit is $43.15)

Also coming in for the cross stitchers this weekend...December Word Play...$8.95 for the pattern (WOW price $8.05)

New punchneedle patterns will be here soon...

Be sure and check our right hand side bar for the picture of the new Winter issue of Mercantile Gatherings magazine. It should be here for the weekend. "A Primitive Place" magazie is shipping this month on the 14th!

These new patterns just arrived!

We had this pattern last year and did kits on it...we'll do that again! Pattern price is $8.95 (WOW price $8.05)...I'll let you know the kit price in just a bit!

This is a new pattern...great projects for either pillows or table mats. Pattern price is $13.95 (WOW price $12.50) We'll do kits on all three...the poinsettia urn pillow will be on velveteen!

Cute new pattern...makes a little 10" pillow...kits will be ready weekend after next...pattern price is $5.95 (WOW price $5.35)

Loved this small little quilt pattern...we'll put these together as a kit using all those great oranges and blacks from Jo Morton's line, "Carolina". They should be ready this weekend!


We got a really nice phone call from the editors of "Mary Jane's Farm" magazine the other day...wanting to know if we would like to sell their magazine in our shop! Naturally, we said YES to that! So we'll be starting with the Dec-Jan Holiday edition...cross your might be at the shop this weekend! $5.99 per issue (WOW price $5.39) and worth every penny, even if you're not a farmgirl at heart! This particular issue has some great articles in it on collections and one about The Buggy Barn Quilt Shop in Washington State!

WOOHOO! Mercantile Gatherings Magazine did show up they will be at the shop this weekend!


Thought yall might like to see the new book soon to arrive from Blackbird Designs..."Weekend". It should be here about the same time we get their newest line, Blueberry Crumb Cake! (Looks like a perfect combination to me!)Let me know if you need to be on the list for this new book...price is $26.95 (WOW price $24.25).

Another new cross stitch pattern came in today...

"Boughs of Holly"...pattern price $9.95 (WOW price $8.95)

And three cross stitch linens arrived!

30 count "Cocoa" linen by Weeks...this is what is used in the La-d-da sampler...$23.35 for 1/4 yard (WOW price $21.01).

35 count "Abecedarian" by R&R Reproduction...$24.00 for 1/4 yard (WOW price $21.60)

30 count "Confederate Gray" by Weeks...$23.25 for 1/4 yard (WOW price $21.01)

Not sure how these look on your computer, but they are fantastic in person!

(Friday night)

We just got home from the shop a bit ago...the outdoor vendor section is packed outside and the weather looks to be beautiful all weekend!

The quilt pattern that we will be doing using Blackbird's new line of fabric arrived! Keep your fingers crossed that the fabric shows up next week or so!

Plus we got in some great QUICK wool Christmas project patterns...I dyed wool all day yesterday to put kits together for we'll be working on those this weekend!

Vickie Wallace...our prim doll maker extroidinare...gave me some wonderful snowmen, Santas and angels today...they're in the shop and you'll just have to come see them for yourself! I'm sure they won't last long!

(This is just a small sampling of her work this year!)

That's it for this update! Have a great weekend and come see us!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ready for Saturday!

Oh my gosh...we're almost ready to reopen the shop...I will be soooo glad when I'm all done! Just a couple of hours tomorrow...putting up the models on the quilt shop side....and "fluffing and buffing" a few displays and we'll be ready to go for Saturday!
Here's a few snaps of how the shop looked about an hour before I left...

This is the new line of Civil War Journal prints by Marcus Brothers...30 pieces in all..I'll be telling yall about the great projects that use this line in the next few days!

We brought back some AWESOME finds from PA...(sorry, that antique quilt has sold already!)the quilting/stitchery side has the new fabric shelves all in place....and it looks really great! Yall are going to have to come in a buy a bunch of fabric....I have to make room for all the new lines I ordered with one of my reps today!

We received the new Winter Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine in time for this weekend! Great patterns in this issue!

And...two new patterns came in today...November Word Play by Country Stitches (December Word Play will be here next week) and Jan Goos's new pattern, "Morning in the Meadow"!

There are SEVERAL new cross stitch patterns and punchneedle patterns coming next week...I'll save those pics for the next update!

The Winter issue of "A Simple Life" Magazine came in this week....really really nice issue and even comes with a free CD of fiddle music for the season! $8.95 per issue (WOW price is $8.05)

Once the clouds go away tonight, the weather will be sunny all weekend! So come see us! 2012 Legacy Calendars are all on sale for $10 each and pumpkins and fall items are discounted so we can get the Christmas goodies in!

That's it for tonight...I'm off to bed for a decent nights' sleep!Have a great weekend and come on out and see us!