From our house to yours....Happy Halloween!
(BACK FROM PA!)
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 gone...it 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!
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.
1st...so 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 girls...discount!)
(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 Thursday...limited supply on this one...$9.95 for the magazine...wow price $8.95.
And I did mention that the charm packs of Blueberry Crumb Cake by Blackbird Designs came in, right??? OMG...talk 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!
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 stock...it 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